Miranda 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.

Our Award System at Miranda PS

Miranda Public School has an award system which is used to encourage and reward students for their achievement, effort, attitude and behaviour.

Types of Awards

Students receive Caught by Kookie awards for sensible behaviour across all aspects of school i.e. playground, classroom, assembly.

When they collect 5 and submit these to their teacher - students can receive a Merit Award for their acheivement at the next weekly Assembly.

Merit awards are presented to students at Weekly Assemblies for studious and courteous behaviour in the classroom or participation in special programs or events.


In 2023, Miranda Public School implemented a new award system for students. There are multiple teirs of awards that students can achieve during their time at Miranda PS. These awards are presented to students at a special assembly each term in Week 5. Students need to bring their awards into the office or their class teacher by the end of Week 3 of that term in order to recieve their award on stage.

Bronze Award = 3 Merit Awards

Silver Award = 2 Bronze Awards

Gold Award = 2 Silver Awards

Platnium Award = 2 Gold Awards