The Premier's Reading Challenge is a literacy engagement program that was introduced by the Premier in 2004 to:
The Challenge requires students to read 12 books between the beginning of the school year and early September.
More than 124,200 students from over 96% of South Australian schools as well as home education students complete the Challenge. Many students read far more than 12 books.
55 schools with outstanding achievement will be invited to the Premier’s Reception in November each year and will receive books and a certificate for their school from the Premier. Schools that continue their outstanding achievement in future years will be sent a certificate signed by the Premier.
Students can read a combination of books from the Challenge booklists and books of their own choosing and they can choose to read books in languages other than English. The book lists are available on the Premier’s Reading Challenge website.
For further information teachers, parents and students can access the details on line via www.premiersreadingchallenge.sa.edu.au