After feedback on the Mid-Year reports and consequently looking at a number of best practice examples from the Ministry of Education we have developed a more comprehensive report template that will serve us all more effectively now and into the future. It is not difficult in nature to read but it's important that we communicate with you just what is being expressed in some of the more notable changes within the reports, so please read on.
The report acknowledges progress in READING, WRITING, MATH, HEALTH & PE, THE ARTS, AND TOPIC/INQUIRY.
If your child has been at KingsGate School over 6 months you will see 3 lines on their report for each of the above subjects. The below are examples of this.
In the subject of math, you will also be able to visually see your child's progress in..
The illustration below is an example of how this part of the report will look.
The report acknowledges development in CHRISTIAN CHARACTER and THE NZ CURRICULUM KEY COMPETENCIES. In both these your child will be considered at a NOVICE, APPRENTICE, PRACTITIONER or EXPERT level as shown below.
The Christian character development is based upon our school's motto of " To know, To Love, To Serve" as these are foundational values of our school. You child's level will be shown accordingly.
Below is simply a snippet of how the Curriculum Key Competencies will appear using the novice, apprentice, practitioner, or expert levels.
The report still contains teacher comments and next steps for your child's learning.
It would be a great idea to have this document with you as read your child's report which is due out on the Friday the 30th of November. If you have any questions in the mean time please contact your child's teacher.
Kind regards from the teaching staff of KingsGate School.