Readers Welcome at Kangaloon PS

Two volunteers will assist children and school staff with reading practice for up to 3 hours a week. "I really, really like Kangaloon - the school, the kids and the Principal - beautiful atmosphere". Said our Reading Helper on her first day on site.

Hunter-Newcastle Branch Opening

We are pleased to announce that we are now fully operational in the Upper Hunter region with Volunteer Reading Helpers assisting children at Booral PS and Stroud PS.
Living in the area? Want to know more?
Talk to us and we will put you in touch with our local coordinator.

RFA Secures Government Funding

Reading Friends Australia’s Supporting Schools Improving Reading Skills in Children are among the successful projects announced for the Goulburn electorate under the NSW Government’s Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the aim of the program is to support recovery and boost resilience for young people in the region following the impacts of natural disasters and COVID-19.

“I’m thrilled to announce support for Reading Friends Australia to help children in our community bounce back stronger than ever in the wake of COVID-19 disruptions and natural disasters,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“The Supporting Schools Improving Reading Skills in Children K-6 - Expansion is a great example of how we can help young people recover, build resilience and improve wellbeing by providing them with the tools and resources they need to become the best version of themselves.”

Story Time Arrives in Wingello

Fabulous weekly appointment for the little ones and everyone who loves to hear a good story while having some fun.

Kindly hosted by the Wingello Village Store, our interactive reading sessions will run every Tuesday from 10.30am.

Book Donations Reach 2,000

Over 2,000 preloved children's books have been distributed to disadvantaged families in the community of the Southern Highlands since last year.

The books are donated to us by private families whose children have outgrown them or by public institutions.

We kick started a year ago with a library culling at Moss Vale Public, while Oxley College run an extremely successful book drive for us during Book Week in August.

Mittagong RSL awarded us with $500 to purchase books from local op-shops, should our stock run low.

When we first started this project we did not know if it would work, now we have children lining up at the Blue Boxes waiting for refills!