School holidays are here. Parents will be extra busy keeping their kids busy, but as the National Standards reports are in the news, it may be a good time to have a look at what they say - though it's important to know this report does not reflect the total picture of a school and its performance. Even the way the reports have been written shows each school has taken a different approach.
The National Standards/Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori reports can be access from the Education Counts website. Here are the reports in .pdf form from the schools in our area.
Isla Bank School
The data is only applicable for years 1-8 so Central Southland College does not have a report, but their student achievement is listed here but it's only up to the year 2010.