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Literacy Centre

Millionaires Club

Another record-breaking year for De La Salle College Mangere East with a total of 43 millionaires, eight more than last year.  To become a millionaire, students need to read one million words in the Scholastic Lexile Programme before the end of Term 3.   To achieve this, students need to be disciplined and self-motivated, in other words “A Man of Excellence”.  Members of the Literacy Centre Millionaires Club have their names written on the Honours Board and are acknowledged at a whole school assembly with certificates and academic badges.

The Scholastic Learning Zone Programme (or Lexile Programme) is a compulsory part of the Year 7 and 8 English programme.  This involves assessments throughout the year, timetabled lessons every week and an expectation that ALL Year 7 and 8 students read a Lexiled book for 20 minutes most nights.  The programme is designed to improve students’ reading comprehension and foster an independent, lifelong love of reading.

The Literacy Centre has plenty of incentives to keep students working toward their reading goals.  Every term (except term four) the Literacy Centre runs a competition for the most reading in the Lexile Programme (Scholastic Learning Zone).  There are two levels to the competition, one for individual students and one for the class with the most reading (one class winner for Year 7 and one class winner for Year 8). 

Record-breaking Class Achievement -8KUR                

8KUR has won the Year 8 competition every term this year with an amazing overall total of over 30 million words to date.  Congratulations to Ms Kuresa and her dedicated, outstanding students.

8AND are close on their heels with 25 million words read this year.

Millionaires Club – Multi-millionaires 2022

It takes hard-work, dedication, and commitment to become a millionaire, more so to become a multi-millionaire.  This year we have six multi-millionaires, Lelava Sauioge – 5 million words; Christian McKenzie and Leroy Lauvao both over 3 million words; Zacharius Palelei, Topeto Pulotu, Patrick Unasa (the only Year 7 multi-millioniare) all have read over two million words this year.


Author: Amanda Chapman, Director of Year 7 & 8 Literacy Centre, De La Salle College Mangere East