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Wyndham College

Wyndham College

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Telephone02 9208 7100

Emailwyndhamcol-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Starting college

Tips for parents when students start College:

  • Encourage your child speak to the school careers adviser early – different pathways exist, HSC isn’t the only option.
  • Arrange stationary and school supplies before school starts. Encourage your child to get familiar with the topics over the school holidays.
  • Encourage good organisation by having a calendar with key dates at home.
  • Talk with them about how school is going and any concerns they have – let them know you’re there to help while respecting their space.
  • Encourage out of school activities, such as sport and music.
  • Help your child develop good study habits – this includes making time for regular breaks.
  • A balanced diet and ample rest are important.
  • Ensure your child knows where they can go for support if they feel overwhelmed – for example the school’s health and wellbeing team, Kids Helpline, LifeLine, Headspace and Beyond Blue.
  • If your child is anxious about study or exams, try to stay calm for them and listen to their concerns.
  • Encourage them to visit open days for universities and TAFEs. They don’t have to be in Year 12 to attend.