7 Tips to Kickstart the New School Year on the right foot

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Hey there, dear students and parents! Are you gearing up for the new school year? Whether your child is moving up a grade or transitioning to a new school level, we know it can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Fear not! We have prepared a list of 7 informative tips to help you and your child embark on a smooth and successful school year at Enko Education.

1. Set SMART Goals

Help your child set Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound (SMART) goals for the upcoming school year. They should jot these goals down in a notebook, and look at them from time to time to check how close they are to achieving them. It’s an excellent way to keep them motivated and focused on their academic and personal growth.

2. Familiarize Yourself With the Curriculum

Take the time to understand the curriculum and subjects your child will be studying. This will help you provide better support and guidance throughout the year. Enko Education offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme which equips your child for success in university and beyond. By getting acquainted with this curriculum, you can identify areas where your child may need extra assistance or resources. Don’t hesitate to reach out to teachers or school staff for further information or clarification on specific subjects.

3. Get Organized

Set up a comfortable, well-lit, distraction-free study space at home. Next, create a weekly plan outlining your child timetable and revision objectives for each subject. Draw up a table with different colours for each lesson period or time of day, and stick it above his desk. For additional inspiration on crafting an inviting study area, explore these creative ideas.

4.  Attend Orientation Days and Meet the Teachers

Make the most of orientation days and parent-teacher meetings to become acquainted with the school, the teachers, and the expectations for the upcoming year. This will help you and your child feel more connected and confident in the school community.

5. Promote Healthy Habits

Ensure your child gets enough sleep, eats a balanced diet, and exercises regularly. These healthy habits contribute to better academic performance and overall well-being. Establish a bedtime routine, plan nutritious meals and snacks, and have them engage in physical activities they enjoy. By involving the whole family in making healthy choices, you create a supportive environment that promotes well-being at home.

6. Stay Connected With the School

Maintain regular communication with your child’s teachers and stay informed about their academic progress, upcoming events, and any concerns that may arise. Enko Education has a strong parent-teacher support system, making it easy for you to stay involved in your child’s education. You can reach out on our various social media platforms such as Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.

7. Keep the Fun Alive

Lastly, don’t forget the importance of laughter and fun! Encourage your child to participate in extracurricular activities – playing football or joining a music club – make new friends, and spending quality time with family. Additionally, participating in school events and activities can help your child build a strong sense of belonging and connection with their peers and the school community. After all, a happy and engaged student is more likely to succeed!

With these tips, your child will be well-prepared for a successful school year. Remember, a strong organisation and support system are essential for their academic and personal growth.  Best of luck for the new school year!

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