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) was Primary Science Week.  Our theme was the Periodic Table as 2019 is  the International Year of the Periodic Table. Go to our Primary Science Week page to see how you can still be involved and activities you can do with your classes.

NZAPSE Newsletters

Each newsletter will contain useful resources and teaching activities.
Topics and links to newsletters can be found here.

Teachers Practicing What They Teach 2019

Once you start teaching Science you often look at the world around you in a different way. We would like to share the way you, as a Primary teacher, think like a Scientist. Please take photos that show this and send the to us so we can share them with others.  These moments could be in your class or in your everyday life. Send any photos to s.jackson@kings.school.nz.  View photos here.

Read this article to see why this is important.

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.