Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge

The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge encourages students to read, and it promotes a love of reading as a way to develop important literacy skills.

More than 2.2 million children have turned the pages of nearly 42 million books since the Challenge first launched in 2005. It supports the state's ambition to have more students excelling in reading. The target to 2020 for Year 5, and 2025 for Year 9, is to have 25 per cent more students reaching the highest levels of achievement in reading.

Christian College Geelong has been involved with the Challenge for at least 10 years. Year 5 and 6 students are now registered. They will be encouraged by their teachers and librarians to read and meet the Challenge. We now would like to extend this to Year 7, 8 and 9 students.

Students are challenged to read 15 books and their efforts are recorded online. Those that meet their reading targets receive a certificate signed by the Victorian Premier and former Premiers.

To participate, students need to ask their parents to sign the consent form attached and then return it to their Homeroom Teacher. For more information about the Challenge, please follow the link to


Mrs Jaki Groves

Year 6 Homeroom Teacher


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