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How Parents Can Help Students In The Senior Years Of School

When you have a student completing the senior years of school, everyone in the family is doing Year 11 or 12. Here are a few ideas for coming through these years flourishing, and having everyone’s dignity intact. Parents have a vital role in helping students: Manage time; Manage energy; Manage stress; Manage to get everything [...]

Practical Tips For Parents To Support Their Child During Exams

Pixabay Images There's a dirty little secret about the year 12 exams, a secret only those who've lived through them know. It goes something like this: they don't define you, and they certainly don't define the life that's waiting for you afterwards. The subtle culture pressures that exists around this time not only [...]

How Parents Can Help Students In The Senior Years Of School

Shutterstock When you have a student completing the senior years of school, everyone in the family is doing Year 11 or 12. Here are a few ideas for coming through these years flourishing, and having everyone’s dignity intact. Parents have a vital role in helping students: Manage time Manage energy Manage stress Manage to get [...]

Generation Next Mental Health And Wellbeing Of Young People Student Program

Shutterstock “Overall I found the day super informative to the point where I believe this course should be compulsory for the senior grades as it truly is a beneficial program.” (Year 12 student, live event) “The agenda hit the nail on the head, deals with the issues that are relevant and our school is [...]

By |2016-04-11T16:19:51+10:00April 11th, 2016|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Quarter of Australian Students Drop Out, New Report Reveals

Grace Pletas dropped out of school early, saying she should have been offered more flexible study options. Photo: Penny Stephens One in four Australian students fails to complete a year 12 certificate or vocational equivalent, and nearly 30 per cent of year 7 students are falling behind international benchmarks in reading. A landmark national study by [...]

Gifted Girls Suffer the Most Stress, Study Finds

Students feel too much is expected of them in year 12. Photo: Lyn Osborn Female year 12 students put the most pressure on themselves in the lead-up to exams and gifted girls who strive for top marks suffer the highest levels of stress and anxiety, new research into how Sydney teenagers cope with the HSC shows. [...]

By |2015-10-15T09:52:27+10:00October 15th, 2015|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

‘Schoolies’, Alcohol And The Teenage Brain: A Toxic Combination

It is that time of the year again…the impending departure of year 12 students from school and the associated ‘rights of passage’ that accompany this departure. In Australia, one ‘right of passage’ is referred to as ‘schoolies’ and the term itself elicits numerous discussion and debates. One of the most controversial issues centres on the [...]

Research shows parenting continues into child’s 20s

For parents who think they can relax when their children finish the HSC and turn 18, neuroscience has some bad news. New techniques for tracking brain growth show radical change extends into at least the mid-20s, suggesting responsible parenting should too. Just as the first pictures showing a vulnerable isolated earth from the moon helped [...]

By |2014-01-13T12:32:32+10:00December 26th, 2013|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

SACE SPECIAL PROVISIONS fails another dyslexic student

A year 12 student, with a significant dyslexic disability, has had his second appeal for EXTRA TIME denied in his exams by SACE.   To protect his identity, let’s call him Tom. Tom has been formally identified as a classically dyslexic student. His disability is genuine and significant. His long-term, dyslexic impairment has been comprehensively [...]