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Scholarships and awards

Our students can take advantage of several scholarship and award opportunities.

NSW School Nanga Mai Awards

The Nanga Mai Awards are an annual event organised by Aboriginal Education and Communities Directorate. The awards recognise and celebrate innovation, excellence and educational achievement in Aboriginal education in NSW public schools, school communities and department directorates.

Premier’s Spelling Bee

The Premier’s Spelling Bee is an annual competition that encourages primary school students in Years 3 to 6 to develop their spelling skills in a fun and educational way. Students are selected at school level to take part in regional finals. Regional winners then compete in the state final.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

This Premier’s Reading Challenge encourages students from Kindergarten to Year 9 to develop a love of reading and plays an important role in developing literacy.

The Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW children in Kindergarten to Year 9. Kindergarten to Year 6 children at Yowie Bay Public School participate in the Premier’s Reading Challenge. The challenge aims to develop in children a love of reading for leisure and allows children to experience quality literature. The challenge runs from October to the following September. Children who enter and successfully complete the challenge receive a Premier’s Reading Challenge Certificate.

Premier’s Debating Challenge

The Premier’s Debating Challenge is open to students from Year 5 to 12. Teams compete in a round robin series of debates against other schools. The winners go on to compete at regional and state level to determine the eventual state champion.

Public speaking competitions

The Arts Unit offers public speaking competitions for NSW school students. Each competition is a great opportunity for students to develop their speech-writing and presentation skills while representing their schools in a state-wide competition.

Public Speaking has become an integral part of the many activities we offer at Yowie Bay Public School. It gives every child from Kindergarten to Year 6 an opportunity to develop their confidence and skills in public speaking. Class competition winners compete at stage level which in turn culminates in our Yowie Bay Public School Speak Off. The successful children at this level proceed to the Zone and District competitions. 

Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarships

The Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarships are an opportunity to visit significant overseas sites associated with Australia’s participation in war for Years 10 and 11 students in selected schools.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award provides an internationally recognised, self-development program for people aged 14 to 25. The program equips young people with the opportunity to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities.