The Bulletin Board

Winners are Grinners

The Gala Dinner & Western Australian Volunteer of the Year Awards were held last night in Perth. Congratulations to Read Write Now Tutor Hank Koster who was presented with the prestigious Western Australian Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award. Group Coordinator Greg Elliott was also acknowledged for his volunteering work in ethnic communities. Photos and story here.

This (learning) life

One of our wonderful students wrote a short piece for The Weekend Australian and we are all very excited to see it published. Read the article in full here.

RWN Round-Up

What's happening?
News and photos from around WA.

Tutor Training

The next Perth training course for volunteer tutors is scheduled for August 2016.

Tutor application form

Would you like to be one of our valued volunteers? Fill out and submit this application form.

Books will be published in Australia in dyslexie font for the first time

The dyslexie font was created by a Dutch graphic designer in 2008 to make it easier for people with dyslexia to read. While it has been available to download, it's now about to appear in thousands of books in Australia. To read the full transcript of a recent article on ABC radio and to see an example of the font, go to What's Happening.

I haven't got my glasses

ABC Radio National program about adult literacy 16/3/2016. Click here to download the interview.

Award for Rockingham RWN

The Rockingham Read Write Now group has been awarded the 2016 Premier's Australia Day Active Citizenship Award for a Community Group. Congratulations to the Coordinators, tutors and students in the region. See What's Happening for more information.

TUTORS: Conference

The 2015 Tutor Conference on Saturday July 25 attracted 150 Read Write Now tutors. It really was a great day and we hope that you all enjoyed yourselves and took home relevant and practical information to work into your tutoring sessions. A wrap up of the day and photos can be seen here.

What are you doing in 2016?

If your New Year resolution was to make a difference through literacy to your own life or to the life of someone else, we look forward to hearing from you in 2016.

videostillRead Write Now is a volunteer group that was set up in Western Australia in 1977. Volunteer tutors provide free one-to-one assistance to adults wanting to improve their reading, writing, spelling, maths and/or IT skills.


Did you know that almost half of the Australian population struggles with everyday practical literacy skills? That's why newspapers are written for the reading level of 10-11 year olds.