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 2021
(if it happens again)
If you click this link you will find a range of experiments, activities, resources and helpful hints that were useful when teaching online. They are still useful now you are back in the class room. Resources will continue to be added, so come back soon to see what is new.
Professional Development for Primary Teachers 2021
You can apply to MoE for PLD for your school. Deadlines to apply for Regionally-allocated PLD for 2021: 19 Feb, 14 May, 6 Aug, 29 Oct (end of week 2). A panel meets by week 7 and lets schools know week 8 so you can contact your PLD facilitator & plan to start delivery in the following term. https://pld.education.govt.nz/ . (Wellington is full) For help with this process we have some helpful information on this page of the website.
Each newsletter will contain useful resources and teaching activities.
Term 2 2020 available now – Includes how to become Citizen Scientists.
Topics and links to newsletters can be found here.