06 February 2020 Lidia Budanovic   | News | Whole School  
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Information for Parents about that ELES Study Skills Website at HBHS

The ELES Study Skills Online Handbook provides a comprehensive digital guide for students as to the study skills needed for success in high school. Homebush Boys High School will be delivering study skills sessions to Years 7 - 12 throughout 2020.

The modules below will be delivered in workshops and year meetings. Students will also receive resources throughout the year to help keep their study skills on track.





In addition to the huge amount of content, the systematic program for students to work through includes:

  • online quizzes
  • summary sheets
  • worksheets
  • lots of FAQs answered
  • articles and links
  • online polls
  • facility to submit questions
  • helpful grids and planners
  • jokes and quotes
  • student thoughts
  • images and photos
  • students can submit ideas to win
  • competitions…


- lots of audio and video files

- streaming audio (to allow students the option to read or listen to the content)

And:new content added weekly, new units added each year, new features added regularly.

There is also a tracking system where you save the results of your quizzes over the years.

What's in the handbook?

Working Better At Home Units

  1. Home Study Environment
  2. Organisation and Filing
  3. Time Management Skills
  4. Managing Workload
  5. Dealing with Distractions
  6. Overcoming Procrastination
  7. Developing Motivation
  8. Goal Setting
  9. Lifestyle and Balance
  10. Managing Stress

Working Better At School Units

  1. Will we ever use this?
  2. Using Class time
  3. Asking for Help 
  4. Dealing with Conflict
  5. Groupwork Skills

Improving Your Skills Units

  1. Reading Skills
  2. Writing Skills
  3. Mathematical Skills
  4. Science Skills
  5. Foreign Language Skills
  6. Assignments Skills
  7. Research Skills
  8. Presentation Skills

Improving How You Study Units

  1. Summarising
  2. Active Studying
  3. Exam Blocks
  4. Test-Taking Techniques
  5. After Tests & Exams

extra mini-units: Starting Secondary School, Becoming a Senior Student, Bullying: Issues and Strategies, Managing Part-Time Jobs, Your Brain and Memory, Live Your Best Life, Educational Kinesiology, Living Across 2 Houses, Travel: A Motivator to Learn, University: A New Adventure, Technology Tools, Basic Computer Skills, Be CyberSmart , Apps for iPhone, iPad or Android, Microsoft OneNote


Handbook Link: www.studyskillshandbook.com.au 

Lidia Budanovic
Study Skills Coordinator
Homebush Boys High School