About the prize

  • This Prize will be awarded to a permanently appointed registered teacher who is teaching science1 to school-age children (in a primary, intermediate or a secondary New Zealand registered school) and who has been in the same role for at least 12 months prior to their nomination.
  • The Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize is worth $150,000. The recipient will receive $50,000 with no expectations and the recipient’s school will receive $100,000 to use for the development of science1.
  • Nominations close at 5pm (NZST), Friday 16 September 2016.

1 Taken to include teaching relevant to any of the science, technology, mathematics, pūtaiao, hangarau or pāngarau learning areas of the New Zealand curriculum.

Guidelines Science Teacher Prize  (In PDF Format)

Eligibility
Selection Criteria
Entry Process
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Selection Panel
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