Earth and Space Science Educators of New Zealand

Ngā Kaiwhakaako Pūtaiao ā-Papa, ā-Rangi o Aotearoa

Welcome to the ESSENZ website
Nau mai, haere mai ki te pae tukutuku a Ngā Kaiwhakaako Pūtaiao ā-Papa, ā-Rangi o Aotearoa

Earth and Space Science Educators of New Zealand (ESSENZ) is the national subject association supporting and promoting Earth and Space Science (ESS) education, both the full ESS courses and Science courses that contain ESS standards (SciESS - our abbreviation).

Our aim is to make sure that ESS is well resourced and that PLD workshops are run and 1on1 help is available throughout New Zealand. The range of help that ESSE provides can be found here. The contact details for the ESSE office holders plus the regional representatives can be found here.

This website provides links to resources, notifications about PLD workshops, regional meetings and webinars, job vacancies, notices of conferences and other events such as field trips and information on how we are using our Network of Expertise funding.

For all inquires please contact us at .

Latest news

The MoE is wanting to appoint more Lead Secondary Advisors to work with Subject Expert Groups (SEGs) - a crucial part in the Review of Achievement Standards (RAS).

Note the relatively tight timeframe (applications close on Thursday 19 November). For more information go to Job vacancies

Up-to-date ESS Scholarship resources are available - see Scholarship page.

Culturally responsive resources for 90954/90955 and 91189 are now available.

In Term 4 we are running two more sets of webinars:
- ESS Scholarship (93104) in the days just before the exam. Times and dates will be posted soon.
- New to New Zealand Geology: for teachers unfamiliar with or who want a refresher course in NZ geology, especially tectonics.

For more information go to: Workshops and webinars