Summer Reading Challenge 2016-201708.11.16
The Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge has had another successful year with over 200 students reading 2,000 books over the school holidays. The competition closed on 6 February and four winners have been drawn at random, winning an iPad Mini. Congratulations to:
Marie Clayton, Cathedral Catholic Primary School, Bathurst
Matthew Chen, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Dubbo
Timmy Woo, St Laurence’s Catholic Primary School, Dubbo
Millie Jones, St Mary’s Catholic School Wellington
Congratulations to all students who participated by reading at least 10 books over the summer holidays. Many of our students exceeded the target and read dozens of books over the holidays, with a few students reading over 30 books! An extraordinary effort. Executive Director Jenny Allen said it is wonderful to see so many students being inspired to read their favourite books over the school holidays. ‘The Summer Reading Challenge encourages students to read for enjoyment and I’m proud of all our participating students for making our first Diocesan reading challenge such a success'. The competition will run again next Summer, opening in the final weeks of Term 4.
EXPAND YOUR IMAGINATION BY READING THIS SUMMER
These summer holidays, I am once again launching my Summer Reading Challenge and encouraging all students to read, read, read! Students can read anything they like to enter the challenge, whether it’s a comic, play, book, e-book or graphic novel.
READ TO LEARN… READ FOR FUN… READ TO WIN
The Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge is open to all students enrolled in our Catholic schools in the Diocese of Bathurst. Students need to independently read 10 or more age-appropriate books (5 full length novels for secondary) during the summer holidays to go in to the draw to win one of four iPad minis.
There are two categories, based on the age the student is on Monday 6 February 2017. The categories are:
Primary - Years K-6 (10 or more)
Secondary - Years 7-12 (5 or more if reading age appropriate novels)
HOW TO ENTER
If you would like to keep an informal record of the books you have read over summer, then download and complete the PERSONAL READING LOG. Once your challenge is complete, enter your list of read books ONLINE HERE to go into the draw for a prize. A parent or guardian must confirm books read prior to entry. Entries must be received by 5pm, Monday 6 February 2017. The draw will take place on Friday 17 February 2017 and the winners will be published on the Catholic Education website.
Following are some suggestions for books to read to get the summer reading challenge started. You may also like to refer to the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge reading list for some further ideas.
Books for Children Years K-6 (10+ books)
Books for Children Years 7-12 (5+ books)
Bryan Evans and Kimberly Moon
Various authors (32 books)
Our Australia Girl Series
Once, Then, Now and After
Hairy Maclary & Friends Series
Alan the Alien Alan the Alien
The Girl from Snowy River
Can you Catch a Mermaid
The Book Thief
Harriet the Spy
The Kite Rider
The Ink Bridge
The Shiny Guys
Creepy and Maud
About a girl
The Wrong Boy
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