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Premier’s Reading Challenge 2017
Kenmore South State School students will once again join in the 2017 Premier’s Reading Challenge. The Premier's Reading Challenge is not a competition but aims to boost children’s literacy skills by encouraging students to read widely for pleasure and learning, to develop their imagination, and to cultivate a passion for literature.
The reading period for the 2017 Premier's Reading Challenge commenced on Monday 15 May and closes Friday 25 August.
This year the Premier has challenged all state and non-state school students from Prep to Year 2 to read or experience 20 books, Years 3 and 4 to read 20 books and Years 5 to 9 to read 15 books. Experiencing books can include shared reading, listening to stories, or reading picture books. The requirement for Year 5 through to Year 9 students to read 15 books rather than 20 books acknowledges that older students are likely to select longer, more complex books that may take them longer to read.
Students are encouraged to select a range of fiction and non-fiction books suited to their reading ability. While there is no compulsory reading list for the challenge, booklists are available to help students, teachers, parents and guardians select appropriate reading material.
All students have been registered to participate in this year’s challenge and would have received an A4 card on which to fill in the titles of their books.
Every student who completes the challenge will receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier and all students receive a Certificate of Participation. These certificates will be presented during the Premier’s Reading Challenge celebration weeks to be held 6 – 17 November 2017.
For more information about the Premier’s Reading Challenge, please visit:
You can play a big part in your children’s future by encouraging them to be part of this positive initiative.  
Pia Adriaansz
Head of Curriculum