The NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority) website contains a wide range of resources to assist your son, in particular as he completes Achievement Standards that will be examined externally. https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/subjects/ The NZQA website also collates your son's assessment results once they have been made official and uploaded. Please note that data files are sent to NZQA monthly so there is often a significant time lag between your son receiving his assessment results and them being visible on the NZQA website. Assessment results on the Parent Portal are updated more regularly.
Young men in Year 12 and 13 have been shown how to log into the NZQA website, while young men in Year 11 and the Year 10 accelerate classes will be taken through this during term two. If your son is unable to log in or has forgotten his password he needs to contact NZQA 0800 697 296.
The Parent Portal is parent's link to our Student Management System, KAMAR, and allows you access to your son's assessment results, attendance record and daily school notices. The Parent Portal can be accessed through Stratus - click here.
If you do not have the username/password please email Mrs. Abbey Etchells email@example.com to request one. Please note: Mrs. Etchells does not work during the school holidays.
We encourage all young men studying NCEA Level Three subjects to consider sitting scholarship assessments. NZQA explain that “New Zealand Scholarship provides recognition and monetary reward for the highest achieving secondary school students. Scholarship is assessed against demanding standards to challenge the most capable students in each subject area. Scholarship candidates are expected to demonstrate high-level critical thinking, and to integrate, synthesise and apply knowledge, skills, understanding and ideas to complex situations.”
Scholarship requires a significant extra commitment in terms of revision and examination preparation. Many departments will run additional tutorials to assist with this. However, for some young men the extra time required may be an impediment to their success at NCEA Level 3 and in gaining University Entrance. For this reason, we encourage all young men contemplating enrolling in Scholarship to discuss this with their parents and teachers so that an informed decision is made.
Information about registering for Scholarship examinations will be provided later in the year.