2022 Readers Cup-kick starting a culture of reading

This week, Learning Hub Supervisor Cherrilyn Parker held the first meeting in the newly refurbished Learning Hub to discuss the “in-house” competition for selection to the inter-school Readers Cup competition. If any students could not make the meeting but want to know more ask them to pop by and see Ms Parker or alternatively email her.

What is the Reading Cup?

The Reading Cup is a wonderful, fun way to encourage reading in your school communities. Four to six students make up a team. Team members may be from Years 7 to 10 and can be of mixed Year Levels. The team’s job is to read every title in the setlist, answer quiz questions at the competition on all the titles, and present a time-limited, live, creative response to three or more titles in the setlist. Group work must be done without expense or adult help. Schools run their own internal competition to select one team to represent their school in the inter­ school final.

The inter-school final is judged by guest adjudicators. The inter-school competition will be held at St Patrick’s College, Prospect on Thursday 16 June. Further details of arrangements for the Final will be sent to registered schools once registrations close.

This is a terrific opportunity for us to encourage reading in our school community and the perfect time to kick start a culture of Reading for fun in our new ‘Reading Area’. The closing date for a school to submit their application is Wednesday the 13th of April.

  1. Home and Away by John Marsden
  2. Tom Appleby Convict Boy by Jackie French
  3. The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
  4. The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble
  5. Hapless Hero Henrie by Petra James
  6. The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor

The extra title which will be included as part of the list of set books for the inter-school final is

7.    Sea Country by Aunty Patsy Cameron

The 7th extra title is only for the inter-school final on Thursday 16th June.

2022 READERS’ CUP – flyer for schools