Urgent news regarding NCEA Exams – 14 November 2016
Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students
NCEA Exams will proceed today following the earthquake over night.
The Ministry of Education has advised that exams may proceed where possible. We have inspected buildings and deemed them to be safe with the exception of the Performing Arts Centre. The Performing Arts Centre (PAC) is closed so students are to assembly by the PAC steps prior to their exams.
A Derived Grade application for all students sitting examinations today will be submitted to NZQA given the disruption this has caused.
Students who are absent from the exam need to let Mrs Davidson know on the absence line 03 375 1879
Nola Kilpatrick – Deputy Rector Curriculum
NZQA Advise the following for 2016:
The brochures are available by emailing email@example.com or you can visit the brochures page of the NZQA website to view PDF versions and download an order form.
All resources produced by NZQA are free of charge.
In term 1 all students entered in the Level 1, 2 and 3 NCEA Courses are issued with a booklet detailing
NQF Faculty Policies and Procedures, Information for Students and Parents This covers:
- Course expectations and student attendance
- Missed assessments, Late work, Compassionate Consideration and Derived Grades
- Authenticity of Student Work
- Moderation procedures
- Retention and Storage of Student Work
- Appeal procedures
- Early Warning procedures
- Reporting procedures
- Further Assessment Opportunities
- External Assessment reviews and Reconsiderations
- Special Conditions
- Fees and Financial Assistance
On-line Learning Facility NetNZ is a community of secondary and area schools from the Otago, Canterbury, Southland, and West Coast regions who work together to provide online learning opportunities for their students based on the New Zealand Curriculum. Further information.
Vocations Planning – look at this site to assist your son with his future planning, http://youthguarantee.net.nz/vocational-pathways/
This site was set up by the Ministry of Education to provide assistance for students to plan future vocational pathways. It identifies FIVE sectors and allies these with NCEA achievement. In effect,it identifies what employers in that industry require from school leavers and illustrates to students the relevance of NCEA learning and achievement.
School policy on absence for an NCEA internal
Please note that if your son is absent for reasons beyond his control (e.g. accident, illness, bereavement), where feasible, the student will be allowed to attempt the assessment or a full reassessment opportunity will be available. If an assessment task is missed then independent documentation (i.e. medical certificate, etc) must be supplied.
Similarly for any school authorised absence for out of class activities such as EOTC trips, sporting and cultural fixtures, involving representation of the College and representation at a national level the absences will be considered legitimate and the student, where feasible, will be allowed to attempt the assessment or a full further assessment opportunity will be available. Full details are in the booklet issued to students in Term One- NQF Faculty policies and Procedures, Information for Students and Parents.
The college collects and processes fees and forwards them on NZQA. Once the school has passed
the fees on, any late payments must be made directly to NZQA and will be subject to a $50 late payment fee. NB NZQA do not release a student’s results if these fees are not paid.
If you require a financial assistance form please contact Barbara Rusbridge ph 3750647 ex 833 so this can be processed in time.