MSP Annual Spelling Bee

Some of the brightest students throughout Far North Queensland will be participating in the 2017 Mount Sheridan plaza Spelling Bee, stepping into the academic spotlight during the 2017 Mount Sheridan Plaza Spelling Bee. The competition will feature more than 200 students from 26 schools across primary and secondary.

Believe it or not, the winning team from each 4 categories will receive $1,000 for their school a laptop each and a medallion with a Nintendo DS awarded to second place. The last three years have produced champions, from Whitfield State School, White Rock State School, Trinity Bay State School and Freshwater Christian College so get ready for more nail-biting suspense.

The Mount Sheridan Plaza Spelling Bee starts Saturday June 3 with years 3, 4, 5 & 6, Saturday June 10 with years 7, 8, 9 & 10 with the Semi Finals and Grand Final June 17 all from 9am. For the fourth consecutive year, the Spelling Bee will be held at Mount Sheridan Plaza in centre court.

Marketing Manager Kay Judd said ”Mount Sheridan Plaza is proud to host the Annual Spelling Bee, rewarding academic achievement within Cairns and surrounding areas. It is rewarding to see the calibre of students at an event that nourishes an important foundation in literacy.”

“While the Spelling Bee is a competition, it also has an underlining literacy message, that it’s fun to practice spelling, reading and writing outside of school.” Says Angela Liversage Centre Manager.

We are honoured to have Master of Ceremonies John Riordan and special judges over the course of the 3 weeks competition in Anne Holden, Sue Rivers-Young, Liz Jorgenson (ex Teacher’s) and Alex Te-Loo (local Doctor) with a special visit at the Grand Final by local Councillor Cathy Zeigar and division 2 Councillor John Schilling

Show your support and head to Mount Sheridan Plaza THIS Saturday, Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 commence at 9am.

Participating Schools: White Rock State School, St Gerard Majella, Holy Cross School, Bentley Park College, Whitfield State School, St Therese’s School, Isabella State School, St Andrews Catholic College, Our Lady Help of Christians, Mareeba State School, St Joseph’s School, Malanda State School, Hambledon State School, Freshwater State School, Mackillop Catholic College, Mother of Good Counsel North Cairns, St Francis Xavier’s School, Freshwater Christian College, Julatten State School, Gordonvale State School, Woree State High School, Cairns State High School, St Stephen’s Catholic College and Trinity Bay State High School.

Media Contact:

Kay Judd

Marketing and Customer Experience Manager

4036 3150

0427 764 153