Premier's Reading Challenge

​The students of St James are invited to participate in the 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge. Your child will bring home a ‘Reading Record’ sheet. Please record the books that your child/children have read or listened to and return the completed form to the classroom teacher or myself by August 23, 2019.

 
Reading plays an important part in students’ lives during their school years and beyond.
It allows children to actively engage their imagination and opens up a world of educational opportunities. You can play a big part in your children’s future by encouraging them to be part of this positive initiative.

 
The reading period for the 2019 Premier's Reading Challenge has commenced and closes Friday 23 August.  This year the Premier has invited all state and non-state school students to take the challenge:
  • Prep to Year 2 should read or experience at least 20 books,
  • Years 3 and 4 should read at least 20 books, and
  • Years 5 to 9 should read at least 15 books.

 
Experiencing books can include shared reading, listening to stories, or reading picture books.  The aim for the 2019 challenge is to engage more students reading more books than ever before.  Every student who completes the challenge will receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier. For more information about the Premier’s Reading Challenge, please visit: http://education.qld.gov.au/schools/readingchallenge/

 
I look forward to seeing as many of our students as possible embrace the 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge.

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