Passing Exams Seminar - July School Holidays


Term Dates

Term 1 2020
Tuesday 28 January to Friday 27 March
Term 2 2020
Wednesday 15 April to Friday 3 July
Term 3 2020
Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September 
Term 4 2020
Monday 12 October to Wednesday 9 December

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17.08.2020 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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19.08.2020 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Year 12 Geography Muriwai Trip


25.08.2020 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
University of Auckland Yr 13 presentation

Published: Wednesday, 10 July 2019 10:37

  • 42 girls from years 11-13 found the 'Passing Exams Seminar' facilitated by Patrick Sherratt engaging and informative and the girls all left with a toolkit of strategies to help them with their upcoming exams and for their study in general.
    Patrick went through his five step Exam Preparation Strategy:

    Releasing your potential
  • Relaxing comes first.
  • Reviewing and rewriting your notes
  • Remembering with pictures and patterns.
  • Rehearsing for recall and performance.

Patrick included excellent strategies for (e.g) helping to stay relaxed before and during examinations and ways to stay focused and not procrastinate when studying.

It was awesome to see in the student feedback the range of tips and strategies each student had picked up, for example: It's all about preparation; I can't do it YET rather than saying I can't do it; the importance of the first 5 minutes in getting started; have an intention before attention; no small screen 1 hour before you want to go to sleep as there is research that the bright screen light keeps you awake; the importance of nutrition and sleep to help you study.

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