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Cumberland High School

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Scholarships and awards

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

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.

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia 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.

Cumberland High School ensures every student's academic excellence and growth by providing unique learning opportunities. Our strong academic framework, allows all students to engage in challenging and productive activities that develop their intellectual, critical thinking and problem solving capabilities.

Our High Performance Science Team provides opportunities for our students to extend their skills, knowledge and understanding of science through performance and demonstration of dynamic science experiments and activities for selected Year 5 students from our Community of Schools.

Year 7 Scholarship Program 2024

We are delighted to announce that in 2024 we will be offering 5 scholarships for students applying for placement into the High Potential Gifted Education Program.   

The Year 7 2024 High Potential Gifted Education Scholarships have the value of $982 each and the successful applicants will have automatic placement into the High Potential Gifted Education Program. Each scholarship is for one year only (Year 7) and consists of an $982 school credit for this period. The $982 scholarship will cover the following costs:

  • All school/subject costs - $550
  • The cost of the Year 7 Camp - $360
  • Stationery Pack - $42
  • A scientific calculator - $30
  • Total = $982

High Potential Gifted Education Program application form for Year 7 2024

We are very excited about this initiative and look forward to processing all the information and working with the High Potential Gifted Education Program panel to determine our successful applicants. 

Applications closed on Wednesday 19th July 2023. Students will be notified of the outcome of their application by Tuesday 29th August 2023.