CSTA Subscriptions 2020 ... NOW PAYABLE ?

The committee is pleased to advise that subs' for 2010 (listed below), are the same as they have for the past 12 years.


Please Note:

Membership remains highly cost effective for schools, institutions or individuals, but the Association is very dependent on this financial  support.


In fact a current subscription is required for the use of any CSTA resources.


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


  • Schools with a secondary roll of 801 or more: $100
  • Schools with a secondary roll 300 -  800: $60
  • Schools with a secondary roll less than 300:  $15
  • Intermediate schools: $15
  • Primary schools: $15
  • Individual membership: $15
  • Teachers in training: FREE


Period of subscription.

The period for which the annual subscription applies is 1 January to 31 December.


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Notice of Annual General Meeting.

Date: Friday 6 March (not 6 May)


Venue: The International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch. Website


Format: (tbc)

4.30 pm onwards. Accees to the full range of IAC  experiences (Gratis)

6.00 pm. Drinks and finger food.

6.30 pm. Annual General Meeting.



Due to a restriction on room capacity, numbers (although large) will be limited.  With this in mind, and also catering requirements, please advise Jenna Wilson of your intention to attend.



PCT'S Get Together. 2020

Several times a year, a group of Provisionally Certified Teachers meet informally to chat, exchange ideas and  'network'.

The format of these informal. after-school, social events, is usually an hour or more at a central venue which  provides snacks and drinks.

The next Get Together for PCTs is timetabled for early Term 4.


Watch this space, and your email*  for further details.


*If you want to check we  have your correct PCT status and contact  details, simply contact me using your school email account: donald@csta.school.nz


CSTA HoD ... Parlez 2020 ?

If HODs would like a more informal catch-up, the CSTA Committee will be very happy to organise this.

To gauge need, please express your Interest in email to Jenna Wilson wjj@cashmere.school.nz.

CSTA Examination Feedback Requested.

The committee is particularly keen to receive feedback regards the mock examinations it prepares.



Image: Getty Images. Pintrest.




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National Biomechanics Day

On Tuesday 31 March, The University of Canterbury is offering two Biomechanics workshops for secondary students, in support of this  international event.

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These workshops are of two durations:


60 Minute Workshop :

Activities include a short Wingate anaerobic test, vertical and broad jumps, radar-gun speed tests, grip strength analysis and a bed of nails !


90 Minute Workshop:

As above, plus small groups participate in 3D motion capture.



  • This day has proven so popular bookings are essential. Please advise which times of the school day suit you, and which duration you prefer.
  • Group sizes: 12 to 35 students, plus their associated school staff. (Small groups may be combined).
  • No charge, but schools are responsible for their own transport arrangements.
  • Priority will be given to schools who have participated previously.
  • The venue is the Kirkwood "Warehouse' building.


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For bookings and further details please contact

Dr Jenny Clarke

Senior Lecturer in Sport Science

University of Canterbury

Email: Jenny.Clarke@canterbury.ac.nz

Mb: 021 0242 0212

Version April 2019



Canterbury Science Teachers Association
Image: Getty Images. Pintrest.
Canterbury Science Teachers Association
Canterbury Science Teachers Association
Canterbury Science Teachers Association
Image: Getty Images. Pintrest.