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AWARDS FOR 2017

Submitted by robin on Wed, 10/25/2017 - 8:08am

The 21st Awards for the South African Science Olympiads will be held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard College) on Saturday 25 November 2017.

The attached Awards brochure lists all the learners and the successful schools. Seats are limited and reserved for invited guests only.

The results of all schools that wrote were posted on 9 October 2017 by fastmail. Please collect these from the post office. The awards invitation for the successful students are enclosed with the results.

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INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIAD PARTICIPATION IN BIOLOGY 2017

Submitted by robin on Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:40pm

BIOLOGY

The following students excelled in the South African Science Olympiads and represented South Africa in the International BIOLOGY Olympiad held in COVENTRY (UK) from 24 to 31 July 2017.

Rank

Name

School

Grade

1

KEVALIN RAPETI

STAR COLLEGE BOYS

12

2

TRIVENIE MOODLEY

KLOOF HIGH

12

3

ULUTHANDO JILI

STAR COLLEGE GHS

11

4

SARTHIK KOKANE

RAISETHORPE SEC

12

5.

SOOKLACHAR NAIDOO (ROBIN)

SA OLYMPIAD

(EX SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE)

CO-ORDINATOR

6.

DR VINODHANI PAIDEYA

UNIV OF KWAZULU-NATAL

JURY MEMBER

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIAD PARTICIPATION IN PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY2017

Submitted by robin on Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:31pm

International Olympiad Paticipation by South African Teams in Physics and chemistry 2017

PHYSICS

The following students excelled in the South African Science Olympiads and represented South Africa in the International Physics Olympiad held in Yogyakarta (Indonesia) from 16 to 24 July 2017. The team was accompanied by Mervlyn Moodley (Lecturer School of Physics - UKZN).

Number

Name

School

City

Grade

1

Jialiang Yu

Crawford College Pretoria

Pretoria

12

2

Onur Ozkaya

Star College Bridgetown

Cape Town

12

3

Stembiso Thusi

Newcastle High School

Newcastle

11

4

Daudu Sheni

Mitchell House

Polokwane

12

5

Kialan Pillay

Eden College

Durban

12

CHEMISTRY

The following students excelled in the South African Science Olympiads and represented South Africa in the International Chemistry Olympiad held in Bangkok (Thailand) from 6 to 15 July 2017. The team was accompanied by Dr Ajay Bissessur (School of Chemistry - UKZN) and Mr Ugur Hulusi Patli (Principal of Star College Bridgetown).

 

Name

School

Grade

1

REOLIN GOVENDER

Star College BOYS HS

12

2

KEATON LAWRENCE NAIDOO

Star College BOYS HS

12

3

YESHAN SUGIE NAIDOO

Raisethorpe Secondary

12

4

YASHODA MAHARAJ

Star College GIRLS HS

11

2017 Exam Papers posted

Submitted by robin on Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:54pm

Hi Teachers/HOD/Principal

Please note that the exam papers for 2017 have been posted.

We also send you an SMS or email with your tracking number.

A few schools that entered very late or did not fill any contact details on the form were not sent tracking numbers.

If you do not receive your papers timeously, send us an email and the papers will be sent to you late evening on 31 July 2017 - you can then download, print and administer the exam. Remember to send us your proof of payment with this request also.

You are urged to use the number (RD.... or RC .... or PE .....) and check online on:

South African Post office track and trace on google - do SMS tracking by inserting the number sent to you. Then go to your post office (as per the post code that you put on your paper)

Unfortunately, I am in the UK with the SA IBO team at the International Biology Olympiad and I cannot help you further.

Do not forget that you must administer the exam as early as you can on 1 August 2017 or 3 August 2017 (if your school is also writing PS). The Principal is responsible for the safe-keeping (store in safe) of the papers until it is posted. The final post mark must be 3 August 2017.

Thanks for your participation and wish you luck with administering the exams.

robin

+27832677055

robin@scienceolympiad.co.za

Participation in International Physics and Chemistry Olympiads

Submitted by robin on Wed, 03/15/2017 - 2:51pm

South Africa participates in 4 International Olympiads:

1. International Physics Olympiad (IPHO)

2. International Chemistry Olympiad (ICHO)

3. International Biology Olympiad (IBO)

4. International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO)

A presentation on Physics and Chemistry was made at the STEMI conference (hosted by the Department of Science and Technology) held from 14 to 16 March 2017.

The full conference paper is attached for you to read the details (in 3 parts)

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Practice Round 2017 Update

Submitted by robin on Wed, 03/15/2017 - 10:12am

Note that the date suggested for the Practice (First) round is not fixed.

Schools can write at anytime up to the end of March 2017.

However, schools that send in their final round will be sent practice round papers also in April on request.

To get the Practice round papers these schools must complete the information sheet attached.

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2017 Practice Round Papers

Submitted by robin on Sun, 03/05/2017 - 5:59pm

Teachers/Principals

Please note that the practice round papers will be sent to schools on request only.

Please send your school's contact details by completing the information sheet in the attachment.

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South African team for 13th IJSO in Bali December 2016

Submitted by robin on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:41am

Congratulations to the following learners for their selection to the South African Junior Science Team. The following Under 16 members (born in 2001 and thereafter) will comprise TEAM South AFRICA. The Team will participate in the IJSO (International Junior Science Olympiad) in Bali (Indonesia) from 2 Dec to 11 Dec 2016. The team will leave  on 30 November and return on 12 December 2016.

Selection was based on their combined Grade 10 results in Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences in The South African Science Olympiads written in August 2016. These exam were written Nationally (all 9 Provinces) by students throughout South Africa.

 

NAME & SURNAME

SCHOOL

DATE OF BIRTH

GRADE

1

VIHAR MANICUM

RAISETHORPE SECONDARY

02/03/2001

10

2

STHEMBISO THUSI

NEWCASTLE HIGH

22/08/2001

10

3

RYLAN ODAYAN

STAR COLLEGE BOYS DBN

10/04/2001

10

4

ULUTHANDO JILI

STAR COLLEGE GIRLS DBN

04/06/2001

10

5

YASHODA MAHARAJ

STAR COLLEGE GIRLS DBN

17/02/2001

10

6

OWETHU ZUNGU

STAR COLLEGE BOYS DBN

09/03/2001

10

 

 

 

 

 

NSO 2016 Results

Submitted by robin on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:27am

Please note that 2016 results in Physical Sciences (Gr 10 & 11), Life Sciences (Gr 10 & 11) and Natural Sciences (Gr 4 to 9) were posted by registered mail on Friday 4 November 2016.

The results are now available from your post offices - I have done a few checks and they are available. Many schools have received their first notifications from their post offices and have not yet colleceted. Please follow up immediately.

Send an SMS to 0832677055 with your school name to request a tracking number.

Then Google "SAPO tracking" if ypu have the tracking number.

The envelopes have the results and certificates.

Certain schools, students and teachers will also receive Awards invitation to be held on Saturday 26 November 2016 at UKZN Durban. Note that awards will not be posted to any awardee.

Good luck.

Robin Naidoo

Co-ordinator

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