NZ Spelling Bee - Roger Hall - Patron
Roger Leighton Hall, CNZM, QSO is one of New Zealand's most successful playwrights and the New Zealand Spelling Bee considers itself enormously privileged to have him as Patron.
Roger has been instrumental in seeing the event grow by giving the organiser both practical and inspirational advice. Roger also delights in coming to the Final every year to give a keynote speech at the Spelling Bee Banquet dinner, meeting the finalists and their families.
Organiser of the New Zealand Spelling Bee
Janet Lucas, QSM was inspired with a friend to start a national spelling bee after watching Spellbound, a documentary about the US Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Janet oversees the development of all the resources including wordlists and supporting documentation such as rules and application forms. She also organises the New Zealand Spelling Bee including the Semi-finals and the Final, the Classroom Spelling Bee and the Teachers' Award.
Media and Communications
Rachel Kitteridge is a board member of the New Zealand Spelling Bee and is a passionate promoter of the event and its aims.