When uncertain about their learning, students are encouraged to ask for help. Following are some strategies that students can use:
- Have a post-it note inside each work book and keep a list of things you need to ask your teacher about. Each lesson, try and ask some of these questions.
- Write a reminder in your diary about the things you need to ask about.
- Get to school early to see your teacher if you had trouble with the previous night’s homework.
- Always ask immediately in class if you don’t understand something (but do it politely and appropriately, raising your hand and not interrupting).
- Ask your teacher if you can see them at lunch or after school during Homework Club if you have lots of questions. It is better to make an appointment rather than just show up.
- If you don’t understand your teacher’s explanation, make sure you let the teacher know.
- If you find a subject difficult, ask your teacher if they can suggest some resources or exercises you could do on the areas you are having difficulty with.
- Do some work before you show up to ask for help so you have worked out exactly what you are having trouble with. Don’t simply say ‘I can’t understand any of it’.
- It is better to ask questions along the way as you get stuck rather than waiting till the end of the topic.
Besides your teacher, don’t forget:
- Other teachers at the school
- The Narandha Learning Centre staff
- Family, relatives and friends.
Dates for Semester One assessment tasks for Years 7-12 can be found on the College Assessment Calendar. Click here to access the calendars.
Our school will be participating in NAPLAN between 10 and 20 May 2022. Students can use the public demonstration site to familiarise themselves with the types of questions and tools available in NAPLAN. In addition, students can access Practice NAPLAN papers on the College LERA page. Click here to access the resources.
STUDY SAMURAI LIBRARY
The section above has been taken from the Study Samurai Library. All families have access to the Study Samurai Library. The Study Samurai Library includes the Study Skills Module website which provides advice and resources on developing essential skills for academic success. To access the Study Samurai Library website, go to www.studysamurailibrary.com and login with these details:
This week, families are able to spend time watching a video and review related resources in each of the following units:
- Stage 4 & 5 (Years 7 – 10): Test Taking Techniques
- Stage 6 (Years 11 & 12): Preparing for Exam Blocks
Please do not hesitate to make contact if you have any questions.
Director of Learning & Teaching