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Premier's Reading Challenge

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Premier's Reading Challenge

Changes have been made to the PRC rules for 2020 in light of COVID19 so students are not disadvantaged.

The main changes to the Challenge rules are as follows:

·         Students on all Challenge levels are able to read 10 choice books - an increase from five.

Please see the support article about adding these additional choice books to a student reading record:

·         Students on all Challenge levels will be able to include books on their reading records that they read collaboratively as a class, in person or online with their teacher or at home with their parents/carers.

·         Students who complete the Challenge in 2020 will be able to count this towards cumulative awards.

·         Students who do not participate in the Challenge in 2020 will not be disadvantaged in the receipt of cumulative awards.

·         The Challenge will include Year 10 students in 2021 to allow all students the opportunity to meet the gold and platinum certificate and Challenge medal requirements.

·         The final date for entry of Student Reading Records by students is still Friday August 28 2020.

More detailed information about these changes is available at the following link:

Remember reading eBooks (either from the School Library collection or a Public Library collection) still counts towards your total of 20 books.


Each year Moorebank High School encourages students to participate in the Premier's Reading Challenge. The former Premier, the Hon. Bob Carr, instituted the Challenge to encourage a love of Reading. The current Premier awards a signed certificate to all students who complete the Challenge! (Students can also earn School merit certificates as they complete the challenge.)

What is the Challenge?

The Challenge is for students from years 7-9 to to read 20 books between March 2 and August 28 this year. 

The Reading list can be viewed here :

There is also a new website that students can access to help them choose books to read and add books to their Reading Record here:

What do parents/caregivers need to do?

Students must fill out a Reading record (available from Mrs Tierney) as they finish each book. Each entry must be signed by a parent/caregiver or teacher who knows the book has been read. The completed Reading Record must then be signed by a teacher (Mrs Tierney) who will assist the students to complete their online reading record by August 28. Certificates will be awarded in November.

It is a condition of entry that all students entering and successfully completing the Premier's Reading Challenge will receive an official PRC certificate and their names will appear on the PRC Honour Roll. 

If you have any further questions about the Premier's Reading Challenge please contact Mrs Tierney in the School Library on 9601 3999.

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