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Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge 2021

The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open and Melton West Primary School is excited to be participating!

The Challenge is open to all Victorian children from birth to Year 10 in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by 17th September 2021.

Children from Prep to Year 2 are encouraged to read or ‘experience’ 30 books with their parents and teachers. 20 of these (or more) from the challenge book lists.

Children from Year 3 to Year 6 are challenged to read 15 books. 10 of these (or more) from the challenge book lists.

During the challenge, teachers will incorporate texts from the booklists into the teaching program and students will also be encouraged to read these during daily independent reading.

We REALLY value your support in taking up the challenge at home. 

It is a great way to connect and share the enjoyment of some wonderful, high quality books. We encourage students to incorporate these books as part of their nightly reading – whether the books are read independently or the reading shared together with an adult, sibling or friend.

All children who meet the Challenge will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the Victorian Premier and former Premiers.

To read the Premier’s letter to parents, view the booklists and for more information about the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge, visit: 

Further details regarding logging in online, as well as your child/children’s log in details to the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge (PRC) will be sent out in the coming weeks.

Sarah Mills