With the first week of school now behind us, spare a thought for the many Australian kids making the transition from primary school to high school.
The return to school after a long summer holiday period can be daunting for all students, but no more so than for those students making the big change from primary to high school. For those of us who can no longer remember what all the fuss is about, now is a great time to reflect on the juggling act that is settling into a new school: a new classroom and playground environment, new teachers, new friends and new subjects. It’s enough to make any student feel at least a little bit daunted.
The ABC spoke with Jessica Holsman, the YouTube personality and study guru from the channel Study With Jess, who provides study advice to young high school students. What did Ms Holsman have to say about starting high school? She said that students need to “just ease into it“, that it’s important to be mindful of the time it takes to settle in, and that it’s important to be open to new opportunities. It’s also good to remember that teachers “have your best interests at heart and they’re there to help you“. And perhaps most importantly: you are not your grades. Click here for the ABC’s full article.
At Aspire Tuition, we know that the return to school, especially the big change from primary school to high school, can be an anxious and stressful time for students. However, we believe that with guidance and support from our tutors acting as mentors, some of the burden on students and parents can be relieved. Our tutors have all been through these challenges personally and they are trained to help our students to overcome such obstacles on their own terms. Feel free to contact us to discuss your child’s needs.
-Aspire Tuition Team