Partners in the Premier's Reading Challenge

Dymocks Children's Charities

Dymocks Children's Charities is an Australia-wide, not-for-profit organisation which tackles Australia's low and declining literacy rates. Dymocks Children's Charities provides high quality books with a focus on children of pre-primary and primary school ages in priority locations. Their purpose is to change kids' lives - one book at a time.

Ensuring all children reach an appropriate level of literacy remains one of Australia's major challenges. Dymocks Children's Charities has developed a unique literacy support program that encourages primary students to cultivate a love for books and read every day 'just because they want to'. Quite simply, it's about getting great books into kids' hands!

While their aims are relatively simple, the results can be profound, transforming a child's self-esteem and their entire relationship with learning. Dymocks Children's Charities knows that if a child reads for pleasure every day they will improve their literacy and become lifelong learners.

In 2003 Dymocks Children's Charities became the Principal Partner for the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge. Dymocks Children's Charities has remained the most significant supporter of the Premier's Reading Challenge to date.

If you would like to learn more visit the Dymocks Children's Charities website.

Book Bonus is an exciting initiative developed by Dymocks Children's Charities for students participating in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge in 2018. Find out how you can get bonus books for you and your school! For more information visit www.bookbonus.org.au

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Stuff happens: Tom

"Stuff happens sometimes. For Tom Connors, it happened during a tennis match. Tom is a very good tennis player but he struggles to control his nerves in a match, particularly on his serve. His left arm seems to have a mind of its own. When he held match point against Zac in the club championship, only to serve a double fault and lose the match, Connor thinks about this loss all the time. His serve and game have got progressively worse ever since."

Flynn, Pat