From the Principal

Tena koutou katoa. Nga mihi nui atawhai.

Our senior students are all on study leave and some of them will have even started their first external NCEA exams.

Remembering back to when my children were doing their externals, I can still see myself getting tied up in knots about what I perceived to be their very casual approach to a study regime. I am sure they were employing every method on this website the 30-best-ways-to-procrastinate!

If only I had access to this website which has collated all the best of the various study and exam techniques Study-and-exam-techniques. This is a collection of mostly New Zealand websites that provide support, tips, and techniques for studying. Some advice relates to study at any time of the year, some specifically to study for exams, and some to exam techniques. We have selected the links most relevant to secondary students.

This site might help you to partner with your daughter to see what might be the most useful techniques to assist when they are struggling to get motivated or even where to start. ‘In order to make the most of your time and precious brain cells, it’s important that you study smart. There’s no point reading over your notes a million times if that won’t actually help you to remember the content on the day of the exam. So what can you do instead?

Have a go and all the best with your studies!