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Education: Kristin School

Academic Results Set Students on Pathway to Success

A proud record of academic excellence is one of the leading drivers for families who choose a Kristin education for their children and this tradition has been upheld with another set of exceptional examination results for 2013. The Dual Academic Pathway which allows Kristin’s Senior School students to choose between the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or NCEA is one of the many features which differentiates the school, and the recently released 2013 results are evidence of the strength of both qualifications at Kristin.

With a 99% pass rate Kristin’s IB Diploma students again have achieved at levels that are truly exceptional. With the largest number of Diploma candidates of any New Zealand school, Kristin’s IB students have consistently led the way for many years and 2013 was no exception with one in six achieving at a national scholarship level. Our 200 IB students thrive in this challenging and exciting pathway, with doors being opened to universities worldwide through their success in this internationally admired qualification.

Our NCEA results also demonstrate the consistent level of academic excellence that is now expected from students in such a high achieving environment. With an overall NCEA pass rate of 94%, Kristin’s commitment to our national qualification is celebrated throughout the school. Of the 350 students sitting NCEA, over 70% were awarded Merit or Excellence endorsed certificates, an outstanding achievement from a talented and hard-working group of students.
Both pathways of the Senior School at Kristin lead onto University success, and it is in preparing students for tertiary studies that a Kristin education continues to bring benefits long after graduation. Universities in New Zealand, Australia, the USA, UK and Asia have all offered places to Kristin students, and have awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to our 2013 graduates.
With a focus on academic mentoring and tertiary futures planning, Kristin students graduate with a great confidence in themselves as successful learners, and as adults who will then make their mark on the world. Having taken control of their learning and chosen an academic format to suit their learning styles, they have been able to customise their qualification towards their tertiary aspirations. This means simply that they are ready. They are ready to step out into this next stage of their lives knowing they are fully prepared for what is to come. They are familiar with success, and they know what they have to do to achieve their dreams.

20-Hour ECE Funding for Kristin Kindergarten
Significant changes have been welcomed at Kristin Kindergarten this year. The 20-hour Early
Childhood Education (ECE) government funding has enabled Kristin to offer extended operating
hours in the Kindergarten for 2014.

From the beginning of Term 1, Kristin Kindergarten will be open for 10 hours daily, from 7.30am to 5.30pm, and will remain open through the school holidays, closing only for a four-week break over the 2014/15
Christmas period.
The rigorous preparation for school programme will continue unchanged during term time, from 8.30am to 3pm, and the extended hours will provide opportunities for students to consolidate their learning and communication through a fun and engaging support programme, also offering important downtime to the young children.
From 2015 onwards the Kindergarten will be operating for 48 weeks a year.
For more information on the extended Kindergarten programme or to arrange a tour of the school, please contact Linda Teagle on 09 415 9566 Ext 2324 or email admissions@kristin.school.nz.

by Channel Magazine

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