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RE: Anniversary reporting
Because NZ children start school on their 5th birthday, reporting on their achievement falls on, or as close as possible, to the anniversary of their birthday month. To ensure smooth systems for reporting across the junior school, birthday months are clustered together term by term.
The National Standards give teachers, your child and you a clear idea of where your child is at in reading, writing and maths and what they have to do next in their learning.
Teachers will continue to use many different ways to find out where your child is at (OTJ - Overall Teacher Judgement). This includes:
It is important to remember that students start at different points and progress at different rates. Some students will need more time and work towards the expected standard.
Timing of Profile book reporting
Teachers will report in writing twice a year, mid year (progress report/profile) and at the end of the year (anniversary report/profile). A student progress report which assesses the student's progress toward the standard and an anniversary report which assesses achievement against the standard.
Anniversary Reporting Year 1-3
The National Standards benchmarks have a clear expected timeframe to them. They are:
(40 school weeks – around their 6th birthday)
(80 school weeks – around their 7th birthday)
(120 school weeks – around their 8th birthday)
We will be using these time frames to report.
Sharee Ramsay -Junior Syndicate leader
Balclutha Primary School