New Zealand International Biology Olympiad
CONGRATULATIONS - NZ team to compete at the 30th IBO at Szeged, Hungary has been selected
The 2019 Residential training camp has just finished. It was an absolute privilege to work with 24 young scientists from around NZ and the research scientists and technical team at Massey University's School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences. Thanks also to Stina and Taylor from Otago University and Fabiana Kubke from Auckland University.
The team is Sophia Bebelman from Sancta Maria College, Anneke Cummack, Diocesan School for Girls, Carlos Mendonca from Onslow College and Zi Lin Wang from Macleans College. I know that they will represent New Zealand with pride and passion. The team leaders are: Michelle Isbister, Hauraki Plains College, Dr Heather Meikle, Palmerston North Girls' College; and Dr Angela Sharples, Murupara Area School.
In 2020 we will be competing at the 31st International Biology Olympiad in Nagasaki, Japan. Registration for the 2019-20 programme will be opening later in Term 2.
NZIBO fosters interest, participation, and excellence in biology through participation of secondary school students in the New Zealand Biology Olympiad Programme. The programme provides University level education in Biology to those students selected to participate in the online tutorial programme.
NZIBO ensures that the students who participate have the necessary knowledge to compete successfully at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) should they be selected to represent New Zealand at this prestigious international competition.
For more information, visit our Programme page.
To register for the 2018/19 programme, visit our NZIBO Registration page .
This year saw NZIBO explore a unique international research experience in partnership with Operation Wallacea (OPWAL) for our top 5 national Gold Award recipients. This decision was made in the hope that our top scholars would have the opportunity to be rewarded with the opportunity to further their own development, participate in an international scientific …
A lovely article about Science OlympiaNZ which highlights the success of students in all the member organisations including NZIBO. A lovely photo of our gold medallist – Ben. Click here to read
Wonderful Warwick The 2017 NZIBO Team to the International Biology Olympiad, held at the University of Warwick, competed with students from 64 countries. The team prepared for the competition by touring Kew gardens, the National History and Science museums, and visited the London Eye, walking for at least 10 Km per day. The warm welcome, …
- End of Term 2 on 5th Jul 2019
- 30th IBO on 14th Jul 2019