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Plattsburg Public School

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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.

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.

St James Scholarship at Plattsburg Public School

The St James Lodge of Wallsend will provide one scholarship to students entering Year 5 and Year 6 in 2020. A bursary amount of $250 will be paid to three successful applicants for the 2020 year. All funds will be retained by the school.

Consideration will be given to applicants who can display potential to academically and civically thrive in the primary school environment and who would benefit from additional financial support.

The scholarship funds are intended to be spent on items including:

·  Uniform Cost

·  Excursion Costs

·  Book Packs

·  Cultural Activities

If the student leaves Plattsburg Public School before the end of the 2020 school year, the scholarship will lapse. Any unspent monies at the end of the scholarship period will be refunded to the St James Lodge scholarship fund.

More information and application form is available via this link, St James Scholarship