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The Rivers Secondary College, Lismore High Campus

The Rivers Secondary College, Lismore High Campus

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Scholarships and awards

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

Nesbitt Scholarships

The Nesbitt Award has been a long-standing award at Lismore High Campus with a significant donation of funds for student scholarships. The top 4 academic students in years 7-10 receive approximately *$500-$1000. The male and female year 11 duxes receive approximately $5000-$10000 each. (*Actual figures are dependent on interest earned by the trust in the year).

Students under 18 will have the funds distributed to their parent/guardian.

Student Merit Scheme

Lismore High Campus expects students to do their best, both as learners and as school citizens. To encourage students to meet these expectations, it is our goal to consistently notice, reward and celebrate student achievement. This is currently being done through merits, with the opportunity to win great rewards. 

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.

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia 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.