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2019 Premier's Reading Challenge

Reading plays an important part in students’ lives during their school years and beyond. It allows children to actively engage their imagination and opens up a world of educational opportunities.
Last year, an outstanding 181,000 students from 1012 schools took part in the challenge reading a total of 2.46 million books.
The reading period for the 2019 Premier's Reading Challenge commences on Monday 13 May and closes Friday 23 August.
This year the Premier has invited all state and non-state school students to take the challenge:
· Prep to Year 2 should read or experience at least 20 books,
· Years 3 and 4 should read at least 20 books, and
· Years 5 to 9 should read at least 15 books.
Experiencing books can include independent reading, shared reading, listening to stories, or reading picture books. The aim for the 2019 challenge is to engage more students reading more books than ever before.
Students wishing to take part in this year’s challenge need to complete a school reader record form (which is available from the office), by recording the titles and authors of the required number of books read during the challenge, and return it to their classroom teacher before Friday 23 August. Each student received a school reader record form in the week beginning 13 May and has hopefully begun recording the books they have read. If a new form is required, please see your child’s classroom teacher or the school office.
Every student who completes the challenge will receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier. 
For more information about the Premier’s Reading Challenge, please visit:
You can play a big part in your children’s future by encouraging them to be part of this positive initiative.  
We look forward to seeing as many of our students as possible embrace the 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge.