Academic Support

Your pathway to success: 

  • Choose subjects wisely – credits come easier when students are interested in their subjects
  • Be organised.  Prioritise – especially with internals
  • Have good attendance
  • Hand work in on time or else seek help
  • Let teachers/ Dean/parents know if the workload is getting too much – we are here to help
  • Keep a track of credits.  An example is included.  You may wish to break this down into Achievement/Unit Standards per subject

 Student A:  Potential Credits

  Internal
Credits
External
Credits
Total Literacy Numeracy
English 10 12 22 22 -
Mathematics 8 12 20  - 20
Science 12 12 24 8 8
Option 1 8 12 20  -  -
Option 2 8 12 20 4 -
Option 3 14 10 24  -  -
  60 70 130 34 28
  • We encourage your daughter to aim for merit and excellence endorsements, by preparing well for their assessments
  • Subject endorsements also require an external component 
  • Furthermore, most courses in year 12 and 13 have a pre requisite number of credits that need to be achieved before entry is granted to the next level of that subject.

What can parents do to help?

  • Access course outlines
  • Set up a wall calendar with assessment deadlines
  • Have a credits chart
  • Read NCEA notices on the website and newsletter
  • Use the parent portal
  • Link with tutor group teacher/ Dean
  • Plan for holidays carefully
  • Be mindful of your daughter’s workload
  • Be a support person for your daughter
  • Pay the NZQA fee when invoiced

Term Dates 2018

Term One:
Tuesday 30 January to
Friday 13 April

Term Two:
Monday 30 April to
Friday 6 July

Term Three:
Monday 23 July to
Friday 28 September

Term Four:
Monday 15 October to
Tuesday 11 December (to be confirmed)