Key Information

Entries close: Friday 5th August 2022
Class 15-20 exhibits received by: Thursday 11th August 2022
Exhibits drop off to St Pauls or Sacred Heart
Fair Judging: Friday 19th August 2022

Entries and covid – if students are unable to attend due to covid but their exhibit is already at school, teachers can bring it and it will still be judged for prizes.

Exhibits pick up: TBC

Location – Sacred Heart Girls College – 52 Clyde Street, Hamilton
Date – Tuesday 23rd August
Time – 7 pm

NZIFST Information

NZIFST have a range of resources on their website that contain ideas for experiments (

2021 NIWA Waikato Science and Technology Fair Program

Contact Info

If you have any questions contact: [email protected]

Other Opportunities


As a global leader in educational assessments and academic competitions, ICAS is dedicated to equipping teachers and parents with powerful insights to improve learning and reward academic excellence.

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.

EPro8 comptition –

The EPro8 Challenge is organised by a small team passionate about science and engineering.

EPro8 Dates for 2022:
Heat Year 11-13 Tuesday 21-Jun-2022 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Heat Year 9-10 Wednesday 22-Jun-2022 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Heat Year 9-10 Wednesday 22-Jun-2022 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Heat Year 9-10 Thursday 23-Jun-2022 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Grand Final Year 11-13 Thursday 7-Jul-2022 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Grand Final Year 9-10 Friday 8-Jul-2022 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM


Have you looked at The Prime Ministers Science Prizes – Future Scientist:

This prize is worth $50,000. The Prize will be awarded to either a Year 12 or Year 13 student who has undertaken an outstanding science, technology, mathematics or engineering project.


Thank you to EngineeringNZ for sharing this opportunity:
Encouraging women into professional engineering or food technology degrees.

If you know of women planning to enrol in a BE(Hons) or BFoodTech(Hons) degree in 2022, please tell them about the Edna Waddell Undergraduate Scholarship for Technology and Engineering. Information is on The scholarships are open to school leavers, and mature women who have not previously studied technology and engineering at this level. Applications close on 1 September and applications must be submitted through the university the candidate intends to enroll at.

Resources for student projects:

Image authority and consent forms to attach to the back of the project.
Animal ethics summary and approval


ClassYear GroupInterest Area
1Year 7Living World
2Year 7Material World
3Year 7Physical World
4Year 8Living World
5Year 8Material World
6Year 8Physical World
7Year 7 & 8Planet Earth and Beyond*
8Year 9-10Living World
9Year 9-10Material World
10Year 9-10Physical World
11Year 9-10Planet Earth and Beyond*
12Year 11-13Senior Sciences
13Year 7 & 8Junior Invention
14Year 9-13Senior Invention
15Year 7 & 8Junior Scientific Wall Chart
16Year 9-13Senior Scientific Wall Chart
17Year 7 & 8Junior Observational Drawing
18Year 9-13Senior Observational Drawing
19Year 7-13Scientific Photography
20Year 7-13Scientific Video

*In a change from previous years, this class must now be an investigation, not research-based only.

Scientific Wall Charts, Observational Drawings and Scientific Photography must be entered individually. Students may enter all other classes either individually or in pairs.

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