Mentoring program driven by students' needs

Bulahdelah Central School Year 12 students are taking part in a student-teacher mentor program aimed at supporting them through their HSC studies. 

As part of the program, each of the students meet regularly with a teacher they have nominated for advice and assistance.  This includes managing assessment tasks, tips on revision techniques and help with developing home study programs.

As this is a student-centred program, they drive the direction of the meetings.  Some meet with their mentors several times a week, others weekly, and for some, a quick catch-up once a fortnight is all they need.

The school has 21 teachers involved in the program which runs throughout the HSC year.

Year 12 students are approaching the halfway mark of their final year of school study.  As this can be a stressful time, the mentors can also assist with time management and relaxation techniques.

Each Year 12 student has received a copy of the Excel Survival Guide which is full of practical study advice, calendars, weekly planners and other resources to help them through their studies.

Over the coming weeks, teachers will be reflecting on their students’ progress in preparation for completing the Year 12 Mid-Course reports.  These will be distributed before the end of Term 1.

As always, parents are urged to contact the school if they have any questions or concerns.

Wendy Parsons, year 12 advisor, is looking forward to continuing working with the Year 12 students and their parents throughout the next few busy terms.