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.
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia 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.
Director-General's Award for Excellence in Student Achievement
This award recognises students in Year 12 for achievements over their secondary school years with particular emphasis on achievements in Years 11 and 12.
Up to 300 teaching scholarships are available for talented students to train as teachers in secondary maths, science (physics) or English, and in special education.
Australian student prize
Australian student prize for excellence and achievement in high school is recognised by this Commonwealth government award.
HSC Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students
HSC Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students scholarships are awarded to students to study to be primary and high school teachers.
Four Gallipoli scholarships are awarded each year to descendants of WWI and WWII veterans to help finance the first year of a degree course in a NSW or ACT University.
United World College scholarships
United World College scholarships are available to students in Years 11 and 12 to enable young people to spend two years in one of the United World College's 12 overseas campuses.
Medical and health careers scholarships
The NSW Rural Doctors Network offers Medical and health careers scholarships for students interested in having rural experience as part of their studies.