Are you a parent of a secondary student?

Generation Next has an article on How parents can help students in the senior years of school written by Andrew Fuller. The article states that parents have a vital role in helping students to:

  • Manage time
  • Manage energy
  • Manage stress
  • Manage to get everything in at the right time and in the right place.

Fuller provides details of suggested strategies to help parents achieve their role. Some strategies detailed are:

  • Developing a system – time management planning
  • Dealing with meltdowns and catastrophic thinking
  • What to do when the system breaks down or when your child won’t listen to you
  • How to deal with the build up to exams.


Link to full article:



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A quick guide to QUT: information session for Year 9 and 10 students

Join QUT student ambassadors and staff for a dedicated Year 9 and 10 session which will provide some tools to help students and parents with course and careers decisions. The session will cover:

  • career planning tips
  • differences between school and uni
  • QUT course information and admission pathways
  • Q&A with current students.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday 28 April, 5.30pm–6.30pm and will provide students with tools to help make course and careers decisions and advice about subject selection. Please register via QUT website:


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Year 11 and 12 QUT Advice night

Year 11 and 12 students and their parents are invited to get their questions about university answered at the QUT Advice Night on Wednesday 24 March, 5.30pm–7pm. The webinar will offer advice about course and career planning, how to apply to university, study costs and resources available to support parents and students throughout the year. There’ll also be the chance to hear from real students about their university experience and ask questions about their course and university life.

Please register for the event: