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Read a Million House Reading Challenge 2024

Read a Million 

House Reading Challenge 2024

Read for your house, strive for a million seconds

                        Monday 1st April - Sunday 1st September 2024

Participation Guidelines

The aim of the Challenge is to read for as much time as possible.

Strive for a million seconds for your House.

5 minutes a day each, is all it takes.

  • The Whitefriars Read a Million House Reading Challenge is open to all students & staff.
  • The Challenge will run from Monday 1st April to Sunday 1st September 2024.
  • You may read any published Fiction and Non-fiction books, in print or eBook or audiobook format, including Graphic Novels, Manga as well as printed Magazines/Newspapers.
  • Only books read from Monday 1st April to Sunday 1st September 2024 are valid **
  • All books and reading time must be logged in the system provided by the Shortis Library
  • Reading time can be logged while you are reading or at the end of a book
  • All reading must be verified / checked by library staff so that your reading time tally can be counted towards your house tally
  • Do you want to contribute to the Reading Challenge and help your house win but didn’t have time read the whole book? Or decided a book is not for you...Can it still count?  
    Yes....Talk to the library staff about how you can include the time you took to read a chapter or two.
  • Staff tally counts towards house tally - so encourage your teachers to participate.

** Does NOT include English set texts / set texts for any subject, online articles or books you have read before.


Bonus Time Challenges Go into the draw for a Lucky Dip Prize by participating in challenges and earn bonus time.


Individual Student Overall winner* -  a voucher to the value of $100 (Dymocks or Readings or JB Hi Fi)
* Individual winner will be excluded from the year level prizes
Year Level Students

Top student winner from each year level. - Books / vouchers to be won* **

Overall House: Students All entrants from the winning house student tally with the most time read will win a pizza lunch.     
Overall House: Students & Staff All entrants from the combined winning house tallies (student + staff) with the most time read will win a pizza lunch.
Special Commendation Top year 7 student from each house. Special commendation prize.
Special Commendation Year 7 English class with the most time read. Special commendation prize. 


Top three staff winners
  **Students winning year level prizes must have logged reading, not just bonus badge activities