With the majority of students having received their assessment task results, this presents an excellent opportunity for students to reflect on their performance. Following are a series of questions that can form the basis of a conversation with your son(s):
- Are there particular types of questions (e.g. multiple choice) that I need to improve on?
- What worked well in my preparation for the exams?
- What changes should I make when preparing for exams in the future?
- Was the way I studied effective?
- Did I do enough preparation for the exams?
- What examination techniques do I need to improve?
- What strategy did I use in the way I approached the examinations? Was it effective? What changes do I need to make to the techniques I use in examinations?
The aim is for students to keep trying to improve on their performances and keep looking for ways to learn from their experiences.
The upcoming holidays provides an opportunity for students to develop habits to improve their lifestyle and balance. To perform at their peak, students need to have balance in their lives and a lifestyle that contributes to the health of their body and brain. The Lifestyle and Balance Module in the Study Skills handbook provides advice in the following areas:
- Eating guidelines for optimum brain performance
- Consider what you drink each day
- Guidelines for exercising
- The importance of quality sleep
Click here to access this Module (Username: edmundrice Password: 13achieve).
Students with a balanced approach to school and life will make time to spend with their family and friends, have hobbies or activities that they do on a regular basis, play a sport or do some exercise regularly and have time each week where they relax.
Congratulations to all students on the manner in which they have finished the year. I wish all families a Happy and Holy Christmas, a relaxing break, and I look forward to working closely with you in the new year.
Director of Learning & Teaching