University Of Canterbury 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 [email protected]


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Administration and printable resources

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

****Kiwi English, Mathematics and Science Competitions will be open on-line 22nd July until 14th August 2020.  If you have any queries please email [email protected] 

****Kiwi Spelling Bee Registrations are now OPEN. Register your students by 14th August 2020! Kiwi Spelling Bee will be open on-line 7th September until 25th September 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 [email protected] for further information regarding this. 

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:


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


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


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: