Our programmes include:

Read Write Spell – reading, writing, spelling and grammar at a range of levels

Everyday Maths – (at two levels) for shopping, budgeting, saving, managing debt, weighing and measuring, calculating discounts

Beginner Computer and Intermediate Computer – six month courses covering basic computer skills, computer terms and computers for work (these courses are for students attending other sessions with us, or who have problems with reading and writing).

Learner Licence – Help with the Road Code for passing your Learner Licence, for people who have problems with reading

Pasifika –  reading, writing, spelling and grammar, plus speaking and listening, for our Pacific Island learners

Thanks to Adult Literacy Franklin for sharing their learner stories.

Literacy Waitākere’s main aim is to provide the opportunity for nga taangata (residents) of Auckland to develop literacy, numeracy and digital skills which will contribute to their personal development and social awareness. With a bi-cultural focus underpinning all its activities, Literacy Waitākere has a commitment to our obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi to strive for equity for taangata whenua.

Another of our aims is to continually improve the quality of our programmes. In order to achieve this, adult literacy tutors are encouraged to enhance their skills with in-house and external professional development. Whāia te ara ako!

By embracing the notion of ‘AKO’ sometimes learner – sometimes teacher, we are able to assist in the following ways:

  • Providing a friendly, relaxed environment
  • A place where learning can occur in small groups or on a one to one basis, as needed
  • You are encouraged to work at a pace that is useful for you
  • Your learning is relevant to you, for every day of your life
  • People learn how to learn
  • Learning may take place daytime or evening
  • Confidentiality is practiced

To start the process, give us a call and we will set a date to meet with you. This is a friendly chat to find out what you are already confident to do and what you would like help with. It can take between one and two hours depending on your needs. Feel free to bring someone to awhi (support) you. You will need to bring some ID with you (any of these: Drivers Licence / passport / birth certificate / residency or community services card  / 18+ card).

All learning here is part time; a learner may be able to attend between one and four groups per week.

We work with people who:

  • Are 16 or over
  • Have left school
  • Have few or no qualifications
  • Are NZ residents and speak Maori or English
  • Are from another country and have had no or low education in their first language

A programme is designed to help you reach your goals.

Send us a message and one of our team members will get in touch with you.