The Premier’s Reading Challenge is a literacy engagement program that was introduced by the Premier in 2004 to:
- Encourage students to read more books and enjoy reading
- Improve literacy levels.
The Challenge requires students to read 12 books between the beginning of the school year and Friday 6 September 2019
How can you find out more about the Challenge?
All information about the Premier’s Reading Challenge can be found at www.prc.sa.edu.au. Accessing the Challenge guidelines is very useful.
Who can participate?
All students from Reception to Year 12 are encouraged to participate.
Reading records can be obtained from the website or the libraries on both campuses.
Benefits of taking part in the Challenge
- Raises the profile of reading, libraries and literacy in schools
- Gives students a focus for their reading
- Encourages students to read more books and enjoy reading more – the more you read the better you get at it!
- Encourages boys to participate by being ‘challenged’
- Offers incentives for reluctant readers
- Builds self-esteem and pride, school unity, and a sense of achievement
- Increases the involvement of parents in their child’s reading
- Increases library borrowing
- Contributes to increased literacy levels.
Students who complete the Challenge receive awards from the Premier for their achievements in a similar fashion to sporting stars!
Awards for completing the Challenge are:
- Certificate – first year
- Bronze medal – second year
- Silver medal – third year
- Gold medal – fourth year
- Champion medal – fifth year
- Legend medal – sixth year
- Hall of Fame medal – seventh year
- Reader for Life – eighth year
- Reader for Life bronze – ninth year
- Reader for Life silver – tenth year
- Reader for Life gold – eleventh year
- Reader for Life champion – twelfth year
- Reader for Life legend – thirteenth year
- Reader for Life hall of fame – fourteenth year
For further information, please visit your friendly Recourse Centre staff.