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Learning Resource Centre: Premier's Reading Challenge

Each year MacRob’s Year 9 students are enrolled in the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge. This is a government initiative designed to challenge individual students to read more and promote a love of reading. Each student who meets the challenge receives a certificate of achievement from the Premier of Victoria. 

Visit the Premiers' Reading Challenge website for more information.

PRC @ Mac.Rob

Not only do all Year 9 students participate in the state-wide challenge, but an inter-form competition is held:

The form with the most verified books at the end of the challenge are declared winners!  The winning prize includes one day at the Melbourne Writers' Festival Schools Program, a free lunch, and their form name engraved on the perpetual trophy proudly displayed in the LRC.

PRC 2017

When the PRC opens in Term 2, 2017, you will find many new books available in the LRC from the official Challenge book lists. You can easily access the student login for the PRC by clicking the poster at the bottom of the page.

The Year 10 Super Challenge list suggests titles which may interest advanced readers. Download your own book lists below.

PRC Captains 2017

9A: Aishah Brockoff & Chenxin Tuu

9B: Patricia Aguinaldo & Shinjini Shrivastava

9C: Rebecca Geary & Alina Zhang

9D: Jacqui Green & Ki Yim

9E: Genny Kuu & Nysha Omar

9F: Elizabeth Kim & Julia Licup

9G: Tara Lake & Ananya Shaw

9H: Bella Ha & Cindy Nguyen

9I: Saloni Sindhu & Christine Tran

Congratulations to 9C the winners of the 2017 inter-form competition with 1744 books.


9C winners of the 2017 PRC having fun at fed square

2017 PRC Winners

2016 PRC Winners

2015 PRC Winners

2014 PRC Winners

Information & Guidelines

Books which you have read from the 1st January to 21st July can be counted as part of the challenge.

To meet the requirements of the MacRob PRC, receive a certificate and have your name printed on the Honour Role, you must read:

  • at least 10 books from the Year 9-10 PRC book list
  • 5 more books of your choice.  These books must be of a suitable standard for Year 9.  If you are unsure whether a books is a suitable level ask your English teacher or one of the librarians: Mr Gurciullo or Ms McPherson.
  • a maximum of 20 graphic novels per class

All books read by students in  the form will count towards the class total, even if a student has not completed the official challenge.

The school competition finishes on Friday 21st July (end of Week 1, Term 3).

The list of books you have read must be printed and signed by your parents to verify you have in fact read them.  Give this list to your reading challenge captain NO LATER THAN Friday 28th July.

Instructions for printing your reading list. 

The winning form will be announced at the following sub school assembly.  PRC winners luncheon and excursion dates & details to be confirmed closer to the end of the challenge.

Good luck and happy reading!

Finding books

To find books on the Premier's Reading Challenge list available from the LRC search PRC in the catalogue, look for the blue P in the catalogue or look for the PRC stickers on the books on the shelf.

Don't forget you can put books on hold if someone has a book you want to read and we'll let you know as soon as it is returned.



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