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Galston High School

Galston High School

Achieving Excellence - Inspiring Success

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Learning across the curriculum

Cross curriculum content enriches and supports the learning areas and adds depth to student learning. In NSW students study a range of learning across the curriculum content.

Cross curriculum priorities

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures 
  • Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia 
  • sustainability

General capabilities

  • critical and creative thinking 
  • ethical understanding 
  • information and communication technology capability 
  • intercultural understanding 
  • literacy 
  • numeracy 
  • personal and social capability

Other learning across the curriculum areas

  • civics and citizenship
  • difference and diversity
  • work and enterprise.

© NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012

Help your child become organised

Learning how to make time for homework, study, chores, part time jobs and so on is a vital skill for all children, but it's one that we need to teach them by example.

Developing organisational skills is a necessary (and often slow) part of growing up, so we have created a weekly planner template (DOC 17KB) you can use with your children over and over again. Using colour-coding may make it easier for some kids to follow.

This format works well for teens, because it's so visual. Print one for their desk, one for the fridge and one for their school bag to help keep them on track.

Study skills

Galston High School is committed to maximising the academic success of our students. As such, we have an integrated study skills program for all students from Year 7 to Year 12. Our parents and citizens association (P&C), along with the school, very generously engage the services of Elevate Education who conduct the presentations.

Some of the key elements of success for students in high school involves the ability to be independent learners who are goal driven, organised and motivated. Many students struggle with the mechanics of study and find it difficult to know exactly what to do and how to do it effectively.

In 2017, Year 7 to Year 12 were involved in the study skills program presented by Elevate Education. The feedback from these courses, and the encouragement of parents who attended the parent seminar last year has led to the continuation of the program in 2018.

Parent study skills seminar

A free one hour parent study skills evening will be held to support parents and carers. The study skills seminar for parents will be held on Wednesday 25 of July 2018 at the Waddell learning centre. The seminar will approximately 1 hour long and will start at 7pm and finish at 8pm.

We look forward to once again welcoming Elevate Education to Galston High School and thank the P&C for their continued support of our students. 

Download the 2018 student study skills program (PDF 74KB) for more details.