G.O.A.L

Getting On with Achievement and Learning

Since 2004 we have had a GOAL Diploma for our Yr 7 to Yr 10 students.

It helps to:

· Focus students on their learning

· Provide motivation for students to achieve to their potential

· Familiarise students with the NCEA format.

How does the GOAL Diploma work?

Throughout the year in every subject, students will complete GOAL units of assessments to earn credits.

Units of assessments include a variety of assessment methods such as written tests, practicals, projects, items of work, participation in events and demonstrations of ability. Each student will be graded on a zero to five scale to earn credits for each unit of assessment.

Credit Allocation

0 Not attempted

1 Attempted but not complete

2 Assessment completed, but standard not achieved

3 Achieved the standard

4 Achieved with merit

5 Achieved with excellence

Each subject is allocated a specified number of credits, determined by the amount of contact time students are timetabled for that subject. These credits count towards a student’s GOAL Diploma .

Each year level has an allocated total number of credits.

To earn a Diploma. A student must achieve to at least 2 credits for every GOAL unit of assessments.

The intent of the GOAL Diploma is to promote positive learning. A student who does not fulfill the necessary requirements, will not be adequately prepared for the following level of education .

Motivation for students to achieve to their very best is provided by the opportunity to earn more credits by performing to levels of Merit and Excellence.

There are four different Diplomas:

· GOAL Diploma of Course Completion for those who get about 40% of their year Goal total credits and complete all work.

· GOAL Diploma of Achievement for those who get about 50% to 69% of their year Goal total credits and complete all work.

· GOAL Diploma of Merit for those who get about 70% to 89% of their year Goal total credits and complete all work.

· GOAL Diploma of Excellence for those who get about 90% to 100% of their year Goal total credits and complete all work.

Home & School Partnership

The GOAL Diploma provides the way for

improved motivation and achievement. For the GOAL Diploma to have maximum effect, the work from school must be supported from home.

How can you help?

· Encourage your child to achieve to the best of their ability

· Talk with your child to set goals of achievement for the coming school year

· Regularly ask your child what credits they have earned

· Show interest in what your child is learning

· Give positive feedback.

If you have any queries, did not hesitate to contact us.