Forbes 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

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.

Students awards at Forbes Public School

My Awards sheet

Teachers will award stickers on students ‘My Awards Sheet’. Students will look after their sheet and bring it to the office when it is full.

8 skickers on "My Awards" sheet

Principal’s Award

The Principal will present a Principal’s Pen or Pencil in the classroom.

4 Principal's Commendations earns a Merit Award

Merit Awards

Merit Awards will be presented at morning stage assemblies.

3 Merit Awards earns a Special Achievement Award

Special Achievement Award

Special Achievement Awards will be presented at the whole school assembly. Parents will be invited.

2 Special Achievement Awards earns a blue and gold banner

Blue and Gold Banners

A Banner will be presented at a Whole School Assembly. Parents and students will be invited to a special afternoon tea hosted by the Principal.

1 additional Medit Award earns an Honor Award

Honour Award

Honour Awards will be presented at the Whole School Assembly. These will be acknowledged at the Annual Presentation Evening.