The new school year is often met with both excitement and anxiety. Some students face it with great excitement about their new school, friends, or experiences, while others feel the opposite. This is also the stage when students struggle to slowly strip the poor routines they had developed over their rest days at home. Parents can help them get back to their right frames of mind using the few techniques below.
VCIS and its back-to-school activities
In their study Starting School: Effective Transitions, Sue Dockett and Bob Perry concluded, “The entire community benefits when children want to be at school, regard school as valuable, and experience school success.” Like most schools, Victory Christian International School (VCIS), an IB World school in the Philippines, also takes an active role in preparing an environment for back-to-school atmosphere. Yearly, it holds its fun “Boot Camp,” a one-week period where students get oriented, meet others across grade levels, and gear up for school activities such as signing up for clubs and school roles. Also, it eases students into multifaceted preparations through assessment tests and discussions with highly-skilled professionals to navigate through their academic, spiritual, emotional, and social needs.