NSW Premier's Reading Challenge 2020
Students at PCS once again have the opportunity to take part in the Premier’s Reading Challenge. In 2019 PCS had a record number of students complete the Challenge – over 200! We are aiming to continue this fantastic effort in 2020. The Challenge is a special initiative of the Premier of NSW presented by the NSW Department of Education to foster a love of literature and to encourage children to read widely for leisure and for pleasure. It is open to all students from Kindergarten to Year 9 in 2020.
For students in Kindergarten to Year 2, the challenge is to experience 30 books by 28 August. At least 25 of those books should be chosen from specific booklists. Up to five of the books can be their own choice.
NOTE: Experiencing a book means that the K-2 child may either read the book themselves, or have the book read or shared with them in a joint reading situation and it still counts towards their Premier’s Reading Challenge records.
For students in Years 3 to 9, the challenge is to read 20 books by 28 August. At least 15 of those books should be chosen from specific booklists. Up to five of the books can be their own choice.
Booklists can be found on the Premiers Reading Challenge website. However all books in the library are clearly marked with PRC age-levelled stickers. Students may also use books from public libraries or books they already have at home. Certificates will be presented to students in early December.
Notes with a fuller explanation have started to be sent home with students. This note includes all login details. There is information and booklists on the PRC website at https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html. Children may start their Challenge reading straight away.
We look forward to a great time doing the Premier’s Reading Challenge.