Extra-curricular involvement for Students behind in Classwork or with Unsatisfactory Attendance or Behaviour
During the course of the year, students have the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular activities which cut across class time. In order to support students in their learning, students will not be able to participate in such activities if,
- attendance is below 85%
- student is not up-to-date with assessments for the term
- student’s behaviour is satisfactory (for the term)
- student’s sports or extra-curricular fees or subject fees are not paid or provision made to do so (for past and current year)
Decisions made around these criteria will be made by Pastoral Staff or the Principal (in consultation with pastoral staff).
To condone further time out of class will only get students who are behind already or struggling with attendance, further behind in their work or further in debt if the activities involve further payment.. To support these students, supervised lunch-time catch-up sessions are being held in the hall, which students are required to attend if directed to do so by their classroom teacher / s in consultation with HoD.
Failure to attend catch-up in the hall will be deemed a discipline matter leading to further consequences, including informing parents / caregivers.
So long as a student is behind in their classwork for the term and has not availed themselves of the catch-up sessions provided they will not be permitted to engage in extra-curricular activities during school time or if they are not compliant with the other criteria outlined above.
Supervised Catch-up Referrals
To support students and staff, supervised lunch-time catch-up sessions are being held in the hall, which students are required to attend if directed to do so by their classroom teacher, Curriculum Leader or Pastoral Staff. This does not preclude staff operating their own catch-up sessions to support students in their learning
Referrals for supervised lunch time catch-up can be made through KAMAR for the following reasons:
- Student has failed to complete learning activities in a classroom session
- Student has failed to complete an assessment
- Student is late so has missed classroom learning
- Student is behind in their learning because of other commitments e.g. Toi Ohomai
Catch-up sessions are expected to run from 1.05pm until 1.35pm daily.
CATCH-UP IS NOT A PUNISHMENT BUT A SUPPORT for students who have missed or are behind in some of their learning.