Premiers’ Reading Challenge

As a school we recommend that our students read at home as often as possible (in an ideal world that would be every day/night). Sometimes there can be a fine line between providing the challenge to improve your child’s reading and making the reading task so difficult that the child loses interest. We want to ensure that your child develops their reading skills to their greatest level whilst maintaining a love of reading. Some of the books your child chooses will be books that they are able to read by themselves, some will be more suitable for you to read together, and some will be best suited for you to read to your child. All these situations are valuable reading experiences for children. The Premiers’ Reading Challenge is another way of encouraging children to read a set number of books over the year and record their efforts online. It’s a great way to get young people talking about reading with their friends and pushing themselves to read as many books as they can. Some information has been sent home in the past few weeks including a permission form and instructions on how your child can login to begin their challenge. We encourage all of our students to