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. Please note that you can download this information as a PDF.

2016 Premier's Spelling Bee

Entries into the 2016 Premier's Spelling Bee have now closed. 

Names of regional finalists are due Friday 19 August. If you need to change the names of participating students please email the Spelling Bee Support Officer.

The regional finals for the 2016 Premier's Spelling Bee will take place between Monday 12 September and Friday 23 September. Click here to check where your school will be participating. The junior session at each final will run from 9:30am - 11:30 am and the senior session from 12:30 pm -2:30 pm. Students should arrive 20 minutes before the session start time to have their name marked off and be seated. 

PSB 2016 Poster

 PSB FAQ pdf icon 2016 Procedures & Guidelines
 2016 Web Certificate   2016 PSB Poster
pdf icon 2016 Regional Final Invitation pdf icon 2016 Regional Convenor Information

2016 Word Lists are available below. School Spelling Bee Coordinators will receive the access password via email  following their registration to the 2016 Premier's Spelling Bee. 

Macquarie Dictionary is the official word list supplier.

Junior Word Lists (Year 3&4) Senior Word Lists (Year 5&6)
 Junior Word List Annotated    Senior Word List Annotated
 Junior Word List Simple        Senior Word List Simple  

The NSW Premier’s Spelling Bee 2016 Wordlists are for your personal use only. No part of this wordlist covered by copyright may be reproduced, copied, shared or made available on the internet, via email, on an intranet, or by any other means without written permission of the publisher.

All Previous Winners of the Premier's Spelling Bee

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