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.
ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools)
Each year Albury Public School offers students in years 2 to 6 the opportunity to participate in International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS).
ICAS is an optional academic extension activity, consisting of examinations in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing, Spelling and Digital Technologies that challenge students to extend classroom learning into new contexts, using higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills.
Over one million students in Australia and New Zealand undertake ICAS each year, together with their peers in over 20 countries including Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and the USA. Students sit the assessments at the school under normal examination conditions.
Every participating student receives a certificate and a detailed online report. Students who achieve higher results receive credit, distinction and high distinction certificates, as well as being eligible for medals from the University of NSW.