Te Kura accepts short-term enrolments over the summer break for students to earn additional credits or specific internal standards in NCEA.
You may be enrolling to gain credits to get into a tertiary course, training, employment or higher level of NCEA the following year. We don't want a few missed credits to hold someone back from continuing on their journey.
We have a team of qualified teachers supporting students to achieve from a range of internal standards at NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3 selected as suitable for this shorter study time-frame. Subjects offered include Maths, English, Science and more. The standards and subjects offered can be viewed on our website shortly before enrolments open.
Courses are delivered online so, with access to a computer and the internet, you can learn anywhere and anytime.
“The teachers were so supportive and dedicated to helping me reach my goals. Summer School at Te Kura was by far the best decision I ever made.” – Summer School student.
“It was daunting at first because I had been out of school for a long time. My teacher was amazing at keeping me on track” – Summer School student.
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.
- If you have someone who can support you make the most of that and get them involved.