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1 Gloucester High School Maximising Performance in Year 12 Family Information Evening Thursday 12 th May 2011

2 Gloucester High School Maximising Performance in Year 12 Family Information Evening Maximising Performance Online Services Q&A Informal chat with staff

3 Maximising Performance in Year 12 Organisation Hard Work Celebration

4 Maximising Performance in Year 12 Successful HSC students: Set targets, prioritise, manage time effectively Engage actively in every lesson Use study periods productively Realise that their learning is a partnership (parents, teachers, peers) Are brutally realistic when assessing the amount of work necessary for success Take responsibility Maintain a balance between work, sport and studies Celebrate well earned success

5 Maximising Performance in Year 12 Each Year 12 student is competing against other students for a limited number of University places, TAFE places, Traineeships and Apprenticeships.

6 Maximising Performance in Year 12 To maintain a competitive standard, the “forty hour week” is a good model. School Work + Home Work = =

7 Maximising Performance in Year hours is a lot when you look at it all at once! But, if you chip away at it, you’ll be surprised how quickly it goes!

8 Maximising Performance in Year 12 Part of the plan is to record what you’ve achieved! Use the Study Register table! This is part of the celebration!!

9 Maximising Performance in Year 12 Many students have great intentions, but don’t have a Study Structure to work with…. So here’s one! Maths English Legal Studies PD/H/PE CAFS Maths Same time on each subject Half the time, covering the same work 25 minutes 12.5 mins For example

10 Maximising Performance in Year 12 You need to fit in 5 of these sessions a week And the order must “cycle through” MathsCAFSPD/H/PELegal StudiesEnglish MathsCAFSPD/H/PELegal Studies EnglishMathsCAFSPD/H/PE Legal StudiesEnglishMathsCAFS PD/H/PELegal StudiesEnglishMaths CAFSPD/H/PELegal StudiesEnglish minutes

11 Maximising Performance in Year 12 Things to note: Have a break between each timeslot (get up, walk around, sing) Increases must only occur after you have completed 5 sessions at that time Increases can only be 2 or 3 minutes per subject Making your learning active during these times will assist Set targets for each session or group of sessions

12 Maximising Performance in Year 12 Tips on How to Help Your Child Guide, support and encourage your son or daughter, and let them know that you are there when they need you Encourage healthy eating, regular exercise, proper hydration and plenty of sleep Don’t overload them with domestic chores, and take a “whole family” approach to supporting the student Keep an eye on their emotional health and help them keep things in perspective

13 Maximising Performance in Year 12 Tips on How to Help Your Child Take their efforts seriously and reward them for their hard work Give them positive feedback whenever possible – avoid nagging Listen, be taught, be interested! Encourage them to believe in themselves, and remind them of their goals

14 Maximising Performance in Year 12 Tips on How to Help Your Child Create an effective work space in the house if they can’t study in their room Help them to plan, and keep track of, their time Encourage them to take study breaks when necessary Plan for organised distractions!

15 Maximising Performance in Year 12 Over to Daniel Moar to look at available on-line services and resources The GHS Website

16 Maximising Performance in Year 12 Thank you for showing your support for your child’s learning. We hope you have gained some useful tips. Stay tuned for more information and opportunities to assist!


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