New Zealand International Biology Olympiad

Registration for the 2019-20 programme is now open, click here to register.

CONGRATULATIONS - The NZ team is competing at the 30th IBO at Szeged, Hungary. Wish them luck!

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' High School; 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 is now open. Click here to register for the 2019-20 Entrance exam.

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 .

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2018 Team Wallacea Expedition

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 …

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Herald article about Science OlympiaNZ

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

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