What is the Challenge?
The Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) aims to encourage a love of reading for enjoyment and enrichment in students and enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student – to read, to read more and to read more widely.
St Columba has taken part in the PRC for many years and the Primary School is looking forward to participating once again for 2019. All classes have some form of
How it works
Each year level has PRC booklists featuring a rich collection of children’s literature representing a range of books including fiction, non-fiction, picture books, poetry and drama, and include a wide variety of Australian authors.
Kindergarten to Year 2 students are required to read/experience 30 books to complete the challenge, made up of at least 25 PRC books and no more than five personal choice books, and books can be chosen from any of the year group booklists.
Independent Year 1 and 2 readers will be invited to participate in the Years 3 to 4 Challenge by reading 20 books independently, at the class teacher’s discretion.
Years 3 to 4 students are required to read 20 books to complete the Challenge, made up of at least 15 PRC books and no more than five personal choice books and can choose books from the Years 3 to 4, Years 5 to 6 or Years 7 to 9 booklists.
Years 5 to 6 students are required to read 20 books to complete the Challenge, made up of at least 15 PRC books and no more than five personal choice books and can choose books from the Years 5 to 6 or Years 7 to 9 booklists.
Students will be provided with a Reading Record to record the books they have read. Students in Years 3 to 6 will be allocated a username and password to enter their books individually on the official website. This registration will remain valid until Year 9.
To complete the challenge the student must have an online reading record entered and validated by 30 August 2019. Every student who enters and successfully meets the challenge will receive a certificate.
Premier’s Reading Challenge Coordinator
The Premier’s Reading Challenge Booklists
More information about booklists can be found here.