Premier’s Reading Challenge 2024

Congratulations and thank you to all those students who have completed and returned their Premier’s Reading Challenge forms for 2024.
If your child has not yet finished the challenge these school holidays are a great opportunity to support your child to complete it.
The Challenge finishes on the 6th of September (term 3, week 7)


Did you know? Each year around 130, 000 students from over 95% of South Australian schools complete the Challenge.

How to complete the Challenge:

To complete the Premier’s Reading Challenge students need to read 12 books between week 1, term 1 and week 7 term 3.

  1. Every student will need a Student Reading Record. This is available from the  library or can be downloaded here.
  2. Read 12 books. Eligible books include e-books, audio books, class/shared reading, prescribed books for school, non-fiction books, or books in another language.
  3. Reception to Year 6: Students must read 8 books from the Premier’s Reading Challenge booklist and 4 personal choice books.
  4. Complete the Student Reading Record with the title and author for each book. A parent, caregiver, teacher or librarian must sign off on each book to verify it has been read.
  5. Hand in  the completed Student Reading Record to Emily or Krysten in the school library by week 7 term 3, 6th September 2024.
  6. Receive an award before the end of the school year.

How to Find books to read:

There are over 8,500 titles on the Premier’s Reading Challenge booklist to help you find 12 books that you will enjoy reading.

You can search for titles according to year level (R-2, 3-5, 6) or you can browse the list.

As a general guide our school books are marked on the spine with coloured sticker dots or a colour coded Premier’s Reading Challenge sticker.

  • Reception– 2 – red/orange sticker
  • Year 3 – 5– green sticker
  • Year 6 – yellow sticker

Literacy level:

Students should read to their level of literacy proficiency in order to complete the Premier’s Reading Challenge. This may mean reading books from a different year level group as deemed appropriate by the student’s parents, carers and teachers.

Students with disabilities:

Students with disabilities can read books that are at an appropriate literacy level and/or use texts that have been adapted to meet their individual learning and literacy needs. This includes Braille texts, talking books, e-books, and books on tape, DVD or CD.


Students may choose to read books in other languages. This is a great option for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and students learning English as a second language.

Reading just 10 minutes each day makes a difference:

Research confirms reading to children just 10 minutes each day strengthens literacy, models positive reading behaviour, and builds children’s self-esteem about reading.

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Good luck with the Challenge and Happy Reading.