Surviving Year 12 exams – a guide for parents
– By Ms Milanna Heberle, Rossmoyne Senior High School Principal –
August 27, 2020.
This year has been a very different and disrupted year and it is important to acknowledge this as you support your children to perform at their best. It is important to emphasise that ATAR is a rank; a comparison against all other students in the state. Every ATAR student is in the same position this year and everything is relative. With many students receiving early offers, it would be easy for them to relax and not perform as expected. This is where students need to understand that their performance can impact on others. They need to perform as expected for their classmates and others. For themselves, students need to maintain their level of learning: skill-development, knowledge and understanding, so they are best prepared for their university pathway.
I have spoken to the Year 12 students about what they want to be known for. It would be easy to blame COVID-19 for mediocre achievement but I believe our students are much better than that. I have challenged them to be known as the Year 12 class in our history books who despite the most unprecedented of events, rose above and still performed exceptionally well.
Here is how you can help them…