Reporting to Parents

St Albans Reporting – STAr

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Connect to STAr  

STAr-help notes 

The Purpose of Reporting

The vision of The New Zealand Curriculum is for our young people to be confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners. The purpose of reporting is to provide information about a child’s learning, progress and achievement that can then be used to support further learning. Communicating clear, dependable information about progress and achievement provides a basis for building a strong partnership between the child, the teacher and the child’s parents, family and whānau to support learning and improve student outcomes. The National Administration Guidelines (NAGs) set the requirements that schools must follow. How each school fulfils those requirements will be determined by the school in consultation with its community.

How We Will Report To You

Face to Face Communication

  • Meetings with parents/whānau and students take place across the year using a responsive, no surprises approach.
  • A mid-year interview follows a snapshot of data (clarifying rates of progress and achievement towards national standards). Whānau and students should leave with a clear understanding of where they are at and whether they require extra support or enrichment.
  • Parents and whānau are able to meet with the teacher following the end-of-year report should they wish to do so.

On-line Reporting – STAr
STAr stands for St Albans Reporting and is a web-based tool that focuses on reporting the New Zealand Curriculum while also meeting the requirement for reporting National Standards. This programme tracks a student’s achievement over time, allowing you to see their progress in core areas of the curriculum.

A secure login is provided to families. Support notes can be accessed at the top of this page.

This programme also allows us to enter data once and aggregate it for a range of purposes including reporting to the board and the preparation of variance data for the Ministry of Education.

What is Reported and When

Term 1
Self portrait
PE – swimming proficiency
Attendance

Term 2
Learning progressions and next steps for:
• Reading – Pānui
• Writing – Tuhituhi
• Mathematics – Pāngarau
Poutama Reo (for tauira in Te Tikanga Rua Reo)
Targeted Learning (for selected students)
Gifted and Talented (for selected students)
English Language Learning Progressions (ELLPs – for ESOL students)
General Comment – He Kōrero
Attendance

Term 3
Integrated Studies (Inquiry)
PE and Health
Attendance

Term 4
Reading – Pānui
Writing – Tuhituhi
Mathematics – Pāngarau
Poutama Reo (for tauira in Te Tikanga Rua Reo)
Targeted Learning (for selected students)
Gifted and Talented (for selected students)
English Language Learning Progressions (ELLPs – for ESOL students)
General Comment – He Kōrero
St Albans School Values and Key Competencies
General Comment – He Kōrero

Communicating Next Year Homebase/Hub Placements

Homebases/hubs for each new school year are announced via this tool. When you log on securely you are able to see the children in your child’s homebase and their homebase teacher. Because this is a secure interface we are able to ensure privacy for our children.

Other Methods of Reporting and Celebrating Learning

Hub Blogs

We make extensive use of hub blogs to promote learning beyond the school day. These blogs can be accessed through this website. Most blogs have links to online learning opportunities that children can use at home.

Authentic Celebrations of Learning
Teachers utilise a range of opportunities to share learning in meaningful contexts. We have significant attendance at these events. These include:

  • Celebration Assemblies
  • Hub Assemblies
  • Inquiry ignition events
  • Book work
  • Learning walks
  • Classroom displays
  • Curriculum related celebrations, e.g., speech competitions
  • Arts performances
  • Whole school events, e.g., Book Parade
  • Sporting events