Getting through the rest of the year

Planning for the next six months of school

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School can be really hard, and sometimes we don’t get the marks that we want. The mid-year report is out, and you may not be happy about your results. That is okay, you still have another 6 months to get it together.There’s still time to improve on your school work and make the best of what’s left of this year.

Below are a few things you can do to help you along the next six months of school.

Meet with your subject teachers

Look at the subjects that you feel you can improve on and then set up a time to meet with the teachers so you can chat about what you can do to do better in the subject that gives you nightmares. Your teachers are there to give you all the support you need to do well and pass.

Study ahead

It always helps to look over what you’ll be studying in the next two terms. Read over the work in your textbooks or notes and see what your teacher will be teaching you. That way you are prepared to ask questions in class about the things you do not understand. Studying ahead will also help you feel more confident especially with the subjects that you struggle with.

Set goals

Goal setting is very important in helping you choose where you want to go in life. With your school work write down all the things you plan to achieve over the next six months. No matter how small a goal may seem, it helps to write it down so you can keep reminding yourself what it is you want to get done. When you have achieved one goal you can tick it off and move on to the next one.

Start a study group

Studying in a group can make studying easier because you get to share information with other learners in your class or grade. You can swap notes and also go over the work that was taught in class. Just make sure to work with learners who will not distract the group or only want to chat or have fun when you are supposed to be doing your school work. Chose a place to study that will be quiet like the library or an open classroom at school, wherever it is remember to stay safe. As a study group you can meet once or a few times a week.

Do you have any goals for the next 6 months? Tell us in the comments section.

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Nihan

I have goals for the next 6 months and I want to get 100% for all my subjects especially maths.I also want to pass at the end of the year.😀😀😀😀

July 3, 2022, 1:17 p.m.

Ngcebe

Getting through the rest of the year well I'm very prepared but I've been having fights with my childhood best friend because she isn't the person i wan

June 29, 2022, 1:18 p.m.

~Yep I already have planned goals that I would like to see oneself achieving for the next six months . I would like to see myself feeling more comfortable with all the subjects . Understanding what I'm taught Ability to work hard Start my own study session at home Using my time affectively Able to reach 100% not below but above Fulfilling everything Passing all the subjects , in those two terms Best results And one moment at the time I would like to reward myself after fulfilling all of them

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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You go girl just trust in yourself and everything will go accordingly

I really have goals for the next six !months first thing I want to pass with flying colours secondly I want to impress my mom with my school work and lastly I want to pass grade 8 and go to grade 9

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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It's a good thing Andrew... When i was a school girl i had same confident, but let me tell u something about friends. U have to choose wise, choose friends that will never influence u in bad things because sometimes we dream of becoming a leader of the Nation while we have BAD FRIENDS. But anyway go big or go home. The ball is in your hand Andrew.

I do have goals but honestly I feel like m a failer because even I study hard I fail worse ...I don't know why..please help I love to see myself in the next step like going to university to study my career ...please help

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

I have goals but its seems like I will fail to make it pass through my behavior I want to make my goals to become true,but I can't I really need some advice to the different people so that I can be able to Make it become true,please if you can help,help.

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

In my school it's so hard to meet up with the teacher especially when you're struggling with the subject because they ignore you. I remember before June exams I went to my teacher to ask for some help because I'm really struggling with her subject(life sciences) and its not like I'm not studying for her subject Iam but I fail it all the time and this late June exams she only told us the day of the exam some of the things we must study and that wasn't fair to us people who are struggling with the subject. Could you advice me I really don't know what to do. This is effecting my Grade 11 report

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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I too have the same problem but its different a bit I struggle with my maths and I also wanted help from my teacher by the thing is in class when you say you need help with something they see it easier they become angry and bored therefore the teacher will not explain yo your problem but moves forward

This days I feel like I'm loosing interest in my studies ,I no longer find school interesting to me anymore.... My marks are dropping and in some subjects I'm not doing gud at all. Why is that happening??

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Me too girl...

Why

This days I feel like I'm loosing interest in my studies ,I no longer find school interesting to me anymore.... My marks are dropping and in some subjects I'm not doing gud at all. Why is that happening??

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Well you seems to be a bit better ,myself am lossing interest in most things ,my subjects,my friends ,myself and also my hobbies but I know my reason ,my parents want me to be perfect by living a lifestyle of their choice ,they always have that way to hurt me emotionally but Ithey don't seems to get it ,there for I lost interest in most things that made me who I am because I don't have a more stabilized support I need from them ,I can't express myself because people know me as someone perfect because of them as they love competing about me and that's really breaking me because am just a wise and fine girl I can't do things I want because of them😭😭am suffering from depression and I feel lonely and unhappy but all I do is to pretend to be happy ,school is the only place I get to be happy but once is school out I hate going home 😔😔😖because of their strictness

Hi Springsters. I'm a girl aged 16yrs and I hate myself. I'm pregnant and the father of the child is my sister's boyfriend. I'm not inlove with him. I got involved with him coz I wanted to not think much about my father's death. When I told my family abiab it they supported me only my sister called me names and said imI lying I go around sleeping with guys and I frame his boyfriend. Doctors said after I've given birth my child will die because of some problems. My sister went to live with his boyfriend which is in our neighborhood. She told the whole community tyat I'm pregnant and I say it's his boyfriend which is lies. I don't see me succeeding in my life anymore. Please help me.😓😓😓

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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Hi Lulu3, thank you so much for sharing your story with us. We can only imagine what you're going through right now. It's important that you don't shame yourself or even hate yourself for what's happened. Of course, try to understand that your sister is obviously upset with this and she may be for a long time. Give her some time and space to be angry so that you can also focus on what you are going to do from here. We think you should focus on the people that are going to be here for you through this journey. We see you've mentioned your family, keep them close and ask them for support whenever you need them. Unfortunately, we can't speak to you face to face, but you can also call Childline SA. They offer counselling over the phone, in person and online. You don't need to give them your name and can contact them any time of the day or night. Contact them if you are scared, feel alone and if something is happening to you, or someone you know. They are here to help you! Don't forget you can contact them on their 24/7 Toll Free Helpline: 08 000 55 555 for help. Check out their website on http://www.childlinesa.org.za as well as their Facebook and Twitter page for useful information.

Please help me!! I'm no longer happy since me and my best friends and others we expelled from school just because of something I didn't do but the principal didn't let us explain!! My parents were dissapointed in me!! But they were with me!! The supported me and the whole year 2018 hasn't been working for me!! I never failed but I failed 2 terms and passed the third one my granny died my phone broke!! It just was a lot!! How can I bring my happiness back?? I still love my school but the principal hit us with no return

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Please help me!! I'm no longer happy since me and my best friends and others we expelled from school just because of something I didn't do but the principal didn't let us explain!! My parents were dissapointed in me!! But they were with me!! The supported me and the whole year 2018 hasn't been working for me!! I never failed but I failed 2 terms and passed the third one my granny died my phone broke!! It just was a lot!! How can I bring my happiness back?? I still love my school but the principal hit us with no return

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

I am struggling with mathematics,Term one,Term two,Term three so I don't know if I am going to pass this term can you please give me an advice on how to pass mathematics????? Please???

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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Hi Anonymous you must practice it.Start by redoing sums from your examples and exercises then go for last years exams and make sure you have a memo then see were you need improve , you can even ask someone to help you or create your own sums

Yeah. I Always went to extra lessons when I needed help with a subject. I asked my friends to help me understand the work better and during weekends my mom would help me with the work. Whether I wanted to work or not

like wise I'm struggling in mathematics in term 2&3 but for term 4 l have passed, but l think the teachers have a problem bcoz the teacher who was teaching me in term 1 his maths was easy but for the other teacher is very hard & out-standing so help me understand please or why??

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Last year I have been struggling with my maths and science term 1,2,3 but managed to pass them with lower performance but that didn't help so I have to repeat the same class ,can I have a word of advise for this year's resolutions on those two subject

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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Hello MissVanen We understand that this must be so hard for you. It is a good thing that you would like to work harder this year. Having a plan on how you will get time to study them would help. Go through your old paper and see where you struggled the most and focus on that first. You can also start a study group which will help you learn things you don't know. We hope this helps Springster.

I have goals just like everyone iwant to pass with flying colours iknow it hard but I need to be dedicated to my work

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Thanks 4 your advice

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Thnx for ur help 💘

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.