Posts Tagged ‘NCEA’

It’s cool to read and it’s cool to aspire

Thursday, November 17th, 2022
Literacy and numeracy

Education not the welfare system is the key to getting out of poverty. So is the view of Alan Duff – New Zealand novelist, newspaper columnist and Duffy Books in Homes founder. Duff says people should get rid of “losing” mindsets and Māori should drop the “mantra of colonialism”, as “it’s a losing mindset and Read more

St Paul’s College notches up academic success

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

St Paul’s College in Auckland has lifted its roll-based NCEA pass rates by between 58 and 73 percentage points in the past decade. The school had been struggling against negative local perceptions while trying to cater to at-risk students. Roll pressures saw the boys’ school take on more at-risk students, causing issues with engagement, behaviour and Read more

Catholic schools top Taranaki results

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

For the first time the New Zealand Qualifications Authority has collated and publicly released NCEA results for all secondary schools, giving a snapshot of how they performed in exams last year. Of the 14 secondary schools in Taranaki only five were above the national average for the number of students who passed NCEA level 3. Read more

John Paul College tops NCEA Averages

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

John Paul College and Reporoa College are the only schools in the Rotorua area to have beaten the national average for NCEA achievement at every year Level.

The National Certificate of Educational Achievement 2011 statistics were recently released by the New Zealand Qualifications Association, revealing the pass rates for Rotorua high schools.John Paul College

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School Term changes good for traffic, bad for Pompallier students

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The Ministry of Education last year instructed schools to adjust their terms to allow for a longer than normal holiday in October. The Ministry said the move would ease traffic movement in Auckland during the World Cup Pompallier Catholic College principal Richard Stanton said the school term changes would disadvantage this year’s NCEA students. “Instead of having four Read more

Hato Petera College – threatened stand downs illegal

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Hato Petera College is accused of acting illegally after sending every year 13 pupil a letter which threaten stand downs  if they fail NCEA. YouthLaw, a free legal service representing pupils with grievances against schools, says the letter clearly breaches the Education Act. In his September 2 letter, principal Hohepa Campbell said many of the co-ed Read more