2019 Premier's Reading Challenge

PRC Student Site

Welcome to the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge 
The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.

Student Reading Records need to be completed by AUGUST 30! Please record all books online before this date, and try not to leave it to the last minute to avoid delays due to heavy website traffic. 

The new PRC student site is now LIVE!
Click on the image above to visit the student site, or enter the following URL in your browser: https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/studentExperience.html#/ 
You can also download this handy map to see which levels you can progress through as you complete the challenge - have fun as you catch the reading bug!

2019 Key Dates:
March 4: Challenge opens. Students will be able to log books on their Student Reading Record, and coordinators will be able to create accounts for new students. 
August 30: Closing date for student entries.
September 13: Final date for validation of Student Reading Records by coordinators.

The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9, in government, independent, Catholic and home schools. If you need help using the website and the answer cannot be found on the 
PRC Support site, please contact us at prc@det.nsw.edu.au 

2019 Author And Illustrator Showcase
We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Author and Illustrator Showcase, a collection of interviews with some of the best Australian and overseas authors who were part of the 2019 Sydney Writers' Festival program. You can check them out on the Arts Unit Digital Engagement site, along with past year's interviews!

Drawing with Aura!
Author and illustrator Aura Parker invited us into her studio recently. Come and check it out, and join us in a guided illustration workshop, where you can create your very own Read Back Spider from the 2019 PRC poster!
Guided illustration workshop with Aura Parker

Thank you to everyone who shared your artwork with us. The following schools will be receiving prizes in the mail for their participation.
Signed framed artwork: Caddies Creek Public School, Tea Gardens Public School, Wiley Park Public School, and Windsor High School
Signed book packs: Bellbird Public School, Bexley Public School, Eschol Park Public School and Greystanes Public School. 

Updates and Messages

New Books added for Term 3!

We've added some great new titles to all our PRC reading lists! Click on the image below to access the NEW TITLES that have been added to the reading lists. This was updated on July 22nd, with over 200 new books added - making a total of over 1100 new books so far in 2019! Don't forget, if you have suggestions for books we should consider for the booklists, send them through to us at prc@det.nsw.edu.au

New PRC 2019 Booklist

Post-Challenge validation application

School principals can request the validation of one or more Student Reading Records after a Challenge has closed. More details

Partners in the Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier's Reading Challenge is a NSW Government initiative with:

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