News 2016

It may feel hard to find 20 minutes each day to read with your child, but the cost of not doing this is far too great. Children who read for just 20 minutes per day see 1.8 million words each year and have scores on standardised tests in the 90th percentile (because they have experienced so many words!). Compare this with the child who is reading for just 1 minute per day, they only see 8000 Read more

$43,000+ RAISED FOR KIDS' CHARITY On October 20th Richmond Club hosted a Charity Race Day at Hawkesbury Race Club. The day was a huge success with more than $43,000 raised for Learning Links. Also great news! The memorandum of understanding to construct a state-of-the-art children's health and wellbeing centre, a joint Read more

Federal Member for Banks, David Coleman MP, has announced that Learning Links in Peakhurst will receive funding from the Australian Government to assist with upgrades to its therapy rooms. Learning Links will receive $10,000 under the Government’s Stronger Communities Programme for the upgrades. The upgrades involve replacing furniture and equipment, and purchasing new desks, cupboards, Read more

Our second Learning Links Scrabble Challenge was held on Wednesday 15th June at Parliament House. It was a fantastic night hosted by the always charming (sometimes naughty) James Valentine, with 128 guests proving their Scrabble Read more

Learning Links is thrilled to announce the winners of our Learning Links “Fantastic Fun and Friendships” Art Competition! The selected students are as follows: Primary Read more

The Learning Links raffle has now been drawn and the winners are....   First prize - John Clarke Second prize - Henry Marengo Third prize - Andrew Goddard Fourth prize - Rita Waitai-Tipene Fifth prize - Mrs Morgan Frawley   Thank you to all who participated in the raffle, both Read more

Did you know.... 10 – 16% of all children are affected by learning disabilities and difficulties. 17.7 % of all Australian children live in households in poverty. There is a strong correlation between financial disadvantage and learning disabilities/difficulties. Children with learning disabilities and difficulties are in increased risk of Read more

RAFFLE HAS NOW CLOSED   We are raising much needed money for our Disadvantaged Children's Education Fund. This fund helps financially disadvantaged children who struggle to learn to get the help they need. The fund provides these children with financial assistance to access programs and services including early childhood intervention, therapy, literacy and numeracy Read more