The first annual SMS / BGS Senior School Spelling Bee was launched this term.
68 students volunteered to take part in Round 1, which was a very difficult written spelling test held in the library of each campus. Abecedarian, bacciferous, opprobrious – some words even confounded our top spellers.
Students who made it through to Round 2 will participate in a traditional oral Spelling Bee held after school next term. There are two divisions: Year 7-9 and Year 10-12.
Spelling is a great way to test memory skills, improve vocabulary and learn word origins and spelling patterns.