11 Mar 2015

Wednesday 11 March 2015

Reading In Schools is one of the most rewarding community services that the King’s College Outreach Programme offers and it has been keenly embraced this term.

Each week, from Monday to Friday during Period 2, up to thirty six students from Years 12 and 13 visit local Primary Schools. Year 13 students go to Panama Road Primary School and Year 12 students go to Otahuhu Primary. The welcome King’s students receive from the children at these schools is enthusiastic, to say the least.

Year 10 students are also involved in Reading In Schools as part of their Positive Education programme. They go to Sutton Park School or Fairburn Primary School for one period a week for six weeks. Through this experience students learn the value of reflecting on real life situations by engaging in community service. 

King’s students find the Reading In Schools programme an incredibly satisfying experience and comment that the skills and time they give to help others is fulfilling.

Colleen Margison, Principal of Panama Road School said, "Your students are a great credit to your school. They are role models and conduct themselves with professionalism and integrity. Many of our children wanted your students to stay longer."