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Double challenge reaps rewards


Thomas More College introduced a secondary challenge to link to the Premier’s Reading Challenge in 2022, with the intention of encouraging more students from Years 7 – 12 to become involved with the literary program.

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Called the Premier’s Reading Challenge – Wellbeing Class Challenge, the idea was to improve on participant numbers in 2021 with the Wellbeing class achieving the highest number of student participants winning a shared morning tea of hotdogs and hot chocolate provided by Gino Amato from CuppaGinos.

“It was wonderful to see so many students participate in this year’s Premiers Reading Challenge and the Wellbeing Challenge, and we successfully increased our student participant numbers from 14 in 2021 to 65 in 2022,” said WHS coordinator Barbara Hoffman.

The winning Wellbeing class was Year 7 White with its teacher Christine McMahon leading the way to encourage participation from Terms 1–3.

A morning tea celebration was held on Tuesday September 27 during an extended Wellbeing class recess where students were presented with a certificate of participation to celebrate their class’s achievement, along with their hotdog and hot chocolate.

Mrs Hoffman said the Research and Innovation Hub staff, who were behind the idea of the Wellbeing Class challenge, were very pleased with the level of participation in the Premier’s Reading Challenge this year and were hopeful that they could continue increasing student numbers in 2023 and beyond.


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