Develop Enjoy About Reading (DEAR) program | Hastings Secondary College

06 Dec 2017
The DEAR program (endearingly known by students as Drop Everything and Read) continues to run thanks to a wonderful bunch of community volunteers.
This program has been operating at Westport Campus for nine years and over that time a large number of students have been given the opportunity to develop beyond their current abilities to become better readers and learners. 
The program offers a very relaxed learning environment.  Students work on a one-on-one basis with their volunteers. Each student’s needs are tailored to help them where most needed. Our volunteers offer a tremendous contribution, supporting our students in areas such as literacy, numeracy and social skills.
DEAR Coordinator Tracy Frazier expressed her sincere appreciation to our community members Jenny Delroy, Dee Watkinson, Stuart Murray, Pauline Pertel, and Virginia King which was celebrated at a morning tea recently. 
These community members dedication, patience, perseverance and most of all friendship throughout the year is very much appreciated. A shout out to our Year 12 Hospitality students who catered for the morning tea event.