Helpful tips for secondary students returning to school

Schools back – but things feeling a little different?

COVID-19 has required everyone to make changes: how we live, how we socialise, how we learn.

Everyone has a learning-from-home story and, while there are similarities, our own story is unique.

NSW Government website – tips for kids returning to school. They’re addressing topics such as feelings, staying connected, safety, physical health. Taking care of you and looking out for each other.

Here are a few tips below:   

  • Be kind to yourself.
  • Give yourself time to adjust back into routine. 
  • Talk with your teachers about your work, both the strengths and the challenges.
  • Get organised before the day.
  • Try to reconnect with a friend before the first day back and arrange a time and place to meet on your return.
  • Talk with your family and friends to help you prepare yourself for returning to school.
  • Keep up to date about the rules around mask wearing at school and while travelling to and from school.
  • Stay connected, be positive and be there for each other.
  • Stay active.
  • Make sure you get enough sleep to give your brain a rest and allow you to recharge.

For the full list of tips and links to helpful resources head to Education NSW website.

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