Reporting to Parents
All Students 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.
We hold parent, pupil and teacher evenings in Terms One and Three. We also have sharing the learning afternoons where classes are open for students to show their work and talk about their learning twice a year.
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 and achievement in relation to the relative levels of New Zealand Curriculum (2007) and will indicate how the teacher thinks that the student is progressing and achieving. The report will suggest next learning steps to support improved student success. This will include a students abilities relating to the key competencies.
A full report will report student success in relation to the relative levels of New Zealand Curriculum (2007) and will indicate how the teacher thinks that the student is progressing and their achievements. The report will suggest next learning steps to support improved student success. This will include a students abilities relating to the key competencies.
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 parents will be offered a pupil/ 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. Students should not only attend but have a clear voice in the discussions about their learning.