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 2020

14 – 18 September – Can we hear you making sounds?

Primary Science Week is back on!

14 – 18 of September 2020 (Term 3) is Primary Science Week.  Our theme is Sounds of Aotearoa. Anything to do with the science of sound, music and hearing. Go to our Primary Science Week page to find activities and resources you can do with your classes.

Helpful Resources Collected for Online Teaching

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 2020 

SciCon 2020 has been rescheduled. This conference includes many workshops that are useful for Primary teachers who want to teach Science. Click here to find out the latest details.


NZAPSE Newsletters

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.


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 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.