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Talking Matters





Our vision - every Auckland child, regardless of their background, has the listening and speaking skills they need to thrive.

Talking Matters Update!

Exciting new changes for Talking Matters. We have announced our new partnership with the NEXT Foundation, who are supporting us through the next phase. We have a new website launched: Talking Matters 

Visit us on our facebook page here

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Why Talking Matters

Oral language is linked to education and life success. A significant percentage of Kiwi children start school without strong oral skills, and are at an immediate and potentially long-lasting disadvantage. A lack of oral language is a key contributor to the schooling achievement gap.

The whole community has a part to play in making sure our children are surrounded by language and literacy, so they get a great start. Families, family-focused services, educators and the community have important parts to play so all children become confident and enthusiastic young communicators who are ready for school.

Talking Matters is a Learning Auckland initiative. Learning Auckland is  a cross-sector initiative to improve education outcomes  across the city ‘cradle to career’

The Learning Auckland leadership table has identified Talking Matters as their first major initiative, recognising the transformational potential of this project for Auckland and the  national impact.


Keep up to date with what we've been doing 

Talking Matters Newsletter - August 2016 Update: http://eepurl.com/cb_PG1

Talking Matters Newsletter - June 2016 Update: http://eepurl.com/b5_b0T

Talking Matters Newsletter - May 2016 Update: http://eepurl.com/bZ8q1L

Talking Matters Newsletter - March 2016 Update: http://eepurl.com/bS7Leb

Talking Matters - Talking Trouble - January 2016: http://eepurl.com/bOeWrn

Talking Matters Network reading material - April 2016: http://eepurl.com/bXVNi1

Talking Matters Agenda – April 2016: http://eepurl.com/bXBwbz

Talking Matters meeting notes and follow - April 2015: http://eepurl.com/cdrdi9

Talking Matters meeting notes and actions - November 2014: http://eepurl.com/cdq_1H

Talking Matters meeting notes and actions – October 2015: http://eepurl.com/cdq0eD


Talking Matters/Early Learning Task Force meeting notes - August 2015: http://eepurl.com/cdq9WP

Click here to learn more about Learning Auckland and Talking Matters.