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2018 Premier's Reading Challenge

Welcome to the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge

The challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to 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.

The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9, in government, independent, Catholic and home schools. 

The 2018 Challenge kicks off Monday 5 March and closes Friday 31 August (midnight) for students. This year coordinators will have an extra week to finalise their students' student reading records. The coordinator closing date is Friday 14 September (midnight).

  • K-2: read 30 books - 25 PRC books and up to 5 personal choice, students can read from any list
  • 3-4: read 20 books 15 PRC books and up to 5 personal choice, from 3-4 list and above.
  • 5-6: read 20 books 15 PRC books and up to  5 personal choice, from 5 -6 list and above.

There are lots of awesome PRC books in both our Libraries to choose from. You can borrow from other Libraries as well. The books must be on the PRC list though.

This list is very long!

Have fun reading while reading towards achieving a certificate from the Premier of NSW on completion of the challenge. How Fantastic is that????

Visit The PRC website to see the list of rules.