2019 Reporting to Parents

The vision of the New Zealand Curriculum is for our young people to be confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners. The purpose of reporting is to share information about a child’s learning, progress, and achievement towards this vision in ways that support further learning.

Communicating clear, dependable information about progress and achievement in a timely manner, provides a basis for building a strong partnership between the student, teacher, parents and whānau to support learning and improve student outcomes.

We recognise that for each child’s ongoing learning and success, our connections with parents and whānau are essential. At Heaton, we are committed to a learner-centred relationship and as such, it is our intention to share a range of information with you from across the New Zealand Curriculum, in a variety of ways.


The platform we use to achieve this is Linc-ed, an online electronic reporting portal. We are in the second year of implementation with this platform. It allows teachers, parents, and students access to learning achievement in an online environment that is secure, easy, and effective. The learning report is designed to build year on year so that over time you will have access to comments, learning assessments, images, video and helpful resources all in one place.

Learning Posts

Throughout the year, teachers will share regular learning posts of tasks related to current teaching and learning from across the curriculum. These will be supported by teacher and peer feedback and student self-reflection to guide future learning. Over the last week, you would have received learning posts from your child’s class teacher.

Achievement Level – mathematics, reading and writing

Twice a year (mid and end of the year), teachers will share your child’s current achievement level for mathematics, reading and writing with the next steps for learning. Learning conferences provide an opportunity for further elaboration.

Face to Face Communication

Online content will be supported by face to face learning conferences, twice yearly involving parents, students and teachers. This is an excellent time to discuss your child’s learning journey, social development and to set future goals. If you have any queries or concerns about your child at other times, please communicate with your child’s teacher.

2019 Timeline for Reporting to Parents

Specialist Subjects

Science, Visual and Performing Arts, Food, Hard Materials and Digital Technology, Physical Education and Te Reo Māori.

  • Learning posts will be shared by each of the specialist teachers throughout the year, 2 weeks after your child has completed the specialist subject.

Term 1

Learning Conferences

  • Week 4 – Monday 25th February & Thursday 28th February: Discuss your child’s education and social needs and set goals.

Term 2

Class Learning Posts

  • Week 3- Friday 17th May: Mathematics learning assessment task

  • Week 5 – Friday 31 May: Literacy learning assessment task

Achievement level

  • Week 7 – Friday 14th June: Achievement level information for reading, writing and mathematics

General Comment

  • Written by the class teacher about your child’s learner competencies.

  • Participation and contribution to school life.

Learning Conferences

  • Week 8 – Monday 17th June & Thursday 20th June

  • Week 9 – ESOL Learning Conferences – Monday 24th June & Wednesday 26th June

Term 3

Class Learning Posts

Week 1-10  – dates to be confirmed

  • Inquiry Learning assessment task (Social sciences/science focus)

  • Literacy learning assessment task

  • Mathematics assessment task

Term 4

Week 10 – Monday 16th December: Written report

Achievement level

  • Achievement level information for reading, writing and mathematics

General Comment

  • Written by the class teacher about your child’s learner competencies.

  • Participation and contribution to school life.

  • Student self-reflection.

Accessing your Child’s Achievement Report

What do I have to do as a parent?

  • Please ensure the school office has the current email addresses for caregiver 1 and 2. Each parent will be able to independently access their child’s account if they have registered their Linc-ed account and password details.

  • Register your Linc-ed account and customise your password by following the instructions below.

Step 1

Visit https://heaton.linc-ed.com/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword

Step 2

Your username is the email address that you have previously shared with the school. Enter your email and then click Get New Password.

Step 3

An email will be sent to you containing a link for you to click on. The link will take you to a page where you will see your new password. If you choose to personalise this, you can delete the generated password and enter your own strong, secure password.

Step 4

Enjoy reading, viewing and listening to your child’s learning. If you do not have access to a digital device you are welcome to come into the office to use a school computer.

If you have any problems with access please contact the school office admin@heaton.school.nz or phone 355 9555. 

By Sarah Cumming