For secondary schools

SCPS Outreach Events

Chemistry NZIC Quiz June 2018

Physics Senior Lab Experience Days June 2018

Chemistry Senior Lab Experience Days June/July 2018

Chemistry Scholarship Practical Workshop June/July 2018

Chemistry Scholarship Theory Workshop 5 October 2017

Physics Scholarship Theory Workshop 7 October 2017

Junior Lab Experience Days, Chemistry and Physics 14 - 16 November 2017

Chemistry Teachers’ Day 28 November 2017

Physics Teachers’ Picnic 29 November 2017

NZIC Quiz

The annual New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (Wellington Branch) Chemistry Quiz, hosted in association with Victoria University of Wellington, will be open to teams from all secondary schools in the greater Wellington area. Teams are made up of four students from years 12 or 13. We can typically accommodate up to two teams per school.

We will be running this event in 2018. Please check back in March 2018 for confirmation of the date.

Senior Lab Experience Days (Physics and Chemistry)

We will be running these events in 2018. Please check back in March 2018 for more information as to the format and content of these experience days as well as confirmation of the dates.

Chemistry Scholarship Practical Workshop

We will be running this event in 2018. Please check back in March 2018 for more information as to the format and content of this event as well as confirmation of the date.

Chemistry Scholarship Practice Day October 5 2017

The Chemistry Scholarship Practice Day will provide an opportunity for students to consider the skills needed to step up from Level 3 to Scholarships. They will be challenged in problem solving across all the different areas of chemistry and encouraged to present and communicate their answers to the standard expected in these examinations. Common misconceptions will also be explored and takeaways include extra practice examples with solutions.

Cost: $25.00 (includes a paper bag lunch)
To sign up, go to: http://vuw.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1WXrpjJjcf20RsV

Physics Scholarship Practice Day October 7 2017

The Physics Scholarship Practice Day will provide an opportunity for students to consider the skills needed to step up from Level 3 to Scholarship. They will be challenged in problem solving across all the different areas of physics and encouraged to present and communicate their answers to the standard expected in these examinations. Common misconceptions will also be explored and takeaways include extra practice examples with solutions.

Cost: $25.00 (includes a paper bag lunch)
To sign up, go to: http://vuw.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1WXrpjJjcf20RsV

Junior Lab Experience Days, Chemistry and Physics
November 14 - 16

We are inviting you to nominate up to five year 10 students with ability and interest in science to attend our Year 10 Chasing Atoms and Nanoparticles Science Day. The aim of this day is to engage able year 10 Students in some cutting edge science experiments related to chemistry and physics. Particular emphasis will be on atoms and nanotechnology. Student will work in two laboratories, see presentations from people working in related areas, and tour research facilities at Victoria University. Throughout the programme students will learn about the process of science, see the relevance of science to their own lives and the potential of science to solve some of the big issues that face the world today.

The day will run from 9.00 to 2.30 pm. There is no charge and a paper bag lunch will be provided.
We offer the choice of three days, 14th to 16th November. Registration is now open. Please make your selection by clicking on the appropriate link below. Places are limited and we will allocate in order of registration. Early registration will end Oct 20. After this date, we will fill in any extra spaces with students on the waitlist.

We offer the choice of three days, 14th to 16th November. Online registration is now closed; however, there are still spaces available on select days. If you would like your school to come to this event, please email Joyce Lan at joyce.lan@vuw.ac.nz.

Chemistry Teachers' Day November 28 2017

Information about this day will be available toward the beginning of Term 4.

Physics Teachers' Day November 29 2017

Information about this day will be available toward the beginning of Term 4.