10 Tips to Keep Your Child on Top and Ready For the New School Term
Here are top tips to help you prepare for the new school term.
That time of year has come back around again, and my oh my, how quickly it flies by!
We are sure that you must be busy in the hustle and bustle of preparations for the new academic year and we know how the endless stationery shopping and school uniform fittings can leave us exhausted.
So here we are bringing you some tips to keep you on top and get you ready for the new school term! (You can thank us later)
1. Make a plan
This can be done for the first day of school or for the academic term. Nonetheless you will want to ease into a routine to avoid the first-day-of-school mayhem. Set your alarms and have everything in place for your morning rituals. Practice waking up on time with your children a few days before school so they can readjust to the timing. Routines make children comfortable and allow days to go much smoother.
2. Have the correct school supplies
Besides the crisp uniform and shiny, new shoes, it’s important to keep an eye on the details. Make sure your child has a comfortable school bag they can carry easily along with pencil cases, stationery and any binders or folders they may need. Being organised allows your child to keep on top of their work load right from day one.
3. Know the course syllabus
This allows you to prepare ahead academically and provide your child with support in areas they may need help in. We at Superior Minds, use our specialised Kip McGrath system to provide tailor made support to our students based on their age and grade. We also take into consideration the school syllabus and provide our students support alongside their classwork and/or prepare them ahead of the work they will do in school.
4. Expectations, expectations
Discuss with your children how to pay attention to what the teacher expects of them from their class workloads. Teachers want their students to thrive and achieve great things and will always provide students with everything they need to do this. Building a healthy relationship with your child’s teacher can aid communication and help you to understand what the teacher expects from your child. It can also help you to understand and provide any further support that may be needed.
5. Dedication and procrastination
Do the former but stay away from the latter! Talk to your children about dedication. Pushing your child to do their best right from the first day of school can be advantageous. Whilst they have spent the summer relaxing and unwinding, dedicating a small amount of time every day to work right from the very beginning can have a positive impact on grades and make your child a better student.
6. After school activities
Filling your child’s first week of school full of after school activities may tire them out completely. Whilst incorporating a variety of lessons is great for your child’s physical and mental stimulation, inundating your child with things to do after school may prove to be too much for them. Plan ahead for all of their after-school activities and allocate timings to sports, hobbies, academic support and family time. This not only allows children to be successful in all that they’re doing but also helps them to better their time management skills.
7. Get involved
As a parent, there are many ways you can get involved with your child and school. Attend regular parent and teacher meetings or become a member of the parent’s association at your child’s school. This will allow you to keep in on all that is going on in the school and can allow you to support your children efficiently. Another way is simply having a chat with them on their way home from school, asking how their day went and what they did.
8. Make academic goals or future plans
Talk to your child about their aspirations and dreams and detail what may need to be done to achieve these. Making goals allows us to have a clearer view of what direction we would like to head in. Be sure to keep an open mind and help them to understand that things may not always go to plan.
9. Talk to them
If your child is changing school, classroom or simply may have a new teacher, they may be nervous going ahead into the new school year. You can help your child calm their nerves by talking about it. You may also want to visit the school on induction and talk to other students and parents. Children usually enjoy social interactions and can find it easy to make new friends.
10. Positivity, positivity
Keeping a positive mind at any time can have great benefits for any environment. Talking to your children about the positives of starting school can create anticipation and excitement. Remind them of times where they may have been excited to meet a new friend or see a new teacher etc. This can also help to calm nerves and increase confidence.
We at Superior Minds Education Centre
understand that once all the initial school worries are over along comes the worry of finding the best place to support your child’s educational needs. At Superior Minds
, we offer a variety ofprogrammes in English, Maths, Science and a range of other subjects and can provide the support you are looking for.
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