St Joseph’s School Otahuhu Auckland has been the subject of important Ministry of Education research because of its implementation over a decade of the Reading Together® programme, which focuses on enabling families to support their children’s reading at home.

Liz Horgan MNZM, the principal, says “We have found Reading Together to be the most effective home/school programme we have run… It is truly a wonderful programme to be involved in and the feedback we have received from parents is heart-warming, humbling and always extremely positive.”

A series of delightful short videos about the programme can be found at