The New Zealand Spelling Bee
sponsored by The Wright Family Foundation
The New Zealand Spelling Bee helps students gain a love of the English language and celebrates 12 years of orthography this year. It’s also an exciting learning journey for students from Years 1–10 to learn words they can use with confidence for the rest of their lives. Since the event started in 2005, thousands of students have taken part in classroom spelling bees, 2,400 have participated in regional spelling bees, nearly 200 have travelled to Wellington to compete in a New Zealand Spelling Bee Final and 11 have won the New Zealand Spelling Bee Final.
The New Zealand Spelling Bee has three programmes:
- the national spelling competition for Years 9-10 students
- spelling resources for Years 1-10 students
- four Spelling Bee Teacher Awards worth $2500 each
Register in one of the programmes to access the words.
The New Zealand Spelling Bee is overseen by a charitable trust.
Watch the Spellbound 2016 OnDemand
The New Zealand Spelling Bee has finished for 2016. However, you can watch the finals OnDemand.