Dear parents and guardians
I am delighted to invite all Shailer Park State High School students to join in the 2019 Premier's Reading Challenge.
Reading plays an important part in students' lives during their school years and beyond.
It allows children to actively engage their imagination and opens up a world of educational opportunities.
Last year, an outstanding 181,000 students from 1012 schools took part in the challenge reading a total of 2.46 million books.
The reading period for the 2019 Premier's Reading Challenge commences on Monday 13 May and closes Friday 23 August.
This year the Premier has invited all state and non-state school students to take the challenge:
- Prep to Year 2 should read or experience at least 20 books,
- Years 3 and 4 should read at least 20 books, and
- Years 5 to 9 should read at least 15 books.
Experiencing books can include shared reading, listening to stories, or reading picture books. The aim for the 2019 challenge is to engage more students reading more books than ever before.
Students wishing to take part in this year's challenge can register by talking to their class teacher or to Bridget Williams, our school's Premier's Reading Challenge coordinator.
Every student who completes the challenge will receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier. Students who participate but don't complete the challenge receive a Certificate of Participation from the school. It will be my great pleasure to present these certificates during the Premier's Reading Challenge celebration weeks to be held 4 – 15 November 2019.
For more information about the Premier's Reading Challenge, please visit:
You can play a big part in your children's future by encouraging them to be part of this positive initiative.
I look forward to seeing as many of our students as possible embrace the 2019 Premier's Reading Challenge.