Entries for the 2019 Premier’s Spelling Bee will open on Tuesday 30 April 2019. The competition is free and open to all NSW government primary and central schools.
2019 key dates:
- Entries and word lists open: Tuesday 30 April 2019 – Friday 05 July 2019.
- Deadline for regional finalist names: Friday 9 August 2019
- Regional Finals: 2-13 September 2019 NSW-wide venues
- State Final: Friday 8 November at The ABC Centre, Sydney.
Please note that 2019 word lists will only be available when entries open at the beginning of Term 2.
Follow the links below for FAQs, procedural information and a variety of spelling bee resources.
Last year we produced a short (19 minutes) documentary on setting up school or regional Spelling Bee competitions. We thank Kegworth Public School, the Principal, students and especially Leah Radburn, for their valuable assistance. If you are new to the Bee or keen to host a regional final but don't know what is involved, this film is useful practical information.
About the 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 improve their vocabulary and spelling and to promote literacy skills in combination with the English K-6 Syllabus. At the bottom of this page you will find a quick guide to the Premier's Spelling Bee. Under the "more" button you will find the 2018 Premier's Spelling Bee photos and information. As well, various guides and resources are available below and throughout the other links on the website.
Poster design by David West, firstname.lastname@example.org