Discover the World of Reading
Our school has had a longstanding commitment to the Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC). As in previous years at IHM, we integrate the PRC into the class literature and literacy focus. The class teachers manage students’ participation and reading activity. We encourage families to continue their support and involvement through the school and our magnificent community libraries. Additional Student Reading Records can be accessed via IHM or the PRC website.
Key Information about the Premier’s Reading Challenge
What is the Challenge?
It is an annual Reading Challenge open to all students in South Australia. The Challenge is currently in its 18th year. Its primary focus is to promote reading for enjoyment as well as develop general literacy skills through the world of books. At IHM, we strongly promote and support participation in the Challenge at all year levels.
How does it operate?
Students are required to read 12 books. Eight of these books need to be from their appropriate year level book list (issued by the Challenge) and the remaining (4) can be of their own choosing (and should be of a similar standard to those on the list). There are three categories for book selections. These are dependent upon the year level of the student: R-2, 3-5, 6-9. The Challenge list books are available in our school library, Chevalier Centre, and colour coded to match each category (by a sticker on the spine of the book).
Students will each be receiving a Student Reading Record 2021. These will need to be completed by the students and signed by an adult (class teacher).
When does the Challenge end?
Specific reading for the Challenge ends on 3rd September.
Are the students acknowledged for their participation and completion of the challenge?
Students are rewarded for every year of participation. For students in the primary years of school the awards are:
- Certificate - first year
- Bronze medal - second year
- Silver medal - third year
- Gold medal - fourth year
- Champion medal - fifth year
- Legend medal - sixth year
- Hall of Fame medal - seventh year
Who can I ask for help should I need it?
If you have any questions about the Reading Challenge please ask your child’s teacher or myself, Mary Sapio. Public libraries also actively support the Challenge. Additional information for both adults and students can be located on the Premier’s Reading Challenge website:
Enjoy the Challenge!
LITERACY SUPPORT COORDINATOR