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New reforms to W.A schools is to give every student an opportunity for a better future

Posted on 2 May 2019

Thursday, 2 May 2019

New options for Year 11 students from 2020 and Year 12 students in 2021
Reform follows wide-ranging reports into senior secondary vocational education and training, students will get more choice, challenging courses and a better foundation for future jobs. Western Australian students will have more choice in their final school years to better equip them for careers, with changes to senior secondary schooling to come into effect next year.

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How to Help your Teen find Direction

Posted on 30 April 2019
How to Help your Teen find Direction
'Lack of Direction and 'Motivation' are the most common issues teenagers face at school. After helping countless students to find their way, I have gained some invaluable insights which I think is really worth sharing with other parents so you can give your teen the guidance they need.  Having two teenage boys myself, I know it can be both frustrating and worrying all at the same time when your teenagers just seem 'switched-off', 'disengaged' and have...
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6 WAYS YOU CAN HELP YOUR TEEN FIND THEIR SPARKLE AGAIN!

Posted on 14 March 2019
6 WAYS YOU CAN HELP YOUR TEEN FIND THEIR SPARKLE AGAIN!
Watching your Teen begin to lose thier sparkle can be extremely worrying for parents. This can be of course for many reasons however, experiencing the pressure to perform at school, the stress of exams and the anxiety most teenagers face growing into young adults is at the top of the list and quite honestly, enough to dull the brightest of sparks! When I use the term spark I mean just that! Do you remember seeing their face just light up when they are doing something they love not matt...
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The 'Year 12 Coaching for Success' Mentoring Program for 2020

Posted on 3 March 2019
The 'Year 12 Coaching for Success' Mentoring Program for 2020
Year 12 is renowned for being one of the most stressful times in a student's life. This 'stress' can also have a knock-on effect to parents, who experience a very real pressure to do what they can to get them through these challenging times. In my role as a Student Coach (and as a parent to two teenage boys), I have experienced first-hand how the pressure of exams, extensive study and the requirement to make important decisions about the future, can take it's toil on a stu...
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Why we need to redefine the term 'Success' so we help our Teens to Thrive!

Posted on 2 December 2018
Why we need to redefine the term 'Success' so we help our Teens to Thrive!
"Every parent wants his or her kid to succeed. But, we want more than just a job. If anything, our generation has seen innovation like never before. All of a sudden, those crazy ideas you never thought would work finally have a place in society, and people are willing to step out of their comfort zones to make their dreams come true. We're willing to sacrifice money and reputation for passion and an innate love for what we do."
(A. Slijepceivic. An excerpt from her article in...
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