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Report time!

Sharing progress regularly is vital for each child’s ongoing learning and success. Sharing quality learning information between learners, parents, whānau and, schools and kura helps everyone to understand and support the learner. 

Are you doing too much?

Report time.

Simply put, Regulation 21 of the School Boards Regulation, which maintains the intention of NAG2c, is to ensure that good quality assessment information is communicated to students and whānau. 

Schools need to report to students and their parents on the progress and achievement of individual students. The reports must: 

  • be written in plain language 
  • be provided at least twice a year
  • include the student’s progress and achievement across The National Curriculum, as expressed in The New Zealand Curriculum or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, including in mathematics and literacy, and/or te reo matatini and pāngarau.

There are different ways of meeting these requirements. Some kura and schools are reporting more than they need to for effective partnerships. Check your kura or school’s reporting policy to ensure you aren’t creating unnecessary work for little benefit.

Meeting the intention of Section 165 may be easier than you think.

These interactive resources show how Section 165 can be met in different ways by sharing how some schools and kura are reporting to students and their whānau, what this looks like – and whether these ways of reporting meet the intention of Section 165. 

Download the interactive resource and guide in English:

PDF icon. Report time: meeting the intention of s165 interactive (English) (PDF 1 MB)

PDF icon. Report time guide (English) Revised 2023 (PDF 821 KB)

Download the interactive resource and guide in te reo Māori:

PDF icon. Report time: meeting the intention of s165 interactive (te reo Māori) (PDF 1 MB)

PDF icon. Report time guide (te reo Māori) Revised 2023 (PDF 890 KB)

How can this resource be used?

The resource is deliberately designed as a fun conversation starter, to guide conversations with you and your staff as you develop or review your reporting practices with the needs of your students and their whānau in mind.
This resource can be used to help you consider:

  • Are you doing too much?
  • Are you doing enough?
  • Is your reporting policy intended to improve learners’ ongoing progress by sharing information?
  • Are you improving the ongoing learning and success of learners through your reporting to parents and whānau?
  • How do you balance effective reporting that benefits learners and whānau, with teacher workload?
  • Does your reporting policy reflect the needs of your community?