Organization : SAASTA – South African Agency for Science & Technology Advancement
Competition Name : Natural Science Olympiad 2019
Applicable For : grades 10-12 Students as Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Namibia
Competition Deadline : 8 February 2019
Exam Date : 15 May 2019 – Physical Sciences Paper
Exam Date : 16 May 2019 – Natural Sciences Paper
Prize : iPods,iPads,Laptops,Book vouchers
Website : http://www.saasta.ac.za/competitions/national-science-olympiad/
SAASTA Natural Science Olympiad
The National Science Olympiad is one of SAASTA’s flagship projects. Since 2005, the now 53-year-old project has offered learners in grades 10-12 an exciting opportunity to compete in science with fellow learners from SADC countries such as Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Namibia.
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Enter the 2019 National Science Olympiad :
** The entry fee for both the National and Natural Science Olympiads is R35.00 per learner per paper.
** Learners can enroll for either Physical Sciences or Life Sciences or both subjects
** The closing date for the entries is 8 February 2019
The examination date will be :
** 15 May 2019 for the Physical Sciences Paper (grades 10-12) and
** 16 May 2019 for Natural Sciences (grades 4-6, 7-9) and Life Sciences (grade 10-12)
** All papers are available in both English and Afrikaans
How To Enter
** Complete the attached form and return it to SAASTA as soon as possible.
** Schools should call to confirm the number of learners entered in the Olympiad.
Tel: (012) 392 9340 or
Fax: (012) 320 7803.
** The entry fee for learners will be R35.00 per learner.
** Special arrangements can be made for schools/learners that cannot afford the entry fee. Principals should contact us for details before 01 December 2018.
Download Entry Form :
Life Science : https://www.southafricain.com/uploads/LifeSci-.pdf
Physical Science :
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions :
Officials: Mr Ramoloi Maxalaba / Mrs Erna Taljaard
Tel: 012 392 9300/9346/9337
Fax: 086 603 4174
E-mail: scienceolympiad AT saasta.ac.za
** The National Science Olympiad will comprise of two papers, namely Physical Sciences and Life Sciences (Biology).
** Learners may choose to enter for one of the papers or both.
** Minimum of 50% of the paper will be based on High School syllabus (Grade10 to 12).
** Please help motivate your learners to experience the thrill of competing with others from around the country in the National Science Olympiad.
** Help coordinate learners participation in this event.
** Only learners in grade 10, 11, and 12 may enter to compete for a range of exciting prizes.
** Help your learners prepare by accessing Olympiad papers from previous years at saasta.ac.za (click on “National Science Olympiad”).
Price & Awards
** Over the years, prizes and awards were given to schools and learners during the Science Olympiad Award Giving Ceremony.
** During the past three years, over 30 awards in different categories have been made to deserving learners and schools each year.
Some of the main categories are :
** The Top Three National Winners
** Top Provincial Winner (Excluding Top National Winners)
** Top Girl Learner
** Top Grade 10 Learner
** Top Grade 11 Learner
** The Top Performing School Within Harmony Areas Of Operations
** The Top Learner From Sadc Schools
** The Top Learners Will attend a science focus week during September/October vacation in Pretoria
Learners could win:
** Book vouchers
** The top 100 learners from different categories will attend a science focus week during June/July vacation in Pretoria.
** A trip to attend the International Youth Science Forum in London or the Australian National Youth Science Forum
Please Note :
** All learners should be entered before the closing date.
** National Science Olympiad Life Sciences (Biology) examinations will be written on Thursday 16 May 2019 from 12:00 – 15:00 under the supervision of the teacher at the school (no need to worry about transport).
** Results and certificates are sent to schools. SAASTA will ensure that question papers are distributed to schools before the exam and collected thereafter.