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By the end of year seven

Reporting in plain language helps parents and whānau to be well informed, to make sense of their child’s progress and achievement, and to be more able to support learning at home. Plain language written reporting is free of specific education language, as it is language that is understood easily. It is language that helps support respectful and trusting relationships between students, parents and whānau.

  • In reading, a written report is likely to cover the student’s ability to read text and their ability to respond to, understand and use what they have read.
  • In writing, a written report comment is likely to cover the student’s ability to write (including planning, revising, publishing) and their ability to use writing for a variety of purposes across the curriculum.
  • In mathematics, we focus reporting on the student’s ability to solve number problems and their ability in a non-number related aspect of mathematics (geometry, measurement or statistics).

Written Report Comments                 Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Statistics                  By the end of year seven  


Curriculum Area

Some examples of

education language

Educational language rephrased as plain language
  • Manages the complexity of the texts in all areas of the curriculum.


  • reads a range of material and understands complex ideas
  • greatly enjoys reading technical information and loves sharing his knowledge with the class
  • organised a Skype session with the electronic whizzes and this certainly helped to answer his and the classes’ questions
  • continues to make strong progress and is achieving well above expectation for his year.

Interprets abstract ideas, complex plots and sophisticated themes.


Uses continuous and non-continuous text types.

  • Congratulations Otis, you have achieved the National Standard (archived) for your year level. You've worked really hard and made good progress to achieve your goal of reading more widely, including everyday reading materials such as newspapers, the internet, and magazines. Your inquiry and speech about 'The Death of Newspapers' was really interesting and you showed some very good thinking.



  • Thinks critically about work and can generate and answer questions that meet the learning purposes of the curriculum.
  • This year I understand how to use metaphor and rhetorical questions in my writing. This has helped my poetry and narrative writing. I have worked hard at being clear and to the point when I have written my research reports. I have tried to have a formal tone in my science writing and will need to keep working on this. I am working towards the end of year 8 National Standard (archived).

Can interpret abstract ideas, complex plots and sophisticated themes.



  • has excellent ideas for his writing. He is able to plan a piece of writing and put ideas in sections. He writes about exciting adventures, with interesting conclusions.
  • illustrates his tech class writing using clearly drawn graphics
  • is working at the standard for his year.

In English class Iosua is a kind, hardworking and respectful student. Malo lava Iosua mo le alualu i luma o lana galuega i le aoga.

Maths and




  • Applies additive and multiplicative strategies flexibly to decimals and integers.
  • I finally understand how to work with fractions, percentages and decimals. I am still working on ratios. I understand BODMAS. My biggest success this year was creating a project with my group for the year 7 Maths Competition. My group learned a lot about working with data (and working together!). I have achieved the National Standard (archived) for year 7 and am working toward the end of year 8 standard.

Identifies patterns and displays it in different ways.


Applies additive and multiplicative strategies flexibly.


  • has met the end of year 6 standard
  • can sort information and talk about what he has learned
  • uses his knowledge of geometry on the DesignIT programme to model his plans for hard tech
  • has made sound progress at reading and ordering large numbers
  • is now learning to convert length to smaller or larger amounts (mm, cm, m).