2021 Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is an annual state-wide initiative for all children, from those attending kindergarten up to Year 9.

The challenge is not a competition but aims to improve literacy and encourage children to read widely for pleasure and learning.

Literacy skills are vital to ensuring children have the best chance to succeed in their schooling and life. Reading a variety of books builds vocabulary and knowledge, improves spelling and comprehension, can improve confidence and is also a great way to relax.

The reading period for the 2021 Premier’s Reading Challenge commences today, Monday 10 May and closes Friday, 27 August.

Students are invited to take on the challenge:

  • Prep to Year 2 experience at least 20 books, with their class teacher
  • Years 3 and 4 read at least 20 books independently
  • Years 5 and 6 read at least 15 books independently
All students are encouraged to take part in the challenge. They will each receive a Record Sheet and bookmark to help keep track of their reading. They can find out more about the challenge by talking to their class teacher or to Mrs Cutler, the school’s Premier’s Reading Challenge coordinator.

Every student who completes the challenge will receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier. These will be presented in the celebration weeks early in November.

For more information about the Premier’s Reading Challenge, please visit readingchallenge.education.qld.gov.au

We look forward to seeing as many of our students as possible take part in the 2021 Premier’s Reading Challenge!