Study Skills

StudySkills_16The school has subscribed to the Enhanced Learning Educational Services (ELES) Online Study Skills Handbook.

The ELES Online Study Skills Handbook provides a comprehensive and interactive online guide for the school community (students, parents and teachers) as to the study skills needed for success in high school studies. This approach taps into students’ affinity with technology to create a new and effective way to improve students’ study skills.

This is a great online resource for parents and students to address all their study skills issues and concerns and enable students to learn new ways to improve their results at school. The handbook has a huge amount of information for both students and parents as well as a large number of interactive activities.

The Online Study Skills Handbook will be introduced to all students across the school via structured introductory lessons from select teaching staff. At the same time students and parents will be given the school’s login details to enable access to the study skills resource by all of our school community (our  username is sylvaniahs and our password is 17success)

 The study skills package focuses on all aspects of study and addresses the needs and level of all students.

Topics currently covered by the Handbook are:


  1. Home Study Environment
  2. Organisation and Filing
  3. Time Management Skills
  4. Managing Workload
  5. Dealing with Distractions
  6. Overcoming Procrastination
  7. Developing Motivation
  8. Goal Setting
  9. Lifestyle and Balance
  10. Managing Stress


  1. Will we ever use this?
  2. Using Class time
  3. Asking for Help
  4. Dealing with Conflict
  5. Group work Skills


  1. Reading Skills
  2. Writing Skills
  3. Mathematical Skills
  4. Language Skills
  5. Research Skills
  6. Presentation Skills
  7. Science Skills
  8. Assignment Skills


  1. Summarising
  2. Active Studying
  3. Preparing for Exam Blocks
  4. Test-Taking Techniques
  5. After Tests & Exams


  1. Starting Secondary School
  2. Becoming a Senior Student
  3. Bullying: Issues and Strategies
  4. Managing Part-Time Jobs
  5. Your Brain and Memory
  6. Live Your Best Life

+ Educational Kinesiology

+ Living Across 2 Houses

+ Travel: A Motivator to Learn

+ Uni: Lecture Note-Making


  1. Technology Tools
  2. Basic Computer Skills
  3. Be CyberSmart

+ Useful Apps for iPads

+ Microsoft OneNote

Download “Download Study Skills Tips #1 Stage 4” stage-4-study-hints.pdf – Downloaded 744 times – 440 KB

Download “Download Study Skills Tips #2 Stage 5” stage-5-study-hints.pdf – Downloaded 685 times – 232 KB

Download “Download Study Skills Tips for Mathematics Courses 7-12” Maths_Study_Skills.pdf – Downloaded 612 times – 259 KB