The Canterbury / Westland Science Fair


Saturday 21 September

Prizegiving the following day.


Where: Ernest Rutherford Building, University of Canterbury

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"Tell us what you want. What you really, really want ..."

 The Spice Girls

Heads of Department Day is a annual event on the calendar of the Canterbury Science Teachers Association, and often held in November.


Planning for this is now underway, consequently we ask all *HoD's to complete this brief questionnaire, to help deliver the most appropriate, valuable content for you.


If you have not received an email ( dated 20 August ) with an invitation, please follow  the link below


HoD Day Questionaire


Regards and thanks

Remco Barrs


 * HoD  is a global acronym, for those with a lead role within a Department , Faculty, or  Learning Area.

* For the purposes of 'HoD Day'  this includes those with extra responsibility in a science area.

Congratulations to the St. Thomas Raptors for their convincing win of the Annual CSTA Mid-winter Quiz.

It was commendable effort, especially against the extensive talent present.

L to R:  Remco Barrs, Billy Gulliver, Andy Jones, Kent Beveridge, Jono Riddell.

Thanks to Remco for his accomplished role as Quiz Master.

Inventing Tomorrow

NZ international Film Festival 2019

Director: Laura Nix

87 minutes. Christchurch 8 – 25 August 2019.


"Inventing Tomorrow is a wonderfully hopeful profile of scientists who are old enough to grasp the gargantuan problems facing their global community, and young enough to still believe they can solve them"

Scott Beggs, Nerdist


Christchurch: Screen Time and Bookings


 “The competition is beside the point in Laura Nix’s inspiring film because she’s interested in showcasing a specific type of high school entrant: those who see an environmental threat in their backyard and are driven to fix it with science"

Robert Abele, LA Times



 CSTA Subscriptions 2019 ... has your school paid?

The committee is pleased to announce that subs' for 2019 remain as in 2018, meaning a decade of consistency has been achieved.


Membership status and subscriprtions can be found here or by using the button above.


NB: A current subscription is required for the use of any CSTA resources


1. The period for which the annual subscription applies is 1 January to 31 December  - something which requires the committee to set the fees each November, for the following year.

The purpose of a November decision is to allow members to know subscriptions costs  at the very start of the school year, and make payments at this time - rather than wait to the first committee meeting after the AGM. Pay your sub now.


2. Invoicing of schools (by email) for CSTA 2019 subscriptions is now underway. Consequently schools will receive an invoice in February.


The committee anticipates that the above will significantly assist schools and individuals to support the CSTA through their subscriptions, and allow the continuation of the professional sharing of science ideas, pedagogy and resources that are the ethos of this Incorporated Society.


Version April 2019



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