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The New Zealand Spelling Bee
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The New Zealand Spelling Bee celebrates 12 years of orthography this year. The Bee helps students gain a love of the English language. It is also an exciting learning journey for students in Years 1–10 to learn words that they can use with confidence for the rest of their life.

Since the event started in 2005, tens of thousands of students have taken part in Classroom Spelling Bees, 2400 have participated in a regional Spelling Bee, nearly 200 have travelled to Wellington to compete in a New Zealand Spelling Bee Final and 12 have won the New Zealand Spelling Bee Final.

Last year it was even a television programme titled Spellbound that screened on TVNZ.

The New Zealand Spelling Bee has three programmes:

Register in one of the programmes to access the words.

2017 Classroom Spelling Bee  2017 New Zealand Spelling Bee  2017 Teachers Award

The New Zealand Spelling Bee is overseen by a charitable trust.

Watch the Spellbound 2016 OnDemand

Watch Spellbound 2016 OnDemandThe New Zealand Spelling Bee has finished for 2016.  However, you can watch the finals OnDemand.  

Watch all three episodes of Spellbound 2016 OnDemand.  

 

New Zealand Spelling Bee Competition
New Zealand Spelling Bee for Students
New Zealand Spelling Bee Teacher's Scholarship

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