More wellbeing at Thomas More with PRC
28 September 2022
Premier’s Reading Challenge – Wellbeing Class Challenge 2022
Thomas More College introduced a secondary challenge to link to the Premier’s Reading Challenge in 2022, with the intention of encouraging more students from years 7 – 12 to become involved with this fun literary program.
We called the challenge the Premier’s Reading Challenge – Wellbeing Class Challenge and the idea behind the secondary challenge was to increase student participation in the Premier’s Reading Challenge, to improve on the recorded numbers in 2021, with the Wellbeing class with the highest number of student participants winning a shared morning tea of a hotdog and hot chocolate per student, provided by Mr Gino Amato from CuppaGinos.
It was wonderful to see so many students participate in this year’s Premiers Reading Challenge and the Wellbeing Challenge, and we successfully increased our student participant numbers from 14 in 2021 to 65 in 2022.
Our winning Wellbeing class were our Year 7 White class with their teacher Mrs Christine McMahon leading the way to encourage participation from Term 1 – Term 3.
A morning tea celebration was held on Tuesday 27 September during our extended Wellbeing class – recess where students were presented with a certificate of participation to celebrate their class’s achievement, along with their delicious hotdog and hot chocolate.
Unfortunately, due to the Queens passing and our day of mourning Public Holiday on Thursday 22 September, our special invited guest, MP John Fulbrook (who was going to attend to represent Hon Peter Malinauskas MP) was unable to attend on Tuesday morning as Parliament were sitting that day to make up for the national Public Holiday.
We look forward to welcoming Hon Peter Malinauskas, or a representative, at our celebrations in 2023.
The Research and Innovation Hub staff, Mrs Hoffman, Mrs Eldridge, and Mrs Webb, who were behind the idea of the Wellbeing Class challenge, were very pleased with the level of participation in the Premier’s Reading Challenge this year and are hopeful that we can continue increasing student numbers in 2023 and beyond.