Sharing the joy of reading


Mater Christi Year 1 student Tanha Bebek and Emmanuel Catholic College Year 9 student Curtis Watts share the joy of reading.

Year 9 students from Emmanuel travel to Mater Christi each Monday to help Year 1 students improve their reading skills. Mater Christi A/Principal Mark Ryan said both groups of students benefited from the weekly activity.

“Their confidence is growing, their interest in reading and shared reading is increasing. It’s wonderful to see boys and girls of all ages pursuing reading both for fun and education,” he said.

“It is a wonderful opportunity to be able to give our students the chance to connect with older students in a practical and tangible way that has mutual benefits.”

“And it helps keep the Emmanuel students grounded and encourages them to communicate effectively with teachers and primary students alike.”