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National Science Olympiad Exams 2014

Submitted by robin on Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:52pm

Please note that the post office strike has affected the delivery of papers to schools.

Some schools were sent papers via a courier company - these were fine and reached their destinations timeously.

However, there were about 115 packages that were sent to schools using the Post Office registered mail service. We have been tracking this mail with the help of a Manager at the Post Office. Unfortunately, some of these schools still did not receive their printed papers. We did send papers to the schools via email. We do apologise this inconvenience.

The strike is still on at the time of writing.

Schools wishing to courier their answers may do so: Send to:

S. Naidoo (Robin)

65 TURNBERRY STREET

BLUE VALLEY GOLF ESTATE

CENTURION

STAND NUMBER 5071.

2014 Practice Round Answers

Submitted by robin on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:14pm

FREE PRACTICE ROUND 2014

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

 

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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

3.2 Azerbaijan (Baku) in 2009 - Suhail Dada (Maritzburg College) won a bronze medal

3.3 Nigeria (Abuja) in 2010 - James Young (Westville Boys) and Imraan Khan (Crawford College North Coast) won bronze medals.

3.4 South Africa (Durban) in 2011 - five students won bronze medals.

2011 has been our most successful year yet. We also achieved 19th place overall out of 40 countries. This is a major improvement in our International rankig in the Science Olympiads. We are proud that Imraan Khan (Crawford College -North Coast) and FOUR Star College (Westville - KZN) students Divyan Moodley, Serayen Govender, Muhammed Suleman and Thiolan Naidoo have excelled at the International event. Mohamad Imraan Khan has excelled over the last two years and was unlucky not to get a silver medal this time round.

In 2012, we participated in 3 International Events:

1. July 2012 - in Estonia as particiapants (5 students + 2 Teachers) in the International Physics Olympiad.

2. July 2012 - in Singapore as participants (4 students + 2 teachers) in the International Biology Olympiad.

3. December 2012 - in Iran as participants (6 students + 3 teachers) in the 9th International Junior Science Olympiad. Shivanan Pillay won a bronze medal at this event.

In 2013, we also participated in three events as shown below:

IPHO in Copenhagen (Denmark), IBO in Bern (Switzerland) and IJSO in Pune (India).

Daverin Nadesan won a Bronze medal for his outstanding results in India.

In 2014, we have participated in the IPHO in (Astana) Kazakhstan and IBO in Bali (Indonesia).

Congratulations to these students, their teachers and parents for theseoutstanding achievements.

In December 2014, we will travel with a Junior team to the International Junior Science Olympiad in Mendoza (Argentina) for the 11th IJSO event. We will attend with 6 students (u16) and 3 leaders.

Please watch this space for more announcements.

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