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Premier's Reading Challenge 2017

We are delighted to invite all Morningside State School students to join in the 2017 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 165,000 students from 900 schools took part in the challenge reading a total of 2.24 million books, an impressive rise from 1.95 million in 2015.


The reading period for the 2017 Premier's Reading Challenge commences on Monday 15 May and closes Friday 25 August.


This year the Premier has challenged all state and non-state school students from Prep to Year 2 to read or experience 20 books, Years 3 and 4 to read 20 books and Years 5 to 9 to read 15 books. Experiencing books can include shared reading, listening to stories, or reading picture books. The aim for the 2017 challenge is engage more students than ever before.


All students have been enrolled in this year's challenge.  Recording forms can be collected from your child's teacher or downloaded from this page.


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 6 – 17 November 2017.


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.   


Corporate Partnerships

As a proud principal partner of the 2017 Premier’s Reading Challenge, TUH Health Fund thought it would be a great idea for teaching staff to hear first hand just how much they inspire a love of reading in our children.

Students (or parents of very young students) can tell us in 50 words or less how their teacher or librarian helps inspire a love of reading. 

For more information on prizes and how to enter visit: