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.
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.
Awards throughout the year
These awards are presented by teachers on playground duty. Two awards per session are given to students for various meritorious actions or achievements. Students then place their award in the weekly barrel situated in the library. During Friday morning assembly two awards are drawn from the barrel and the two selected students can choose from a variety of ‘privilege cards' to be used during the following week.
Home Reading Awards
Students qualify for an award at 25, 50, 75, 125, 150, 175, 225, 250 and 275 nights of home reading. The 100, 200 and 300 nights award are ‘white awards' and can be used towards an Honour Certificate.
Class Awards are presented to two students per session in the classroom. Students receive awards for a variety of work related achievements or actions.
Students collect their Class Awards until they have ten in the calendar year when they qualify for a Principal's Award. If a student receives a Principal's Award throughout the term, they are entitled to attend our 'Principal's Award Afternoon' which usually occurs on the last Tuesday of each term.
Term 1 - Free play
Term 2 - Free play and an ice block
Term3 - Wheels / free play. Students can bring in their bikes, scooters skateboards etc to ride (with an approved safety helmet)
Term 4 - Wheels / free play and an ice block.
Students qualify for Merit Certificates by achieving high academic standards during the school week. Two students qualify each fortnight and these certificates are presented during the K-6 formal assemblies.
An Honour Certificate is presented to students who have achieved ten ‘white awards'. The ‘white awards' can be 100, 200, 300 Nights Home Reading, Principal's Awards or Merit Certificates. Students receive their Honour certificate during the K-6 formal assemblies.
Annual presentation day
Class and Grade KLA Awards
Grade based awards are presented in the Key Learning Areas of Literacy and Mathematics.
Class based awards are presented in the other Key Learning Areas.
Science & HSIE
This award is presented to a student in Years 3-6, who has shown outstanding interest, active participation and talent in Science and HSIE studies.
Creative Arts Award
This award is presented to a student in Years 3-6, who has achieved the highest levels of interest, ability, participation and application in Creative Arts.
This award is presented to a student in Years 3-6, who has shown outstanding interest, participation and ability in computer education.
P & C Encouragement Award
This award is presented to the students (Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3) whose application to studies has been of a highly consistent nature throughout.
Quiet Achiever Award
This award is presented to students, K-2 and Years 3-6, who have made a significant achievement in any area of school life without seeking public recognition.
Sports-girl / Sports-boy of the Year
This award is presented to the boy and girl (Y3-6) who have achieved the highest levels of performance in all school-based sporting endeavours together with a high level of sportsmanship.
This award is presented to a Year 6 student who has most consistently displayed the qualities of citizenship at a superior level.
This award is presented to a student in Year 6 who has achieved the highest academic levels.
High Achievers Award
This award is presented to students from K-6, who have achieved success at the highest level in a particular school-based endeavour.
Medallions are presented to Year 6 students who have consistently achieved high levels of citizenship throughout their infants and primary schooling. In order to achieve a medallion Year 6 students must have a minimum of at least 3 Principal Awards, completed 100 nights of home reading and have zero or 1 detention for the current year.
Read more about different scholarships and awards.