This week children can sign up for the Premier's Reading
Challenge. It is an annual statewide
initiative for state and non-state schools.
The Premier's Reading Challenge aims to improve literacy and encourage
children to read for pleasure and learning.
In 2017, over 155,000 young Queenslanders from 850 schools and 410 early
childhood centres took part in the challenge reading a total of 2.16 million
The Premier's Reading Challenge is not a competition but a
way to encourage students to develop a love of reading for life. Through the
challenge children and students are given an opportunity to develop their
appreciation of the English language, and additional languages, and are
encouraged to explore and enjoy a wide range of literary texts.
Children and students who complete the challenge have their
efforts recognised through the receipt of a Certificate of Achievement signed
by the Premier of Queensland.
What to Read
For a student to successfully complete the Premier's Reading
Challenge they are required to read or experience the number of books indicated
in the table below. Experiencing a book includes classroom or at home
activities such as shared reading, listening and reading along with a book, or
being read to.
Prep - Year 2
experience 20 books
Years 3 – 4
Years 5 – 6
21 May 2018
Reading period commences
24 August 2018
Reading period finishes
Student reading record forms
submitted to schools.
7 September 2018
All reading data
must be finalised in the database Certificate of Participation available for
every child should read as part of every childhood.
MUST READ IF YOU ARE IN YEAR FOUR