2019 Premier's Spelling Bee

 The Bee Welcome to the 2019 Premier's Spelling Bee

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

The 2019 Premier's Spelling Bee projectable poster is available on this link.

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.

2019 Junior simple word list    2019 Junior annotated word list

2019 Senior simple word list    2019 Senior annotated word list

The Bee2019 key dates:

Follow the links below for FAQs, procedural information and a variety of spelling bee resources.

The Bee2019 Resources: 

A Quick Guide to the Premier's Spelling Bee


PSB Procedures & Guidelines

Regional Final convener information

Spelling Bee resources: some classroom activities and information from Macquarie Dictionary on the levels.

The BeeTeacher-Identified Learning

Follow this link for a short film on how to set up a spelling bee

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 BeeAbout 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.

2018 NSW Premier's Spelling Bee Promo

Poster design by David West, davidwest@live.com.au 

Below, please find our sponsors. Click on the icons to go to their different websites.

modern teaching aids logo and linkRadio sydney logo and linkMacquarie Dictionary logo and link


All Previous Winners of the Premier's Spelling Bee

2018 Premier's Spelling Bee archive and photos below.