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3 secrets to succeed in high school

School is all about educating the youth of Australia to become self-sustaining adults, but how are they supposed to do that if they’re never taught how to apply their skills to the real world? Don’t you wish your child would come home telling you about how they learnt to organise their time at school today, or how to prepare for a job interview? We here at Markitup understand that school isn’t all about learning your calculus and Shakespeare. That’s why we’ve created our incredible ‘SmartSkills’ program; to help your child succeed in the real world! We have a couple of tips set out below to give you a taster of what we teach in our program:

Secret #1 : There’s so much work and so little time!

Going into the high pressure environment of high school from primary school can be a major shock to your child’s system. Balancing multiple subjects, teachers, and standards can be tricky, especially when you’ve just started! A great way to combat the stress of a large workload is to prepare effectively. Having an organisation system in place will give your child the confidence they need to successfully complete their work on time. Most schools will offer your child a school diary so they can record when different pieces of work are due. This is a crucial tool which, when used consistently, can easily help your child manage their busy schedule. If your school doesn’t provide a school diary, investing in a planner on a device may work to the same degree! There are many different organisational apps out there, all you need to do is try one out and see if it works for you and your child!

Secret #2 : Preparing for Assignments

When your child is stressing over an assignment due the following day that they haven’t started, it should be a reminder to encourage them to not start things the night before their due! While organisational strategies are great for remembering when things are due, your child will still need to prepare for assignments well in advance to alleviate the stress that comes with rushing to complete work. Our advice is to encourage your child to start working on big pieces of work as soon as they receive them. That doesn’t mean to finish an assignment, but to at least start planning and researching. This is an excellent strategy for procrastinators or students who lack motivation; you are more likely to continue working on a project that you’ve already started than starting from scratch! Remembering to plan your time effectively is one of the key strategies to surviving high school!

Secret #3 : I’m so tired!!

The transition to high school can take a lot of energy out of students, specifically when they are thrown into the deep end with a ton of school work! Getting the motivation to stay attentive and eager during school can be a challenge, particularly when students are young and full of energy that they want to let out! Exercise is proven to improve mood and sleep, and reduces stress and anxiety; problems in these areas frequently cause or contribute to cognitive impairment. So, get your child active and involved in some form of extracurricular activity! From little athletics, to a local soccer team, or even take a ride around the neighbourhood with your bikes can be extremely beneficial to your child’s ability to concentrate during class time!

If you’re interested in your child learning more about managing their transition to high school, feel free to pop into our centre to find out more about our Schools SmartSkills program for the next 7 secrets to succeeding in high school.

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Term 1: Numbers & Fractions
Term 2: Financial Maths & Patterns
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Term 1: Persuasive and Narrative Writing
Term 2: Recount and Description Writing
Term 3: Report and Review Writing
Term 4: Explanation and Procedure Writing

Maths Curriculum

Term 1: Numbers & Fractions
Term 2: Financial Maths & Patterns
Term 3: Measurements, Time & Shapes,
Locations, & Transformation
Term 4: Geometry, Chance and Data

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Term 3: Imaginative & Persuasive Texts
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Term 1: Numbers & Fractions
Term 2: Financial Maths & Patterns
Term 3: Measurements, Time & Shapes,
Locations, & Transformation
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Term 3: Measurements, Time & Shapes,
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2. Multimedia Texts
3. Film Technique
4. Drama – Shakespeare
5. Cartoons, Language Conventions,
6. Extended Response Writing: Speech Writing, Discussion Writing, Explanation Writing, Report Writing, Essay Writing & more!

Maths Curriculum

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2. Indices & Surds
3. Probability
4. Statistics
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English Curriculum

1. Financial Maths
2. Inequalities
3. Trigonometry
4. Linear Relationships
5. Measurements
6. Indices & Surds
7. Geometry
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Maths Curriculum

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2. Angles
3. Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
4. Probability
5. Indices and Time
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7. Equations
8. Length, Area & Volume

English Curriculum

1. Poetry
2. Multimedia Texts
3. Film Technique
4. Drama – Shakespeare
5. Cartoons, Language Conventions,
6. Extended Response Writing: Speech Writing, Discussion Writing, Explanation Writing, Report Writing, Essay Writing & more!

Maths Curriculum

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2. Equations
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5. Ratios & Rates
6. Angles, Geometry
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