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The Premier's Reading Challenge


The 2017 Premier's Reading Challenge is open!

Dear Parents and Carers,

Your child has been invited to take part in this year's NSW Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC). This is a program that encourages students to read quality fiction and non fiction books from a selected list nominated by the premier's office.


What does the challenge involve?

To become involved in the challenge, Kindergarten students need to experience 30 books, 25 of these books need to come from the K-2 PRC booklists.  5 books can be their own free choice.  Children can read the books on their own or be read to by parents/carers. 

For years 3-6 students need to read 20 books, 15 of these books must be on the PRC booklists and 5 books can be their own free choice.

PRC books can be found in our school library and in local council libraries. Students and parents are welcome to drop in before and after school to borrow. Due to popular demand, we usually limit PRC borrowing to 3 books per child. For the PRC booklists, please visit:

In addition, all books can either be read in paper format, or electronically on eReaders, Kindles, iPads, or in audio format on CDs, DVDs, iPhones, Smartphones or iPod Touch.

All books need to be read and recorded online by 25th August 2017 (by 11:59 pm).  Students will receive a special PRC bookmark when they are half way through the Challenge and a certificate from the PRC team on completion.

PRC Certificates will be awarded in Term 4.

All the information is contained on the PRC website including the booklist for each level of the challenge:


How to register and record books online:

Students can begin their reading now and log on from 6th March.  To log on:

1 Go to the PRC website or Google Premier's Reading Challenge NSW 2017.

2 Select the "log on" button from the menu on the left of the PRC website

3 Enter the student's DEC user name and password. Your child's class teacher will provide your child with the DEC user name and password shortly (this is the same as the one used by students to access the internet at school). 

4 Enter the PRC ID code (found on the PRC reading lists or by using the PRC label that can be found on the inside back cover of our school library books) for each book the student has read.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and look out for more information about he PRC in our weekly Dem Newsletter.


Happy reading!

Mrs. A. Bennett (                                                                                           

Teacher Librarian and
Premier's Reading Challenge Coordinator (for the Dem)