Portfolios and Reporting

In 2017, The Gardens School moved to "Linc-Ed", an online student portfolio and reporting tool, which gives parents easy access to their child's learning, via an individual account.  This account is connected to the email address that is on file at school.  Parents can either share access to an account, or have one each, depending on their preference.

We believe that a strong home-school partnership is vital in supporting our students to achieve their very best.  Linc-Ed is designed to strengthen this partnership by providing parents with more regular, relevant and up to date learning information, via an easy-access, secure, online platform.  

One account will provide you with access to the learning information for all your children who are enrolled at TGS.

Current parents with existing accounts can log in here:



What will I see in Linc-Ed?

  • evidence of your child's learning in reading, writing and maths, as well as specialist subjects such as Chinese and art.  This evidence may include work samples, assessments, self-reflections, photos, videos and digital learning such as slides or coding etc.
  • current learning goals in reading, writing, maths, self-management and digital literacy (you can also see recently completed learning goals)
  • current effort in reading, writing and maths
  • your child's progress against our expectations.  This OTJ (Overall Teacher Judgement) is made twice per year, depending on time at school (Year 0-3) or mid-year/end-year (Year 4-8
  • financial information including all invoices that have been assigned to your child and the option to pay online, via a secure payment portal
  • notices specific to your child's Whanau group


Following the removal of National Standards in 2018, a number of new additions have been made to our Linc-Ed Parent Accounts and you can read more about these HERE.

How often will I see new learning on my child's page?

It is important to us that the learning evidence posted to Linc-Ed reflects a range of curriculum areas, in order to give you a full picture of your child’s learning.  Teachers follow a set schedule for uploading learning evidence to Linc-Ed.  This is divided into two areas “whole school” and “team”.  There will be some content that all your children will have published at the same time e.g., WINGS posts and learning with specialist teachers, however curriculum content will vary from team to team, so your child in Y3 will not necessarily have updated learning content at the same time as your child in Year 7.  Learning content to be posted over a term, is spread out over the term, rather than loaded all in one go, so you should expect to see something new every couple of weeks. 


Linc-Ed accounts are specific to you and your child.  Parents can have individual log-ins, as long as the email address you are using is in our system. 

Browser and Flash Player

Linc-Ed works best through Google Chrome, you will also need to make sure you have the latest Flash player working, in order to view some content e.g., Scratch or Powtoon videos