Great news! The 2017 Premier's reading challenge has begun. I am delighted to invite all Kalkie students to join and have registered all our classes in readiness. We have until the end of August to complete the challenge - more than 2 months! 2017 is the fourth year that Kalkie has been participating as a whole school and every year the number of participants increases at our school.
Reading plays an important part in students’ lives during their school years and beyond.It allows children to actively engage their imagination and opens up a world of educational opportunities.
Last year, an outstanding 165,000 students from 900 schools took part in the challenge reading a total of 2.24 million books, an impressive rise from 1.95 million in 2015.
This year the Premier has challenged all state and non-state school students from Prep to Year 2 to read or experience 20 books, Years 3 and 4 to read 20 books and Years 5 to 9 to read 15 books. Experiencing books can include shared reading, listening to stories, or reading picture books. The aim for the 2017 challenge is engage more students than ever before.
Every student who completes the challenge will receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier. Students who participate but don’t complete the challenge receive a Certificate of Participation from the school.
You can play a big part in your children’s future by encouraging them to be part of this positive initiative. I look forward to seeing as many of our students as possible embrace the 2017 Premier’s Reading Challenge.
Each student has now received a PRC reading record log. Spares are available in the library or can be downloaded from the PDF below. Children are welcome to continue reading and record their titles on additional reading record logs for additional library incentive prizes.