Te Kura Summer School is now open!

For the eighth year, Te Kura is offering its Summer School programme to help ākonga (students) top up their credits for NCEA and University Entrance. Registrations opened on 7 November 2022, and close on 1 February 2023.

Approximately 1500 – 2000 ākonga benefit each summer by completing their studies with Te Kura so that they are able to go on to further study, training or employment.

Chief Executive Mike Hollings says Te Kura is anticipating that with the continued disruptions caused by COVID-19, along with extreme weather events in the upper South Island this winter, there will be greater numbers of students looking to Summer School in order to get over the line.

‘We are all aware that many ākonga have been leaving school this year amid continuing disruptions to their education. And for those who have stayed on, many may be feeling uncertain about their results at the end of the year. Te Kura can help.’

Registration is free for most ākonga, with a range of NCEA internal standards on offer.

The programme also benefits schools. If an ākonga has a 2022 NZQA registration, any credits achieved are sent to their previous school of enrolment and can count towards their 2022 Record of Achievement.

Mike says feedback from ākonga shows that Summer School can be life-changing.

It also shows that many of those coming to Summer School find out about it from their own schools and communities.

To learn more about Te Kura Summer School, please phone 0800 65 99 88 option 5, email summerschool@tekura.school.nz or visit www.tekura.school.nz.