Premier's Reading Challenge

What is the Challenge?

The Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) aims to encourage a love of reading for enjoyment and enrichment in students and enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student — to read, to read more and to read more widely.

St Columba has taken part in the PRC for many years and we are looking forward to participating once again for 2020. It is open to all students from Kindergarten to Year 9. Log in details remain the same throughout their schooling so students in Secondary can participate independently in the challenge. All Primary School classes have some form of reading program already in place and the Premier’s Reading Challenge will be incorporated into this.

How it works

Each year level has PRC booklists featuring a rich collection of children’s literature representing a range of books including fiction, non-fiction, picture books, poetry and drama, and include a wide variety of Australian authors.


Kindergarten students will be invited through the parent portal. Students will then experience 30 books in their classroom. The teacher will register all the books.

Year 1 and 2

Most Year 1 and 2 will experience 30 books in their classroom and the teacher will register all the books. Independent readers will be selected by the classroom teacher and invited to participate in the Years 3 to 4 Challenge by reading 20 books independently and entering them online using login details provided by their teacher.

Year 3 to Year 9

Students in Years 3 to 9 read 20 books (15 approved Challenge books and 5 personal choice books) independently from their year level list or above.

Students that find reading books on their level challenging can be moved to an open challenge level and they can then read from any list from Kindergarten to Year 9. For Years 3 to 9, students will enter each book individually on the PRC website using their login details.

Premier’s Reading Challenge book club

We have a Premier’s Reading Challenge book club in the Library every short break. There are students that can assist with picking suitable books.

You can also borrow directly from the SCAS Library 24/7 page where books are listed in the various Challenge categories on the home page.

Problem Shooting

Please note that the login is case sensitive. It is usually capital letters for username, and lowercase with a number for password.


Please ensure you have familiarised yourself with the PRC Rules.

Any questions please see your classroom teacher or PRC Coordinator Mrs Gray.

2020 Booklists

Kindergarten to Year 2

Years 3 to 4

Years 5 to 6

Years 7 to 9

More information about booklists can be found here.