Drop Everything And Read – DEAR Time

The DEAR program allocates 12 minutes after lunch for students and staff to read silently. This will help to improve not only students’ reading ability, but also their ability to concentrate, their creativity, vocabulary and analytical skills.


Students have a number of responsibilities during this time:

  • Bring an appropriate book to read every day

    • NOT a magazine or newspaper

    • VCE students can read a textbook and use a highlighter to highlight study notes

    • Books can be brought from home or borrowed from the library at recess, lunchtime, or during English class.

  • Arrive on time to DEAR

  • Read silently for the session, avoiding distractions

  • Follow all teacher instruction as usual.


We hope you will enjoy the opportunity to read every day!