Batemans Bay High School

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Scholarships and awards

Our students can take advantage of several scholarship and award opportunities.

2024 Year 7 Academic Scholarships

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Four scholarships are now open for students entering Year 7 in 2024 from the Batemans Bay Community of Schools, and public or private schools further afield. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic ability as determined by examination and interview.

Scholarships cover the cost of:

  • Full school uniform, including summer, winter and sports clothing
  • Voluntary school contributions and additional compulsory course specific fees
  • Excursions, including curriculum, cultural, sporting and wellbeing activities
  • Entry fees for academic competitions (e.g. Australian Mathematics Competition)

Applications close on 9:00am Monday 20 November 2023. The successful students will be notified by Friday 1 December 2023. Scholarships are not transferable or redeemable elsewhere. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Principal, Paula Hambly on 4478 3600. 

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.