2014 Premier's Spelling Bee

Entries into the 2014 Premier's Spelling Bee are now open.

2014 Premier's Spelling Bee On-line Entry Form

Please contact ben.garrard4@det.nsw.edu.au if you have any questions regarding your school's entry.

Word lists for this year's competition will be available from 14 July. Until then last year's word lists are available below to students for practice purposes.

2014 10th Anniversary Poster

 2014 PSB Poster (Large - 18mb)  2014 PSB Poster (Small - 2mb)

2014 Dates: 

Entries Open: Monday, 12/05/2014
Entries Close: Friday, 27/06/2014
Word Lists Released: Monday, 14/07/2014
Names of Regional Finalists Submitted: Friday, 22/08/2014 - 17:00
Regional Finals: Monday, 08/09/2014 - 09:00 - Friday, 19/09/2014 - 17:00
State Final: Wednesday, 05/11/2014 - 9:30 - 18:00

 

Useful Downloads

 PSB FAQ

 PSB Information Guide 2014  PSB Procedures & Guidelines

 

2013 Word Lists (2014 Word Lists will be available from 14 July)
Junior Word Lists (Year 3&4) Senior Word Lists (Year 5&6)
Junior Word List Annotated Senior Word List Annotated
Junior Word List Simple Senior Word List Simple

Word list PDFs are password protected. Email ben.garrard4@det.nsw.edu.au if you require the password. 

2013 State Final

Junior Winner - Abigail Carunay

Congratulations to junior champion Abigail Carungay from Carlingford Public School and senior champion Stuart Rich from St Ives North Public School for their outstanding display in the State Final of the 2013 Premier’s Spelling Bee.

Abigail had to spell 17 words correctly to take the title, among them onslaught, pique, recessional, croissant and avail. For runner-up Anja Myers from Gundaroo Public School, an epic five round head-to-head battle with the winner came to an end when she misspelt opulent. She had previously nailed such words as unbridledabseilfastidiousbackgammon and cahoots.

Stuart RIch - Senior Winner

Stuart Rich was competing in his fourth consecutive State Final, having been a junior State Finalist in 2010 and 2011, and the Senior State Champion in 2012. He spelt 14 words correctly finishing with abalone, emerging from a well prepared field of spellers that saw 31 from an original 44 contestants reach the rounds of unseen words. Runner-up Samarth Shrivastava from Summer Hill Public School took it down to the wire and won a play-off for second by spelling such unseen words as trousseau, cardiomyopathy, guernsey, presbytery, odyssey and leprechaun correctly.

A standing ovation was also heard for third-placed Steven Dunthorne from Gloucester Public School, a runner-up in the 2010 Junior State Final, who went deep into the unseen rounds after getting the green light for his spellings of such words as vigilantequiescent, meringuesynapse andtuberculosis.

Finally, special mention goes to Nataly Falero from Bradbury Public School and Zaynab Alam from Singleton Public School who reached rounds 13 and 11 respectively and both took part in the live state-wide broadcast on ABC Local Radio. Nataly was competing in her 3rd consecutive State Final.

Congratulations to all the students who travelled from around the state to participate in the 2013 State Final for making it such a memorable and competitive occasion!

Previous Winners of the Premier's Spelling Bee 2013 State Finalists