Premier’s Reading Challenge

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2024

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge is now open and St Therese’s is excited to be participating!

What is the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge?

The PRC is a statewide Challenge that encourages students to develop a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students and enables them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition, but a challenge to encourage each student to read, to read more, and to read more widely.

All students who complete the challenge and have their reading record validated by the school’s PRC coordinator will receive a certificate signed by the Premier of NSW.

How many books do students need to read?

Students in Kindergarten to Year 2 are challenged to read or experience 30 books. 20 of these books must be from the relevant Challenge booklists, and up to 10 books can be personal choice books. Books can be read with a parent, carer, teacher or another student.

Students in Year 3 to Year 10 are challenged to read 20 books independently. At least 10 of these books must be from the relevant Challenge booklists, and up to 10 books can be personal choice books.

If a book is from an approved PRC series, students can enter up to 5 books as Challenge books, and can read up to 10 other books from the same series as Personal Choice books. More information on the rules of the Challenge can be found on the PRC website.

Books must be added to a student’s online reading record by Friday 23 August 2024 in order for their reading record to be validated and receive a certificate.

How do students log their reading?

Students can log their reading using either of the options below:

  • access the PRC’s Student Experience site using their DoE username and password which they can obtain from the Library staff. A video guide explaining how to use the Student Experience site can be found here.
  • log into the site via the Student Portal using their DoE username and password. Site: NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge 2024
  • record their reading on the Personal Reading Log and submit it to the PRC Coordinator by 23 August 2024, who will complete the reading log on the students’ behalf.

How can students find books on the NSW PRC challenge lists?

Books that are on the PRC are clearly labelled in our Library. Please come to the library and we can help you locate the relevant books.

Your PRC coordinator is Lynette Barker (Teacher Librarian). Please email Lynette if you have any questions.