Entry:  080 Name:  Ethan Age:  12 Champion: Tutor (Elizabeth) Click on the below links for more information List of My Red Lette...

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Name: Ethan
Age: 12
Champion: Tutor (Elizabeth)

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Entry:  079 Name:  Owen Age:  12 Champion: All Dyslexics The Difference between Me and You Hi my name is Owen and I am not just a kid...

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Name: Owen
Age: 12
Champion: All Dyslexics

The Difference between Me and You

Hi my name is Owen and I am not just a kid I am me just like how you are you but I have this thing called dyslexia that makes me think differently to others and makes me struggle with reading and writing (including spelling). Most teachers don’t know how to teach me so it’s always sad when I come home and tell my mum I am not learning anything at school so then every day when I wake up to go to school I always say “I don’t want to go because I don’t do anything at school I just sit at my desk and get bored” and then that moment when you ask someone how to spell something and they just talk to you as if you are dumb just because you didn’t know how to spell a word that he thought was easy.


There were many famous people who were dyslexic like Albert Einstein the scientist, Muhammad Ali the boxer, Richard Branson the founder of Virgin airlines, Pablo Picasso the artist, Henry Winkler the guy in happy days who is also the guy that has a book/TV show about a boy coping with dyslexia called Hank Zipzer. And there are so many others that have dyslexia that have accomplished great things like making people smile or impacting society and even inspiring people to do great things and know that even though you have dyslexia you can make the world a better place in some shape or form.

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Entry:  077 Name:  Daniel Age:  9 Champion: Mrs Barbury   Click on the below links for more information List of My Red Letter 2017 en...

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Name: Daniel
Age: 9
Champion: Mrs Barbury 
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Entry:  076 Name:  Zara Age:  8 Champion: Mum Click on the below links for more information List of My Red Letter 2017 entries Compe...

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Name: Zara
Age: 8
Champion: Mum

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Entry:  075 Name:  Lili Age:  12 Champion: Mum & Sport My Dyslexia champion would be my Mum and Sport. All that I am or ever hope...

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Entry: 075
Name: Lili
Age: 12
Champion: Mum & Sport

My Dyslexia champion would be my Mum and Sport.

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my magnificent Mum.

My Mum stood right next to me when I was going through a tough time. She helped me anyway she could. My Mum researched and researched the meaning of DYSLEXIA and how she could help me, she sat at that computer almost every day just to help me fight through my DYSLEXIA. At my old school I was struggling but my confident Mum pushed that school to help me be the best I can be. I was stressing, crying but my Mum was always there right by my side and she fought for me anyway she could, that’s what I love about her. Where I am at now with my learning I owe it to my Mum for getting a fantastic Tutor moving me to a fantastic school and believing in me that I could do anything if I put my mind to it.

“Mum, you helped me so much, I will always love you as I will not get another Mum like you.”


My other Dyslexia Champion would also be sport, sport makes me feel free and I don’t think about anything else or anyone else. I love running, soccer, Little Athletics, football, basketball and cricket and when I play these sports and I don’t think about Dyslexia I think I CAN AND I WILL DO ANYTHING IF I PUT MY MIND TO IT. All these sports I have played involves running and that’s what I love to do out of all of them, when I run I feel no sadness no angriness just how well I’m going to do. “I DON’T RUN AWAY FROM CHALLENGES I RUN OVER THEM”. This means never give up and don’t run away, run for it as fast as you can. 

“I RUN TO BE FIERCE AND THE BEST WAY TO SHED OFF NEGATIVE ENERGY IS TO RUN!!!”
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Entry:  074 Name:  Cooper Age:  8 Champion: Miss Stewart Click on the below links for more information List of My Red Letter 2017 en...

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Name: Cooper
Age: 8
Champion: Miss Stewart

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Entry:  073 Name:  Soraya Age:  8 Champion:  Mum/Teacher/Tutor Click on the below links for more information List of My Red Letter...

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Name: Soraya
Age: 8
Champion: Mum/Teacher/Tutor

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Entry:  072 Name:  Jonah Age:  10 Champion: My Tutor (Vicki) My champion is my tutor Vicki. I see her for one hour a week after school....

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Entry: 072
Name: Jonah
Age: 10
Champion: My Tutor (Vicki)

My champion is my tutor Vicki. I see her for one hour a week after school. Before I met Vicki I found school very difficult and I could not keep up with the class. I was always the last person to finish class work.


I wouldn’t be the person I am today without Vicki. She gives me fun books to read. I feel mutch happyer now people know I have dislecsear because it means my teachers and friends help me when I need support. I was proud of myself when I didn’t have to go to reading group at school anymore. I feel good when I finish worksheets in class. Because of all the hard work I do with Vicki new teachers are surprised that I have dislecsear. Thank you so mutch Vicki.
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Entry:  071 Name:  Tiera Age:  10 Champion: My Mums & my Tutor Hi my name is Tiera, I have dyslexia and I am 10 years old.  I hav...

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Entry: 071
Name: Tiera
Age: 10
Champion: My Mums & my Tutor

Hi my name is Tiera, I have dyslexia and I am 10 years old. 

I have 3 champions who help me on my journey through dyslexia. 

My mum Sara is my champion because she is always fighting for me and trying to find ways to help me learn in a way that works for me. My mum Sara is always trying to educate my teachers about dyslexia so they understand that I am not lazy, that learning can be a real struggle for me. and that learning is not as easy for me as the other kids who don’t have dyslexia. Mum Sara tells the teachers how I get tired faster than the other kids do and that my brain has to work harder to understand. My mum Sara also tries to help my teachers understand that I can become anxious about school work and that it is confusing and stressful for me to lean sometimes. I use to think I was dumb now I know that I am not dumb at all. 

My mum Helen is my champion because she loves me and believes in me and shares a love of design with me. My mum Helen has taught me about interior design and how to make clothes. I have been designing clothes for dolls for a long-time and now I also make rooms out of cardboard boxes and make beds, and furniture and other items for the rooms to make them look really cool. I make bedspreads, for the beds, I make pictures for the walls and I even make things out of clay and paint them, like plates and cups and other things to go in the rooms.

My mums found a school for me that is a better place for me to learn and now I feel safer and happier at school. My mums also taught me about all the famous people who have dyslexia and showed me how my dyslexia means that my brain works differently and how I have the ability to think of things that other people who don’t have dyslexia have never thought about.  My mums help me understand how my dyslexia makes me unique in a very special way.  

My mums also found me someone who helps me understand how to learn how to read and she is my third champion. Her name is Vicki and she has really helped me get through my tough times with dyslexia. She is my tutor and she encourages me to learn and shows me ways to read that really work for me. Sometimes I think that if it wasn’t for Vicki I still would not be able to read. Vicki even comes to my school to help the teachers understand what I need. My mum says that we are lucky to have Vicki and explained to me how she gives up her own time to come and help my mum talk to the teachers about what I need.  I think that I am lucky to have found Vicki too. 
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Entry:  070 Name:  Mason Age:  12 Champion: Mrs Kennedy (Year 2 Teacher) Dear Mrs Kennedy  My red letter is about you, my teacher fro...

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Entry: 070
Name: Mason
Age: 12
Champion: Mrs Kennedy (Year 2 Teacher)

Dear Mrs Kennedy 

My red letter is about you, my teacher from year 2. Even though I’m in year 7 now, you were the first teacher that really made me think that learning can actually be fun. My red letter is about you because you were always encouraging. Even though I found it so difficult, you had ways of making spelling and reading fun. I took longer to do things, but you always knew I was trying. You never made me stay in if I hadn’t finished and always gave me extra time. 

You were always open to new ways of helping me. You never gave up and you let me use Lego to reward me for going to extra classes. You knew I didn’t like morning reading groups and that they made my days so long, but you tried to make it worth it for me. 

When we were still trying to work out why I was struggling so much even though I tried so hard, you always helped and never told me I wasn’t trying hard enough. You always listened to what mum had to say and worked with her to help me. Even before we knew I had dyslexia, you let me use assistive technology in the classroom and when you heard about new resources that you thought might help you went above and beyond to try to get it into the classroom for me.  

Even after I left your class you always invited me back to talk to you about my achievements and my struggles. You always said that my confidence was the most important thing. You always believed in me and made me believe in myself.   

You have retired now, but I want you to know that you were the best teacher I ever had and that you’re my dyslexia champion. Thank you so much for being so kind. 

Your friend 

Mason 
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Entry:  069 Name:  Jade Age:  9 Champion: My Mum Click on the below links for more information List of My Red Letter 2017 entries Co...

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Name: Jade
Age: 9
Champion: My Mum

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Entry:  068 Name:  Debbie Age:  Adult Champion: Jamie Dunn (Radio Host) I am writing to you to thank you for something you did for my d...

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Entry: 068
Name: Debbie
Age: Adult
Champion: Jamie Dunn (Radio Host)

I am writing to you to thank you for something you did for my dyslexic daughter 8 years ago. 

My daughter couldn't read or write despite years of tutoring and intervention and she was completely disheartened. So for the first 4 years of schooling, she felt dumb and useless. 

When she was in year 4, we finally got evidence based advice and support after she was formally diagnosed with dyslexia. With multi-sensory tutoring and effective programs in place, Alyssia began to read by herself. From  a very early age, she loved books & we read to her every night. You can imagine our delight when she started to read all by herself. 

Our morning routine at home everyday involved listening to your morning radio show. It was always on in the background as we prepared ourselves for work and school. One particular morning, I was in the shower and Alyssia heard you ask the audience to call in and share stories about overcoming personal obstacles. She took the initiative and called the radio station. (unbeknown to me, you took her call and she announced that she could now read) She told you about her personal struggles with dyslexia and how she had overcome them. 

Due to a delay in the broadcast, a few minutes later, I walked into the kitchen to hear my little girl's voice on the radio! You were absolutely so kind and patient with her and you even asked her to read a couple of pages of her book. You openly wept and told her how amazing she was. It was a truly moving moment. I cannot tell you what that phone call meant to her. Your genuine interest in her was beautiful. To top it off, you gave her a trip to Tangalooma Island as a reward! For this reason, you are my dyslexia champion. Every dyslexic child needs just one person in their corner , a person who believes in them and allows them to shine. I thank-you from the bottom of my heart Jamie. 


I am happy to report that Alyssia is going to graduate year 12 in a few weeks time. She has excelled in every subject at school and her future in fashion design is looking very bright.
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Entry:  067 Name:  Alyssia Age:  17 Champion:  Mrs Tippet, Ms Scott, Ms Hickey & Ms Mobbs My dyslexia champions are 4 brilliant lad...

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Name: Alyssia
Age: 17
Champion: Mrs Tippet, Ms Scott, Ms Hickey & Ms Mobbs

My dyslexia champions are 4 brilliant ladies- Mrs Tippet, Ms Scott, Ms Hickey and Ms Mobbs. They are my art teachers and when I work with them, my dyslexia doesn't matter. I forget about my struggles with reading and spelling. They all make me feel safe and they encourage me to push my creativity further. I feel privileged to be mentored by such strong and amazing women. They will probably never know how much they helped me get through school. I'm about to finish grade 12 in a few weeks and they have all inspired me to follow my dreams. 


I did this artwork on a skateboard deck. It is about my dreams of becoming a fashion designer and living in New York. 
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Entry:  066 Name:  Claire Age:  6 Champion: Teacher (Miss Asome) Click on the below links for more information List of My Red Lett...

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Name: Claire
Age: 6
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Entry:  065 Name:  Olivia Age:  10 Champion: Selena Gomez Click on the below links for more information List of My Red Letter 2017 e...

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Name: Olivia
Age: 10
Champion: Selena Gomez

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Entry:  064 Name:  Kaiya Age:  10 Champion: Mum Click on the below links for more information List of My Red Letter 2017 entries Co...

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Name: Kaiya
Age: 10
Champion: Mum


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Entry:  063 Name:  Imogen Age:  9 Champion: My Teacher Aide (Kath) Click on the below links for more information List of My Red Let...

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Name: Imogen
Age: 9
Champion: My Teacher Aide (Kath)


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Entry:  0062 Name:  Dexter Age:  9 Champion: My Mum My mum is my champion because she helps me and she told me what dyslexics should an...

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Name: Dexter
Age: 9
Champion: My Mum

My mum is my champion because she helps me and she told me what dyslexics should and shouldn’t do like not guessing and not doing the strategy of looking at the picture. 

My mum helped me get diagnosed with dyslexia and organised a speech therapist that helped me with my L’s and started to help with my reading. 

My mum also helped me move schools as my old school had half the week in Italian while I was still struggling to learn English and reading in English and Italian. 


My mum helps me with my reading and spelling homework. So that’s why my mum is my champion and I love her lots! 

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Entry:  061 Name:  Taylah Age:  13 Champion: Mum & Dad Click on the below links for more information List of My Red Letter 20...

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Name: Taylah
Age: 13
Champion: Mum & Dad

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Entry:  060 Name:  Maisie Age:  12 Champion:  My Mum My mum is my role model (my red letter champion) because she is the major person t...

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Entry: 060
Name: Maisie
Age: 12
Champion: My Mum

My mum is my role model (my red letter champion) because she is the major person that helps me with my dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. She is the one who fights, looks after and embraces my dyslexia. She has had to argue with the teachers and principal at my school for some assistance with my dyslexia. It is hard to get the school to help me but my mum is doing everything she can to make them listen and to support me. My mum takes me to tutoring each week so I can learn in a way that I understand. Because I am dyslexic I have a different learning style to my peers and the school doesn’t seem to want to help. I feel annoyed that they won’t help me when we are only asking for simple changes. My mum and my tutor both know how hard it is to be dyslexic and how important it is for me to get an education. They make me feel important and happy that kids like me can be taught properly.  

During my schooling I have struggled with maths, reading and writing. I feel like some teachers feel like I am stupid or that I am not doing the best that I can. I am far from stupid, I just learn a bit differently from everyone else. My mum makes me feel like I can do things that everyone else can do even though it might take a little bit more time. My dad believes in me a lot as well because he knows I can do anything if I put my mind to it. 




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Entry:  059 Name:  Dannielle Age:  Adult Champion:  My Daughter My Hero is actually my Dyslexic daughter.  She was diagnosed with sev...

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Entry: 059
Name: Dannielle
Age: Adult
Champion: My Daughter

My Hero is actually my Dyslexic daughter. 

She was diagnosed with severe dyslexia, dysgraphia and visual sensory issues - firstly at age, 9, then a full diagnosis at 15. She is now 21. 

She has persevered and pestered teachers to enable her to give oral presentations instead of lots of written ones, she did speech and drama, music and debating at school, all to help her develop and enhance her memory skills. 

Once she reached year 12 she could no longer do debating as it was ‘short preparation’ - on the spot- so no time to memorise, so she asked to be the timekeeper and helped research the topic. 

She has won numerous awards throughout school, not for academia but for Community, Leadership and her Art work.   
 She tutors others, talks to young people with dyslexia and is currently doing a double degree at University and working part-time and continues to tutor young ones. 
I’ve watched her struggle everyday with reading, writing and trying to be understood. She never gives up, and helps others along the way. She sees Dyslexia as a gift not a burden. 


Some days are very hard, but she loves learning and wants to help others and be a great example of what you can achieve. 

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Entry:  058 Name:  Zoe Age:  11 Champion:  My Dance Teachers Click on the below links for more information Competition details and ...

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Name: Zoe
Age: 11
Champion: My Dance Teachers



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Entry:  057 Name:  Seren Age:  12 Champion: Teacher (Miss Dickson) A geirl was siting in the clas room feeling nervose dfeted and stres...

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Entry: 057
Name: Seren
Age: 12
Champion: Teacher (Miss Dickson)

A geirl was siting in the clas room feeling nervose dfeted and streset, grinding her teeth and twidling her hands. she was riting dawn her spelling list for the week.  uver chilleden  had finish long ago but she was still on the ferst feroo words. it gust made her feel infirea ,werfliss,  stuiped and diperst. the dred of the spelling test at the end of the week mad her stumik brun with anvity of it . it was not gust spelling she fawned more dificlet then the uver kids. some uvers were math, tech, reading, riting. this was deffiting. for so long the oney cand, smart kid had been the one who cod read well and spell well and do relly complix math, she fort, looking down at her woke then up at the bord. her stumik dropd as she filt lick she was stering at some kind of batle felld and the dead solger was her parst falers, and the evergrowing army in the distsens was like her worry. the words lookd like a mind muddling pantern. 


Then a worm and welcomeing face came over and made her feel much ckbetter. This story was abaut me, Seren and my stuggle with dislivkser, and my champen, miss Dickson.  I was digosed with dislixm when I was 5 I didn, t get it at thorst. The fact that l saw difint words and letters to the uver people urand me made made me feel infever. I did not feel giftd but a cerssd. now I unerstand why thiay say it a gift. I love my dislixcer and Nort I ‘d say that. My champin, Miss Dickson, is cind and helpful . gust 7 munth ago I cudnt read very well, my hand riting was apoeling, I cudnt rely spell. but now I can read some chapter books and hand riting has Imprved drastcly and I can speel most words. Miss Dickson has allso helpet  me with my anizzity. I still struggle with reading and riting, and I still get hendaches from reading to long, but it has impooved drastikly because of my champion, Miss Dickson. 


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Entry:  056 Name:  Alexa Age:  9 Champion:  Teacher (Miss Johnson) Click on the below links for more information List of 2017 My Re...

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Name: Alexa
Age: 9
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Entry:  055 Name:  Tanya Age:  Adult Champion:  Mr Chris Eveans, former Principal of Robina State School QLD and 2017 Learning Difficulti...

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Entry: 055
Name: Tanya
Age: Adult
Champion: Mr Chris Eveans, former Principal of Robina State School QLD and 2017 Learning Difficulties Australia Bruce Wicking Award recipient.

Over my many years as both a teacher and an advocate, I have never met a Principal like Chris Eveans. He is unique, influential and has been instrumental to change. Two things are important to Chris - firstly, connecting to evidence based practice in education and translating this to classroom practice and secondly, always putting the needs and interests of each individual student first.

I will never forget the Friday afternoon when I first met my sons' new principal, Mr Chris Eveans. Chris was at the school gate, saying farewell to each student and wishing them a good weekend. To me that was a good sign. I had waited a few weeks to introduce myself, firstly to allow Chris to settle in and secondly because I fear he may have heard about me via Education Queensland and/or the union - I was not on good terms with either party... and still aren't.

I boldly approached Mr Eveans to introduce myself, "Hello Mr Eveans, my name is Tanya Forbes, I am Connor and Brendan's Mum, I am also founder of the Gold Coast Dyslexia Support Group."
Chris's reply was "Dyslexia.... now that is a very American word."
As many of you know, it is not very often I was lost for words.... but on this occasion I was.

Unknown to me at the time, I had just met one of my strongest allies and one of Queensland's most powerful dyslexia advocates. 

As Principal of Robina State School, Chris implemented the recommendations of the National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy (2005) and the National Dyslexia Working Party Report (2010) school-wide in each and every classroom. This pilot was endorsed by the Queensland Education Minister, the Hon. John Paul Langbroek, as a model for other schools to replicate.

Chris leads by example with a collaborative culture of professional learning at Robina State School. Chris has developed a high level of expertise in education research through his own personal learning and by connecting with leading education researchers.

Chris is willing to share his wealth of knowledge and experience by mentoring schools, presenting at seminars and writing publications. Chris has visited many progressive schools to observe best teaching practice, as well as being a source of inspiration by hosting many local and interstate schools. He works in partnership with professional associations and community groups to host professional development seminars, parent information sessions and children's workshops at his school.

The unique learning needs of students with learning difficulties are carefully considered so every student has an opportunity to participate on the same basis as their peers. Chris ensures instruction and intervention is tailored to suit the learning needs of the individual child and he interacts personally with every student in his school. Student learning is supported and scaffolded through explicit instruction, classroom accommodations, universal design for learning, assistive technology and the provision of reasonable adjustments. Chris has taken many enrollments from families in despair with broken children. He has restored the parent’s faith in education and mended so many damaged self–esteems. He always puts the best interests and welfare of the child first and foremost.

At the heart of school improvement at Robina is EARLY, EARLY, EARLY with a focus on early prevention, early identification and early intervention to prevent reading failure. Chris advocates that best teaching for children with dyslexia benefits ALL children.

Chris's belief in evidence based education and for supporting students with learning difficulties extends far beyond the school gate. Chris was an active advocate who was never afraid to challenge bureaucracy for what is best for ALL students in Queensland.  He encountered many obstacles and a lot of resistance but his perseverance and resilience never waned.

On a personal note, I am both so grateful and thankful that my own son Brendan was able to benefit from your leadership during his time at Robina. Thanks to you, he did not slip through the cracks. With you at the helm, he received the education and support that every child in Australia deserves.

Kind regards,

Tanya

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Entry:  054 Name:  Zoe Age:  7 Champion:  My Big Brother I am 7 years old, my name is Zoe and I'm not dyslexic but I know someone w...

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Entry: 054
Name: Zoe
Age: 7
Champion: My Big Brother

I am 7 years old, my name is Zoe and I'm not dyslexic but I know someone who is! 

My big, tall brother and he's not only awesome, he's dyslexic too. My brother Will is my hero because even if he finds things difficult he still tries harder than anyone I know.

He never gives up, he never gives in, he keeps on trying, till he finds his thing.(We sing this on guitars together) He loves guitar, he found out this year his guitar teacher is also dyslexic.

I look up to him because he's caring, thoughtful and full of creative ideas. 

He has taught me to think in a creative way and that there is always a solution to ANY problem. 

When he comes home from school, he is exhausted but still finds something positive to say about his day! 

Some days his brain is soooooo drained, he's emotional and needs his own space. Dyslexia makes life tricky and he keeps on going or we just don't say anything and go play lego together. He even won a lego competition this year for one of his great buildings. 


Sometimes we drive mum crazy, but we love spending time together. Sometimes we argue, sometimes we cry but we always laugh and end up having a good time. I'm so lucky he is MY brother!!! 

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Entry:  053 Name:  Sam Age:  10 Champion:  Tutor (Vicki) Hey Vicky, before I met you things were tricky. Reading and writing were...

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Entry: 053
Name: Sam
Age: 10
Champion: Tutor (Vicki)



Hey Vicky, before I met you things were tricky.

Reading and writing were really tough, and most days at school were pretty rough.

A word is a word, seems simple enough, a vowel and a consonant and all the rest of that stuff.

Who, What When and why? All I knew was try, try, try!

Hey Vicky, before I met you things were tricky.

Though many tried to help me out, words still looked like a Brussel sprout.

I don’t have my pen licence because my writing is cuckoo, but at least I know how to spell yellow, pink, green and blue!

Now I can read and books don’t drive me around the bend, thank you for Vicky for being my teacher and my friend. 

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Entry:  052 Name:  Teal Age:  11 Champion: Sport My champion is Sport; it relaxes me. My dyslexia makes spelling hard and school stress...

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Entry: 052
Name: Teal
Age: 11
Champion: Sport

My champion is Sport; it relaxes me. My dyslexia makes spelling hard and school stressful. My favorite sport is tennis I like tennis because it lets me relax and it calms me down. 

In tennis, it all comes naturally and I only need to be told once to know what I need to do. Tennis is fun because you can release your emotions in your shots. Tennis calms me the most, and it makes me feel de-stressed and happy.   

However, with spelling it just doesn`t stick, I learn something one session but I have forgotten it by the next. During spelling classes I try my hardest to get work done but I normally don`t get it finished.  

Dyslexia makes me stress. But at school I try to hide it, because I`m embarrassed. I need to work on talking to my teacher so we can change tasks so they make sense for me when I`m agitated and stressed. 


I think it all evens out in life. Some people aren`t so good school and others aren`t as coordinated. Sport is my champion and I`m not going to let dyslexia hold me back.

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