2021 Key Dates

Every year, students have almost three full terms to read their 12 books for the year. The Challenge commences on the first day of the school year and reading concludes in week 7 of term 3.
Coordinators will receive an email explaining data entry and will have all of term 3 to enter student data. Participants can expect to receive their awards in mid-November.


From 27 Jan 2021

Premier’s Reading Challenge starts

3 Sep 2021

Reading concludes for the 2020 Challenge.

2 Jul to 17 Sep 2021
  • Student Reading Records collected
  • Data entered in schools before 17 September 2021
  • Before 30 September 2021 – Home education students send Reading Records to the Project Officer

Mid November 2021

Awards arrive in schools by mid-late November

  • By the end of November home education awards are posted to the home address
  • Students awarded certificates and medals at individual school presentations from mid-November
  • Generally the Premier completes the first visit to a school in his electorate and the Minister also
    completes a visit to one in his electorate in about the 2nd week in November
  • 55 selected schools with students achieving outstanding results attend the Premier’s Reception, in mid-late November, which the Premier and Minister attend.
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Have a question about the Challenge?

Please email our Premier’s Reading Challenge mailbox or call for assistance. We look forward to hearing from you.