Learning how to manage stress so that it doesn’t manage you, is an important life skill. It is normal to feel stressed or anxious during exams. The key to managing stress during exams is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, keep perspective in check and ensure you are prepared.
The key to academic success is effort and perseverance. Regular homework and structured study go a long way toward enhancing academic performance.
By Deborah Williams
Choosing HSC subjects for Years 11 and 12 can seem quite bewildering to students in Year 10. While some have clear and definite aspirations for pathways beyond school, more often, students are in fact exploring a range of quite often diverse possibilities.
There are some important principles to observe when choosing a programme of study for Years 11 and 12.
Students’ lives are busy – up to seven hours of school, five days a week, plus sports, co-curricular activities, jobs, leisure time, a good night’s sleep. How do they find time for study and homework? Are you worried about your son’s propensity to procrastinate or get distracted?
The HSC can be a highly stressful time for students. Not only are they experiencing an increased work load, they are also experiencing pressure to succeed and anticipating the implications of their results. The homework and study demands can be overwhelming for some students.
Knowing how to help your son can be challenging, so we’ve created an HSC study survival guide with 7 quick tips to help your son through his HSC.
Exams, assignments, music lessons, sporting commitments, and drama rehearsals. These are just some of the priorities your son has to manage on a daily basis, not to mention eating a balanced diet, enjoying time out with friends, quality time with family and sleep.
Managing priorities is all about time management; recognising your workload, acknowledging deadlines and knowing if/when you have spare time for additional commitments.
Most parents can relate to the challenges that homework can present for children. It can require great powers of persuasion to encourage your son to sit down and focus on the task at hand. Wouldn’t it be great if there were ways and means to get your son to stop dreading homework?
Here are our helpful tips on how to make homework fun in five simple ways:
Goal setting is a powerful skill that we should be actively teaching our children. It is a skill that will help them with self-control, self-efficacy and the confidence to achieve their dreams.
Midyear resolutions are a fabulous way to reboot and re-energise your mind, body and spirit. By reassessing the things that are important, your children will have new found motivation to take them through to the end of the year.
Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Study tips, Education, International Baccalaureate, Mental health
Exams provide an opportunity for your son to demonstrate his knowledge. They assess his learning, and provide necessary information about areas for improvement. While exams are a necessity, they can be tough – tough on your son and tough on your family.
Study skills are vital to independent learning. However, maintaining balance and ensuring a positive experience are key. Below are our eight top tips for helping your son through exam periods:
Many students have access to some sort of mobile viewing device. It may be an iPad, iPhone or an Android device. Many of these devices support a variety of different applications and understandably, parents often see them as big distractions to students who are supposed to be studying. However, there are many apps that can actually benefit your son’s learning. When you take a good look at what is available, you’ll be surprised to find a huge number of apps designed to assist in all aspects of your child’s learning.
Below are five apps that could benefit your son's learning: