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NZAMT Conference Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended

Call for Abstracts

Deadline extended to 31 May!!
The Organising Committee invites you to submit an abstract for the 2017 NZAMT Mathematics Biennial Conference. The committee is looking for presentations which are topical and of interest to conference attendees.
The conference will be showcasing innovative learning and teaching of Mathematics, with examples of best practice and thinking around the current issues in our classrooms. This is a chance for you to share your experiences and knowledge with your peers and we encourage you to submit an abstract.

The Prime Minister's Science Teacher Prize


There was an impressive field accross all the sciences and in 2016 Mathematical Sciences was added. But sadly, there were no candidates from Mathematics and Statistics.

About the prize:                         

  • This Prize will be awarded to a permanently appointed registered teacher who is teaching science* 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 in September 2017.                                 

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

For more information please contact

Graeme Wake        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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NZQA Independent Review


The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has welcomed the findings and the recommendations made by an independent review panel set up to look into an error in one examination paper and discrepancies in four other papers last year. Full Report and Questions and Answers here