Canterbury Girls High School

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Scholarships and awards

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

Recognition of Student Achievements

Canterbury Girls High School holds two significant formal awards ceremonies in the school year. 

The first awards ceremony is the High Achievers Assembly held early in Term 1, where the highest achieving HSC students of the previous year are acknowledged and congratulated, as well as the Dux, second, third and fourth place getters in each Year group.  

The final formal assembly of the year is the Annual Recognition Day, where students who have attained Outstanding, Meritorious, Most Consistent anad Most Improved in each subject are recognised. On this day we also recognise sporting, cultural, and school and community achievements.

Please see the Student Information Handbook for information on the Student Recognition Scheme.

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.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award 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.