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Tips to help your child with Secondary English

Moving into Secondary or high school can always be a daunting task for parents and students alike. Often as a result of this transition, families often ask how best they can support their child with this new educational endeavour. Simply put there are many options out...

What is the Return on Investment (ROI) of Tutoring?

My reason for leaving the school classroom and starting my own tutoring business was simple – I knew that some students were falling behind or needed to be challenged in order to remain engaged in learning, and the school system was struggling to handle the personal...

How to Survive Year 7

From being the biggest fish in the pond to the smallest in the sea, the change can be daunting. However, it’s important to remember that while it is a big change, it’s another step taken towards your future (as cliché as that sounds). It’s the next step, the...

School Homework Tips for Parents

With the benefits of homework established, especially for senior students, the skill set of an independent learner is one that parents can help their children begin to develop from a young age, through the routine of study and homework. Although workload will vary...

Understanding Your HSC Marks & ATAR

Your HSC Marks tell you about your performance, based on the average of your HSC examination and your school assessment mark. ATAR ranks you within your age group and State, based on performance across your Top 10 ATAR units of study. The ATAR is a percentile ranking...

How to Apply for Selective High School

Placements for Selective Schools are limited, deadline-driven and highly competitive with applications for Year 7 entry submitted more than a year in advance of study. In this article, we offer key dates, exam tips and an overview of the process – from...

7 Questions to Ask at Parent-Teacher Interviews

Parent-teacher interviews can be a daunting experience. Both parties are nervous about meeting each other and about what to say in the short time allocated — usually ten to fifteen minutes. For parents, the problem may be an uncertainty of what to say, or of how best...

NAPLAN 2021 – Exam Dates and How to Prepare

It’s official. The education ministers across Australia have announced that all schools will transition from the existing paper-based NAPLAN to NAPLAN online by 2021. With a goal to make the assessment both more accurate as well as engaging for students, NAPLAN Online...

How to Prepare for the HSC

  MWNS teachers share their top tips for making a commonly stressful experience, a successful one.   The HSC is heralded as the ultimate test, the culmination of thirteen years of education which is referenced and threatened frequently thought-out the school...