STUDY SKILLS TIP FOR APRIL
Are you riding a rollercoaster at school? Rollercoaster study is where you stay up late doing last minute assignments, then you take it easy for a while and do very little, then panic again when something is due and have to spend huge amounts of time at the end completing the work. If you plan ahead and are prepared, you will find school much less stressful and more rewarding.
Here are the top tips for thinking ahead:
- STUDY NOTES: If you know that you have a test at the end of each topic or examinations approaching, then on the nights you do not have much homework start working on your study notes and summaries. File them in folders at home so they are ready to go when you need them.
- ASSIGNMENTS: Always start the assignment the day it is given to you, even if it is just a little bit. Make sure you understand the requirements and if you don’t ask your teacher straight away the next day. Brainstorm the steps the first night and do a rough plan of when you will do each step.
- ASK FOR HELP EARLY: There is nothing more frustrating than a student who says ‘I haven’t understood anything we did in the last 3 weeks’. Ask for help as soon as you have a problem. Keep a list of questions for your teacher on a post-it in your textbook or sticky notes on your computer or a list in your phone. Don’t let problems or issues build up, ask for help early and often.
- THINK ABOUT WHO YOU SIT NEXT TO: Choose wisely who you will sit with in class. This can make a world of difference to your results. If you sit with someone where it is a productive relationship, you encourage and help each other and stay on task in the classroom, you will understand your work better and have less to do at home.
- CONSIDER YOUR WEEK: Plan ahead for busy times. If you know you have nights where you can’t do much work or a busy weekend, plan ahead and get things done early. Always look ahead for possible times where you could be caught short of time and make plans to avoid problems.
Learn more this year about how to improve your results and be more efficient and effective with your schoolwork by working through the units on www.studyskillshandbook.com.au - our school’s access details are:
Term 2 Fee Statements
The Catholic Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is aiming to have the Term 2 Fee statements in the post by Monday 26 April, 2021. Please note that Term 2 School Fees are due for payment by the close of business on Wednesday 26 May, 2021 unless a fee arrangement is in place. Please contact Wendy Slaughter as soon as possible on 02 4737 5500 if you wish to discuss payment arrangements.
Year 10 Urban Challenge Thursday 13 and Friday 14 May
Please see letter in the link below for information regarding Year 10 Urban Challenge.
Year 10 Urban Challenge Final Information
Thanks to everyone for the great start to the term with uniforms. A final reminder that students need to wear their blazers to and from the college EVERY day until told otherwise towards the end of Term 3. There is no official school scarf but students may choose to wear one. However, they must be plain (not fluffy) and either navy or black only. Students may not wear hats or headgear in cooler weather unless medically required.
Annual Athletics Carnival
The Athletics Carnival is on Monday 26th April 2021, at Blacktown International Sports Park, Rooty Hill. The carnival is COMPULSORY for all students from Years 7 to 12.
Students are encouraged to come to school dressed up in their house colour or wearing their College shorts or tracksuit pants along with their house colour t-shirt, polo shirt and/or jumper. Students CANNOT wear singlet or midriff tops. If attire does contain writing, it must be inconspicuous and appropriate. No feathers or streamers.
Additional information for the Athletics Carnival was provided in the Chisholm Need to Know Term 1 Week 10 Issue.