Riverside Girls High School

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Scholarships and awards

Our students can take advantage of several scholarship and award opportunities.

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.

Students also participate in class and competitive debates. Riverside has a proud history of high achievement in debating, consistently winning at zone and inter- district level.

I am part of the debating team (as geeky as debating sounds, only the swaggest people can handle the pressure!) And as a team we made it all the way to the regional final – only losing to North Sydney (who went on to win the state finals). Year 8 Student.

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.

Riverside has a culture of supporting the development of public speaking skills so students can voice their opinions with confidence.

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.