Throughout Term 1, the St. Joseph Vinnies have been hard at work learning about famous people who have overcome having a specific learning disability. Amongst the famous people the Vinnies have chosen to do are Sir Richard Branson, Winston Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt, Leonardo Da Vinci and Marco Pierre-White. Here they are painting the portraits of these famous people that will go on display during Dyslexia Awareness Week later in the year.
Thursday, 1 March 2018
On Wednesday 28 February, the St. Joseph Vinnies received a visit from Susie Cowper, SLD Coordinator who came to talk to them about specific learning disabilities and show them some of the resources that SLD teachers use with the students that they work with. The Vinnies also watched 'Like a Dyslexic' a short video clip put together by a 14 year old dyslexic student who wrote to Sir Richard Branson, well-known not only for being an international entrepreneur but also someone who himself is dyslexic. The Vinnies discovered through this video clip that a number of famous people have dyslexia. We will be working on this topic more throughout the term.
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
During Term 4, the St. Joseph Vinnies also created fabric blocks in which reminder notes, telephone messages, inspirational quotes and school reminders can all be pegged to. They also make great hair clip holders for little girls or can be used by 'big girls' for their dangly earrings. These will be sold along with the Christmas cards the St. Joseph Vinnies put together at the Christmas stall SPELD is holding in early December to raise funds for resources that will assist them in their work with students who have specific learning disabilities. SPELD is a non-profit organisation.
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
In the lead up to Christmas, the St. Joseph Vinnies have been creating Christmas cards for the community. Some of the Christmas cards will be given to SPELD, a non-profit organisation that assists children with specific learning disabilities to sell at the Christmas stall they are having – the proceeds will help them in raising funds for resources that will assist them with their work. The rest of the Christmas cards will be given to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to be put in the Christmas hampers they are putting together for people in need in the community.
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Thursday, 28 September 2017
On Friday 29 September, the St. Joseph Vinnies met with Rebekah Joy, Coordinator of Project Butterfly and Kate Russell from the Nelson Weekly to present Rebekah with the rocks they painted for World Infant Loss Day commemorations. This was a great way to finish off our project. The article about the Vinnies involvement in preparations for this up-coming event taking place on October 15 will feature in the Nelson Weekly coming out on Tuesday 3 October. Definitely keep an eye out for this.
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
On Wednesday 27 September, the St. Joseph Vinnies returned to the Project Butterfly pathway to do some further cleaning in preparation for World Infant Loss Day commemorations.