Our Reporting

At Pakuranga Heights School it is acknowledged that encouragement and support from parents and carers are important elements in the learning process.  This partnership is the foundation of our vision "Reaching new heights together". 

It is vital that parents and caregivers  are well informed.  Reporting to parents and carers occurs through:

  • Setting the Scene: family picnic held at the beginning of each year with introduction of staff and an overview for the year
  • Establishing relationships: a ten minute interview within the first month of school for parents to share their aspirations for the learning partnership with new teacher
  • Written reports: Mid-year to show progress towards the National Standards and at the End of Year to show achievement against the National Standards
  • Three-way conferences: after Mid-Year reporting to discuss progress and learning goals towards achieving the National Standards.  This is a vital time to encourage your child and show how home and school work together
  • Assessment Data:  shared as necessary ongoing throughout the year.
  • Parent information evenings and workshops 
  • Informal conversations throughout the year
  • New Entrant, School Entry Assessment:  This is shared with parents after  6 weeks of schooling
  • 6 Year Net:information from this assessment is shared with parents soon after your child has turned 6 years old

National Standards

The Government introduced National Standards in 2010.  All schools now report on how your child is achieving against these standards twice per year.  We give a written report in May/June to show progress towards the Standards and in November/December to show achievement against the Standard.  Opportunities for oral reporting in a three-way conference discussion usually occurs at the mid-year written report.

The standards apply to achievement in:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Mathematics

They do not apply to spelling, handwriting, basic facts etc., although we do take assessments in these areas to help us identify your child's learning needs.  The National Standards use the New Zealand Curriculum levels to measure 'where your child is at'.  Primary school children achieve in Levels 1-4 of the NZ Curriculum.

The National Standards say that by the end of each year level, they should be achieving:

  • After one year at school: beginning Level 1
  • After two years at school: at Level 1
  • After three years at school: beginning Level 2
  • By the end of Year 4: at Level 2
  • By the end of Year 5: beginning Level 3
  • By the end of Year 6: at Level 3

It usually takes a child two years to move through one curriculum level.

If you are interested in a particular Standard you can also use these direct links to the Ministry information:

After 1 year at school

Maths

Reading/Writing

After 2 years at school

Maths

Reading/Writing

After 3 years at school

Maths

Reading/Writing

By the end of Year 4

Maths

Reading/Writing

By the end of Year 5

Maths

Reading/Writing

By the end of Year 6

Maths

Reading/Writing

Other information about schooling in general is available in the parent's section of the Ministry of Education website: http://www.minedu.govt.nz/Parents

The National Standards have been translated into many different languages - please find the translated booklets on the Ministry website: http://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/National-Standards/Supporting-parents-and-whanau/Resources#supporting_pdfs

The Standards are illustrated in English in the attachements below along with our specific Pakuranga Heights charts for progress (which teachers showed at three-way conferences)

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Year 1 National Standards Booklet for Parents.pdf3.51 MB
Year 2 National Standards Booklet for Parents.pdf3.46 MB
Year 3 National Standards Booklet for Parents.pdf3.55 MB
Year 4 National Standards Booklet for Parents.pdf3.61 MB
Year 5 National Standards Booklet for Parents.pdf3.49 MB
Year 6 National Standards Booklet for Parents.pdf3.97 MB
NS Progress at Pakuranga Heights School.pdf421.67 KB