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1 Carine Senior High School Helping Your Child Succeed at High School

2 Why we organised tonight? Organisation and Time management are important to long term success. Organisation and Time management are important to long term success. As parents you are in the best position to reinforce good habits at home. As parents you are in the best position to reinforce good habits at home. Positive change is more likely to occur if partnerships are formed that involve the school and home. Positive change is more likely to occur if partnerships are formed that involve the school and home. We want you to help us create a positive cycle of hard work leading to success. We want you to help us create a positive cycle of hard work leading to success. We want to make sure your children develop good study skills and habits before they get to upper school. We want to make sure your children develop good study skills and habits before they get to upper school.

3 Files and General Organisation Why is it so important? Why is it so important? Preferably subject dividers & files Preferably subject dividers & files Spare paper and pens Spare paper and pens Time each night to sort out files Time each night to sort out files Students need to use and carry a homework diary Students need to use and carry a homework diary Students should have a copy of their timetable at home. Check it and spend time packing for the next Students should have a copy of their timetable at home. Check it and spend time packing for the next

4 Homework Diaries Use to write down homework, assignment due dates, test dates and things to remember Use to write down homework, assignment due dates, test dates and things to remember Check them and encourage their use Check them and encourage their use Students can use them to make ‘to do lists’ once at home Students can use them to make ‘to do lists’ once at home Proper use will help them set priorities for homework and study Proper use will help them set priorities for homework and study Encourage them to look forward and plan for busy times Encourage them to look forward and plan for busy times

5 Study Timetables About 6 -7 hours per week in year 8 this will increase to hours per week in year 11 & 12 if they are working towards university entrance ( An ATAR) About 6 -7 hours per week in year 8 this will increase to hours per week in year 11 & 12 if they are working towards university entrance ( An ATAR) Get your child to draw up a timetable and encourage them to stick to it. Get your child to draw up a timetable and encourage them to stick to it. They may need to draw up a new one each week if their commitments vary. They may need to draw up a new one each week if their commitments vary. Negotiate times let them have some say in when they study. Negotiate times let them have some say in when they study. Try and come up with a timetable they are likely to stick to. Try and come up with a timetable they are likely to stick to. Be realistic. You may need to build up slowly. Be realistic. You may need to build up slowly.

6 Spread times over the week don’t leave it all until weekends. Spread times over the week don’t leave it all until weekends. Encourage them to use all the time allocated. Don’t stop once tomorrows homework is done. Encourage them to use all the time allocated. Don’t stop once tomorrows homework is done. Help minimise disruptions. Help minimise disruptions. An hour can sound like a lot but when you break it down to 15 minutes per subject it’s not An hour can sound like a lot but when you break it down to 15 minutes per subject it’s not

7 Study Timetable MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday pmBreak 4 -5pmHomework & study Footy Training Homework & study Footy Training Homework & study 5- 6pmDinnerFooty Training DinnerFooty Training pmDinner 7 -8 pmHomework/ study Homework/ study

8 Weekend Study Timetable SaturdaySunday 10 – 11 am Homework / Study4 – 5pm Homework / study

9 But I don’t have any homework! Organise files Organise files Do a daily review of each core subject done that day Do a daily review of each core subject done that day Start assignments that may not be due for several weeks Start assignments that may not be due for several weeks Prepare for tests ( study) Prepare for tests ( study) Do practice questions for maths Do practice questions for maths

10 What to do in the study bit? Encourage them to set a goal for the available time. This enables them to have a sense of achievement and focuses their study. Encourage them to set a goal for the available time. This enables them to have a sense of achievement and focuses their study. They should be doing something active not just flicking through their file or reading a text book. They should be doing something active not just flicking through their file or reading a text book. At the end of the study time they should revisit their goal. At the end of the study time they should revisit their goal. Test their learning. Test their learning. Evaluate the study. Did the method work? If not try a different study technique next time they have similar work to learn. Evaluate the study. Did the method work? If not try a different study technique next time they have similar work to learn.

11 Examples of Active Learning Brainstorm without looking Brainstorm without looking Organise information into tables Organise information into tables Make a mind map Make a mind map Vocab cards Vocab cards Practise problems Practise problems Make up a mnemonic Make up a mnemonic Quiz from a family member Quiz from a family member Make summary notes Make summary notes

12 Assignments Encourage them to start them early. Encourage them to start them early. Break large assignments into smaller tasks and write up a plan so that they meet deadlines. Break large assignments into smaller tasks and write up a plan so that they meet deadlines. Start with note taking sheets and use the assignment sheet to determine headings. Start with note taking sheets and use the assignment sheet to determine headings. Proof read them for content not just spelling and grammar. Proof read them for content not just spelling and grammar. Get them to go through a checklist before handing it in. Get them to go through a checklist before handing it in.

13 Year 8 Science Assignment Choose a dangerous Australian Plant or Animal and write a report which includes the following: A description of the plant or animal ( 2) A description of the plant or animal ( 2) A map of Australia showing where in Australia it is found ( 2 ) A map of Australia showing where in Australia it is found ( 2 ) Explain why it is dangerous ( 1) Explain why it is dangerous ( 1) What are the symptoms of the bite or poisoning ( 2) What are the symptoms of the bite or poisoning ( 2) What is the first aid for treatment of a bite or poisoning (2) What is the first aid for treatment of a bite or poisoning (2) Include a list of references used written in correct format.(1) Include a list of references used written in correct format.(1) ( Total 10 Marks) ( Total 10 Marks)

14 No matter how beautifully presented an assignment is, students won’t get a good mark unless they give the teacher everything that was asked for. No matter how beautifully presented an assignment is, students won’t get a good mark unless they give the teacher everything that was asked for.

15 Goal Setting A goal is a clear mental picture of what you want to achieve. A goal is a clear mental picture of what you want to achieve. Goals help you plan and direct your efforts. Goals help you plan and direct your efforts. Setting goals and being motivated go hand in hand. Setting goals and being motivated go hand in hand. True goals should be your own creation. Not a ready –made set handed to you by someone else. True goals should be your own creation. Not a ready –made set handed to you by someone else.

16 Goal Setting Goals should be SMART Goals should be SMART Specific Specific Measurable Measurable Achievable Achievable Realistic Realistic Time bound Time bound

17 Goal Setting Action Plan Goal – To improve my maths grade from a C to a B Goal – To improve my maths grade from a C to a B Time frame – Semester 1 Time frame – Semester 1 Strategies for achieving that goal Strategies for achieving that goal Listen more carefully in class Listen more carefully in class Ask for help when I don’t understand Ask for help when I don’t understand Do 10 minutes practise problems each day Do 10 minutes practise problems each day Don’t leave study until the night before the test Don’t leave study until the night before the test

18 What can Parents Do ? Encourage a study routine and organisational skills. Encourage a study routine and organisational skills. Accept that your child may learn differently from you. Accept that your child may learn differently from you. Help them set goals and come up with action plans which will help them achieve them. Help them set goals and come up with action plans which will help them achieve them. Be a study coach. Be a study coach. Show an interest and stay involved. Show an interest and stay involved. Encourage and praise your children. Encourage and praise your children. Help your child feel comfortable with both wins and losses, recognize improvement, and be there in times of disappointment. Help your child feel comfortable with both wins and losses, recognize improvement, and be there in times of disappointment. Help minimise distractions. Help minimise distractions. Encourage a healthy balance between work and play. Encourage a healthy balance between work and play.

19 Useful websites Great tips and information on study skills Great tips and information on study skills User name: carineshs password: 43success User name: carineshs password: 43success Khan Academy Khan Academy Online tutorial lessons in lots of areas especially maths and science Online tutorial lessons in lots of areas especially maths and science


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