2019 Premier's Reception

The impressive reading achievements of school students from across the state were celebrated in style  on December 4 at the 2018 NSW Premier's Reading Challenge acknowledgment ceremony.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian reads a book with Bankstown High Yr 9 student Marwa Sultani, Holroyd School student Kuhan Kutupatan and Lucas Heights Community School Yr 9 student Emma Waldron at Holroyd School at Merrylands. Picture: AAP IMAGE / Troy Snook

Medals were awarded to the winners of this year's challenge by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Tuesday at Holroyd School, which caters for students with intellectual and/or physical disabilities.
Ms Berejiklian congratulated the Merrylands-based school's students at the ceremony for achieving a 100 per cent participation rate in this year's challenge.

"Well over 8 million books were devoured this year with many hundreds of those enjoyed at this school alone," she said.

"Holroyd students are receiving 15 medals today, reflecting their having completed the challenge in every year from years 3 to 9, which is a fantastic achievement."

The NSW Premier's Reading Challenge was launched in 2001 to encourage young people to read more often and more widely.

Since then it has grown in leaps and bounds to include more than 302,000 students from more than 2500 schools reading for leisure and pleasure.

This year's challenge was proudly supported by major partner Modern Teaching Aids, supporting partner Dymocks Children's Charities and media partner NewsLocal.

Royal reception 2013

The PRC reception and awards ceremony was held at Five Dock Public School on Friday 25 October to celebrate the success of all students who completed the 2013 Challenge. Students from the school and nearby Fort Street High School accepted Gold and Platinum awards and medals on behalf of all recipients in NSW.



The event was attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Her Excellency Marianne Jelved, Danish Minister for Culture. The then Premier of New South Wales addressed the assembly and presented awards to the students.

More than 40 schools across the state attended the awards ceremony via video conference, taking the opportunity to congratulate their PRC award recipients.
 All students involved in the reception were outstanding ambassadors for their school communities.