Te Kura

Summer School

Summer School

Need additional credits in NCEA?

Te Kura can help.

Call 0800 65 99 88 or email summerschool@tekura.school.nz

From 4 December, 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 in NCEA, this may be to get into a tertiary course, training, or employment in 2018.

A range of internal standards are offered at NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3, including maths, English and science.

Courses are delivered online so, provided you have access to a computer and the internet, you can study anywhere and anytime. 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 February 14 can be counted towards your 2017 Record of Achievement.

“I thought it would be hard work changing from an average high school scenario into a home school scenario. To my surprise, it was pretty much the same, apart from being in the comfort of my own home.  The teachers were so supportive and dedicated to helping me reach my goals…But the most important thing they taught me is to make realistic goals for yourself. Summer School at Te Kura was by far the best decision I ever made.” Corallee - a previous Summer School student

Enrolment

How to enrol

You can enrol over the phone from 4 December by calling us on 0800 65 99 88 and selecting option 6 from the menu. Our opening hours are 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Or you can email us at summerschool@tekura.school.nz

When you call us, please have your National Student Number.

It’s also good if you know what you want to achieve over summer school, such as the credits or standards you need.

Who can enrol and what’s the cost?

If you are unsure about whether you are eligible, please contact us as soon as possible.

 To enrol with Te Kura Summer School:

  • You must be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or other verified domestic student living in New Zealand
  • You can't be enrolled full-time at any other school during the Summer School period. 
  • If you're aged 16-19 years, enrolment is free.
  • Students turning 20 or older in 2018 will be charged an administration fee of $111 per subject.

Summer School key dates

Monday 4 December Enrolments open for Te Kura Summer School 2017/18
Monday 18 December Summer school start date
Saturday 23 December - Tuesday 2 January Te Kura is closed. Students can still access work in OTLE but teachers and Student and Whanau Support Centre staff are not available.
Wednesday 31 January Te Kura’s academic year begins
Friday 2 February Summer School enrolments close
Wednesday 14 February  Students must have work submitted for assessment for credits achieved to be counted towards 2017 Record of Achievement.
23 February  Te Kura Summer School 2017/18 closes

 

Summer School subjects and standards

A range of internal standards are offered at NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3 in subjects including maths, English and science. The table below shows the subjects we are currently offering at the indicated NCEA Levels

THESE OFFERINGS MAY CHANGE DUE TO STUDENT DEMAND AND STAFF AVAILABILITY 

 Subject Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
 Accounting  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Art History      ✓
 Biology  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Business Studies  ✓  ✓  
 Calculus      ✓
 Chemistry  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Classics    ✓  ✓
 Design and Visual Communication   ✓  ✓   ✓
 Digital Technology  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Economics     ✓  ✓
 English  ✓  ✓  ✓ 
 French   ✓  ✓  ✓
 Geography      ✓
 Health Education  ✓    
 History  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Home Economics  ✓  ✓  ✓
 Legal Studies    ✓  ✓ 
 Mathematics & Statistics  ✓  ✓  
Pathways  ✓  ✓  
Performing Arts  ✓  ✓  
Physical Education   ✓  ✓  ✓
 Physics   ✓  ✓  ✓
 Primary Production  ✓  ✓   
 Science   ✓    
 Spanish   ✓  ✓  ✓
 Statistics       ✓
 Te Reo Māori    ✓  ✓  ✓
 Visual Arts   ✓  ✓  ✓

 

View a full list of the standards.


How many standards can a student study?

Summer school is a held over a short time period, and is intended for students to make up those few internal credits or standards they may have just missed.

The general ‘rule of thumb’ is each credit is 10 hours of work. Of course the amount you can acheive depends on many factors, including when you’re enrolling, so have a conversation about a realistic workload when you contact us.

You need to study, you can’t just resit an exam or resubmit a piece of work that didn’t pass at your last school. You can only use planning that you did towards an uncompleted piece of work - your work needs to be original and your own.

If you don’t meet that deadline of 14 February to have credits achieved counted on your 2017 Record of Achievement, summer school continues to 23 February so you can always continue and get those credits on your 2018 Record and you may be able to continue to study with Te Kura into 2018. 

Online learning

Students can learn anywhere and anytime through Te Kura’s online learning environment My Te Kura. Students will need access to a computer with internet connectivity.

Teachers will be available online to answer any questions and to assess your work.

If you need help with your online learning, you can contact our Student and Whānau Support during working hours for assistance - call 0800 65 99 88 extension 8712 or email hub@tekura.school.nz

Top tips for Summer School success

Summer school is over a short time period, and it’s all online. It’s amazing what you can get done at your own pace and at your own place, when you set your mind to it.

You will have subject teachers to answer questions and assess your work and they are really committed to helping you achieve your goals but, unlike our regular school year, you don’t have a learning advisor to oversee your learning.

So, to achieve at summer school you need to…

  • Be focussed, motivated and responsible for your own learning.
  • Communicate with your teachers, we want you to succeed so if you have any questions or issues stay in touch.
  • Make sure you are clear about what you need to achieve and that you are doing the right courses.
  • Do the study, you can’t resubmit a piece of work that didn’t pass at your last school. You can only use planning that you did towards an uncompleted piece of work - your work needs to be original and your own.
  • Be realistic about what you can achieve, a general rule of thumb is each credit takes 10 hours of work.
  • Know the dates you need to get assessment in.Also factor in time to make any changes from feedback from your teachers. Remember if you want those credits on the 2017 Record of Achievement, get your final work in by 14 February.
  • If you have anyone around who can support your learning make the most of that and get them involved.

Getting your results

Submitting your work
The final day you can submit work is 14 February to ensure your summer school credits count towards your 2017 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. 

Students need to be aware that teachers may provide feedback on work that needs to be completed and resubmitted. This should be part of your planning to meet that deadline.

Teachers will let students know when they have received their work and when they can expect it to be marked, the aim will be to return work within three days for formative assessments and five days for summative assessments.  

If you were enrolled at another secondary school in 2017
Your summer school results must be included in your 2017 NZQA Record of Achievement.  The school you were enrolled with during 2017 will need to report them to NZQA on your behalf (as they managed your 2017 entries and results with NZQA).

After you have finished gaining all your summer school results, email ncea.payment@tekura.school.nz   Include your name, Te Kura ID, each standard and result so we can verify these against our student database before emailing the details to your 2017 school.

Te Kura will only send one email to your 2017 school (and copy you into that email so you know when that happens).  It is your responsibility to follow up with your 2017 school if you results do not appear in your Record of Achievement within five working days.

If you have not paid your 2017 NCEA fee you will need to pay this to NZQA through your NZQA student login page.

When will my results appear in my Record of Achievement?
Your results will be available by mid-February 2018 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 2017, the school you were enrolled with during 2017 will need to report them to NZQA on your behalf.   

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 2018, your summer school results will become available in your Record of Achievement in mid-January 2019.  

Remember if you don’t meet that deadline of 14 February to have credits achieved counted on your 2017 Record of Achievement, summer school continues to 23 February so you can always continue and get those credits on your 2018 Record.