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 three 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 https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html 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:
Theme: Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds
Dates: Term 3: August 21-27
Artwork: Shaun Tan
‘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.
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 that are shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia awards. As well, each year at this time we have visiting authors. They come to the school and we study their work and learn from them.
In preparation for Book Week, our library monitors make an artwork for the CBCA Book Week slogan. They do this in their lunch time. This year we are adapting the artwork of Shaun Tan and are making our own version of it. It will be spectacular when it is finished.
This is Shaun Tan’s magnificent artwork and below are our library monitors, working on their version of the artwork for our library display.