Academic Opportunities

Waniora Public School offers a wide variety of academic opportunities throughout the school year.  Here is a selection of activities our students are involved in.

  • International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) 
    ICAS  are independent skills-based assessments with a competition element . Each year we have many students participate in areas including Computer Skills, Science, Spelling, Writing, English and Mathematics.
  • Seacliff Community of Schools Public Speaking Competition
    A whole school initiative with a student selected from Stage 1, 2 and 3 to represent our school.  This competition is always of a very high standard, with our school achieving several winners in past years.
  • Seacliff Community of Schools Debating Competition
    Stage 3 students participate in several debates within the Seacliff COS. An excellent competition with high engagement by students and external adjudicators. Our school are consistently strong performers.
  • NSW Premier’s Spelling Bee
    A fun and engaging competition for Stage 2 and Stage 3 students to challenge themselves with spelling words.
  • Science Fair
    A whole school biannual event, where Stage 2 and Stage 3 students showcase and explain their inventions and experiments to the whole School Community. Finalists from Stage 3 are selected, by an external panel of experts, to represent our school at the University of Wollongong Illawarra Coal Science Fair.
  • Academically Gifted Class
    Year 5 students are given the opportunity to apply for entry into the regional academically gifted program.
  • Additional Lunchtime Activities
    Throughout the year we offer a variety of additional activities at lunchtime including coding, chess club, digital photo / film editing.