Kiwi Competitions 

CAM provides the annual KIWI English, Mathematics, Science and Spelling Bee competitions for Primary and Secondary schools.

Please contact CAM if you require any information cam@canterbury.ac.nz. 

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The annual CAM Great Kiwi Science, English and Mathematics competitions are skills-based and closely aligned with the New Zealand Curriculum. The tests are designed by New Zealand teachers for New Zealand students. 

The 2019 Kiwi Science, English and Mathematics competitions and the Kiwi Spelling Bee have now been completed. Schools have been advised to download results from the log-in area.

Look out for information regarding the 2020 Kiwi Competitions early in Term 1, 2020.

Information for Parents - Accessing practice materials and past papers from CAM

Current and historical test papers and competitions are not made available to the public. Test papers/items are not made available to parents. Reasons for withholding are outlined within the Official Information Act section 9(2) 'Other reasons for withholding official information', and in particular in reference to preventing the disclosure or use of official information for improper gain or improper advantage, and to protect the commercial position of CAM. Please contact records@canterbury.ac.nz for further information. 

Schools are provided with information on the test format and some of this information is readily available on the CAM website.

If you have any questions, please contact the school concerned. Your school may or may not choose not to do all the CAM assessments and competitions.

 

The CAM competitions are currently offered at the Curriculum and Year levels shown below:

LevelYear levelCurriculum level
Primary 5-6 3
Intermediate 7-8 4
Secondary 9-10 5

The tests are administered online and take 50 minutes to complete so they can be conveniently slotted into the school timetable.

Prices

The cost per student for each competition $9.00 (incl. GST).

Registration

Register your schools intention to take part in the competition. 

After registration/log in process and your students entered and confirmed, we will provide you access to unique user codes and passwords that will enable your students to login to the competition.

Reporting of results

Results are provided to schools in term 3. Prizes will be awarded for each competition and year level.

Certificates for each student will be sent to the school and prizes will be awarded to top students.

Student results for each year level are reported as follows:

Distinction
Excellence
Merit
Achieved
Participation