We presented over sixty Premier’s reading Challenge certificates and medals to our Primary students at a special assembly held on Friday November 13 in the Performing Arts Centre. The Premier’s Reading Challenge is a literacy engagement program that was introduced by the Premier in 2004 to:
- Encourage students to read more books
- Encourage students to enjoy reading
- Improve literacy levels.
The Challenge requires students to read 12 books between the beginning of the school year and early September and our librarian Pat Hasting and primary teachers engage and encourage the students with whole-class novels, special displays, readings, and personalised recommendations.
Students were brought to the stage one class at a time, starting with the Point Pearce Campus and finishing with the Year 5/6 students. Award winners were given their certificates and medallions by Community Librarian Leanne Breward. Congratulations to all the students who completed the challenge and for the teaching staff and parents who supported them along the way.