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Premier's Reading Challenge

Premier's Reading Challenge

Reading is a popular pastime at Beverly Hills North.  The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC), which is in its 15th year, is designed to encourage students to read widely for leisure and pleasure. The Premier's Reading Challenge is almost a year-long commitment, hence the name Challenge. Last year 564 students at BHN were able to do just that.

Each year the students are to read/experience a set number of books. For students in Kinder, Year 1 and Year 2, the PRC is done within their weekly library lessons. Students are read 30 books during the year that have been chosen from the PRC book lists. Information is entered online prior to the deadline and each student receives a certificate.
 
Students in Years 3 and 4 choose and read 20 books from the Years 3/4 PRC book lists. They fill in a form with three pieces of information about each book – the PRC number, the title and the author. For years 3/4 it is voluntary but last year almost all students completed it. There is a PRC rule that they can’t choose too many from the same series. It is not much of a challenge to read 20 ‘Too Cool’ books. Information is entered online prior to the deadline and each student who completes the challenge receives a certificate.
 
Students in Years 5 and 6 choose and read 20 books from the Years 5/6 PRC book lists. They also fill in a form with three pieces of information about each book – the PRC number, the title and the author. For years 5/6 it is voluntary, and not all students completed it last year. As for years 3 and 4, there is a PRC rule that they can’t choose too many from the same series. Information is entered online prior to the deadline and each student who completes the challenge receives a certificate.
 
We are very lucky at Beverly Hills North as we have a huge variety of books to choose from. There are very modern books as well as classics. Titles are updated regularly and the popular titles are often bought in bulk, e.g. Roald Dahl titles.
 
Here’s hoping we will have an even more successful year this year with the Premier’s Reading Challenge.
 
Mrs Taylor
Beverly Hills North Public School
1-3 Shorter Ave
Beverly Hills 2209
Phone: (02) 9759 3849
Fax: (02) 9740 4372
Email: beverlyhn-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au