Te Kura

Returning work

As you finish each piece of work, send it back for assessment and feedback – you should return work in each subject about every two to three weeks.

Regularly returning work means you’ll get timely feedback and the supply of work will keep pace with your learning needs.

It’s also important that you return work because when full-time Te Kura students don’t return work for two months or more, they are considered to be ‘truanting’. We will notify your parents/whanau by letter if you haven’t returned work for a month or more. If you are under 16 years of age and do not return your work, we will refer you to the Ministry of Education’s Non-Enrolled Truancy Service.

You need to tell your teacher or learning adviser if you can’t send in your work for any reason.

Students living in New Zealand can return school work using the freepost reusable bags supplied. Students living overseas must pay their own postage. You can also email course work to us.

Returning work by post

When sending in your work:

  • check that you’ve completed all the work, including any feedback or self-assessments at the back of booklets
  • make sure your name and student ID number are on the booklet’s back cover sheet
  • if the booklet has spaces for you to write the answers, return the whole booklet
  • if you have used your own paper, number each page, remove the back cover sheet from the booklet, and attach the cover sheet to your pages
  • put everything you’re returning into one of our reusable posting bags, including any audio recordings on CD
  • make sure the address card is in the bag, with our address showing through the clear side of the bag
  • seal the bag with sticky tape and post it. No postage is required if you are sending it within New Zealand.

If you are working towards a qualification such as NCEA, check the cover sheet to see if an authentication statement needs to be signed for standards assessment tasks.

Returning work by email

You can send school work to your teacher as email attachments. Here are some hints to help you:
  • Use a word processing programme such as Microsoft Word for written work.
  • Use the free download handybits to record oral language, music or voice messages.
  • Include your name and student ID number in the filename of any documents or audio/video files.
  • Use a scanner, digital camera or webcam to send photos of mathematics workings, artwork or projects.

The standard address for teachers is: firstname.surname@tekura.school.nz

Mail tips for overseas students

  • Don’t send any seeds, leaves or food to New Zealand through the mail. This is illegal.
  • Return your completed work by airmail or email.
  • To reduce postage costs, send in only the work your teacher has requested for assessment. Booklets do not need to be returned.
  • Return resource books and audio visual resources with your work.
  • Always include your student ID number and the topic code.
  • Your teacher will return marked work by airmail.