Academic opportunities

The competitive arena awaits students with the chance to excel in public speaking, debating, web design, student newspapers, environmental management and much more. Keep up to date with all the state-wide competitions that are running this year.

Explore the DET arts unit's website to find out about state-based and national debating, public speaking and spelling events.

2014 Premier's Spelling Bee

The Premier's Spelling Bee was introduced in 2004 as a fun and educational way for primary school students to engage in spelling. The program includes activities to encourage all students to engage with spelling and to promote improved literacy in combination with the English K-6 Syllabus.

The Premier's Spelling Bee is open to all NSW government primary, central and community schools. The competition comprises two divisions – Junior for Years 3&4 and Senior for Years 5&6. Each school can enter a maximum of two students per division (i.e. a maximum of four students per school).

Attached below, are the spelling lists for the Junior and Senior Competitions. 

Junior List (Simple) (pdf 130 KB)    Junior List (Annotated) (pdf 949 KB)

Senior List (Simple) (pdf 137 KB)   Senior List (Annotated) (pdf 962 KB)