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 

In 2016 over 136,000 students from more than 940 schools participated in the Bee, with over 3,500 students progressing to one of 43 regional finals.

The 2016 State Final of the Premier’s Spelling Bee took place at the Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre on Wednesday 9 November. 

The Junior Session ran from 9:30am - 12:30pm. 

Forty three contestants took part in the Junior Final. The winner was Emma Bu from Hurstville South Public School. Emma is seen below with NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli.  

PSB 2016 years 3 and 4 winner

(Photographer- Robert Edwards)

The Senior Session ran from 2:00pm-6:00pm, with the last thirty minutes broadcast live on ABC Radio. Forty three contestants took part in the Senior Final. The winner was Christina Hood form Bungendore Public School, pictured below with the Spelling Bee Announcer Juanita Phillips, ABC Newsreader

PSB 2016 year 5 and 6 winner

(Photographer- Robert Edwards)

To find a list of all state finalists please click here.

PSB 2016 Poster

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.

 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

All Previous Winners of the Premier's Spelling Bee

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