Reports will be published to the Web Portal. These reports include key competency grades from each subject teacher.
There are three ‘reports’ that will be available for download from the Web Portal – Interim, Mid-Year, and End-of-Year.
Parents receive an email alerting when these formal reports have been published.
Reporting to parents is an important way that the College helps support student progress and achievement. Reporting to parents involves informing parents of assessment data and other information that allows parents to engage with the student and the College. As explained in the Parent-Guardian Handbook, BDSC is committed to providing opportunities to share information, rather than have a one-way reporting process. Ideally, there is an ongoing and shared conversation about progress and how we can further support learning together. We appreciate the commitment of parents in the education of their children and their attendance at conferences.
Year 9, 10 and 11 – Meet the Tutor: opportunity to meet the tutor and discuss common questions that parents may have, along with sharing information about individual needs.
Student-teacher mentor meetings: For students who need additional academic mentoring, and have been allocated a mentor, parents will be invited to meet with the mentor and student in Term One. This purpose is to ensure that expectations are clear, goals are shared and pathways (courses and careers) are discussed. Students will spend time with their mentor preparing for this meeting. Meeting face-to-face will help reinforce the home-College partnership we may need throughout the year to address any concerns.
Results from subject assessments and NCEA internal assessments are updated on the Web Portal. Teachers provide feedback to students in class and on their work and may provide comments on the Web Portal to explain grades. Ongoing formative comments from teachers to students are intended to promote further student learning. You are invited to contact subject teachers, mentors or tutors, or whanau leaders by email or phone whenever you have a query about progress. Refer to our Staff Directory.
From Term 2 we also send updates on progress towards NCEA for Years 11 to 13 students.
In Term 2, Wednesday 31 May and Tuesday 6 June, we will have Student-led Conferences for Years 11 to 13 and Targeted Conferences for Years 9 and 10 students.
For more information, please refer to the Parent-Guardian Handbook.