Welcome to the New Zealand Association
of Primary Science Educators

The NZAPSE is a branch of the New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE). Our role is to celebrate science in Primary Schools and to enhance the teaching and learning of science at primary level. The NZAPSE runs an annual Primary Science Week in Term 2 proving an opportunity for all New Zealand schools to engage in science learning.

Primary Science Week 2019

13 – 17 of May 2019 (Term 2 Week 3) is Primary Science Week.  Our theme is the Periodic Table as 2019 is  the International Year of the Periodic Table. Go to our Primary Science Week page to see how your can be involved and activities you can do with your classes.

Upcoming PLD

NZASE Network of Expertise

Participation in this programme will provide the chance to connect teachers of science in years 1-10 and provide the opportunity for you to share and collaborate.
Workshops are being held all over the country check here for all dates and times and how to register. NZASE Science Network of Expertise 2019 information

Primary Science Education Hui   – with TRCC and the Royal Society

Four one day sessions around the country: Wellington, Hamilton, Greymouth and Alexandra

A chance to gain some resources for teaching Science, meet and make connections with other Science educators and find ways to aid your teaching and your student’s learning of Science.
All details can be found here: Primary-Science-2019-Flyer

Don’t Forget

Questions and Answers

Here is a chance for you to ask those questions about Primary Science that you can’t find the answers to yourself. Click on this new page for all details as well as questions asked by others.

Centrally Funded PLD for Primary Science

Do you need help to revamp your Science programme? Are you new to the role of lead Science teacher? There is funding available to support you. Go here to find all the information you need and where you can get help in this process.