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Narrabeen North Public School

Narrabeen North Public 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.

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.

Award systems

Our school operates on a behavioural philosophy known as positive behaviour support. Our school has a range of programs, practices and strategies aimed at promoting positive behaviour and building a climate of respect. 

To promote good behaviour and recognise student achievement the following strategies are 

Award system

NARRA Green Awards

NARRA Greens are issued by classroom teachers to students who have exemplified the following of school or classroom rules. Teachers may also award these certificates across whole school events for students who have displayed an outstanding example of citizenship.


NARRA Gold's  are issued each week at stage assemblies. Students may receive a NARRA Gold for academic work or behaviour. NARRA Gold's are also issued in sport to one student from each PSSA team for outstanding effort, skill or sportsmanship.

Students who have collected 10 NARRA Green's  will also receive a NARRA Gold at the assembly.  

Certificate of Achievement

Students who have collected 4 NARRA Gold's are eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement at school assemblies, held during the week.

Narrabeen Gold Banner

Students who have earned 3 Certificates of Achievement are eligible to receive a Narrabeen Gold Banner. Narrabeen Gold Banners are presented at whole school assemblies, held once a term. Students who receive a Narrabeen Gold Banner will have their photo displayed on the ‘Banner Board' in the school foyer and will be treated to a special afternoon tea.

Narrabeen Medallion

Students who have earned a total of 6 Narrabeen Banners at the end of Year 6, over their 7 years at Narrabeen North are eligible to receive a Narrabeen Medallion. Narrabeen Medallions are issued at our annual Presentation Assembly. For those students who commence enrolment at Narrabeen North part way through their primary schooling, special consideration may be given at the end of Year 6.