New Zealand International Biology Olympiad

NZIBO fosters interest, participation, and excellence in biology through participation of secondary school students in the New Zealand Biology Olympiad Programme. The programme provides University level education in Biology to those students selected to participate in the online tutorial programme.

NZIBO ensures that the students who participate have the necessary knowledge to compete successfully at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) should they be selected to represent New Zealand at this prestigious international competition.

For more information, visit our Programme page.

Registrations for the 2024-25 programme are now OPEN HERE

What’s happening with NZIBO currently?

Our national team is competing at the International Biology Olympiad, hosted by Kazakhstan in their capital, Astana.

Latest News

Support Our Team

Congratulations again to Sarah Ellis (St Peter’s School, Cambridge), Janet Guo (Hillcrest High School, Hamilton), Jacob Miller (Mount Albert Grammar School, Auckland), & Richard Li (Rangitoto College, Auckland) who have successfully earned their spots to represent New Zealand in Armenia at the 33rd IBO this July, following their outstanding performance at our recent NZIBO Team […]

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Congratulations Anneke

Anneke Cummack (3rd from the left below) represented NZ at the IBO in Hungary in 2019, winning a Silver medal. At the recent prize for Diocesan School for Girls she was awarded top in Physics, top in English, top in Biology and Dux. Congratulations Anneke. Anneke also receives a University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship.

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Hungary Happiness

The Medal ceremony has concluded and the team is on its way back to New Zealand. We are all so proud of them. They are phenomenal. All were awarded prizes; Carlos was Highly Commended, Sophia got a Bronze medal and Zi Lin and Anneke won Silver Medals.

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Important Dates

  •  Term 3 Starts on 22nd Jul 2024
  •  National Entrance Exam, 2024-25 NZIBO Programme on 21st Aug 2024
  •  Term 3 Ends on 27th Sep 2024
  •  School Holidays on 28th Sep 2024
  •  Term 4 Starts on 14th Oct 2024
  •  Labour Day on 28th Oct 2024