New Zealand International Biology Olympiad
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.
Registrations for the 2023-24 programme have CLOSED
What’s happening with NZIBO currently?
Our national team won 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals at the International Biology Olympiad, held this July in the UAE.
Day 1 (Monday 18th April): The first day of the NZIBO was the Monday of the second week of my holidays. My flight left Christchurch Airport at 11:50am so I arrived at the airport around 10:30am. This was the first time I had flown alone so I was quite nervous. Once I boarded, I immediately …
Congratulations again to Sarah Ellis (St Peter’s School, Cambridge), Janet Guo (Hillcrest High School, Hamilton), Jacob Miller (Mount Albert Grammar School, Auckland), & Richard Li (Rangitoto College, Auckland) who have successfully earned their spots to represent New Zealand in Armenia at the 33rd IBO this July, following their outstanding performance at our recent NZIBO Team …
Anneke Cummack (3rd from the left below) represented NZ at the IBO in Hungary in 2019, winning a Silver medal. At the recent prize for Diocesan School for Girls she was awarded top in Physics, top in English, top in Biology and Dux. Congratulations Anneke. Anneke also receives a University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship. …
- 2023-24 Tutorial Programme begins on 24th Sep 2023
- Term 4 begins on 9th Oct 2023
- Scholarship Biology exam on 13th Nov 2023 2:00:pm
- NCEA Level 2 Biology exam on 23rd Nov 2023 9:30:am