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Nov14

Be strategic when allocating your study time

Students are over-studying in subjects they are good at.  The aim is to increase your ranking in a subject within your school. You want to be as close to the top of the class as you are able.  If you are already in the top 5 or 10 students for that...
Mar17

Critique versus Criticism

People often confuse critique with criticism but they are quite different in definition and intent. The definitions for both are shown here:       Critique is to “evaluate (a theory or practice) in a detailed and analytical way.”          ...
Feb28

Where is your teen’s head at?

Before the year starts and throughout the first term, it’s is good to consider where your Teen’s head is at. What is their attitude towards the new school year? Are they excited or distressed about school? If they are excited that is easy...
Jan18

Preparing for your HSC (workshop) – How to do it your way

Everyone tells you that you need to prepare and ‘get ready’ for your HSC experience. But what does that really mean? Come and spend a fun afternoon with others going through the HSC and explore ways to make your final years of schooling a...
Jan27

School results not what your teen expected?

If your Teen’s school results were not what any of you expected it is time to sit and have a chat and learn what you can from the last year.  First start with the positives. What went well, basically – what worked.  Then review the areas...
Feb07

Transitioning back into school

As our teens head back to school, it is important for them to click back in.  Some teens are able to click in during the first week, and they find the transition back to school easier than those that take more time to settle into the school year. Part...
Jan18

5 tips to gain a fresh start to the school year

It is time to close off last year and start fresh for the new school year.  For your high school students, here are 5 things they can do to close off the previous school year:   Unpack their school bag.  Empty it out, air it, give it a clean and...
Mar08

Process to getting organised at the start of each term

Most people think that it is best to get organised in Year 11. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you started getting organised in the Years 7 – 10. My thinking is that it is better to have all your good habits and practices in place well before the...
Feb20

Starting a new term– a 4 step process to getting organised at the start of each term

Most people think that it is best to get organised in Year 11. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you started getting organised in the Years 7 – 10. My thinking is that it is better to have all your good habits and practices in place well before the...
Feb16

Getting Your Week Started – a 5 step process to getting organised at the start of each week

So you have a plan for the whole term, but what do you need to do on a weekly basis? Here are a few steps to get you started each week. It is good to do this on a Sunday afternoon so you are ready for the week. 1. File away all paperwork from the […]