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Pregrading and grading dates, 2018 term 4

Important details below this list – ensure you click the link and read the full post carefully!

  • Pregrading will be in regular classes, week beginning 3 December;
  • Mini-kids grading up to yellow stripe will be Monday 17 December, at Churchill Park School;
  • National grading will be Tuesday 18 December at Glendowie Primary School (yellow stripe, yellow belt, etc);
  • Partial gradings above yellow stripe will be Wednesday 19 December at Glendowie Primary School;
  • Kubz grading will be Saturday 22 December at Churchill Park School;
  • Grading results will be awarded at our end of year barbecue on Saturday 22 December.
  • Grading invoices will be sent on Saturday 8 December, to invite students to grade. These must be paid by Friday 14 December.

Report sheets

Please complete the report sheet for your child(ren) 13 years and under, and bring it along to you child’s pregrading (week beginning 3 December). Download and print the report sheet here.

There is a place for you to complete, a place for your child(ren)’s teacher to complete, and a place for your class instructor to complete.

We ask for this sheet every term whether or not your child(ren) is (are) grading. Our goal is to ensure that we are supporting you appropriately with your child(ren)’s development. For example, if any of our students are misusing Taekwon-Do at home or at school, it is important that we know!

Kubz, you have pages in the back of your book for parent consent and teacher consent to grade. You can use these instead.

Pregrading

Your class instructor will examine your child(ren) in regular classes the week beginning 3 December. In pregrading, we check our students against the national standard, and ensure that they know all of their syllabus (and below). Ensure that they are practising!

Students who pass pregrading may be invited to grade.

Children who are white belt, first green, first blue or first red will be invited to grade if they have completed at least 7 sessions since their last grading. Children who are yellow stripe or double yellow stripe must have at least 12 sessions since their last grading. These are called “mini-kids grades”.

Children who are first black or triple yellow stripe must also meet the national standard for their next formal grade (yellow stripe or yellow belt, see “national grading” below).

Mini-kids grading

The mini-kid grading is on Monday 17 December, 6:00pm-7:30pm at Churchill Park School. (Students from Glendowie Primary or Kohimarama School must come to Churchill Park School.)

To be eligible to grade, children must:

  • submit a satisfactory report sheet (students with any poor behaviour grades in the report sheet may not grade this term)
  • complete their theory in their mini-kids syllabus book
  • have attended sufficient sessions (7 below yellow stripe, 12 from yellow stripe)
  • pay the grading fee ($25 per person – if your child is invited to grade, you will receive an invoice one week before grading).

Mini-kids gradings are an opportunity for Master Banicevich to see how your child(ren) is (are) progressing towards the national standard for their next formal grading. If a child needs more time to attain the required skills, he or she may receive a second stripe of their current colour, rather than the next coloured stripe. More information is in our welcome document.

Partial grading

The partial grading will be on Wednesday 19 December, 6:00-7:30pm at Glendowie Primary School. (Students from other venues must come to Glendowie Primary School for this grading.

The partial grading applies to children (up to about 16 years) who either (a) have insufficient sessions to complete a national grading, or (b) are progressing towards a national grading but aren’t ready to pass yet.

To be eligible to grade, students must:

  • submit a satisfactory report sheet (those 13 years and under; students with any poor behaviour grades in the report sheet may not grade this term)
  • have attended sufficient sessions (10 since last grading)
  • pay the grading fee ($25 per person – if your child is invited to grade, you will receive an invoice one week before grading).

Partial gradings give students the feedback that they are progressing. This is important, because national grades become harder to attain as rank increases, particularly for children.

National grading

The formal grading is on Tuesday 18 December, 6:00pm-8:30pm at Glendowie Primary School. (Students from Churchill Park School or Kohimarama School must come to Glendowie Primary School.) I try to complete young ones so they can go home by 7:30pm, but do not take them home before they are released.

To be eligible to grade, students must:

  • pass a pregrading to demonstrate that they meet the national standard in the opinion of their class instructor
  • pass a theory test of material from their own grade and below
  • complete a satisfactory report sheet (if they are under 13)
  • have attended sufficient sessions since last grading (24 below blue belt, 32 from blue belt)
  • pay the grading fee ($60, $70 or $80 depending upon grade, with some family discounts).

At grading, students must demonstrate elements of their syllabus and below that are requested by the examiner. Attending grading is no guarantee of passing – the student must perform to the national standard to pass grading.

Kubz grading

Invoices for Kubz gradings will be emailed a week before grading. Kubz gradings are $45. If you receive an invoice, then your child is invited to grade.

Ensure your child knows the theory for the grade they seek – use the coloured tabs in their Kubz handbook. Don’t worry so much about the Taekwon-Do techniques – Master Banicevich will handle that.

Any questions, please email Master Banicevich. There is more information in our welcome document.

Good luck everyone!

End of year barbecue

Our end of year barbecue will be Saturday 22 December, 11:30am-1:30pm at Churchill Park School. Grading results for the term will be awarded at the barbecue. Families are welcome. We provide sausages, bread, sauce, juice and water. We ask families to bring a plate of salad or dessert to share. (Adults are welcome to bring a couple of summery beverages – drink responsibly and drive safely.)

Come along and celebrate!

Black belt grading

We have two students grading to 1st degree black belt on 1-2 December. There is an open session on Sunday 2 December from 12:30pm, and I encourage all students to come along to watch. The grading is at St Thomas’s School hall, 113 Allum St, Kohimarama.

Good luck to Miss Bavin and Mr Sullivan!

Grading details are here: http://www.members.itkd.co.nz/events/gradings/black-belts/20181202-auckland/index.php.

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