The Principal of Niue High School Charles Ioane is quite pleased with the provisional results revealed at the Education department retreat yesterday.
Level one results showed 72 per cent of the total 32 students achieved level one, eleven were boys and 12 girls. The best results were for levels two and three. From a total of 33 students, 31 or 94 per cent achieved level two. Ten boys, six of whom achieved with merit endorsement and of the twenty one girls, three of them achieved with excellence endorsements.
For level three with 21 students, 80 per cent of them achieved level three. Ten girls with three achieving merit endorsements and of the six boys, one of them achieved level endorsement with excellence.
Of these level three students, seventeen were eligible university entrance qualification with an impressive 94 per cent attaining their UE or university entrance.
The Niue High school results also tracked impressively well when compared against New Zealand NCEA average for level one of 63.5 per cent and Niue High school at 72 per cent. For level two, the New Zealand average of 74.9 was surpassed by Niue high schools 94 per cent and for level three 70.1 per cent NZ average with Niue High school at 80 per cent.
Charles Ioane told BCN news that across all three levels there was an improvement from the 2019 results. “I’m pretty happy and I’m sure the staff and the students themselves will be happy with the results that they have received”.
Ioane says that from previous experience ‘Level 1 students usually find difficulty in passing’ but that is attributed in part to the fact “This is their first time attempting NCEA and the plan for this year is to concentrate on what we can do for our level one students”. He says that the programs they have in place for levels two and three NCEA students seem to be working well, as indicated in the results.
The provisional results were presented to the gathering of all teachers, staff and consultants of the education department. Minister of Education Sauni Tongatule was there with the New Zealand and Australian representatives and other heads of government agencies.
The students will be back to school on Monday next week.