All St Thomas’ students have been invited to take part in the Premier’s Book Challenge once
again this year. The challenge is not a competition but aims to improve literacy and
encourage children to read widely for pleasure and learning from a range of fiction and
non-fiction books, suited to their reading ability. For a student to successfully complete the
challenge they must read or experience the allocated number of books for their year level
during the reading period – 9 May to 26 August.
Each student has received a Reader Record Form and all they have to do is record the book
title each time they finish a book. Extra copies of the Record Form are available for our avid
readers from the Library. Students who complete the challenge have their efforts
recognised when they receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier of
The following activities can be counted towards the challenge:
The following literature forms can be counted towards the challenge:
Students may wish to select books to read from the Premier’s Reading Challenge Booklist
We all know the wonders and great mysteries that can be encountered through the world
of books and we hope that all our students will participate in this fun initiative to promote
reading at home and at school.
We look forward to receiving your completed reader record forms in the Library and to see
the great number of books that our students are reading!!