I am delighted to invite all Wynnum SHS students to bepart of the 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge.
Reading plays an important part in students’ lives duringtheir 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 millionbooks.
The reading period for the 2019 Premier's ReadingChallenge commences on Monday 13 May and closes Friday 23 August.
This year we are challenging our high school students to read the following number of books:•Years 7 to 9 should read at least 15 books•Years 10 to 12 should read at least 7 books.
The requirement for Year 7 through to Year 9 students to read 15 books acknowledges that older students are likely to select longer,more complex books that may take them longer to read.
The aim for the 2019 challenge is to engage more students reading more books than ever before. The following literature forms can be counted towards the challenge:
•printed books•e-books, virtual books and digital publications•graphic novels and comic books•audio and braille books•newspapers, magazines and recipe books•books in additional languages (other than English).
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.
Mrs RedsellTeacher Librarian