REPORTING AT MAUNGAWHAU SCHOOL

National Standards

National Standards are a national reference point that describe the expected achievement levels in reading, writing and maths.  They provide a clear idea for parents, teachers and children where students are at in their learning, help teachers monitor students’ progress and identify next learning steps.  We are required to report to parents in writing at least twice a year on their child’s progress and achievement in these areas, in relation to the National Standards.

Student Led Conferences

Student led conferences are an opportunity for the child, parent and teacher to work together in a partnership. Students share their work, discuss the progress they have made and their next learning steps.  An opportunity will be given to discuss the report.  Students in their early years at school may receive support to share their learning and next learning steps.

Anniversary and Mid-Anniversary Reports

Students in their first three years at school receive an anniversary report and a mid-anniversary report each year.  These reports go home with the students at the end of the month that coincides with their time at school.  Anniversary reports go home at 40, 80 and 120 weeks.  Mid-anniversary reports go home at 20, 60 and 100 weeks.

Although assessment is on-going throughout the year, children are assessed twice a year at the time of their anniversary and mid-anniversary in reading, writing, maths and essential skills.

In reading and writing we report on the student’s:

  • Current reading and writing level
  • Progress towards the next standard for mid-anniversary or
  • Achievement against the current standard for anniversary
  • A personal progress comment
  • Next steps

In maths we report on the student’s

  • Current knowledge and basic facts stages
  • Current strategy stages for the three domains: addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, ratios and proportions
  • Progress towards the next standard for mid-anniversary or
  • Achievement against current standard for anniversary
  • A personal progress comment
  • Next steps

A continuum shows the student’s progress in developing their essential skills.

Student led conferences for our anniversary and mid-anniversary children are held within two weeks of the report going home.  Parents will be advised by letter about making a suitable time with the teacher.  One afternoon will be set aside but please make alternative time with the teacher if this time is not suitable.

Students in years 0-3 and have started school before the 23rd October, will receive an end of year progress report on the 11th December. Teachers will comment on reading, writing, maths and a general comment.

Anniversary and Mid-Anniversary Report Dates

Month of Anniversary Date report goes home SLC Date or other suitable time
February 27 Feb 4 March
March 27 March 1 April
April 8 May 13 May
May 29 May 3 June
June 26 June 1 July
July 7 August 12 August
August 28 August 2 Sept
September 25 Sept 14 Oct
October 30 Oct 4 Nov
November 20 Nov 25 Nov
December 4 Dec 9 Dec

Reports and Student-Led Conferences in Years 4-6

The Mid-Year Report is sent home with the child on 29th May.  This will be followed by student led conferences on the 2nd and 4th June. Year 4 students who have their 120 week anniversary in term one will receive an anniversary report in place of the mid-year report, and have their student led conference at this time in place of a student led conference in Term 2.

Term 3 student led conferences will be held on 8th and 10th September.

The end of year report will be sent home on the 11th December with your child.

Both the mid-year and end of year reports include:

For reading and writing the student’s:

  • Current reading and writing level
  • Progress towards the next standard at mid-year or
  • Achievement against current standard for end of year
  • A personal progress comment
  • Next steps at mid-year

In maths we report on the student’s

  • Current knowledge and basic facts stages
  • Current strategy stages for the three domains: addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, ratios and proportions
  • Progress towards the next standard at mid-year or
  • Achievement against current standard for end of year
  • A personal progress comment
  • Next steps at mid-year

The end of year report also includes comments on Health and Physical Education, Inquiry, The Arts, Music and a general comment.