The meeting is designed to provide parents and caregivers with information and guidance on the NCEA system and the formal qualifications system for students at the college.
Principal Tania Morgan said the target audience is Year 10 and 11 students and their parents/caregivers, or those who are new to NCEA.
The gathering will also discuss scholarship information and support in accessing the many scholarships that are available, says Morgan.
“We will be able to provide an outline of NCEA – What it is and how it works; as well as explaining the NCEA opportunities that may be available to Year 10 students.”
NZQA resource booklets about the NCEA system will be available to take away.
The college will also hold a Learning Conversations Day for parent, teacher and student interviews on Thursday, June 8 from 9am-3pm.
Morgan said communication was essential for building the school as well as home relationships.
“This is the second of four learning conversation days that have been planned for this year.”
It’s an opportunity for parents and students to meet with each subject teacher to discuss progress made and any support that may be needed, says Morgan.
Each student will be issued with an outline of achievements they have made, along with a progress report from each subject teacher.
“Students need to see the importance that parents place on their education and supporting them through these learning conversations are part of it,” said Morgan.
The learning conference held in Term 1 was attended by 85 per cent of students’ parents and caregivers, and Morgan is expecting that this one will also be well supported.