CLICK HERE for the Senior Assessment Handbook. This booklet includes all information regarding internal and external assessments, extension application forms and any other matters relating to assessments.

Schools are judged in the first instance on their academic performance and we are pleased to inform you that we are above national averages for NCEA levels 1, 2 and 3 and we expect our results to continue to get better. This is due to our high quality staff and one of the most advanced academic tracking systems in New Zealand along with a focus on the whole student. Click here for current NCEA Satistics for Bream Bay College.

As we approach the time of the year when you start having meetings and discussions with students, parents and whanau about planning for the remainder of the school year and measuring achievement goals, we would like to remind you of the various resources available to assist you in these conversations, particularly related to NCEA and University Entrance.

Understanding NCEA is a booklet designed for use by students, parents, and the wider school community. It is designed to be a guide to understanding how NCEA works and the importance of having a plan, choosing subjects, career planning and aiming for endorsements. The booklets are available in English, Te Reo, Cook Islands Maori, Samoan, Niuean, and Tongan.

The brochures are available by emailing or you can visit the brochures page of the NZQA website to view PDF versions and download an order form.

A recently updated digital resource is also available on the website. The How NCEA works video is a popular animation that provides basic information about NCEA and is particularly useful as an initial overview for parents and students new to secondary school.

The video can be viewed in various Pasifika languages, and it can be downloaded so that you and your staff can use it at information evenings and events where internet access isn't necessarily available.

To help clarify information about University Entrance (UE), we have put details in one place on our website. By visiting you and your school community can find out more about the minimum requirements, approved subjects, and background to the changes implemented in 2014.

Last year NZQA introduced an App that also contains clear and succinct information about UE. The NCEA Guide App includes a link to the more detailed UE information on the website, as well as plenty of useful advice about NCEA itself.

The App was developed to help parents and employers better understand NCEA and is available in English and Te Reo. Importantly, parents and whanau can get information about how they can support family members studying towards gaining their secondary school qualification.