Reporting to Parents
All children will receive two written reports each year. Parents are welcome to contact their class teacher at any time during the school year should they have any concerns about their child. The best way to do this is to make an appointment to see the teacher either by e-mail or through the school office.
The First 3 Years
In the first 3 years of schooling, children are assessed against National Standards in reading, writing and mathematics on the anniversary of their start date at school and not at the end of each school year.
At the end of your child’s first, second and third year at school, children and families will receive a report against their achievement against the relevant National Standard. This report will be produced at the timing of other reports going home either mid year or in December. Other wise they will receive a report showing progress towards the Standards they are working on. The timing of these reports will be in line with years 4, 5, 6 7 and 8 so all children receive written reports at the same time of year.
Years 4, 5,6, 7, and 8
When children reach Years 4 – 8,the National Standards are end of school year standards and so children are assessed at the end of the school year no matter when they started school. These children will receive reports at the end of terms 2 and 4.
There are some children who reach the end of 3 years at school at the beginning of Year 4. These children are working towards the end of Year 4 National Standards and will receive mid and end of year reports against these Standards only.
Mid year Reports
An interim report will report on progress towards the next Standard in reading, writing and maths and will indicate whether the teacher thinks your child is on track to meet these by the end of the year.
A full report includes whether your child has met the Standards in reading, writing and maths and also reports on the other areas of the curriculum. Both interim and full reports include effort.
Sharing the Learning
Families will be invited to ‘Sharing the Learning’ afternoons in terms 2 and 3. This part of our assessment and reporting cycle reflects the New Zealand Curriculum which states that children are a part of effective assessment by, “being clear about what they can do and what they still need to learn” and “involving them as they discuss and reflect on their goals, strategies and progress with their teachers, their parents and one another.”
Parent | Teacher discussions
All children will be offered a parent/teacher discussion at the end of term 1 and at the beginning of term 3 to discuss progress reported in the mid year report.