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Fresh Start for 2012 – Top Tips
Healthy food helps learning…..Eating breakfast helps kids concentrate and be cooperative in the classroom. Keep the lunch box full of healthy snacks and avoid refined sugar products, salt & fats.
Kids need help with homework…Where possible create a study space, routine times (as soon as you get home), as well as yummy healthy snacks as study incentives. Students can make use of the homework center on a Wednesday and catch up classes too!
Proper sleep habits are critical…… As you already know children are more tired then ever due to video games, smartphones, social media, TV, sports and study…have some “switch off” time from devices, especially 30mins before bedtime. Keep sleep time regular too!
Helping kids be organised…. The day will be much smoother if the family can create a calendar of events for each week, unpacking the school bag at the end of the day, discussing what’s on for the next day, looking at your child’s planner for homework and special dates, preparing the uniform and lunches the day before! Adapted from bodyandsoul.com.au

Year 12 Parent Support Blog/Forum
Is the onset of VCE and VCAL presenting some challenges as you work out what it all means for your son or daughter?  A VCE/VCAL parent blog/forum will be set up to connect parents with each other to answers the questions you may have. Some areas may include differences between 1/2 and 3/4, outcomes, SATs and SACs, the UMAT, preferences, university course codes, prerequisites and basic familiarity with the VCAA website. Please refer to Galen Catholic College Wangaratta VCE and VCAL Study Information for 2012 for immediate information (info sent home in December 2012). For further info visit www.vcca.vic.edu.au or speak with Rob Walker (Careers Adviser) or your child’s homeroom teacher on 5721 6322.

For any other queries, suggestions or topics please email therese.rodway@galen.vic.edu.au

See the Galen website for information on The Big Brother Big Sister Program and how to be involved! http://galen.vic.edu.au/student-wellbeing/community-opportunities/

Therese Rodway