Coledale Public School

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Spelling Bee

The Premier's Spelling Bee was introduced in 2004 as a fun and educational way for primary school students to engage with 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.

The competition is open to all government primary, central and community schools in NSW and comprises two divisions – Junior for Years 3-4 and Senior for Years 5-6.

Regional Finals are held in various locations across NSW in the last two weeks of Term 3. Each year the State Final is held at the Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, Sydney, with the final half hour of the Senior Final broadcast live on ABC Local Radio. The competition attracts significant publicity through media and television coverage.

During Term 3 students at our school will be engaged in activities within their classrooms with spelling. We will hold stage finals to determine the students who will represent our school at the Regional contests.

Lists of the words that will be used can be found on The Arts Website at

Good luck to all our students - happy spelling!