The 2013 Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open!
Yarram Secondary College would like to invite you and your children to participate in the ninth annual Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge.
Since 2005, the Challenge has promoted the importance of reading among students in Victorian schools and encouraged families and parents to be more involved with supporting children’s reading in and beyond school. The challenge is open to any student from Year 7 – 10.
Those parents with children who have participated in previous Challenges will know that, apart from the intrinsic rewards reading provides, there are certificates of achievement for those learners who reach their reading targets. Last year over 118,000 students received certificates.
This year the Challenge book lists have been expanded. Search these with your children to find much-loved treasures as well as new releases. There are thousands of books from which to choose, with fiction, non-fiction, plays, poetry, short stories and graphic novels all on offer. The Challenge is not just about reading in English. In fact, the Challenge is open to reading in any language.
Students wanting to participate will need to fill out a consent form and return it to Mrs. Gregory in the library so they can be registered and given their log on details. Students must then read 15 books, at least 10 from the Premiers Reading Challenge Booklist, but are also able to include up to 5 books of their own choice. We have a large range of Challenge books available in the library.
All students who registers for the Challenge and log at least 1 book will receive a Frequent Flyer.
The student from each year level who reads the most books will be awarded with a $30 book voucher .