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Pregrading is this week!

Hi everyone

Pregrading is this week. Be ready! Read this post carefully for details about pregrading and grading.

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 under 13 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. Grading invoices will be sent on Sunday 8 December. 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.

  • All grades up to yellow belt, Monday 16 December, 6:00-8:00pm, Glendowie Primary School;
  • All grades from yellow belt (those wearing a yellow belt or higher), Thursday 19 December, 6:00-8:30pm, Churchill Park School;
  • Kubz grading, Saturday 21 December, 9:00-11:00am, Churchill Park School;
  • Partial gradings are $25 each, national gradings are $60 to $80 each depending upon rank, and Kubz gradings are $45 each.

If you cannot make the date of your scheduled grading, try to rearrange your calendar, please. Exceptions are difficult to manage.

Ensure you practice your syllabus – all of your syllabus and below – 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 – 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 under 13. 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 14 December, so they can clear before I reconcile bank accounts on Saturday 15 December.

All grading results will be awarded at combined training before our end of year barbecue on Saturday 21 December.

If you have any questions, please ask your class instructor.

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