Hunters Hill 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.


Hunters Hill Public School competes in two debating competitions; the Premier's Debating Challenge and the Ryde District Debating Competition. The teams are chosen from interested Year 6 students.

The teams entering the competitions compete in a round-robin series of debates against nearby schools.

Both competitions provide opportunities for students to demonstrate and enhance their skills in debating and public speaking.

Public speaking

Hunters Hill Public School participates in the Ryde Rotary Public Speaking Competition. The Annual Junior School Public Speaking Competition is hosted by the Rotary Club of Ryde.

This competition gives Junior School students from the Ryde district the opportunity to demonstrate their speaking skills in a public forum and prizes are awarded to the winning competitors. 

Competing schools may nominate up to two students from Grades 5 or 6 to enter the preliminary competition. Three finalists will be chosen from the competing schools, to compete in the final. Parents, friends and school staff are invited to attend.