2024 Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier's Reading Challenge is an annual statewide initiative for state and non-state schools and home-educated students up to Year 9, and children enrolled in an early childhood centre or program.

The challenge is not a competition but aims to improve literacy and encourage children to read widely for pleasure and learning. Children and students can participate in the challenge within their school, early childhood centre or as individual readers (home-educated students or students whose schools are not participating in the program).

For Prep — Year 9 students to successfully complete the challenge they must read or experience an allocated number of books based upon their year level during the reading period.

Early childhood centres can participate in an abridged version of the challenge by tallying the total number of book experiences or literary activities over a one week period.

Children and students who complete the challenge will have their efforts recognised through the receipt of a Certificate of Achievement.

For further information visit the Premier's Reading Challenge website.

Key dates

22 April 2024 PRC launch date
7 May 2024 Reading period commences for Prep to Year 9 students
12 - 23 August 2024 Early childhood participation period
17 - 23 August 2024 CBCA Children's Book Week
23 August 2024 Reading period finishes for Prep to Year 9 students. Student reader record forms submitted to schools
6 September 2024 All reading data must be finalised in the database and Certificate of Participation available for download
Early October 2024 Certificates of Achievement issued
October 2024 Premier's Reading Challenge celebration weeks
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