All students should have a Resume right from their first year in secondary school. Students in the primary years can also have a special folder where they keep copies of certificates and awards. Some primary students also have an e-copy of achievements. Once students see that they have little to add to a Resume, this can be a wakeup call. Suddenly they realise that they should consider becoming more involved in sport, school events and activities outside school.
Although the costs are not insignificant, when students spend even a brief time studying in a secondary school in another country, they come back changed for the better in so many ways.
Students and parents need to keep up with the constantly changing tertiary landscape. It really is true that knowledge is power. The right knowledge can help students gain entry to very popular courses and even avoid being one of the many tertiary students who don’t make it past the first four or five weeks at university or TAFE.
Studying interstate at the tertiary level is becoming increasingly popular with Australian teenagers. Many parents are still reluctant to consider this and often don’t know where to obtain reliable information about their concerns.
A GAP break may be the perfect answer for many young people who are tired after completing secondary school. The advantages are worth considering. Remember, a GAP experience doesn’t necessarily have to last for a whole year.