Reporting at Avonside

Avonside Girls’ High School is introducing ‘Live’ or ‘Real Time’ reporting through the Parent Portal as our primary means of reporting on academic progress.

The rationale for this change is that ‘Live’ reporting gives whānau and parents immediate feedback on how students are achieving in their subjects. Teachers will write comments based on the assessments students complete throughout the year. These comments will include ‘next steps, so whānau have a clearer understanding about how to support their daughters’ academic progress.

The reports will be available in the Parent Portal under the Current Year Results Tab. See diagram below.

Results

Comments will be brief and provide specific feedback linked to Achievement Standards for senior students or curriculum learning for students in years nine and ten. Please be aware that the comments might be more informal than traditional reports.

The biggest change is that these Live Reports will replace our more formal mid-year, and end of year reports. There will be no set time that these reports will be sent to parents. Each learning area will decide when it is most timely to update parents on progress, however you can expect to have an update from each teacher, in each subject, once per term.

Avonside Girls’ High School will send out reminders each term to check the Parent Portal. Parents without internet access are welcome to come into the school and access the reports through a computer in our school library (term two onwards). Parents are also welcome to contact Kaitiaki and they will be able to collate, print and post the report comments to parents.

There will also be opportunities to meet subject teachers face to face. The parent-teacher interview evenings are Tuesday 18 June and Thursday 27 June. We will send more details about the report evenings closer to the date.

In summary, this means that parents and whānau will need to access reports through the Parent Portal. Parents can check every 2- 3 weeks for new comments. Please do also double-check that we have correct email addresses. This can be done through the portal. See the diagram below.

Details

Any questions or concerns please contact Anita Yarwood [email protected]