Acknowledge, Adjust, Act, Apply, Achieve

As we start the 2021 Academic Year, we can be forgiven for thinking this could be 2020 2.0. After all, we’re in a 2nd Covid wave, we have online schooling (if only for 3 days to start with) and despite the holidays, many parents and students are feeling anxious,...

Stress management tips

Every week the BSU will be posting some useful tips. This week we have three. First, check out the BSU Instagram page here Second, check out Aliece van der Merwe’s short sensory meditation below...

Teens who game too much: Resources for Parents

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...

Feel, move, breathe … and other tips from the experts

Dear young men of Bishops and parents It’s quite normal to be feeling overwhelmed at this time, both because of the uncertainties around Covid-19 and the many demands of directing your own learning, managing family relationships, staying fit and just keeping a healthy...

The price of ‘PERFECT’

In an article that appeared in KQED’s Mind/Shift, Holly Korbey (August 12, 2015) discusses the lessons that students lose in their strive for perfection. The article is reproduced below. What Do Students Lose By Being Perfect? Valuable Failure…    In the...

Calming exam anxiety

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,...