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Premier's Reading Challenge

​The Premier's Reading Challenge is an annual statewide initiative for state and non-state schools and home-educated students from Prep to Year 9, as well as children (aged up to five years) enrolled in an early childhood centre.
The Premier's Reading Challenge aims to improve literacy and encourage children to read for pleasure and learning.
In 2018, more than 2.46 million books were read by more than 180,000 Queensland children and students from 1012 schools and 388 early childhood centres.
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. Early childhood centres will also receive a centre-wide certificate of recognition for their involvement.
For a student to successfully complete the Premier's Reading Challenge they must read or experience the number of books indicated below.  Experiencing a book can include classroom or at home activities such as shared reading, listening and reading along with a book, or being read to.
Prep - Year 2 Read or Experience 20 books
Years 3 - 4 20 books
Years 5 - 6 15 books
We hope to have a record number of participants from our school this year.