Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge


Executive Director


Expand your imagination by reading this summer

These summer holidays, I am once again launching my Summer Reading Challenge and encouraging all students to read, read, read!

Students can read anything they like to enter the challenge, whether it’s a comic, play, piece of poetry, book, e-book or graphic novel. This year we have made the challenge easier to enter by removing the minimum number of books to read and provided students with more chances of winning a prize.

How to enter

It’s simple! Students just need to read something they enjoy and tell us in 50 words or less why they loved it.

The more material a student reads, the more times they can enter the reading challenge and the more chances they have of winning one of four iPad minis.  

Click here to enter

Entries open on 4 December 2017 and close at 5pm on 5 February 2018.

Terms and Conditions

Reading Suggestions

Following are some suggestions for books to read to get the summer reading challenge started. It is also acceptable to use books from the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge reading list.

Bryan Evans and Kimberly Moon
Alphabet town
K - 2
John Bendall-Bruello
K - 2
Lynley Dood
Hairy Maclary & friends series
K - 2
Penny Hall
Alan the alien
Yr 3 – 4
Jane Ray
Can you catch a mermaid
Yr 3 – 4
Louise Fitzhugh
Harriet the spy
Yr 5 – 6
Geraldine McCaughrean
The kite rider
Yr 5 – 6
Leonie Norrington
Barrumbi kids
Yr 7 – 9
Anna Sewell
Black Beauty
Yr 7 – 9
Kellie McDounald
Yr 9 – 10
Joanne Horniman
About a girl
Yr 9 – 10

Borrowing ebooks during the summer holidays is now easy, see our how to guide to the 
E-library or check out this video


Contact Us

You can contact Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta by email or phone on (02) 9840 5600 weekdays between 8am and 5pm.

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