Parents, you wont see the books until the beginning of next year. The schools have given us the numbers required based on projected rolls for 2017. In January we'll launch the web based version of the book, which will include full audio in english and te reo and will have supplementary support notes for parents, teachers and therapists.
Families, therapists and schools outside our funded area will be able to purchase unfunded copies from our website shop from the beginning of December.
We're fortunate to have Massey University on board to conduct research into the efficacy of the resources and also to better understand ways in which projects like ours are accepted by, and used by, the community. All schools received postcards, emails and phone calls about the project. Over 130 schools will be receiving the books in the coming fortnight.
The books have had quite a journey. They were initially created from needs arising after the Canterbury earthquakes. On the first day of the print run the factory in Taiwan was hit by a typhoon and then their landing was delayed due to consequences of the Kaikoura earthquake.
Schools Who have OPTED IN to receive the books.
Allenvsale Special School
Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery
CHCH South Intermediate
Jean Seabrook Memorial
Middleton Grange - Primary
Middleton Grange - Intermediate
New Brighton Catholic
Our Lady of Assumption
Southern Health School
St Albans Catholic
St Francis of Assisi
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Whanau tahi
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Waitaha
Te Pa o Rakaihautu
Te Waka Unua
Van asch deaf education Centre
West Rolleston Primary
Rangiora New Life
St Patricks Kaiapoi
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