Franklin Proudly Supports The Premier's Spelling Bee
Primary school students throughout NSW are racing to take part in the Premier's Spelling Bee, striving for their 'personal best'.
The Premier's Spelling Bee was instituted by the NSW State Government as part of it's continuing commitment to improving the reading and writing abilities of students in their earliest years of learning. This follows the enormous success of the Premier's Reading Challenge, in which NSW student participation continues to grow each year.
Participation in the Premier's Spelling Bee complements the Basic Skills Test (BST) held in years 3 and 5 and the English Language and Literacy Assessment (ELLA) held in years 7 and 8.
Students are encouraged to strive for their personal best - but more importantly to enjoy themselves throughout the competition. The skills used and learnt in spelling competitions like this are invaluable for life. They expand students' vocabulary and give students the confidence to speak in public.
Every student in NSW who participates in the Premier's Spelling Bee will receive a certificate signed by the Premier.
Students also get a chance to compete and represent their school. Each star performer will have the opportunity to go on to compete in the regional and state competitions and win prizes courtesy of Franklin Electronics.
The Premier's Spelling Bee is proudly presented by the NSW Department of Education and Training and the Premier's Department.
For more information check out www.schools.nsw.edu.au
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15 August 2005