"It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely." (Premier's Reading Challenge/Home)
Students in Kindergarten, Year One and Year 2 will receive a Certificate for completing the Challenge if they read 30 books from now until the 12th August.
Students in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 need to read 20 books from the PRC lists within the same time.
The ceremonies commenced with Mr Mead smashing our enormous biscuit and reading Too many pears, by Jackie French and Bruce Whately. This book is on the PRC Years K-2 List.
Students then earned one biscuit for each PRC book that they read to a younger student or themself. It was wonderful to see our younger students connecting with the older students through books. It makes my Librarian heart sing!
PRC books are easy to find in our Library. PRC Kindergarten to Year 2 books have a red spot sticker on the spine and are located in our colourful browser box and matching shelving.
PRC 3-4 books have a yellow spot sticker on their spine and are all located on the central, stand-alone shelving with the PRC 5-6 books located on the other side of the same shelving. PRC 5-6 books have a green spot sticker on their spine. We also have some PRC 7-9 books with green spot stickers to allow some of our excellent readers the opportunity to extend their reading beyond primary year texts.
Students will have a NSW Premier's Reading Challenge 2016 personal reading log sheet in their Library bags from this week. To enter the Challenge, students need to locate the PRC book number on the book like the one pictured here: