Kia ora whānau

Today you can enjoy reading about your child’s learning progress posted by your child’s class teacher. This can be accessed using your Hero account; our online student management system. 

You can expect to see an update on your child’s current curriculum achievement in reading, writing and mathematics, illustrated in a progress chart. Further to this, a general learning post will describe your child’s attitude towards learning, social skills, school involvement and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. 

Reporting in Specialist Subject Areas (Technology: food, digital and hard materials, The Arts: visual and performing, Science & Physical Education)

These reports are continuously shared throughout the year and released when your child completes their learning in that subject area. By Friday 2 July parents of Year 8 students will receive their first specialist subject post, while parents of Year 7 students will receive their second post.

Throughout the year, parents/caregivers are welcome to make contact with any of the specialist teachers after reading these progress reports.

Progress Charts

Progress charts show:

  • The curriculum level your child is expected to be working within based on their school year level.

  • A description of how your child is progressing towards the school expectation and the level they are currently working within.

  • A chart showing your child’s progress over time. You can see the level each dot represents by clicking on it.

  • The yellow section indicates that the student is working ‘towards’ our school expectation. 

  • The blue section is considered ‘within’ our school expectation.

  • The green section indicates the student is ‘above and beyond’ the school expectation.

  • The black line indicates your child’s progress over time. This line is not always a straight upwards line as each data point represents a large proportion of learning. Also, learning progress can differ for each student in each learning area at different times of the year.

How to access student learning and progress information in Hero

  • Go to https://app.linc-ed.com

  • Log in with your email registered with our school and password.

  • If you don’t know your password, click the FORGOT PASSWORD link

  • Click on the photo of your child on the left-hand menu

  • Click “2021 Report”

  • Printing reports is only accessible through your computer. Click on the printer icon at the top of the page beside ‘About This Page’

  • Click on ‘About this Page’ for information to explain the curriculum graphs and other information.

Alternatively, you can download the “HERO by LINC-ED” app. Click on the Hero Parent Portal and follow the similar login and pathways listed above.

If you have problems with access or require further information, please refer to our website page School Communication or contact the school office admin@heaton.school.nz or phone 355 9555.

Parent Learning Conferences

This meeting provides parents/caregivers/whānau with a valuable opportunity to discuss their child’s learning progress with the teacher/s and future next steps. Information on how to book a learning conference has already been shared.