Tasmanian Premier's reading challenge Go to Tas.Gov.Au

About the Challenge

10 books in 10 weeks

Students from Prep to Year 6 are challenged to read 10 books in 10 weeks.  They can negotiate with their teacher to have a large chapter book counted as being more than one book.  Whilst reading 10 books means the student has completed the Challenge, they can read more.  Extra pages can be downloaded to add to the reading log.

Teachers record students who have completed the Challenge in the PRC Application.  This can be done at any time between Monday 30 April and Monday 2 July 2018

Students recorded in the PRC Application as having completed the Challenge will receive a certificate from the Premier after the Challenge ends

How do we get involved?


Schools need to sign up for the PRC and to register student names for the Challenge.

  1. School sign up is through an online form and is open from Friday 23 February to Wednesday 14 March 2018.
  2. Registration of student names is through the new PRC Application and is open from Monday 19 March to Friday 13 April 2018.

Home Educators

Home Educators need to send an email message to prc@education.tas.gov.au by Friday 23 March giving:

  • Home educator's name, postal address, contact email address.  A phone number is optional.
  • The name of their home school (if there is one).
  • The name and year level of each student from Prep to Year 6.

Send us an email when each student finishes the Challenge to ensure they receive their completion certificate.

Student Reading Ambassadors

School based Student Reading Ambassadors (SRAs) complement the role of the Hawks Player Reading Ambassadors.  School-based SRAs promote interest in the PRC and reading in general within their school community. 

PRC coordinators are invited to nominate one outstanding Student Reading Ambassador (or a pair of students who jointly fulfilled the role) for a regional prize. 

Details about nominations, closing dates and the prizes can be found on the Prizes and Incentives page.  Closing dates are also on the PRC calendar.