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Information for current parents and students

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2020/2021 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 August

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: February and September
Greenwich September 2021

For CGA Greenwich classes that will start in September 2021.

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Aoraki August 2021

For CGA Aoraki classes that will start in August 2021.

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Greenwich February 2021

For CGA Greenwich classes that started in February 2021.

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Aoraki February 2021

For CGA Aoraki classes that started in February 2021.

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AP September 2021

For CGA AP classes that start in September 2021

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ESOL September 2021

For CGA ESOL classes that start in September 2021

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August/September 2021 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 2021/2022. These will be updated for other intakes as the occur.
CGA Aoraki August 2021 Term Dates
Orientation WeekJuly 26th – August 8th
Term 1August 3rd – October 3rd
Term 2October 18th – December 10th
Term 3February 1st – April 14th
Term 4May 2nd – July 10th
ExaminationsMay/June 2022
CGA Greenwich September 2021 Term Dates
Orientation WeekAugust 30th – September 12th
Term 1September 7th – December 16th
Term 2January 5th – April 3rd
Term 3April 19th – July 10th
ExaminationsMay/June 2022
CGA AP/ESOL September 2021 Term Dates
Orientation WeekAugust 30th – September 12th
Term 1September 10th – December 22nd
ThanksgivingNovember 24th - November 28th
Winter HolidayDecember 23rd - January 2nd
Term 2January 3rd – May 1st
February BreakFebruary 19th - February 26th
Spring BreakApril 15th - April 21st
ExaminationsMay 2nd - May 20th

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Advanced Placement classes:

  • Lessons are 1.5 hours

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 - attendance@cga.school

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.