All year 9 and year 10 students are part of the REACH academic programme at Aquinas College. This programme operates like a junior diploma where each subject contributes points towards a grand REACH total. The type of certificate awarded at the end of the year depends on the total number of REACH points that have been earned through assessments during the year.
Certificate of Excellence requires 160 points
Certificate of Merit requires 120 points
Certificate of Achievement requires 80 points
Certificate of Completion requires 40 points
Each REACHassessment is worth a maximum of 4 points. Points are awarded as follows:
4 points Achieved with Excellence
3 points Achieved with Merit
2 points Achieved
1 point Working towards Achieved
0 points Insufficient evidence of achievement
All students will receive an update of their REACH points to date at year level assemblies next term. Do ask your child how they are going?
Changes to Reports
The school is currently reviewing our reporting processes. As part of this review process we will be asking parents and whānau for feedback on existing and proposed reporting processes. Please keep an eye out for the survey that will arrive a little later this term.
Some Key Dates
Please be aware of the following upcoming events: