Te Kura

Summer school 2016/17

Need additional credits to qualify for a tertiary course or move to the next level of NCEA in 2017? Te Kura can help.

From 28 November, Te Kura will be accepting short term enrolments for students who want to use the summer break to earn additional credits or specific internal standards to get into a tertiary course, training, employment or higher level of NCEA next year.

A range of internal standards are offered at NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3, including maths, English and science and more (see below for a full list of courses).

Course materials are available online so you must have access to a computer with internet connectivity. Te Kura’s qualified teachers will be available online to answer any questions and assess your work.

Credits for school work submitted for assessment by 7 February can be counted towards your 2016 Record of Achievement.


Frequently asked questions


How do I enrol?
You can enrol over the phone from 28 November by calling us on 0800 65 99 88 and selecting option 1 from the menu. Our opening hours are 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively you can email us at enrolment@tekura.school.nz.

How much does it cost?
To qualify for free enrolment with Te Kura, you must be:
•    aged 16 to 19 years
•    not enrolled full-time at any other school
•    a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident living in New Zealand.

Older students will be charged an administration fee of $111 per subject.

What’s the deadline for enrolments?
Te Kura will continue to accept summer school enrolments up until 27 January 2017.

Please note that you’ll need to submit your work for assessment by 7 February to ensure your summer school credits count towards your 2016 Record of Achievement. This is especially important for students requiring University Entrance.
    
What subjects can I study?
Standards are available in the following subjects:

NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3
Agriculture/horticulture
Biology
Chemistry
Economics
English
Health and PE
History
Home economics
Physics
Science

Levels 1 and 2 only
Business studies
Digital technology
Mathematics and statistics
Pathways

Levels 2 and 3 only
Art history

Level 3 only
Calculus
Mathematics
Statistics
Legal studies

You can view a full list of standards here.


How will my course be delivered?
Learning materials for summer school courses will be available through Te Kura’s online teaching and learning environment (OTLE) from 19 December, so you will need access to a computer with internet connectivity.

What support will I receive?
Teachers will be available online to answer any questions and to assess your work. If you need help with OTLE, you can contact our Student and Whānau Service Hub during working hours for assistance - call 0800 65 99 88 extension 8712 or email hub@tekura.school.nz.

When does my work need to be submitted by?
The last day you can submit work is 7 February to ensure your summer school credits count towards your 2016 Record of Achievement. This is especially important for students requiring University Entrance. This date is to give your summer school teachers enough time to assess and moderate your work as well as provide feedback for possible resubmissions.

What should I do if I submit a late assessment?
You must contact Jo Parmenter on 0800 65 99 88 ext 8850 if you have submitted a late assessment (between 7 and 17 February 2017) and require the result to be included in your 2016 NZQA Record of Achievement, otherwise it will not be included until mid-January 2018.  

What should I do after I have gained all my summer school results?
Email ncea.payment@tekura.school.nz confirming you have finished gaining all your summer school results.  Include your name, Te Kura ID, each standard number and result.  We will need to verify these against the results in our student database.

When will my results appear in my Record of Achievement?
Your results will be available by mid-February 2017 if you have emailed your name, Te Kura ID, and details of all your summer school results to ncea.payment@tekura.school.   

  • If you were enrolled at another secondary school in 2016, as your summer school results must be included in your 2016 NZQA Record of Achievement, the school you were enrolled with during 2016 will need to report them to NZQA on our behalf.  
  • After you have emailed ncea.payment@tekura.school.nz, we will send one email detailing your summer school results to your 2016 school (and copy you into that email so you know when that happens). It is your responsibility to follow up with your 2016 school if your results do not appear in your Record of Achievement within five working days.
  • If you have not paid your 2016 NCEA fee you will need to pay this to NZQA through your NZQA student login page.


What if I don’t finish my assessments in time?
You will be automatically withdrawn from Te Kura’s roll at the end of February unless you notify us beforehand.

If you are staying on Te Kura’s roll beyond 1 March 2017, your summer school results will become available in your Record of Achievement in mid-January 2018.