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. …
- Term 1 starts on 29th Jan 2024 3:30:pm
- Waitangi Day on 6th Feb 2024
- Camp selection exam on 28th Feb 2024
- Easter Break on 29th Mar 2024
- School Holidays on 13th Apr 2024
- Training and Selection Camp on 14th Apr 2024
- ANZAC Day on 25th Apr 2024
- Term 2 Starts on 29th Apr 2024
- King’s Birthday on 3rd Jun 2024
- Matariki on 28th Jun 2024
- End of Term 2 on 5th Jul 2024
- School Holidays on 6th Jul 2024
- 35th IBO in Astana, Kazakhstan on 7th Jul 2024
- Term 3 Starts on 22nd Jul 2024
- National Entrance Exam, 2024-25 NZIBO Programme on 21st Aug 2024
- Term 3 Ends on 27th Sep 2024
- School Holidays on 28th Sep 2024
- Term 4 Starts on 14th Oct 2024
- Labour Day on 28th Oct 2024