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Home / School Partnerships

Here at Kaurilands School we strongly believe in building partnerships with our whānau. Our open door policy means that whānau are warmly welcomed to share in the learning journey with their tamariki.

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Seesaw is a platform students use to create their own learning journal. It is an amazing way to capture learning that has traditionally eluded the parent eye. It allows learners to capture learning in all its forms through video, voice recordings, photos and links. 

We strongly encourage every parent to sign up to seesaw so that they can receive notifications when their tamariki makes a learning post. 

Click here to find out more about our Seesaw programme.


Student Led Conferences

Student led conferences are a time for learners to share their learning progress with the audience that matters most to them, you, their whānau. These conferences are run twice a year. Families book in a time to come to the classroom and sit down with the teacher/s and their tamariki.

If you wish to have a private chat with your child's teacher, you are welcome to book a separate time with them.

Exhibitions of Learning

Whānau will have the opportunity throughout the year to come and see exhibits that students have created to showcase their learning.  Whānau are invited to wander through the learning spaces and have a look at the wonderful student creations!


When a child first starts school they receive a School Entry Assessment, the results of which, are shared with whānau in an SEA (School Entry Assessment) meeting.

The requirement for schools to use and report on National Standards has been removed.  The Ministry of Education is currently working with the sector, parents and whānau to design a new approach that acknowledges a child’s progress, as well as their achievement across the curriculum.

This year all children will receive a mid year progress report and a summative report at the end of the year.

Parents will be able to log into their child's profile on LINC-ED (our student management system) to access their child's goals, evidence of learning, an overview of how your child is progressing and how you can support your child at home.  This will be updated for all children mid year and end of year and you will be notified when a new post has been made.

How to log into your child's LINC-ED page

Installing the LINC-ED APP on your phone



Arguably the pinnacle of our school calendar, Matariki is an amazing time to take stock as a community and celebrate and reflect on the year that has been. We take a hikoi up our maunga, Titirangi at 6.00am, watch the stars of Matariki rise and sing songs, before returning to school for breakfast and performances from our talented tamariki.

Notification regarding the Matariki date will be sent out via email/notices.

Te Whānau Awhina

Formerly known as the PTA or Parent Teachers Association, Te Whānau Āwhina is our hardworking body of parents and teachers who keep our school shipshape! They organise fundraising and events for our community. If you are keen to get involved email Xanthe Smythe - [email protected]