Kuranui College students recorded another outstanding set of NCEA results in 2016, as the school’s academic standards continue to rise each year.
The participation-based results, which have just been released, showed 94.1 per cent of Year 11s achieved NCEA level 1, 94.2 per cent of Year 12s achieved level 2, and 80.4 per cent of Year 13s achieved level 3.
Principal Geoff Shepherd was delighted with the continual improvement in each of the last three years and believes the introduction of the new mentoring programme had played a major role in the success.
“Our form teachers have now become mentors and they closely monitor each student individually,” he explained.
“Each mentor is responsible for 15-20 students and hold regular conversations with them to monitor their progress. The focus is in making sure that each student knows exactly where they are with regards to the credits they have attained and have a clear plan for achieving more.
“This programme involves a lot of planning, by both the mentor and the student, but the results show that it’s working well. We’ll look to develop it even more this year as we continue to strive for improvement.”
The 2016 results follow on from the school’s success in 2015, which drew praise from Minister of Education Hekia Parata for significant improvement in NCEA achievement, particularly with Māori and Pasifika students.