Premier’s Reading Challenge 2013

Students are invited to take part in the Reading Challenge this year.  The aim of the Challenge is to promote a love of reading.  It is not a competition, but a challenge to each student to read; to read more frequently and to read more widely.

All students in Year 7 will be participating in the Challenge and we encourage others to participate in the joy of reading.

The Premier’s Reading Challenge to students from Years 7 to 10 is to read 15 books by 6th September 2013, including 10 or more from the official Booklist. The list has nearly 4000 books giving students lots of choice in what they read, so there is bound to be plenty of interest (lots of new books on the list this year).

A signed certificate from the Premier will be sent to all students who meet the challenge. The names of those students will also be published in a special supplement to The Sunday Age.

These are some ways that you can support your child and encourage a love of reading

Set aside a time each day where everyone reads. It is a good time for you to catch up on  your reading, to set a great example, and for your child to share the  pleasure of reading.

  • Visit the library together.
  • Encourage your child to share what he or she has read.
  • Be active in your  child’s TV viewing.  Control the quantity and quality of the programs your  child watches.
  • Allow some time for TV and for reading.
  • Be pleased with your child’s reading progress.

For more information parents can visit the website http://www.education.vic.gov.au/prc or speak to Ms Moller in the library, who will be co-ordinating the Challenge.

The complete details are also on the College website, on the Homepage, in the Quick Links section on the left side of the screen.

Interested students can collect a consent form which requires your signature.

Remember: Reading should be enjoyable!

 

Ms Moller, Library Co-ordinator

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