Sydney Girls High School

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Years 9 and 10

At this stage you might want to help your child set some goals to focus on – this might help answer some of the 'why' questions you are bound to be getting, and also help with social commitments and part-time jobs.

Year 9

Year 9 is the first year of Stage 5. Start talking with your child about what they might want to do after Year 12. At this age, many often question why they need to learn certain things – having a goal can help them to focus.

Assessments, homework and study

Game bắn cá ăn tiềnIn Year 9, students will become familiar with more formal assessment processes. Print out our  and check your child is writing down all exam and assessment dates – keep it on the fridge as a reminder. Your child will also do the external  tests this year.

Encourage your child to read for pleasure, to try different genres and more difficult books. This will build their vocabulary and show them different styles of writing – helping with their own writing and comprehension.


In Year 9, some students seem to swing from one extreme to another with all the changes going on. Relationships are changing with their peers and their families. They are asserting their independence but often without the good judgement that comes with maturity. The teenage brain is a ‘work in progress’ – the brain structure is changing and teens are flooded with hormones. The habits they learn now, good and bad, will form the basis for later years. This could be a good time to be talking with your teen about alcohol and drugs.

If bullying becomes an issue, always contact the school.

Game bắn cá ăn tiềnThe  also provides resources and information for students, teachers, parents and carers.

Year 10

Game bắn cá ăn tiềnSome students in Year 10 start part-time jobs, many have sporting and social commitments and life can get busy. It’s important they schedule time to study, as well as do homework and assignments, so they don’t get behind with their school work.

Assessments, homework and study

Game bắn cá ăn tiềnIn Year 10, students follow a formal assessment program. Make sure your child writes all assessment task dates on the   for each term and stick it on the fridge as a reminder. Late assessment tasks usually mean penalties such as reduced marks, so keep an eye on upcoming tasks – especially those that require a lot of preparation. Adding tasks to their smartphone calendar with alarms to remind them before each is due will also help keep them on track.

Game bắn cá ăn tiềnEligible students receive their  if they leave school at the end of Year 10 to work or complete other study.

Planning for the future

Game bắn cá ăn tiềnThis year, your child will choose subjects for Years 11 and 12. Start talking about this early – with them, the careers adviser and their teachers. Students planning to get their HSC will have opportunities to sit the  from Year 10 onwards.

Game bắn cá ăn tiềnVocational education and training (VET), including school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, is a great option for students who think they may wish to pursue a trade after school. Not only can they get a taste of a career, they can finish high school with a qualification and an ATAR, if eligible subjects are chosen. This leaves their options open and can give them a great head start in getting a job.


Game bắn cá ăn tiềnIt’s important to keep talking openly with your child about alcohol and drugs as they get older. Also, keep a track of social media use. Learn more about staying safe online from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner – .

If bullying becomes an issue, always contact the school.

The  also provides resources and information for students, teachers, parents and carers.