Reporting system

The New Zealand Curriculum will be used to report to parents in English (reading, writing and oral language) and Mathematics. This information, as well as, other curriculum areas: social sciences, science, health & physical education, the arts and technology. These subjects provide essential information which gives teachers, children, parents, families and whānau a clear idea of where their child is at in relation to the curriculum area and knowing their immediate next learning steps.

At MCS we report to parents, families and whānau in writing at least twice a year on their child's progress and achievement in these areas, in relation to the New Zealand Curriculum.


How will I know where my child is achieving at the New Zealand Curriculum level for each subject?

Mid year reports will indicate your child's achievement in reading, writing and maths and other curriculum areas against the New Zealand Curriculum Framework.

End year reports will indicate your child's achievement in reading, writing and maths and other curriculum areas against the New Zealand Curriculum Framework.

How will the teacher work out where your child is at?

The teacher will continue to use many different ways to find out where your child is at in reading, writing and maths and other curriculum areas by making an Overall Teacher Judgement (OTJ) against the curriculum level. 

Curriculum levels: Level 1 (Year 1&2), Level 2 (Year 3&4), Level 3 (Year 5&6).

The OTJ includes:

·using a range of formal tests/assessments

·observing your child in the classroom

·talking with students about their learning

·your child assessing their own and each other’s work.

The expectation is that children are able to meet the curriculum levels across a range of learning settings. This includes the five Key Competencies of: Thinking, Relating to others, Managing Self, Using Language, Symbols and Texts and Participating & Contributing which are weaved throughout all curriculum areas.


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For more information of what curriculum expectations look like after each year at school:

New Zealand Curriculum