Premier’s Reading Challenge Results

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is an annual state-wide initiative for Queensland state and non- state schools and home-educated students from Prep to Year 9, as well as children (aged up to five years) enrolled in an early childhood centre.

The Premier’s Reading Challenge aims to improve literacy and encourage children to read for pleasure and learning. During the period from May to August this year, 926 schools and 357 centres took part in the 2021 Challenge, combining more than 168,000 Queensland children and students who read over 2.39 million books. What an outstanding achievement.

We have been blessed, yet again, by a grant from Moreton Bay Regional Council. This has enabled us to offer a variety of incentive throughout the Challenge, such as Reading Star ribbons and Champion Reader medals.

We would also like to offer a special word of thanks to Narelle from OSHC for making such beautiful and colourful balloon displays for us throughout the year, including for our Premier’s Reading Challenge presentation.

During parade last week, many of our students were presented with their Premier’s Reading Challenge Certificates of Achievement. Congratulations to those who participated and received various incentive prizes during the Challenge and, more recently, their certificates.

The winner of $100 for the class with 100% of the students completing the Challenge was Year 6C.  Congratulations!  It was very humbling to see that they used their prize money to purchase non-perishable goods for our Term 4 STORMForce initiative the ADRA Food Pantry.

The rest of our top five classes with students completing the Challenge all came from the Infant school.

Prep B – 55%; Prep C – 50%; 1C – 44%; 2C – 42%.

What a fantastic effort!

Our Champion Reader medals were presented to students who borrowed the most books

from Northpine Library throughout the year, and also completed at least one PRC School Reader Record form. They are as follows:

Belle (PrepC),   Julian (1C), Ripley (2C), Heidi (3B), Yun-Ah (4C), Runako (5C), Mahlon (6B), Audrey (7A),  Chrystelle (8B)  and Elena (9B)

Congratulations and well done to our Champion Readers for 2021.

We also distributed Reading Star ribbons to many of our students who read outstanding amounts during the Premier’s Reading Challenge, and/or borrowed lots of books from the Library throughout the year.

Let’s see if we can have bigger and better participation in 2022 with all students achieving their reading goals.

Thank you to the teachers and parents who really encourage the students to develop a love of reading.

Reading stimulates a child’s imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps develop a broader vocabulary, increases general knowledge and gives the student a better understanding of other cultures. These skills will assist them with educational and employment opportunities. Remember…Today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders.

Prep  – Premier’s Reading Challenge

Year 1  – Premier’s Reading Challenge

Year 2  – Premier’s Reading Challenge

Year 3 – Premier’s Reading Challenge

Year 4  – Premier’s Reading Challenge

Year 5  – Premier’s Reading Challenge

Year 6  and Mrs Mennie – Premier’s Reading Challenge

Thank you Narelle – OSHClub

Donated items for STORMForce and the ADRA Food Pantry