Eden Marine High School

Part of the Sapphire Coast Learning Community

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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.

The school has in place a system of awards to recognise our:

  • Academic performance
  • Sporting endeavour
  • Community service
  • School service
  • Exemplary behaviour and
  • Outstanding effort and commitment


Where to Start?

Students begin by earning identified commendations in each of the above criteria, and ultimately they progress through their schooling years, striving to attaining our highest honour with the Eden Marine High School Medal.


Teachers compile lists of nominees which are cross referenced. Students whose names appear frequently are nominated for the award. This ceremony is held once each semester. Parents are invited to this presentation ceremony where tea and refreshments will be served.

Semester Awards

A ceremony is held at the end of each semester to award academic prizes for the semester. Parents are invited. The Semester Two presentation is incorporated with the school's Speech Night. Special awards for the year, eg Citizenship Awards and Sporting Awards for the year are also presented at Speech Night. Parents are invited to each of these ceremonies.

Formal Assemblies

Formal Assemblies are held during year and special awards are made at those assemblies, eg awards for the various competitions, sports awards, awards for participation in extra-curricular activity, merit awards etc. The whole school attends this ceremony.

Year Assemblies

Year Assemblies are held to recognise student achievement. They are a combination of formal recognition, muscial and creative entertainment.