There are three different reports generated for students at Catholic Cathedral College.
Academic Reports for both Juniors and Seniors are generated twice yearly. The report is currently in a booklet form. The cover indicates the groups and teams the student has been involved in, their attendance to date and the Deans comment. Inside the booklet is the current assessment results for each subject and the subject teacher’s comment, as well as attendance for that subject. The senior report also includes a summary of all NCEA assessments to date.
Self Management Reports
Self Management Reports are generated every fortnight and posted with the school newsletter. The report is not based on academic performance, but reports on attitude, homework, preparedness for class, punctuality and attendance. A grade between 1-5 is given by each subject teacher, 1 being “cause for concern”, 2 “unsatisfactory, 3 “Good”, 4 “Very Good” and 5 “Excellent”. If a student has not attended class during the fortnightly period, there will be a blank. There are normally five reporting periods during a term however this is sometimes changed to 4 if other reports are being posted during the same period.
At the bottom of the Self Management Report is the amount of Kamar points the student has. Postive points are generated for participation in events, teacher reward or other significant involvement. Negative points are generated for lateness to class, behavioural issues and unexplained absences. When a student’s negative points total 100 or more, an appointment with the Deputy Principal is mandatory to discuss the student’s situation.
Graduation Reports are generated for students in Years 7 -10. There are four reports each year, normally posted in the first week of the new term. The Graduation Report shows the average of the Self Management report grades issued during the previous term by each subject teacher and the Pastoral Group teacher. The averages are totalled, divided by the number of subjects a students takes and presented as a percentage. To graduate to the next year level, a student needs to have at least an average of 60%. If a student receives over 75% but under 90%, they will graduate with Merit and 90% or more is graduation with Excellence. Graduation Certificates are awarded at the last assembly of the year.