Dobroyd Point Public School

The school among the trees

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Premier’s Reading Challenge

Our school is very proud of our participation in the Premier's Reading Challenge. ‘The Challenge aims to encourage in students a love of reading for leisure and pleasure and to enable students 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 Challenge runs from March to August each year and schools register during March. Every student at our school is enrolled in the Challenge during March and will be given encouragement and opportunity to complete it. Students are able to log on from Monday 2 March. Books read from 31 August last year can count towards this year's Challenge.

The reading lists for the Challenge are organised into groups K-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9. Each child has the opportunity to read at a higher level if they so choose. Students doing the K-2 Challenge need to read or have read to them 30 books. Students in Years 3-6 need to read 20 books. Students may enter up to 5 personal choice books. In a series on the PRC booklist, you can read any two books as PRC books. You can read up to five other books from the same series as Personal Choice books.

The PRC Student Site can be found at Students go to ‘log on' and enter their DEC username and internet password. They then click on the PRC Student Site image to begin. The Premier's Reading Challenge can also be accessed by students from the DEC portal.

CBCA BOOK WEEK:  22 - 28 August 2020

Theme: Curious Creatures, Wild Minds

‘Each year across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children's literature.’ Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia.

In our school, the students participate in a book parade during Book Week. We also have a Book Week competition for all students and we enjoy reading and studying the books which are shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia awards. We invite authors to our school and spend time in second term preparing students by studying the books which the visiting authors have written. 

New children’s library at State Library of NSW

Learning at the Library is a very interesting page on the website of the New South Wales State Library.  Read about the children’s library opened in October last year and is the first space in the State Library to be devoted entirely to young readers and families. It has lots of books for children to read and plenty of cosy reading nooks. There are lots of activities for children and families.

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