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The New Zealand Spelling Bee Years 9-10

Teachers and educators can register for the 2017 New Zealand Spelling Bee here.

There is no charge to register and the resources will be available online from March next year.


The 2016 New Zealand Spelling Bee

This year thousands of Years 9-10 students from more than 100 colleges around the country took on the challenge of learning the 2016 New Zealand Spelling Bee Wordlist.

In the third week of June they did the Classroom Spelling Bee Test that involved spelling 50 words from the Wordlist and 50 words they had not seen.

The test papers were marked and sent to the Spelling Bee Organiser who ranked the papers by results to determine the country’s top 200 spellers.

These top spellers are now studying for the next round in the competition, the Spelling Bee Regional Semi-Finals.

The 36 places top finalists will win travel and accommodation to Auckland so they can compete in the 2016 New Zealand Spelling Bee Final. The Champion Speller wins the 2016 Champion Speller Trophy and $5000 for the advancement of their academic studies.

2016 New Zealand Spelling Bee Semi Finals

2 August
 - Lower South Island Semi-final, Dunedin
3 August
 - Central South Island Semi-final, Christchurch
7 August
 - Auckland Semi-final, Auckland
8 August
 - The Far North Island Semi-final, Whangarei
9 August
 - Central North Island Semi-final, Hamilton
11 August
 - Lower North Island Semi-final, Wellington

2016 New Zealand Spelling Bee Semi Finals

Auckland (date to be confirmed)


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