TEACHERS of Taro Primary School and Poroporo Primary School of Northwest Choiseul were blessed with a three-day training on literacy from 3rd July to 5th July.

Literacy Teacher Trainer for Choiseul Province, Mr Tom Horniblow facilitated the training at Taro Primary School.

According to one of the participants, Mr Arnold Pitakere, this kind of training will equip them as teachers to deliver and teach their classes on literacy.

Mr Pitakere, who is the Head teacher of Poroporo Primary School, said it is important to up-skill and upgrade school children’s literacy levels from Early Childhood level given that reading is important and it’s a must for all levels of formal education and children must master reading in order to be successful in all their learning subjects.

According to Mr Pitakere whether you learn English, Mathematics or science you must know how to read instructions from these subjects.

Domitila PitatÖti, a grade two Teacher at Taro Primary School, also expressed similar reaction on the training.The training is timely and helpful to participants as Primary school Teacher to pass on to their students.

She said this training will assist her as a Teacher to gain further knowledge and skills in Teaching of Phonics to her students.

She urged all teachers who attended the training to apply what they have learned in their classes.

She also encouraged parents to work together with the students to assist them in learning how to read.

“It can also be helpful to students attending senior Primary classes who are not able to read properly,” she said.

A total of 15 Teachers participated in this Training.Mr Tom, who facilitated the training, is an Australian Volunteer who is engaged in Choiseul Province as a Literacy Teacher Trainer.

This Training was conducted for Teachers who teach children from prep to Grade three (3).

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