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Premier’s reading challenge

Reading time has now commenced for the Premier’s Reading Challenge. We have currently registered Prep-Year 2. Students wishing to take part in this year’s challenge can register by talking to their class teacher or to Mrs Swann. As well as being fun, the challenge aims to boost children’s literacy skills by encouraging students to read widely for pleasure and learning, to develop their imagination, and to cultivate a passion for literature.  Research shows that young people who read for pleasure excel in a range of learning activities, will bring untold benefits to their lives.  Last year, more than 735 schools and over 118,000 students registered in the program. More than 84,000 students successfully completed the challenge reading over 1.7 million books.

The reading period for the 2014 Premier's Reading Challenge commenced on Tuesday, 20 May and closes Friday, 5 September. This year the Premier has challenged all state and non-state school students from Prep to Year 2 to read or experience 20 books, Years 3 and 4 to read 20 books and Years 5 to 7 to read 15 books. Experiencing books can include shared reading, listening to stories, or reading picture books. The aim for the 2014 challenge is to reach a total of 2 million books read.

Every student who completes the challenge will receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier and all students receive a Certificate of Participation. For more information visit the Premier’s Reading Challenge website.​

New books

Spirit Animals Book 3 'Blood Ties' by Garth Nix and Sean Williams

The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan

Wolves of the Beyond “Star Wolf' by Kathryn Lasky

'The Sequin Star' by Belinda Murrell  ​

Louise Swann, Librarian