The awarding of external credentials such as the Record of School Achievement (RoSA) and the Higher School Certificate (HSC) is a worthy goal for students from Years 10 through 12. These credentials can be used as a means of accessing post-school training and other career opportunities. It is for these reasons, and to maintain the integrity of the system, that National Educational Standards & Assessment (NESA) has put in place for all schools - State and Catholic and Independent - strict guidelines regarding students' satisfactory completion of courses. If a student is not meeting the requirements they are given what is termed a Non Award Warning (or N Award). A copy is also posted home, which outlines, 1. any issues of concern or outstanding work, and, 2. a date by which students should redeem the outcomes of the missed work.
The community's confidence in valuable school-based credentials (RoSA and HSC) can only be maintained if high standards are consistently and equally applied to all students, regardless of their school. The N Warning system is therefore explained to students in detail. We are also aware that parents may appreciate some clarifying points in relation to this system: