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), Wednesday 20 September 2017.

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

 

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