What a fantastic Regional Final fortnight! Congratulations to all students who were among the nearly 4,000 regional finalists, from a field of 170,000 students this year.
State finals are rapidly approaching and this year we have moved the Senior competition to the morning slot, Juniors to afternoon.
2019 State Final Friday 8 November 2019
Seniors – Stage 3 – 09:30AM – 12:30PM
Juniors – Stage 2 – 1:30PM – 5:30PM
The 2019 Premier's Spelling Bee participation certificate is now available to all school-based participants. - click for copies
2019 Premier's Spelling Bee word lists are available below
The wordlists will remain available all year. The same sight lists are used to make regional and state final competition lists.
The word lists are password protected. It is very important you follow the guidelines, a a breach of copyright is a serious matter for our competition. Please check with your school coordinator for access.
- Entries and word lists open: Tuesday 30 April 2019 – Friday 05 July 2019.
- Regional Finals: 2-13 September 2019 NSW-wide venues
- State Final: Friday 8 November at The ABC Centre, Sydney.
Follow the links below for FAQs, procedural information and a variety of spelling bee resources.
Spelling Bee resources: some classroom activities and information from Macquarie Dictionary on the levels.
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.
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