12th November, 2019
The Premier’s Reading Challenge is an annual statewide initiative for Queensland 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.
The challenge is not a competition but a way to encourage students to develop a love of reading for life. The 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.
Schools, early childhood centres and parents of individual readers are encouraged to recognise reading achievements by holding classroom, school or home ceremonies to present certificates during the Premier’s Reading Challenge Celebration weeks in November.
Congratulations to all our readers who received their certificates last week in the McAuley Library awards presentation. Mrs Robinson and Miss Van der List were kind enough to supply homemade cupcakes for the special occasion.