Secondary Academic

Deep Learning Projects 2021 – updates

Years 5-8 – City of the Future

This week students will be continuing with their project by exploring energy sources and investigating how they work and then implementing these factors into their city design.

Years 9-11 – Business Builders

This week students will be continuing with their project and will be choosing the voice, mission, and purpose of their business. Students will create their brand kit connecting their prototype, customers, and business purpose together.

Study Skills Tip – Evaluating Areas to Improve

Over the mid-year break, it is easy to put all thoughts of school out of your mind and just enjoy the holidays. This is not a bad thing; it is important to have a good break and clear your mind. When you return to school, it is important to take some time and evaluate your approach in these key areas, writing down the changes you will make this semester so you can really focus on them.

Review of last semester:

USE OF CLASS TIME

How well did you use your time in class? Who did you sit next to? Did you work well together? Did you listen to teachers and fellow students when they were speaking? Did you participate and contribute to your lessons? What are the main changes you need to make in this area?

ASKING FOR HELP

If you did not understand something in class, did you ask a question about it? If you were unsure about an assignment or assessment, did you check in with your teacher? If you were struggling with a topic, did you ask for help? What are the main changes you need to make in this area?

TIME MANAGEMENT

Did you do enough schoolwork each afternoon? Did you plan out a timeline to do the work for your assessments? When you were working at home, did you remove all distractions so you could focus? What are the main changes you need to make in this area?

PREPARING FOR TESTS

Did you ensure that you were always clear on what you were being tested on? Did you make study notes along the way, so you had them ready for test time? Did you test yourself on the content as you were learning it to see if it was in your memory? Did you do lots of questions to practice the skills of the subject? What are the main changes you need to make in this area?

Ms Tania Lloyd

Deputy Principal / Head of Secondary