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.

Teaching Online Science 

If you click this link you will find a range of experiments, activities, resources and helpful hints to help you teach online and provide activities for your students to do at home. As more resources become available, they will be added to this page, so come back soon to see what is new.

Primary Science Week 2020


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.

Professional Development for Primary Teachers 2020 

Many courses have been postponed – check these websites for more information.

Making Progress in Science from Levels 1 to 4 – Free NZCER Workshops in your area

Click on this link to find out about two conferences for Primary Teachers next year.

NZAPSE Newsletters

Each newsletter will contain useful resources and teaching activities.
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.