Good Habits Make Good Students

Mr Andrew Stark, Head of Libraries

People often wonder what habits encourage success at school. If, in the early years of secondary school, you can develop positive learning, organisation and communication skills, then your academic journey will be smoother, more positive and successful.

As a new semester looms, challenge yourself, no matter what your year level, to make the five habits below part of your daily routine. If you can do this, then you will become an effective learner and contributor to school life.

  1. ENGAGE: Don’t just be a bystander; instead be an active participant in your own learning. Taking responsibility for what you need to do to achieve your academic best.
  2. ORGANISE: Being organised means that you can find things when you need them, you don’t forget about work to be done and you don’t have last minute panics.
  3. THINK AHEAD: Part of ‘stepping up’ is that you don’t just wait for someone to tell you to do something. You think ahead and work strategically.
  4. STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE: You want to be able to differentiate yourself from all of the other students, so think what you can do to make your work stand out from the crowd.
  5. STUDY SMART: Make your study as effective as possible by asking questions of your teachers, reviewing your classwork regularly, and ensuring you remain of task.


Reminder – TSS and St Hilda’s Philosophy and Reading Club meeting will be held at St Hilda’s on Monday 12 June from 3.45pm to 6.15pm. The theme is ‘Political Correctness’. Boys are also required to have read a book and be prepared to present an issue from that book for the group to discuss. See library staff for more details.

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