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2020 New Zealand Spelling Bee Cancelled

Kia Ora

The decision has been made to cancel the 2020 New Zealand Spelling Bee event. The call was tough and took a long time to make but the impact of Covid-19 meant it just wasn’t logistically possible.

The stress on teachers, travel restrictions, the Government’s rules around mass gatherings and all the other uncertainties meant it is now not possible to continue with the competition.

An online Spelling Bee has been put together with Education Perfect. The first one will be this Monday at 3.30pm. It will be 20 minutes long and the word will be presented several times and then the student will see the correct spelling. Education Perfect will be providing these English based learning opportunities every Monday at 3.30pm for the next five weeks. They are available for every student who has access to the Education Perfect platform.

Education Perfect is a New Zealand based online learning platform that uses technology to improve student learning outcomes and support teachers in the classroom. It has partnered with the New Zealand Spelling Bee for the past three years and we are thrilled that we are able to work together to offer this learning opportunity to students especially given the extreme conditions everyone is operating under.

Spelling Bee Wordlists are still available online and through Education Perfect.

The New Zealand Spelling Bee and Classroom Spelling Bee Wordlists are still available FREE online and through Education Perfect. These are fabulous resources for students seeking extra learning challenges. Students in Year 9 and Year 10 next year who want to take part in the 2021 New Zealand Spelling Bee should study the 2020 New Zealand Spelling Bee Wordlist.

The 2020 New Zealand Spelling Bee and Classroom Wordlists still available online and through Education Perfect.

The decision to cancel the 2020 New Zealand Spelling Bee has been made with the Patron, Chloe Wright and the Wright Family Foundation and her commitment to literacy and the Spelling Bee is enormously appreciated.

Kia Kaha

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