Bio OlympiadAlexander Sun and Paxton Hall by Janine Hills

Bio Olympiad

Paxton Hall and Alexander Sun have been selected to attend the NZ International Biology Oympiad training and selection camp in the April holidays.

25 students have been selected from throughout New Zealand who all scored highly in the tutorial programme.  The camp is hosted by the University of Otago and students will sit a three-hour practical exam assessing the skills taught at the camp and a three-hour theory exam that covers all the material in the IBO syllabus.

Students are then assessed on a number of factors including work ethic, active participation in all aspects of the camp, and ability to work as part of a supportive team.

These attributes are important as team members act as ambassadors for New Zealand. On the basis of their performance in the assessments and their personal attributes, a team of four students will be selected to represent New Zealand in July at the 2021 International Biology Olympiad which will be run by Portugal in a virtual format.