20 February 2017 Lidia Budanovic   | News | Whole School  
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Homebush Boys High School has launched an exciting new study skills program this year. We have subscribed to the Enhanced Learning Study Skills Handbook. This is a great online resource for students to address all their study skills issues and concerns, as well as learn new ways to improve students’ results at school. The handbook provides a huge amount of information for students with modules such as Time Management, Active studying, Preparing for exams and Avoiding distractions.

We aim to utilise the resources provided to deliver many of the modules across Years 7 - 12 in targeted study skills lessons throughout the year. The information will be tailored to suit the specific needs of our students.

On Friday 10th February Year 12 was introduced to the program. They completed the modules Goal Setting and Summarising. Over two periods, students were given the opportunity to think about their goals for the year and were provided with strategies to achieve those goals. They also learned the importance of creating study notes for all of their subjects and were provided with techniques for summarising their work effectively. Many Year 12 students also took the opportunity to ask their presenters questions about studying for their upcoming exam block in Weeks 6 and 7. 

Year 12 students were given the school user name and password to the Study Skills Handbook so that they can access the handbook at any time. We encourage all Year 12 students to take advantage of the opportunity to further develop their study skills abilities through this great online resource.

In Term I study skills will be presented to Years 7 and 11:

Year 7:

  • Date: Monday February 20th

Topics:

  • Using Classtime effectively
  • Time Management

Year 11:

  • Date: Friday February 24th

Topics:

  • Becoming a Senior Student
  • Managing Workload

Years 8, 9 and 10 will have their study skills sessions early in Term 2.

To find out how you can help your child develop effective study skills click on the ELES Top 10 Tips for Parents.