Approaching later primary school years can be a time of mixed emotions for students and their parents. Independence is emerging in the form of homework and study time, interest in specific subject areas might be developing, and ideas about the world and how to make a positive impact are surfacing.
But with these leaps of development can also come intimidation for what new systems of learning and expectations lie ahead when starting high school.
All of a sudden, class timetables are allocated, each class featuring a different group of students based on subject selection, and exams become a common hallmark of school term calendars, as do academic reports, student bell curves and international performance standards.
By working together with your child to build these 5 actions, habits can be formed now in time to start high school in the coming years, with confidence.