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We encourage Grade 11s who are unsure about which career paths or study courses to choose to book an individualised career assessment at the BSU in the first term. As your son approaches Grade 12 he will be thinking about possible careers and considering options for further study. For some young men this is not… Read More »
In a post published in KQED’s Mindshift (August 12, 2015), entitled ‘What do students lose by being perfect? Valuable failure‘, Holly Korbey investigates the danger of striving for perfection and the fear of failure that ensues. The article is reproduced below. In the first pages of Being Wrong, Kathryn Schulz writes, “In our collective imagination,… Read More »
This morning I had the opportunity to talk to the 2019 matrics about “Calming Exam Anxiety” ahead of their mock matric exams starting next week. The powerpoint is attached. The message can be summed up in a few sentences: Anxiety is normal. Accept it, acknowledge what you are anxious about and find ways to control… Read More »
Dear Parents, Please take note of an exciting PARENT EVENING coming up soon, hosted by Professional Minds, who run very informative presentations – THE ADHD ADVANTAGE. Please contact the organisers directly to book your spot.
Many parents are concerned with the amount of time that their pre-teens and teens spend playing video games, whether it be on consoles such as X-box, on PCs or on their smartphones. The phenomenal popularity of the game Fortnite in particular has had many parents looking for advice on how to effectively limit the amount… Read More »
The Bishops College staff explored the concept of CONNECTION this morning in a Staff Development session. As a psychologist, connection is essential to my work and is very near to my heart. Here is a link to the powerpoint – the ‘notes’ section outlines each point a bit further: Connection presentation
ADHD – Unlocking Strengths Series These articles have been assembled from a variety of interesting sources that highlight the many strengths of those diagnosed with Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, as well as provide mainstream and alternative treatment plans to help channel energy in a productive way. What is ADHD Infographic How To Build… Read More »
Dear Parents Some teenagers sail through their adolescence with hardly any issues. Others struggle a bit more – whether it is in making and keeping friendships, negotiating conflict with their peers or other relationships. If you are interested in your teenager (boy or girl) attending a new Social and Emotional Skills group, please see the… Read More »
In our series of Exam Study posts (see Exam Study – Getting Organised and Exam Study 2 – Scheduling Study Time) , we have worked through some important study skills, with some practical examples to implement in your preparation for exams. Today we will look at a study method that is backed by research to be an effective study tool. This… Read More »
Dear parents, Please take note of interesting PARENTING WORKSHOPS coming up soon, hosted by the Foundations for Life team. They can be contacted directly at the details provided.