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Information for current parents and students

See information relevant to our current CGA families below.

Parent Portal

Access visibility of your children’s workload, progress and feedback, along with a seamless connection to those who matter in their education journey.

Features included in this release are:

  • academic progress
  • upcoming work
  • contact information
  • students timetable

Looking for help?

Our Help Desk on this page can help.

Select “I’m a CGA student/parent with a question” to get started.

Our Help Desk can handle your frequently asked questions about life at CGA.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you will be connected with one of our CGA Support Team members.


School Calendars

Our school has two key cohorts:

CGA Aoraki

Edexcel classes that are fixed in New Zealand Time are part of CGA Aoraki. - Typically taught by New Zealand teachers - Typically for students in New Zealand and Australia. - Two start dates per year: February and September

CGA Greenwich

Edexcel classes that are fixed in China Time are part of CGA Greenwich. - Typically taught by UK teachers. - Typically for students in Asia, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, and Russia. - Two start dates per year: January and September


US Diploma, Advanced Placement and ESOL classes follow our US school calendar. - Three start dates per year in September, January, and June

CGA's Curriculum Choices

CGA offers a variety of curricula across different age groups.

Current cohorts

2022 Term Dates

CGA offers the Pearson Edexcel curriculum (Pre-IG, International GCSE, and International A-Level), the Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum, and ESOL (English as a second language) courses. The start date varies for each curriculum. Please find these below for 2022. These will be updated for other intakes as the occur.
CGA Greenwich January 2022 Term Dates
Induction SessionsJanuary 10th – January 16th
Term 1January 19th – April 3rd
Term 2April 19th – July 8th
Term 3August 29th – December 15th
ExaminationsOct/Nov 2022 or Jan 2023
CGA Aoraki February 2022 Term Dates
Induction SessionsJanuary 24th – February 1st
Term 1February 2nd – April 14th
Term 2May 2nd – July 8th
Term 3August 1st – October 2nd
Term 4October 17th - December 9th
ExaminationsOct/Nov 2022 or Jan 2023
CGA Aoraki May 2022 Term Dates
Orientation WeekApril 25 - May 1
Term 1May 2 - July 8
Term 2August 1 - October 2
Term 3October 17 - December 9
ExaminationsJanuary 2023
CGA Greenwich September 2022/23 Term Dates
Orientation WeekAugust 29 - September 1
Term 1September 2 - December 15
Term 2January 4 - March 31
Term 3April 17 - July 7
CGA USA September 2022 Term Dates
Orientation WeekAugust 31 – September 11
Term 1September 9 – December 22
ThanksgivingNovember 21 - November 27
Winter HolidayDecember 23 - January 19
Term 2January 20 – May 18
Easter BreakApril 7 - April 9
Spring BreakApril 10 - April 13
Summer BreakMay 19 - June 1
Summer TermJune 2 - Aug 31
AP ExaminationsMay 1 - May 12

Frequently Asked Questions

When are exams held at CGA?

Based on the curriculum and cohort, there are several exam dates throughout the year.

Learn more here.

How do parents receive school reports at CGA?

CGA provides two types of reports - Signpost reports sent at the beginning of the year and Progress or Full reports sent at midterm and end of term.

Learn more here.

Does CGA have parent teacher meetings and how often do they occur?

We believe parents are an important of their children’s learning journey. While parents can get in touch with teachers, there are regularly scheduled meetings as well.

Learn more here.

What kind of tech does a student need to attend CGA?

Crimson Global Academy depends heavily on technological tools to deliver lessons. It is essential that you have appropriate equipment.

Learn more here.

What are the textbook requirements at CGA?

Depending on the course of study and curriculum, there are various textbook requirements for students.

Learn more here.

How do I access the academic results?

During each term, assessments will be undertaken. Results and feedback will be made available directly on the CGA Learning Management System.

For each subject, students are typically required to undertake externally set and marked assessments and these are typically in the form of in-person written exams. These assessments are administered and graded by Edexcel. Timelines and instructions on how to access these results will be provided closer to the time of assessment.

How long does each real-time, live teaching session last?

For Edexcel (Pre-IG, IG, and A-Level):

  • Week-day lessons are 60 minutes.
  • Weekend lessons are 1.5 hours

For US Diploma Classes:

  • One 2-hour lesson plus one hour of Q&A with the teacher per week

For ESOL Classes:

  • Two 1.5 hours lessons per week

For Advanced Placement classes:

  • One 2-hour lesson plus one hour of Q&A with the teacher per week
What if I miss a live class?

All students must attend classes. However, if this is not possible for an acceptable and valid reason, all lessons are recorded and so it is possible for students to access missed classes.

The parent or caregiver should email the subject teacher directly to request access to the recordings.

What should I do if my child is absent?

All student absences should be reported to the Attendance Inbox -

The absence notification should include:

  • Full name of the student
  • Reason / explanation for absence
  • Date of absence (with a return date if applicable)
  • Parent / Caregiver name

As a legal requirement, it is essential that the absence notification be provided by the caregiver/parent.

Ideally, the request for leave/absence notification is received prior to the lesson where possible.

As a matter of courtesy please also notify your class teacher of the absence and inquire about the work you have missed and need to catch up on.

As a parent, what support do I need to provide?

All children require their parents and caregivers to take a healthy interest in their studies.

Parents need to ensure their children lead an active and balanced life. Encouraging them to be involved in a number of activities is critical to student wellbeing and all-round development. Students benefit greatly from the sheer enjoyment that participation in a wide range of pursuits provides.

Regular reporting and feedback will support parents to monitor, transparently and easily, their child’s progress in assessments and class learning activities.

To participate in online schooling, parents must ensure their child has reliable, high speed internet access. To participate and interact, students are expected to have their video and audio feed connected throughout all lessons. If your child needs to turn off their video feed due to poor connectivity this will have a major effect on their ability to learn.

Where can I view my child's class timetable?

To view your child’s class timetable, please go to Google Calendar and login with your child’s CGA gmail and password.

Your child and you should have received instructions on how to setup the CGA email in the first Welcome Email from CGA.