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Frequently asked questions

1. Is there an award for students who participate in the challenge?

All students who complete the Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) will receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier. These have been sent out by the department in Term 4 ready for the Celebration Weeks in November.

A Certificate of Participation template is now available for download for students who participated but did not complete the challenge.

2. Can students read any book they like during the challenge?

Yes. Students should select from a range of fiction and non-fiction books suited to their ability. You may like to consult the booklist developed by Library Services or your local librarian may be able to help select books.

Consideration should be given to English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) learners and Indigenous students who may choose to read books in their first language. EAL/D learners who are learning to read for the first time should have the opportunity to engage with texts that are appropriate to their level of English.

Students with special needs or those who do not speak or read Standard Australian English at home can engage with books using any or all of the methods listed below:

3. How do I encourage my child to read?

Parents, guardians, teachers, aides, siblings, student buddies and classmates play an important role in encouraging students to develop a love of reading. Here are some ideas to help:

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This page was last reviewed on 06 Nov 2017

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