STRESS POSITIVE (Eustress) NEGATIVE (Distress) Key ingredient in optimal performance Essential & beneficial Too little stress apathy, fatigue Too much/unrelieved stress depression and illness
Wynberg Girls High School What contributes to creating negative stress? Absenteeism No ID for registration for matric Bad time-management & procrastination makes the workload feel unmanageable Part-time work especially during the week Cellphones/Mxit/TV/Facebook Excessive social life, especially late nights Leadership applications Matric activities Tertiary applications
Wynberg Girls High School How does the school help?
Wynberg Girls High School National Promotion Criteria English Home Language - Minimum 40% Any other 2 subjects – Minimum 40% 3 other subjects – Minimum 30% School Based Assessment – 25% Final Examination – 75% Know the goal! Workload and Examinations
Wynberg Girls High School WGHS - a history of excellent results 100% pass rate in Matric 21 consecutive years 97% achieve Bachelors pass to study degree at university Good results in Olympiads International AS levels results excellent
Wynberg Girls High School Good, well-qualified teachers and excellent facilities Clear knowledge of what is required Standardised tests – Tuesday Examination dates and timetables given to learners early Academic Support with peer tutors Clinics – many subjects Revision with past papers Teacher/Parent/Pupil report discussions
SUBJECT MARCHJUNE %Code Grade Ave % BW%Code Grade Ave % BW ENGLISH HOME LANGUAGE 56458BR53460BR AFRIKAANS 1ST ADD LANGUAGE 38251FS30252FS MATHEMATICS 39249PS50453BS PHYSICAL SCIENCE 33261FH40359DS GEOGRAPHY 71668FS63561FH LIFE SCIENCES 53456FC46355FC LIFE ORIENTATION 71667PW49368NH JUNE EXAMINATION RESULT Learner meets requirements for promotion
1. Motivation and Engagement Students energy and drive to learn, work effectively and achieve – and the thoughts and behaviours that reflect this. 2. Academic Resilience Ability to deal with setbacks at school, academic challenge, and schoolwork pressure 3. Involvement Relationship with teacher Girls reaching Personal Potential Dr AJ Martin
HEAD OF SCHOOL Matric Committees Clothing Dance Fashion Show 40 Days Sleepover Matric Memories SERVICE RCL Tutor Group 1 Matric Leader Tutor Group 2 Matric Leader Tutor Group 3 Matric Leader Tutor Group 4 Matric Leader RCL HEAD SPORTCULTUREACADEMIC Leadership 2012/3 HEAD OF HOUSE
Wynberg Girls High School Leadership 2012/3 - Process Details and forms to girls on 22 June Job description Emphasis on what applicant does, not wants to do CV + letter of motivation + manifesto
Wynberg Girls High School Leadership 2012/3 (cont) Speeches: Head of School & Head of House Voting Interviews – Shortlist if too many applications Staff can invite further applications Moving of Tutor groups possible RCL – only by democratic vote Announcement of new leaders – end of August Training – cost
Wynberg Girls High School The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way. - Robert Kiyosaki Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didnt do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain Dealing with Disappointment
Wynberg Girls High School HOW TO MANAGE STRESS 1.Be aware of your stressors and your response 2.Recognise what you can change 3.Reduce intensity of emotional reaction - overreacting? - expecting to please everyone? 4. Learn to moderate your physical reaction - slow, deep breathing - relaxation techniques 5.Plan your day and focus on one thing at a time
Wynberg Girls High School HOW TO MANAGE STRESS (cont) 6.Build your physical reserves - Cardiovascular fitness: regular jogging, walking - Eat well-balanced meals - Get enough sleep - Avoid excessive caffeine - Take breaks 7.Maintain your emotional reserves - pursue realistic goals - develop mutually supportive relationships - write a journal/poem/letter 8.Be Positive
Wynberg Girls High School And you thought there was stress in your life! Good Luck matrics of 2013! You have all the ingredients for great success!