The 2022 theme of “Dreaming with eyes open” features the enchanting artwork of award-winning author and Darug woman Jasmine Seymour, and integrates with our Children’s Book Council Award CBCA Book Week celebrations in August.
This year’s theme incorporates ideas such as students stepping into their own story, dreaming with their eyes open, listening to Country as the first storyteller and learning from the friends who help them on their way.
The Principal’s Reading Challenge aims to encourage and challenge Early Learning and Primary students to read a diverse range of texts across a variety of genres. In collaboration with their teacher, Primary students will also set an individual reading goal, to enable them to achieve their personal best.
This will ensure that all of our readers, from those who are just starting on their reading journey through to our reading superstars, are challenged at the appropriate level. We feel this focus on variety and personal achievement is what sets our challenge apart from challenges like the Premier’s Reading Challenge,
which focuses on the quantity of books read.
Participants will have six months to complete the challenge, which runs from the beginning of March through to the end of August.
There will be a number of incentives along the way, including bookmarks, ice blocks, keyrings, and the Principal’s Certificate of Achievement for students who complete the entire challenge.
Copies of the reading challenge booklet will be distributed to students during Bibliothèque lessons over the following week.
We look forward to seeing the students thrive in this challenge as they bask in the joy of reading!