The National Assessment Service went to Napier in early September 2019. This was particularly timely, as four early childhood ākonga were transitioning to school. It has been lovely to see many of the recommendations followed up and implemented by whānau and schools throughout this school year.
Covid–19 has been an unexpected disruption to the year. Despite this, positive outcomes were achieved, the individual needs of each learner was considered and catered for where possible within their home environment.
Many students used their technology skills to adapt to new ways of learning. They had transferable skills which enabled them to use new platforms. This was a pleasing outcome from a difficult situation.