Premier's Book Challenge

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.

  • Prep – Year 2 - Read or experience 20 books
  • Years 3 – 4 - 20 books
  • Years 5 – 6 - 15 books

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 Queensland.


The following activities can be counted towards the challenge:

  • reading independently
  • shared reading
  • being read to (Prep – Year 2)


The following literature forms can be counted towards the challenge:

  • printed books
  • e-books, virtual books and digital publications
  • graphic novels and comic books
  • audio and braille books
  • newspapers, magazines and recipe books
  • books in languages other than English


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!!