An important message about NZQA assessments

By Merryl Hamling
Assistant Principal


In light of recent developments this week, we wanted to clarify the process for NZQA assessments. Our school is open for business, which means that all NZQA assessments will run as normal.

In response to the situation, we have made minor adjustments to our policy.

If a student absents themselves from an internal assessment towards an NZQA qualification, our policy document requires the student to provide evidence-based authentication of their reason for absence. These will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

The student will need to follow the following steps

  1. Contact their Dean as soon as possible and obtain the ‘Request for extension/rescheduling for NZQA internal assessment’ form.
  2. Complete the form and supply authentic evidence-based reasons, documentation is needed although sometimes evidence may already be in the school pastoral system.
  3. The Deans will then consult with the Principals Nominee and a decision will be reached.
  4. The student and department will be informed of the decision.

Finally: Westlake Girls High School is functioning as normal. If you have a serious evidence-based issue – communication at the earliest opportunity is crucial.

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