Reporting to Parents

Parents will receive two written reports each year. Both reports will tell parents how well their child is doing in reading, writing and mathematics in relation to the expected level of the NZ Curriculum. Generally speaking, a learner in Yr 1 & 2 will be working and achieving at Level 1 of the curriculum, a learner in Yr 3 & 4 would be working and achieving at level 2, a learner in Yr 5 & 6 would be working and achieving at level 3 and a learner in Yr 7 & 8 would be working and achieving at Level 4.  

Doing well in reading, writing and mathematics gives children the skills they need to be successful in other curriculum areas at school.

In their first three years at Ngaere School your child will receive an abbreviated report after 20 weeks (6 months), 60 weeks (1 and 1/2 years) and 100 weeks (2 1/2 years) at school and a full report at the end of their first, second and third year at school. this is called Anniversary Reporting. Each of these reports will be followed up with a face to face interview.

Children in Years 4 – 8 receive an interim written report at the end of Term 2 and a full written report at the end of the year.

Informal
Parents can keep in touch with their child’s learning through informal contacts with the class teachers and through their child’s homework and workbooks.   Furthermore, teachers are happy to meet with parents at any other time by arrangement or via email.

Please remember that we are in the business of teaching individual children. Comparing your child with others, especially brothers or sisters can be destructive .

Reports are intended as a discussion document and as a catalyst for  celebration and improvement.

At Ngaere School we believe that every day can be a reporting day.  Whether it’s an arranged time, an informal chat after school or a phone call , we are always happy to discuss any aspect of school life with you.