Accept the Premier’s challenge and get your child reading

Igniting a love of reading in a child is one of the most powerful things parents can do to support their child’s learning.

It’s never too early or too late to introduce your child to the joy of reading.

That’s why the Queensland Government wants parents to get behind its annual Premier’s Reading Challenge.

The challenge is open to students and home-educated children from Prep to Year 9 in state and non-state schools, as well as children (aged up to five years) enrolled in an early childhood centre.

Last year, more than 155,000 young Queenslanders from 850 schools and 410 early childhood centres took part in the challenge reading a total of 2.16 million books.

Join the challenge | REGISTER

Reading Ideas & Resources

If you’re looking for quality reads for children and teens, you can’t go past the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award finalists and winners | FIND A BOOK

Parent tips for encouraging children to read | READ MORE

More tips and ideas to get kids reading | READ MORE

Celebrating Teachers

If you know an incredible teacher making a difference to the lives of Queensland students and school communities, nominate them for a Queensland College of Teachers Excellence in Teaching Award.

This year the awards have been expanded to include a new award to recognise teachers making an “outstanding contribution to school community”.

Teachers nominated for this category need to demonstrate how they engage the community to support all learners and provide opportunities for parents and carers to engage productively in student learning.

Nominate an inspiring teacher for a 2018 QCT Award | NOMINATE

Awards, Grants, Competitions & Events

Parents and schools can find some of the latest education-related awards, grants, competitions and events on a dedicated awards and grants page | READ MORE