On Wednesday 29 May our Year 7s and their Year 11 buddies participated in their second Oratory Mentoring Session, focusing on assisting the Year 7 boys with study timetables and preparing for tests. The Year 11 boys worked diligently to prepare a session for their buddies that was relevant and useful. It included:
- Checking in on how they were doing so far and comparing how they felt to the start of the year
- Discussing study habits and routines at home. What could be improved?
- Key tips for exam and test preparation – methods they could use including mind maps and how to revise classroom learning
- Exploring ways of dealing with busy times of the term including managing workload and coping with stress.
It was wonderful watching the Year 11 students prepare a session that would be helpful to their Year 7 buddies in terms of their academic progress. It was equally lovely watching them have the conversation. The Year 7 boys certainly appreciated the tips and advice the Year 11s gave.
Mrs Nadia Knight
Assistant Principal – Faith and Mission