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The DST (Department of Science & Technology and DoE (Department of Education, in partnership with SAASTE (South African Association of Science & Technology Educators) recognise the OLYMPIADS as a part of their Youth into Science strategy, and encourage all learners to participate in Olympiads. A data base of all schools that participate in the Science Olympiads is currently being compiled, so that the DoE, DST could embark on programmes to encourage learners (especially African and female learners to participate and excel in Science. SAASTE is the only recognised Professional body for science educators in the country. It is recognised at both Provincial and National levels by the Education departments and the Ministers.

This OLYMPIAD is the only officially recognised SCIENCE OLYMPIAD for Grades 4 to 11, and is recognised at Provincial, National, DoE and DST levels, as approved by cabinet in their Collaboration agreement and Plan for the Cabinet’s Youth into Science Strategy.

Participants in competitions of this nature are credited/recognised by tertiary institutions and bursars, with winners qualifying for additional points and fee discounts. Olympiad participants are generally viewed favourably by companies because of the recognition of their talents.

FREE PRACTICE ROUND 2014

Submitted by robin on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 2:50pm

2014 Olympiad Invitation

Submitted by robin on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:00am

2014 International Competitions

Submitted by robin on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:14pm

2014 International Biology Olympiad

Venue: Bali (Indonesia)

Date: July 2014

 

2014 International Physics Olympiad

Venue: Khazakstan

Date: July 2014

2014 International Junior Science Olympiad

Venue: Mendoza (Argentina)

Date: 3 to 12 December

 

OLYMPIADS 2014

Submitted by robin on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 6:25pm

2013 International Competitions

Submitted by robin on Sun, 03/10/2013 - 6:57pm

International Junior Science Olympiad

Submitted by robin on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 5:21pm

The 8th IJSO was concluded successfully in Durban from 1 to 10 Decemeber 2011.

South Africa excelled by being placed 19th Overall after winning FIVE bronze medals. This is a fantastic achievement and all credit must go to our hard-working students and Tutors.

The Attachments show the South African Team and the IJSO Overall Results.

 

Olympiad Participation at International Level

Submitted by robin on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 1:19pm

National Science Olympiads co-ordinates the South African Olympiads in:

1. Natural Sciences (Grades 4 to 9)

2. Life Sciences (Grades 10 and 11)

3. Physical Sciences (Grades 10 and 11)

Over the last six years, our most successful Under 16s have participated in the International Junior Science Olympiads (IJSO):

3.1 South Korea in 2008 - Sereshan Pillay (Crawford College - North Coast) won a bronze medal

8th IJSO in Durban - SA Team

Submitted by robin on Sun, 11/27/2011 - 7:13pm

South African Junior Science Team 2011

2013 Olympiad Final Round

Submitted by robin on Sun, 09/25/2011 - 6:53pm

National Science Olympiads thanks you for participating in the 2013 Final Round of the Olympiads,

We will finalise the results in October and also select the South African Junior Science teams for 2013. Watch this space to see the names of the students wo will represent South Africa in the IJSO competition to be held in India from 3 to 13 December 2013.

South African Science Olympiads - 6 to 8 September 2011

Submitted by robin on Tue, 09/06/2011 - 2:42pm

Students throughout the country will engage in the writing of the South African Science Olympiads:

1.  6 September 2011 (Physical sciences in Grdaes 10 and 11)

2. 8 September 2011 (Natural Sciences in Grades 4 to 9 and Life Sciences in Grades 10 and 11).

Results will be published at the end of October 2011.

The best twelve 15 year-old students will be selected to represent South Africa in the International Junior Science Olympiads to be held in Durban from 1 to 10 December 2011.

Training of this team will commence from 1 October 2011.

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