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The Singapore Primary Science Olympiad (SPSO) is an annual national competition which has been organized by the NUS High School of Mathematics and Science since 2009. This competition, which is open to Primary 5 pupils in Singapore, comprises the Theory round and the Practical round. Selected participants from the Theory round will be invited to the Practical round held on a later date.

SPSO aims to

  • Identify Singapore's Science representatives for the International Mathematics and Science Olympiad (IMSO)
  • Generate greater interest in Biology, Chemistry and Physics among Primary school students
  • Cultivate enthusiasm and instil a passion for science subjects
  • Provide an avenue to showcase students' abilities in the subjects
  • Nurture talents in the Sciences



(all registered participants)

Date: 5 July 2019, Friday
Venues: NUS High School

Time: 3.30 pm to 4.45 pm

(by invitation)

Date: 26 July 2019, Friday
Venue: NUS High School Laboratories
Time: in the afternoon (details to be confirmed)

Online registration period: 1 March, 8am, to 22 April 2019, 8pm

Award ceremony will be held on 31 August 2019, Saturday.

In preparation for the International Mathematics & Science Olympiad (IMSO), the top twenty students from the SPSO will be shortlisted for a training programme conducted by NUS High School. Within the training squad, twelve pupils will eventually be selected to form the Science team to represent Singapore in IMSO 2019.