Reporting and Communication

Here are some of the systems and practices that we encourage and support:

-         Online real-time reporting

-         Kamar parent portal - access for parents to student'skey academic and attendance data

-         Deans who progress with their year group

-         Mentor teachers who progress with their mentor classfrom Year 9 to Year 12

-         Small mentor groupings at Year nine and ten (12-14)

-         Introductory phone calls and emails by mentor teachers at the beginning of the year

-         Subject teacher contacts home when issues arise -"No surprises”

-         Year 9 Meet and Greet

-         Year 9 and 10 Learning Conversations twice a year (Term1 and Term 4)

-         Attitude to Learning Grades emailed home once a term

-         Year 11, 12 and 13 parent-teacher report evenings held once a year in Term 2

-         Whanau Support Group

-         Facebook

-         Weekly Principal's news

-         Information evenings, eg: NCEA, Learning Support,Literacy etc

-         Cultural Evenings

Parent involvement in sports and cultural groupsAll parents and caregivers are given access to Kamar Parent Portal. Kamar is our Student Management System and shares real-time timely feedback on the progress a student is making. We encourage parents and caregivers to visit this site at least once a week to view daily attendance, academic results, including NCEA progress, student timetables, notices, groups, awards and contact details. 

Early in Term 1 there is a ‘Meet and Greet’ evening for Year 9 parents and caregivers. This evening is an informal opportunity for you to meet your child's mentor and subject teachers.  

Attitude to Learning reports are emailed home four times a year. These are guides to the progress that your child is making. They document their effort, behaviour, readiness to learn and completion of work.  

Year 9 and 10 students have 30 minute Learning Conversations with their Mentor Teacher and family in Term 1 and again in Term 4.  At HVHS, we believe students’ interests are best served when we work together, in a partnership with our parents and whanau. Communication is the key to happy schooling.