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Premier's Reading Challenge

30/05/2013

One of the most important skills we can give to our young people is a love of literacy.  Books encourage an active imagination, cultivate a passion for literature and provide benefits that will assist young people throughout their life, regardless of their chosen career.  That’s why I am pleased to invite students at Everton Park State School to take part in the 2013 Premier’s Reading Challenge. This year we are inviting teachers, parents and community members to also join in. We are aiming for 100% participation across the school.

 The Premier’s Reading Challenge is a state-wide initiative student from Prep to Year 7.  The challenge aims to help your child’s learning by boosting the number of books read and encouraging more challenging texts.

 The reading period for the 2013 Premier’s Reading Challenge students begins on Tuesday 14 May and ends on Friday 6 September.  Prep to Year 2 students are challenged to read or experience 20 books. Experiencing books can include listening to stories, shared reading or reading picture books. Students in Years 3 to 4 are challenged to read 20 books, while students in Years 5–7 are challenged to read 15 books. Every child who meets the challenge will be presented with a certificate signed by the Premier to recognise their achievement.