Grading invoices will be sent on Sunday 23 June. If you receive an invoice, you are invited to grade this term. Read this post and the invoice email carefully, to understand how gradings will proceed.
Pregrading is this week. Class instructors will look particularly at those who meet the requirements for their next national grading. (Pregrading does not apply to Kubz, students.)
- Grading for those 13 and under is subject to receiving a satisfactory report sheet in class this week (Kubz have permission sheets in the back of your Kubz manual for the parent and the school teacher that can be completed for grading day);
- Grading for those with a mini-kids handbook is subject to sighting the completed syllabus book sections for your next grade and below (pictured).
Grading details will be on the email that comes with the invoice.
- All children’s partial grades under yellow belt, Monday 1 July, 6:00-7:30pm, Churchill Park School (these gradings are $25 each);
- All national grades, including those grading for yellow stripe, Tuesday 2 July, 6:00-8:30pm, Churchill Park School (these gradings are $60-$80 each, with discounts for multiple family members);
- Partial grades from yellow belt, Wednesday 3 July, 6:00-8:00pm, Glendowie Primary School (these gradings are $25 each);
- Kubz grading, Saturday 6 July, 9:00-11:00am, Churchill Park School (these gradings are $45 each).
Read the invoice carefully for further details. If you cannot make the date of your scheduled grading, try to rearrange your calendar, please. Exceptions are difficult to manage, particularly for yellow belt and above.
Ensure you practice your syllabus – all of your syllabus – for grading, and ensure you know the theory for your grade and below.
Remember that an invitation to grade is not a guarantee to pass – that is up to you, and how well you perform at grading.
If you do not receive an invoice, then you are not invited to grade this term. In most cases, this is because you have insufficient sessions since your last grading, or because you did not compete in a tournament yet this year – keep training. You are improving, and next term it is likely that you’ll be ready!
A few students are not invited to grade because they are not trying hard enough in class. Grades are not awarded for turning up. You get better by trying hard, and you must meet the national standard to pass a national grading.
Partial grades are designed for children up to early teens. Children naturally take longer to progress than adults, and partial grades are awarded to help them recognise their progress.
Please note that grading fees (and all training fees) must be paid by Friday 28 June, so they can clear before I reconcile bank accounts on Saturday 29 June.
If you have any questions, please ask your class instructor.