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What is VNJSO?

VANDA National Junior Science Olympiad (VNJSO), held annually worldwide, emphasizes critical and creative thinking skills to uncover hidden information and solve questions effectively.

Contest Format


- NZ students in Years 4-12

- Students from other Years who have a strong interest in science.


- Singapore School Science Syllabus;

This allows participants to do better compared to pure-Olympiad papers since they are familiar with most of the topics.


- Online contest at home;

- Contest Date: 5 May 2024

- Contest Time: 

NZ time: 19:00-20:30

Sydney time: 17:00-18:30

Perth/ Beijing time: 15:00-16:30

- Total time allowed: 90 mins

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Register Now!

Contest Date: 5 May 2024
Close date of registering: 24 April 2024, 9pm

The successful registration is confirmed upon receipt of the registration fee.

When registering multiple students, complete a separate registration form for each student, and ensure that you use a different email for each student.

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PGA reserves the right to interpret all competition and course arrangements.


Name of Account: Pinnacle Education Group

Account: 06-0241-0684634-00


Please make payment with the students 'full name + VNJSO  ' as reference.

⚠️ Please note that any fees and payments made are non-refundable.

⚠️ Before you make any payment, make sure you read through the refund policy on our website to avoid misunderstandings.

(Terms and conditions apply).

The successful registration is confirmed upon receipt of the registration fee.

Please note: If you registered after the deadline, the fees will be doubled.

Fees for the VNJSO is $68 per student.

VNJSO Objectives


VNJSO sparks your passion for science with intriguing questions that inspire curiosity and encourage exploration in the world of science.


VNJSO helps you master diverse science Olympiad papers in a supportive environment and encourages you to tackle more challenging competitions in the future.

Why participate in VNJSO?

Cultivate 21st Century Skills

VNJSO emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and communication skills crucial for 21st-century success.

Global Benchmarking

Join VNJSO to compare your international performance with peers from NZ and worldwide. Gain valuable insights into your learning journey.

Inspire Excellence

Take on Olympiad-level challenges that exceed the standard curriculum, motivating you to excel in science and ignite a lifelong passion for discovery.

Recognition and Awards

Celebrate global achievements with awards and represent New Zealand internationally.


  • The top 50% of the participants will receive an award certificate.

  • The top 40% (Bronze and above) of the participants will receive an award certificate and a medal.

  • The top 40% (Bronze or above) of winners are invited to compete at STEAM AHEAD 2024 – VANDA International Junior Science Olympiad on December 8, 2024 in Istanbul, Turkiye.

  •  E-certificates are also given to participants who qualify for Honourable Mentioned or attain Certificate of Participation.

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VNJSO Syllabus


VNJSO Training Course
and tuition fee

Closing date of registering: 23 Feb 2024

(Please click here or the picture below for more information)

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