Summer School

Enrol for Summer School now

New to Te Kura?

Step 1: Check you are eligible

Step 2: Enrol with Te Kura online

Step 3: Fill out the Summer School registration form

Te Kura student registering for Summer School?

Fill out the Summer School registration form

Contact us if you have any questions, Student and Whanau Support phone 0800 65 99 88 option 6, email summerschool@tekura.school.nz

Te Kura accepts 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 the following year.

A range of internal standards are offered at NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3. You can view a list of standards and subjects offered at Summer School, please note these may change due to demand. View the list of subjects and standards (Excel). 

Our Summer School 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. If you need help with your online learning, you can contact our Student and Whānau Support during working hours for assistance. 

Summer School Key Dates

Subject Availability

We’ve been experiencing high levels of interest in Summer School enrolment this year. Unfortunately, this means that for a few subjects, we can’t accept further enrolments at this time.

Due to demand, we’re currently at capacity for the following subjects:

• Chemistry NCEA Level 1 (please see Science NCEA Level 1 for potential standards)
• Physics NCEA Level 1 (please see Science NCEA Level 1 for potential standards)

While we can put you on a waitlist for these subjects and give you access to our online environment, you will potentially not have a teacher for these subjects until Term 1, which starts on 7 February 2019. We cannot guarantee that any work you complete while waitlisted would count toward your 2018 Record of Achievement.

Please also note that access to online work does not mean access to final assessment for Mathematics and Statistics NCEA Levels 1 and 3, and Chemistry NCEA Level 1.

Alternatively, you could consider enrolling with us for 2019: please enrol online or call 0800 65 99 option 1.

Please continue to check here for capacity updates as we work on increasing spaces for these subjects.

Limited enrolment with late assessment

The following Summer School subjects will have teachers available at the start of Term 1 2019 (7 February). If you submit drafts by 7 February, you will receive feedback and final assessment instructions in time for final submissions on 12 February, but will not have a teacher before then:

• Geography NCEA Levels 1, 2, and 3
• History NCEA Levels 1, 2, and 3

Alternatively, you could consider enrolling with us for 2019: please enrol here or call 0800 65 99 option 1.

Please continue to check here for capacity updates as we work on increasing spaces for these subjects.

Problems accessing the Summer School registration form?

If you can’t access Summer School registration, please check your emails for confirmation of enrolment. If you don’t have an email or you’re still having trouble logging in, give us call on 0800 65 99 88 option 6 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm).

Please note that when you’ve completed your Summer School registration, you may still get a call or text from us to discuss and confirm your enrolment.

"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.

Who can enrol?

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.
  • You'll need to be aged 16 years or over.

If you are unsure about whether you are eligible to enrol, please contact us summerschool@tekura.school.nz or  0800 65 99 88 option 6.

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What should I do once I've gained 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.

  • Your National Student Number (NSN), or your Te Kura Student ID number if you're already a student.
  • A clear idea of what you need by checking your results on your Record of Achievement at NZQA www.nzqa.govt.nz/login
  • A clear idea of what we offer by checking our confirmed offerings
  • It can be helpful to know the entry requirements for anywhere you are planning to study with
  • If you're aged 16 to 19 years old enrolment is free, except if you're turning 20 in 2019, in which case an administration fee of $114 (per subject) applies.
  • Students 20 years or older will be charged an administration fee of $114 (per subject).

Summer School is a held over a short time period and is intended for students to make up a 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 achieve 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.

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.
  • If you have someone who can support you make the most of that and get them involved.