Countdown on for Cairns top spellers

Countdown on for Cairns top spellers

The countdown is on for the best spellers in the Cairns region, with more than 300 students from 28 schools across primary and secondary participating in the Mount Sheridan Plaza Annual Spelling Bee. Contenders will soon go word-to-word with junior and senior competitor’s year 3 to 10.

Now in it’s 8th year the Mount Sheridan Plaza Spelling Bee has seen record participation with the competition growing each year. The winning team from each 4 categories will receive $1,000 for their school a laptop/tablet each and a participation medal, runners up walk away with their very own 7” Samsung Tablet. The last four 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 1 with years 3, 4, 5 & 6, Saturday June 8 with years 7, 8, 9 & 10 with the Semi Finals and Grand Final June 15 all from 9am. For the eighth 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.”

“As master of ceremonies for the spelling bee, I am thrilled to have been asked to be part of this incredible academic competition and excited to see all of the amazing students participate in such an event that recognises the importance of literacy.”” says Sharee Verdon Master of Ceremonies. 

The Spelling Bee was introduced in 2011 as a fun and educational way for primary and secondary school students to engage in spelling. The program includes activities to encourage all students to improve their vocabulary and spelling and to promote literacy skills.

“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 Sharee Verdon and special judges over the course of the 3 weeks, Liz Jorgenson (ex Teacher, Librarian and avid volunteer) and Angela Liversage Mount Sheridan Plaza Centre Manager.

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, Woree State School, Holy Cross School, Bentley Park College, Whitfield State School, St Therese’s School, Isabella State School, Our Lady Help of Christians, Mareeba State School, St Joseph’s School, Malanda State School, Freshwater State School, Mackillop Catholic College, Mother of Good Counsel North Cairns, St Francis Xavier’s School, Freshwater Christian College, St Monica’s College, Gordonvale State School, Hambledon State School, Woree State High School, Cairns State High School, St Stephen’s Catholic College, Trinity Anglican School and Trinity Bay State High School.

Media Contact:

Kay Judd

Marketing and Customer Experience Manager

4036 3150

0427 764 153