SCPS events for schools

Dynamic Science Wellington

Thursday 19 and Friday 20 January 2023, 9.30 am–4.30 pm

Applications close on Friday 18 November.

Dynamic Science Wellington is a free two-day experience for Year 12 Wellington students with a passion for chemistry or physics. You’ll have the chance to get hands-on, and explore cutting edge research with some of New Zealand’s leading scientists at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. For more information see the poster below.

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Our outreach programme

The School of Chemical and Physical Sciences is again offering Outreach educational programmes in Chemistry and Physics for 2022. The programmes will provide your students with opportunities to visit Victoria University of Wellington and experience the excitement of experimental Chemistry and Physics in a tertiary educational environment. The programme is for students who have a strong interest in these sciences and who enjoy a challenge.

If you are a Secondary School teacher and would like to receive up-to-date emails on our events, please contact Kara Eaton (

More information on the following Outreach Events will be made available during the year.


The annual New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (Wellington Branch) Chemistry Quiz is hosted in association with Victoria University of Wellington, and is open to teams from all secondary schools in the greater Wellington area.

Senior Lab Experience Days

Physics Senior Lab Experience Day

Chemistry Senior Lab Experience Day

These programs will be suitable for Year 13 and advanced Year 12 students.

Chemistry Scholarship Practical Workshop

This day is designed to provide students with guided practice for carrying out experiments in the laboratory with an emphasis on why you are performing certain tasks, and to practice using data to solve problems in chemistry.

Scholarship Practice Days 

Physics Scholarship Workshop

Join our Faculty staff for our popular scholarship series, where you’ll be given guidance on the knowledge and skills you’ll need to get the best chance possible. Lunch is provided.

The focus in the workshop is to explore the skills needed to step up from Level 3 to Scholarship. Opportunities will be provided to develop and practise scholarship skills (particularly problem solving and communication) across all the Level 3 content areas (excluding aqueous chemistry which will be offered on-line in Term 4). Common misconceptions. will also be explored and takeaways include extra practice examples with solutions.

Junior Lab Experience Days, Chemistry and Physics 

The aim of this day is to engage able year 10 students in some cutting-edge science experiments related to chemistry and physics. Students will work in two laboratories, see presentations from people working in related areas, and tour research facilities at Victoria University of Wellington. Throughout the program students will learn about the process of science, see the relevance of science to their own lives and the potential of science to solve some of the big issues that face the world today.

Chemistry and Physics Teachers' Days

Auckland Chemistry Teachers' Day - defer 2023

Nelson Chemistry and Physics  Day -  7 December 2022

Wellington Physics Teachers' Day -  TBA

Wellington Chemistry Teachers' Day -  2 December 2022

These days provide an opportunity for teachers to network and learn from each other, think about some of the latest developments in their favourite discipline and discuss topical educational matters. Please let us know if there is something in particular that you would like to learn about or see addressed at these events.

Resources from previous Teachers' Days