FAQs

Who can attend the Sir Paul Callaghan Science Academy?

Ideally candidates should have at least three years teaching experience and who are endorsed by their Principal.


How many people will be on each course?

Up to 24 primary or intermediate school teachers will be on each Academy.


How do I apply?

Complete the registration form and we'll send you an email with an endorsement form to be completed by your principal, to confirm your place on the Academy this needs to be completed and faxed or emailed back to us. Places are available on a first in, first served basis.


Why do we need a Science Academy?

This Academy will inspire primary and intermediate teachers to foster and guide their students’ natural curiosity. Effective science teaching for primary students is crucial if New Zealand is to have more science graduates and a science-savvy population.


What about teacher training courses?

The Sir Paul Callaghan Science Academy is set up to complement and enhance current teacher training courses. It is an intensive, high quality, inservice professional development course for teachers who already have at least four years teaching experience.


Where are the Academies being held?

Our 2017 Academies are scheduled for:

2017

  • Timaru
  • Rotorua
  • Wellington
  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
  • Hamilton
  • Gisborne

 

What does it cost?

With renewed support from the Ministry of Education, we are again able to offer “zero course fees” for 2017. [Indivdual schools will still need to pay teacher release time (if any), accommodation, travel and meals].


 

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