The Premiers Reading Challenge occurs during Term 1-3 and encourages children in grades Kindergarten to Year 6 to read a certain number of books from a specific booklist and from their own personal choosing. Booklists are available from https://products.schools.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html.
It is a condition of entry that all students entering and successfully completing the Premier's Reading Challenge will receive an official PRC certificate and their names will appear on the PRC Honour Roll. To successfully complete the Challenge the student must have an online reading record entered and validated by a teacher.
The Premier's Reading Challenge is a significant program that challenges all students to increase their reading outside the classroom and to take up reading as a habit in their personal time. Once a child has developed that habit they don't lose it. When children start to read on their own, we see a marked improvement in literacy and numeracy.