View the key dates for the 2012 Premier's Reading Challenge.
One staff member from each school should be nominated as the Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) school coordinator. It is the PRC school coordinator's responsibility to register your school on behalf of the students and staff.
The PRC school coordinator should organise for their school principal to send a letter to parents and guardians to encourage participation in the challenge. A template letter is provided at downloads.
The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) school coordinator is the point of contact between the school and the Department of Education, Training and Employment.
It is the PRC school coordinator's responsibility to register your school and its students for the Premier's Reading Challenge.
The school coordinator is responsible for entering the names and details of the participating students into the Premier's Reading Challenge database. Alternatively, the PRC school coordinator may ask class teachers to enter their students' details into the school's record in the challenge database. Please refer to the Registration Kit for Schools 834k for more detailed information about this process.
The PRC school coordinator is asked to distribute the Reading Record Form for Schools Participants 235k to class teachers for them to hand out to students.
At the conclusion of the challenge the PRC school coordinator should collect the Reading Record Forms from the students and close off and finalise the school's participation via the online database by Friday 21 September 2012.
Please promote the challenge website to teachers, students and parents as they may find the information on the website useful.
Please be sure to read the challenge guidelines before registering your school to participate in the Premier's Reading Challenge.
Each student who participates in the Premier's Reading Challenge is required to complete a Reading Record Form for Schools Participants 235k. Please distribute this form to students at the beginning of the Challenge.
We ask that teachers collect and return finalised Reading Record Forms to the Premier's Reading Challenge school coordinator at the end of the challenge as proof that students successfully completed the challenge. These forms should be retained by schools so that information can be verified if required.
If books are read in class for the Premier's Reading Challenge, we ask that the class teacher signs the Reading Record Forms of the students for those books.
All students should select from a range of fiction and non-fiction books suited to their ability.
The DETE Library Services has developed a guiding booklist that can be used to assist students in selecting books to read for the challenge.
Once the reading period has finished, the Premier's Reading Challenge school coordinator will need to finalise and close off your school's participation.
Finalising and closing a school's participation is a two-step process.
Step 1. Check all information in the database is valid and correct, including the spelling of students names.
Step 2. Finalise participation and close school record.
For further information and detailed instructions, please see the Registration Kit for Schools 834k.
Certificates will be posted to schools in late October 2012. Principals and teachers should plan to present the PRC certificate to their students at special event in the period of Monday 12 November - Friday 23 November 2012. Local members of parliament or other dignitaries may be invited to participate in this event.
This page was last reviewed on 02 May 2012 at 08:59AM