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Spelling Bee


The present disruption to schools on account of Covid-19 means we have come to the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee.

While regrettable, we consider this to be the most prudent course of action. Be assured that Kids News’ commitment to childhood literacy remains undiminished and we plan to resume the Spelling Bee when we can

The results of those entrants who have already completed the Spelling Bee will be retained. and used when the competition resumes.

For those students who have entered but not yet taken the Bee, they will be given the chance to do so when it resumes.

We hope to be able to run the Bee in Term 3 this year if the COVID-19 disruption to schools is over.

Closer to that time, we will share information on the amended timings for the running of the Bee.

Thanks for your patience and support.


Toni Hetherington
Kids News publisher