Class Maintenance - General tab

Use the General tab to view or update the general information held about the class.

 Opening the General tab

To open the General tab:

  1. Select Module > Students or Assessments, then Class Maintenance.
    The Set Class Search Criteria window is displayed.
    Tip: You can also access the class maintenance functions by clicking  or .
  2. Select the required class.
    The General tab of the Class Maintenance window is displayed.

Class Maintenance - General tab key fields and buttons





Description of the class.

Assessment Code

Code relating to how work in this class is assessed. See Maintaining subject assessments in the Assessments and reports manual.

Note: You can click on to the right of this field to open the Subjects Assessment Search – Academic window and find any selections matching your choice.

You can view or update details of any related subject assessment information by clicking to the right of the field to launch Subject Assessment Area Maintenance.

Linked Class

Another class this class is linked to. Only one level of linking is supported. Classes cannot be 'nested' or 'chained'.

Note: You can click on  to the right of this field to open the Subjects Assessment Search – Academic window and find any selections matching your choice.

Note: This field is only enabled if the LinkedClass:EnabledFlag configuration setting is set. See LinkedClass:EnabledFlag configuration setting in the System maintenance manual.

Normal Year Level

Usual year level that the subject is taught at.

For NZ MOE roll returns, this field is used for the instructional year level for the subject. See Instructional year level in the Roll returns manual.


Optional alternative year level that the subject is taught at.

Next Term Class

Not used.

Note: Western Australian schools can populate the class code of the currently selected class into this field to report the class as a full-year class (i.e. a class with a semester code of 3).  

Learning Area

Subject learning area group. Subjects are grouped into learning areas for ease of maintenance. See Maintaining learning areas in the Curriculum manual.

Class ID

Unique identifier for the class.


Usual room where the class is taught.

Class Type

Length and size of class. Values could include:

  • Group 50 minute
  • 30 min lesson
  • 45 min lesson.

Can also be used to define:

  • Standby classes used in substitutions. Use a SynergyMeaning of Standby.
  • Fee and pay codes to be used for classes.
  • Classes not to appear in Parent Teacher Interview Maintenance. Use a SynergyMeaning of ExcludePTI to exclude classes.
  • Detention classes to integrate with the Staff Scheduler. Use a SynergyMeaning of Detention.

Board Studies Code

Code allocated to this class by the Board of Studies.

For NZ MOE roll returns, see Subject codes in the Roll returns manual.

Board Studies Type

Type code used by the Board of Studies to group classes together.

For example: MA081 (Mathematical Methods 1).


Language being taught in the class, if applicable.

Required by NZ MOE (Ministry of Education) in New Zealand schools.

These are maintained in the luLanguage lookup table. See Maintaining lookup tables in the System maintenance manual.

Delivery Mode

Default delivery mode for the class.

You can select:

  • 10 - classroom-based
  • 20 - electronic-based
  • 30 - employment-based
  • 40 - other delivery (e.g. correspondence)
  • 90 - not applicable.

Note: You can maintain delivery modes using the luStudentClassDeliveryMode lookup table. See luStudentClassDeliveryMode lookup table.

Core Class

Select if this is a core class that is compulsory for students.

Auto Select for Course

Select to automatically select the details of this class for any external courses attached to this class.

Never Clear on Timetable Import

Select to keep this class when you import a new timetable.

Note: If you do not select this field, the students in the class are cleared each time you import a new timetable and the timetable does not include the class.

Tip: Clear this field if you create classes and timetables manually. See Adding new timetable day/periods manually.

Always Keep Assessable on Timetable Import

Select to mark classes imported from a timetabling program as assessable.

This flag allows you to override the default setting on the timetable import function for this class.

Show Markbook results in portal

Select to allow relevant student results from the Markbook tab of Student Results Maintenance to be displayed in the Community Portal. See Student Results Maintenance - Mark Book tab.

You can control the display of results at the file year or semester level, the subject assessment area level, and the class level. See Selecting mark books to display in the portal in the Community portal configuration manual.

Results Exported

Selected automatically if the assessment results for this class have been exported to a notebook or home computer. No-one can edit the class or the results until this flag is cleared.

The flag is automatically cleared when the person re-imports the assessment results back into the Synergetic main database.

Note: Results cannot be imported if the data store is lost or corrupted. An administrator with the relevant security profile can clear this flag to make the results fully accessible again. See Working on assessments off-line for details of importing and exporting assessments to and from notebook and home computers. Also see Unlocking exported classes.

Author Blocked

If you have the relevant security profile, you can select this field to prevent teachers from changing the results of the class.

Staff with editor privileges can still change class results.

Multiple Staff Mark Books

Select to enable multiple staff mark books for a class, one for each teacher.

This displays an additional field at the top of the Markbook tab, from which you can select:

These can then be used by you or the other teacher for entering assessment results in Student Results Maintenance that are not displayed on the student reports. For example, Assignments 1, 2 and 3 relate to Mr Diamond while Assignments 4 and 5 relate to Miss Neville; both teachers share the teaching of the German A class (S/GEEA1).

Adjustment Mean

Mean. Used for the calculation of results.

Adjustment Std Deviation

Standard deviation. Used for the calculation of results.

Hours in Reporting Period

Hours allocated for this class in the reporting period.

For NZ MOE roll returns:

  • This field indicates the approximate number of hours per year that each subject at secondary school level is studied for.
  • These figures are indicative only and do not need to be adjusted for things such as holidays, sports days and so on. It is not necessary to schedule subjects or activities that are timetabled for less than 20 hours per year (that is 2 hours per week for a term).


Location of the class.

Note: The location can specify a building location instead of a specific room (specified in the Room field).


Notes or comments about the class.




Assessment Code

Search for any assessment codes that match your choice.

Assessment Code

Launch Subject Assessment Maintenance for the selected class to view or update details for the subject assessment.

See Maintaining subject assessments.

Remove the linked class.

Linked Class

Search for a class to link to.

Linked Class

Launch Class Maintenance for the selected class.

Learning Area

Launch Learning Area Maintenance to view or update details for the learning area.

See Maintaining learning areas in the Curriculum manual.