S4S Coaching Blogs

NAPLAN tests- The Reality!

Posted on February 24, 2013 by admin

Monitoring Students

Five years ago our students were introduced to the national literacy and numeracy tests also known as NAPLAN!

The purpose of these tests was to aid schools in the monitoring areas of improvement for their students and establish any areas weakness. It was also aimed to assist the education system in distributing their resources where they are most needed. (more…)

What’s in your child’s lunchbox?

Posted on November 26, 2012 by admin

Healthy recipes For Healthy learning

While it can be so easy to focus on your child’s reading, writing and number skills, a fundamental aspect of school success is your child’s physical, mental and social development, and overall wellbeing. (more…)

Don’t slack off yet, students!

Posted on November 7, 2012 by admin

Refresh yourselves

The schooling year is coming to an end! As Term 4 begins, Year 7 – 10 students will be approaching their final exams, and Year 11 students will be transitioning into Year 12 – their HSC year! For any student however, the start of a new term is a chance to refresh yourselves and improve your study habits. (more…)

HSC Survival guide for Parents!

Posted on September 25, 2012 by admin

For Parents

Year 12 is a challenging time not only for students, but also for parents, because the stress and emotions that come with studying for the HSC also affect a students interaction with their families. (more…)

How can you improve your essay writing?

Posted on August 27, 2012 by admin

Essay Writing

In the midst of stress, it’s so easy read an essay question and blank out or write about something that is completely irrelevant to the essay question. So, How do you begin an essay? What do you write? How do you conclude it? (more…)

How to Break Through a Mental Block

Posted on August 12, 2012 by admin

Overcoming Difficulties

Have you ever found yourself facing a mental block when it comes to a difficult task or a tricky maths question?

It’s easy to feel that taking a short break is procrastinating, but study shows that it’s not! Our brains have the incredible capacity to unconsciously solve problems when we’re not thinking about them. (more…)

Survive your big exams with these little tips!

Posted on July 29, 2012 by admin

Surviving Exams

With HSC trial exams approaching, students can become very focused on ONLY memorising their study material that they may forget the other little things that can significantly impact their exam performance such as using reading time wisely, (more…)

Does your sleep affect your school marks?

Posted on July 10, 2012 by admin

Sleeping Patterns For Better Studies

Whether you were once a school student or you are a school student right now, you might have pulled an all-nighter perhaps to complete an assessment the day before it’s due, or to do some last minute study on the night before an exam. Some may argue that they are able to  study more effectively during later parts of the night, while others (for example, parents) tend to lean towards the view that a good 8 hours of sleep a day will keep the low grades away!


Does Listening to Music Help You Study?

Posted on June 17, 2012 by admin

Does music help you study? (Advantages/Disadvantages)

You may have heard some people say that listening to music helps you study more effectively, but is this true? Does music really enhance memory power? Is there a better chance of improving your exam marks if you listen to music while you study? Let’s briefly take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of combining music with study!

The Power of Positive Thinking

Posted on May 27, 2012 by admin

Think Positive

The mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.” (James Allan, As a Man Thinketh.)