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Premier's Reading Challenge

The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.


The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW students in Kindergarten Year 9, in government, independent, Catholic and home schools.

Our school participates in the Premier's Reading Challenge every year with great success. All students in years K-2 complete the challenge in collaboration with their classroom teacher and the school librarian, who organise the submission of their online reading records for them. Students in years 3-6 are strongly encouraged to continue to complete the challenge and work towards their gold and platinum certificates or medal, however they are responsible for the submission of their own online reading records. 


This year the Premier's Reading Challenge runs from the Monday 6 March, with online records due for students by Friday 25 August. 

Books read from the 1st of September 2016 can count towards the 2017 challenge! So start keeping a record NOW.


If your child completes the Challenge they will receive an official Premier's Reading Challenge certificate which will be posted to the school. 

Two conditions of entering the Challenge are that students may receive a certificate and their name may appear on the Gold (after 4 years of completing the challenge) or Platinum Honour Roll (after 7 years of completing the challenge). Certificates have the student's name and school printed on them, however these are printed by the school and these details are not sent elsewhere. The Honour Roll lists student names in the PRC website only. Names are listed in alphabetical order (not by school) and no other identifying features are included. 

How to complete the challenge

Students must complete a set amount of reading to meet the Challenge as set out in the table:

If your child is interested in participating in the challenge, please see the Premier's Reading Challenge website for more details.

The website will give you all the information you need to know such as the rules for the Challenge, the booklists and online help for students. Once your child starts entering their books online they are automatically registered for the Challenge.

Your child will need to login using their DEC username and password. (this is the username and password they use to access their portal, and the computers and internet at school). 

Pinterest Page

Niagara Park Public School Library also has a Pinterest page that has boards for each of the Premier's Reading Challenge lists. Here, students can see visual displays of some of the books on the list that we have available in the library. Follow us on Pinterest.