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Department of Basic Education Spelling Bee South Africa

As part of the Read to Lead Campaign, the DBE hosts the DBE Spelling Bee South Africa (National spelling bee championship) annually. A spelling bee is a game in which the participants compete in spelling words orally. The National spelling bee championship which targets learners in Grade 4 to 6 (the intermediate phase) is aimed at improving learners' performance in languages, especially in English.

A call is hereby made for all schools with the intermediate phase to encourage learners to participate in the 2018 National spelling bee championship.

The procedure for participation in the 2018 Spelling Bee is to fill in the registration form which must be stamped by the school and faxed/sent through to the provincial coordinator of the Spelling Bee. Parents of learners enrolled for Home Education are advised to request the Principal of the nearest school to support and stamp the form for them.

The Intermediate phase is still the only category for the competition whose winners will proceed to the National championship. Schools are requested to first hold the competition in class before the joint intermediate phase championship. It is expected that schools will hold circuit/cluster spelling bees before the winners proceed to the district and provincial championship.

Upon receipt of the registration form in which names of the Intermediate phase winners are entered, the provincial coordinator will organise a workshop for schools to explain the rules of the competition as well as conduct elimination rounds up to the provincial level.

The DBE will receive the names of the provincial winners and host a Spelling Competition in Pretoria.

For further enquiries, kindly contact Mr PJ Ngoepe, Sport and Enrichment on 012 357 3442 (and via email: ngoepe.pj@dbe.gov.za)

All schools, including Special schools, are invited to enter. Participation in the programme is free.

 

PROVINCIAL SPELLING BEE COORDINATORS

PROVINCE

NAME/S

TELEPHONE

FAX NUMBER

EMAIL ADDRESS

Northern Cape

Ms B Khumalo

053 839 6407

0864586155

berylkhumalo@gmail.com

Western Cape

Ms P Smit

021 467 2244

021 467 9369/021 467 2056

Portia.smit@westerncape.gov.za

Free State

Mr SJ Letsoara

051 430 1045

0864596567

s.letsoara@fseducation.gov.za

North West

Ms B Masilela

018 397 3064

 

bmasileala@nwpg.gov.za

Gauteng

Mr M Venter

011 843 6776

086 544 9801

Marius.venter@gauteng.gov.za

Ms P Pukwana*

011 355 0768

 

Pelisa.Pukwana@gauteng.gov.za

Eastern Cape

Mr C Blignaut

0604466166

0406084614

cc1blignaut@gmail.com

Limpopo

Mr A Thomas**

015 291 2711

 

Mohlabadn@edu.limpopo.gov.za

mwregi@mweb.co.za

KwaZulu-Natal

Ms R Mangalparsad

033 846 5589/5572

0866518167

roshsm@yahoo.com

Ms S Mbongwe*

033 341 6506

 

Sibongiseni.Mbongwe@kzndoe.gov.za

Mpumalanga

Mr V Mathenjwa**

013 766 5822

0865624687

mathy@gmail.com

 

*Reading Clubs only
**Spelling Bee only

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