Premier's Reading Challenge 2016

Not long now until the challenge closes on 19th August. Let's get as many students as we can over the line this year to finish their Reading Challenge.

The NSW Premier's Reading Challenge ( PRC ) runs from 7th March to 19th August this year. It aims to develop a love of wide reading as a leisure time activity and to foster essential learning habits: being organised, meeting deadlines, being accountable and taking responsibility for reading.

Many students have commenced 2016 reading records already. Children are welcome to bring any PRC problems or questions to Mr B.

The 2016 challenge will close on 19th August at 11.59pm.

 

Students and families may access and enter books read using the Reading Record feature of the PRC website, as demonstrated in the following video.

It is a condition of entry that all students entering and successfully completing the Premier's Reading Challenge will receive an official PRC certificate which shows the student's name and school  and their name will appear on the PRC Honour Roll (with no other identifying factors). Students who do not wish to receive a certificate or be on the Honour Roll should not register for the Challenge. These students may do the Challenge unofficially; they may use the PRC booklists and will be recognised by Ermington Public School after submitting a paper reading log.

Detailed guidelines can be found online at https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html or you can visit our library for further clarification.

Basically, students must complete a set amount of reading to meet the Challenge, see table below:

 

 

CHALLENGE LEVEL

TOTAL NUMBER OF BOOKS TO BE COMPLETED FOR THE CHALLENGE

MINIMUM NUMBER OF PRC TITLES TO BE COMPLETED

 

PERSONAL CHOICE TITLES

K-2

30

25

5

3-4

20

15

5

5-6

20

15

5

7-9

20

15

5

 

Students participating in the K-2 Challenge do not need to read independently and may experience the book by having it read to them, whereas the Years 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9 Challenge requires students to be independent readers. To successfully complete the Challenge the student must have an online reading record entered and validated by 19th August 2016. State school students can access their own record using their DET username and password.

 

Students in Year 3-6 are expected to enter their own details into the online reading record using their school username and password.  Students in Years K-2 are also welcome to do this if they feel confident in doing so.

 

Mr Butterfield

Teacher Librarian