Each year students across NSW have the opportunity to enter state-wide public speaking and debating competitions.

Debating and Public Speaking

The NSW SRC invites student teams in NSW public schools to create a five minute media presentation and a two page report to showcase their successful student-led environmental projects. Schools and student teams can win one of three major prizes valued up to $3,000.

Enviro Inspiro!

Each year the NSW Department of Education and Communities conducts the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition for Years 3 and 4 Years 5 and 6 students attending NSW government schools.

Speaking to Make a Difference Video Cover

The Premier's Reading Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.

NSW Premier's Reading Challenge

Premier's Spelling Bee is an initiative of the Premier and encourages young people to engage in spelling in a fun and educational way.

Premier's Spelling Bee

The 2012 winners have been drawn.

The Critics' Choice

WeCreate is a series of digital challenges that give students opportunities to design and create digital works for real-life purposes. Students develop skills in ICT, communicating, collaborating, self-directed learning, working in a team, problem solving, researching, evaluating and publishing their findings.


The World's Biggest Classroom invites NSW public schools to participate in classroom and online activities linked to this year's Schools Spectacular theme, 'Our Time'. Selected projects will be exhibited at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and other venues around Sydney at Schools Spectacular time.

World’s Biggest Classroom