The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) and The Arts Unit are proud to present a showcase of wonderful author and illustrator videos. The 2017 videos were filmed as part of BookFest, and throughout the year will be adding more fantastic features on reading, writing, illustrating and engaging with the wonderful world of books.
The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) and The Arts Unit are proud to present a showcase of wonderful author and illustrator videos. The 2018 videos were filmed at a number of events including the Sydney Writers’ Festival. Throughout the year we will be adding more fantastic features on reading, writing, illustrating and engaging with the wonderful world of books.
Join us for this series of interviews from the 2019 Sydney Writer's Festival from the Parramatta Riverside Theatre.
The NSW Premier's Reading Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to 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.
Speaking competitions officer from The Arts Unit, Andrew Lasaitis demonstrates best practice for school based teachers when setting up a spelling bee. This information is crucial to ensure that events run smoothly for the NSW Premier's Spelling Bee. It is also transferable to class based spelling bees and whole school based spelling bees.
The Premier’s Debating Challenge is open to government schools throughout NSW, with age divisions for teams from Year 5 all the way up to Year 12. Teams entering the challenge compete in a round-robin series of debates against nearby schools, with the winners going on to compete at regional and state level to determine the eventual state champion.
The Premier’s Spelling Bee was introduced in 2004 as a fun and educational way for NSW Public School Primary students to engage in spelling. The program includes activities to encourage all students to improve their vocabulary and spelling and to promote literacy skills in combination with the English K-6 Syllabus.
Various activities for The Arts Unit programs have been temporarily suspended for the foreseeable future to support efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the safety and wellbeing of students and staff.
Visit the COVID-19 and public schools in NSW web page for more information.