Wallerawang 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

Annually, during Term 2, students have the opportunity to participate in our Wallerawang Public School Speaking Competition. All students write a speech to present to their peers in class. The top 3 speeches per year level progress to the finals which is presented in front of the whole school community.

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.

NSW Minister's and Secretary's Awards for Excellence 2023

Secretary's Award for School Achievement

Wallerawang Public School 

Wallerawang Public School provides an equitable and excellent education for students in a traditional coal mining and power generation village. Through creating a culture of high expectations where every FACE is known, valued and cared for, we have ensured shared responsibility and accountability for all our students. There has been a focused approach on student growth and attainment in reading, and as a result we continue to demonstrate improvement and growth through a data driven approach. The culture of the school is that every student is known, valued and cared for and collectively we can make a difference for all our students.