ESSE is the national subject association which represents the professional interests of teachers of Earth and Space Science (ESS), whether they teach full ESS courses or some ESS standards as part of a Science course.

Our objectives are to make sure that ESS is well resourced and that secure, ‘fit-for-purpose’, assessments are available for teachers to use. We will advertise PLD opportunities such as workshops, conferences and field trips and also keep you up to date with some of the latest ESS news.

We also offer one-on-one help for teachers who are not able to readily get help they need. Contact us at

Jenny Pollock, CRSNZ, Chairperson ESSE.

How ESSE is going to spend our NoE grant

The ESSE executive are designing a programme for teachers of ESS or Science including ESS (Y11-13), that will: Support teachers that are new to ESS or a new ESS HOD/TIC in geographically isolated areas sole ESS teacher in their school experienced ESS teachers teachers of ESS content in a Y11… Read More

One-on-one help for ESS or Science with ESS teachers

Details about one-on-one or small groups of teachers (ESS or Science with ESS Y11-13) support: Because ESS is a relatively small subject some teachers are not able to easily obtain the support that they need in areas such as: – ideas and task writing for internal standards – assistance… Read More