Lurnea High 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.

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia 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.

Lurnea High School Scholarships

Lurnea High School offers scholarships to Year 6 students entering Year 7 and Year 10 students entering Year 11. Scholarships are awarded to students for outstanding achievement in three areas: academic, sport and citizenship.

This entitles students to the following:

Year 11 Scholarships Covers

  • General Fees
  • Elective Fees 
  • Excursions
  • Extension Opportunities
  • Basic Uniform

Year 7 Scholarship Covers

  • General Fees
  • Basic uniform
  • Excursions
  • Extension Opportunities

Scholarship forms for Year 7 and Year 11 are available from the school office in term 3 of each year.

By completing the application, students have the opportunity to present and comment on their outstanding accomplishments. The school aims to promote and acknowledge excellence and the scholarship program is another incentive that both fosters and recognises the quality work that is being produced by students.

Any enquiries can be directed to CLO Annette Ollerton on the school numbers.