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NIWA Auckland City Science and Technology Fair 2015

2015 Venue: St Kentigern Boys School
82 Shore Rd, Remuera, Auckland
Gymnasium, Gate 5
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Congratulations to 2015 Winners!

24/08/2015 - Prizegiving is Monday 31st August 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. Kings Prep, Remuera. Parking is in surrounding streets. Photo permission will be needed from winners so that sponsors can include them in newsletters and the like.

Location Map for Prize Ceremony Here

Overhead view of location here

21/08/2015 - Back online! It was great to meet so many of you today at the Fair. Viewing on Saturday is from 1 pm to 5 pm. 5 pm to 6 pm Saturday is pickup. No pickup if you are a prize winner. The address is 82 Shore Rd, Remuera. The large street-view map is here. The large normal map is here. And what you’ve been waiting for, the 2015 Winning Project List is here. Well done.

19/08/2015 - Last minute information for students and teachers. Download and read these reminders for students and teachers. I’ll be putting up a google map of where everything is soon.

16/08/2015 - Setup Information for Thursday:

Hi All

Details for set up on THURSDAY are as follows (notes on Judging day will arrive soon)

Teachers can arrive from 7.00 p.m. (signs and tables outside the gym can be set up)

Projects from schools can be processed (Stickers added Safety and Certification Forms checked) and will be set up later.

If you are a school that is bringing in all your projects together can you please email me to let me know and I can organise a timetable to ensure you don't all arrive at once.

From 7.30 p.m.  early students can have projects registered and left for setting up later. (boards only)

From 8.00 p.m students who wish to set up their own projects can be processed at this time.

9.00 p.m. all projects should be set up.


We will not have the tables set up until around 8.00p.m. so any project brought in before that must be left, to be set up by the committee and their helpers.

All log books and displays, for these projects,  can be set up when students go in for judging on Friday.

I will send out a list of reminders for staff and students by Monday

23/7/2015 - important information for the Fair this Year:

1.   Schools may enter up to 15 projects. We have done away with the need for reserves as this year we know we have space for the projects. As in the last couple of years if you enter 15 Science projects you can also enter an extra three Technology projects.

2.    If your students would like to make a short movie to highlight a part of their investigation they can do so. The movie should be no longer than two minutes and should show a part of their project that is not easily seen in their static display. They should then upload this movie to a You Tube channel. From this they can use the URL to produce a QR code which can be displayed on their project.

They can bring any device to share this movie with judges but the QR code will allow anyone to view the movie at any time the project is on display.

3.    Soon we will be sending out a document for you to give to the students you are entering in the Fair. It will ask for them if they are happy to have their photo used for publicity in print or on websites. It will need to have the signature of a parent. If you could get this organised at your school, before the set-up day that will make life easier for a lot of people and allow sponsors to use photos of winners and others to showcase the fair.

4. Please remember when making your entries, to include the emails of your students. This will make it easy for us to make contact with students (winners especially) as required.

Your entry form will be sent to you soon.

22/07/2015 - Thanks for following the updates on our facebook page. Term 3 and it’s time for the school science fairs that will decide your entries to the main science fair in August. Up to 15 science entries from each school with an additional 3 spaces for technology if needed.

06/05/2015 - I’ve heard of some really interesting projects and this is the time to be right into the swing of things. If you are a student at a school not participating in the Science Fair get your parents to drop us a line on the Facebook page and we can sort something out. Don’t forget to check the downloadable forms on the right side. They are the most up to date information for the fair. All the best!

10/02/2015 - Hi everybody! I hope you’ve had your thinking caps on over Christmas and are ready to work out the answers to a lot of scientific and technological problems. There’s no time like the present. Have a look at past projects here and elsewhere. Think about what interests you and what you would like to investigate. Get passionate! A great place to start is by downloading and reading the Student Info book. If your project is going to involve any living organism you should have a read of the ethics info book. All of these are over there on the right in the download section. See you on Facebook.

We’re not Google, but maybe their video can give you an idea about what we are about and where your project can lead.

Timeline for 2015

Term one: Plan, design, build, and start recording results for your project! Read the student information pages.

Term two: Complete your project

Term three: Complete presentation boards and compete in your school’s fair. This will be week 2 for most schools.

August and September: Fair and Prizegiving!

Monday 10th August Entries Close

Thursday 20th August Project Set-up (Students) 7.30 - 8.30 p.m.

Friday 21st August Judging 8.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Y7-8 will be earlier in the day. Y9-10 later.  TBA

Viewing 5.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Saturday 22nd August Viewing Day 1.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Pack-up 5.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Monday 31st August Prize Giving 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Committee Meetings: Wednesdays - ONE MORE BEFORE FAIR

1st April, 29th April, 27th May, 22nd July, 13th August (Thursday), 9th September


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“The NIWA Auckland Science and Technology Fair, which is an annual event, celebrates the excellence in scientific and technological investigation carried out by Auckland City Year 7 to Year 13 students.”

From the very big, to the very small.
What will your project be finding out about?