We finally made it – holidays are upon us and we are free (at least for a little while anyway). The notion of doing (or even receiving) holiday homework is particularly new for most Year 11 students and probably for some Year 12 students. I’ve heard the VCE holidays being called “study vacations”, “school holiday”, [...]
As we speak we are saying goodbye to 2012 and welcoming the arrival of VCE 2013. Usually around New Years is a time where people have resolutions on how this year will be different than the previous year. But did you know that 95% of people who set New Years Resolutions don’t follow through? By [...]
Many of the Year 11 students have now completed their exams and started the transition into Year 12. As the Year 12 students amongst us have just finished their journey, perhaps you would like to share what you have learnt (or your VCE resources). I will start it off.. What I learnt about Year 12 [...]
I wrote this article a few years ago and have tweaked it each year. Leading into the holiday period is so important to get you rested and prepared for the VCE exams…this year I have decided to re-post it earlier so hopefully you get some more time to put things into practice before the holiday [...]
Today is the day we look forward to the future and the year 2013. This time of year is particularly difficult because the SAC’s are piling up and the end of year VCE exams are coming into sharp focus…but it also a great time to draw strength and greater motivation for what you want to [...]
HURDLE #1 is FEAR People have many fears which can affect their chances of ultimate VCE success including fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of what other people will think of them, and even a fear of success. ‘When we fear we hesitate and when we hesitate we cause all of our worst fears [...]
I am excited. I love the Olympic Games for a number of reasons. Firstly, as I was formerly involved with the preparation of some of Australia’s best swimmers I am looking on with a personal understanding of the effort and commitment that has gone into their preparation to achieve their personal goals. Secondly as always [...]
Hitting the right target BY DANIEL PAPROTH Source: Melbourne Weekly Bayside 25 Jun, 2012 04:00 AM Christian Williams didn’t qualify for the Olympics in archery.“I was nowhere near good enough, didn’t even make it to the trial,” he muses.Not that he’s too concerned. At one point the 25-year-old Bentleigh resident wasn’t sure he’d make it [...]
We made it! Term 2 almost down and TGIH (Thank Goodness It’s Holidays! There are several great things about this time of the year: 1. SNOW (which has been coming down in spades of late…) 2. For Year 12 students…you’re past the half-way mark of the year (hasn’t it gone quick)! 3. Some really good [...]
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I’ve had many emails and questions from students asking the question ” how do I prepare for my VCE? ” so I decided to create a 16 minute video on the topic. Please leave your questions and comments below. Cheers, Heath
By now you are half way through the september school holidays – I hope the holidays are going well for you and you are on track. If not, check out the September school holiday conundrum article Now before you go back to school in less than a week, I want you to stop and think [...]
Feeling a little slow, lacking direction and even motivation? The 2011 VCE and Careers expo is a fantastic opportunity for VCE students, parents and teachers to find the VCE resources they need for VCE success and beyond. Students and visitors will be able to attend free lectures, pick up resources from VCE organisations and talk [...]
It was a flurry of activity. Newspapers selling like iced water on a 40 degree day, gasps from anxious parents, shrieks and tears (from the ecstatic and the disappointed)…it can only mean one thing First Round Tertiary Offers are out. Finally the VCE graduates from 2010 are rewarded with the fruits of their labour as [...]
Sometimes we all need a quick refresher to remind us that exams are coming up quickly and now with our Countdown to VCE Exams you can do that quickly and easily…look for the countdown timer under the VCE help articles column. If you want to know the actual mid year VCE exam timetable check it [...]
I love sport. Not only as a participant but as a spectator. I have played sport at a reasonably competitive level and in doing so it has taught me a large number of lessons about life. In watching sections of the 2010 Winter Olympics I have been reminded about these lessons and I have again [...]
VCE has started and you are taking the first great steps towards achieving your VCE goals. It is an exciting and equally daunting time for students, parents and teachers but the information overload really hurts…particularly when you are coming off of a 6-8 week holiday! So, without wanting to add to your workload, I just [...]
Kurt Fearnley is an inspiration. Someone you can look at, learn from and draw strength from. To walk Kokoda requires peak physical conditioning, mental strength and a fundamental desire to take your life to the edge. Yet for Kurt, walking Kokoda was never an option. You see Kurt was born with spina bifida – a [...]
Do you want to live your life too scared to take action or do you want to…take life by the horns and ride it for all it’s worth !!! I know which I would rather do! In the next couple of weeks you will face many challenges and distractions that could literally change your destiny. [...]
If you ask 10 different people what they think “success” is you’re bound to get 10 different responses. Some people would say having enough money to pay the mortgage, others would say being healthy or happy, another may say making a sporting team. Success is different to every single person and is very much dependant [...]
I was sent this video awhile back and have been meaning to let all know about it. It will take about 10 minutes to watch but you will be inspired by the story of Rick and Dick Hoyt. You will be moved…you can do it.
By Dale Platek A podcast on preparing for your VCE exams.
By Dale Platek A podcast on how to stay motivated during the tough VCE school year.
By Dale Platek A short podcast on the essential question every VCE student should ask themselves – Why are you doing your VCE?
Motivation is an oft-discussed subject, particularly with regards to whether or not it is something that can be “taught”. Some people believe that motivation is something that can be “caught” like a virus, whilst others (myself included) believe that motivation is something that has to have start from within, and for personal reasons. What is [...]
The standard for success across the globe is having a vision that compels you to succeed. Motivation is the key in accomplishing all your goals. No matter how many years you spend in a classroom or from what social class or lifestyle, motivation is the common factor among those who are high achievers. Finding the [...]