The Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize is worth $150,000.
The recipient will receive $50,000 with no expectations and the recipient’s school will receive $100,000 to use for the development of science*.
This Prize will be awarded to a permanently appointed registered teacher who is teaching science* to school-age children (in a primary, intermediate or a secondary New Zealand registered school) and who has been in the same role for at least 12 months prior to their nomination.
* “Science” is taken to include teaching relevant to any of the science, technology, mathematics, pūtaiao, hangarau or pāngarau learning areas of the New Zealand curriculum.
Nominations close September 2017.