Things Every Student Should Know & Prepare for before going to SHS
You are going to senior high school, you are officially an adult, even though technically, you are still a teenager. You are on your own, you are going to school to learn and set a pace and a pathway to the future, for yourself. What are some of the things you need to know before going to senior high school? Whether you are going to be a day student or a boarder.
Why is it important to go to high school? Not only will it usher into university and prepare you for the future, but you will also get much get needed experience, a lot of people say going to boarding school teaches you more about life than a Day school, there is some truth in that, you are all alone in a boarding school, all you have is yourself and your virtues.
So what are some of the things you need to prepare? If you are planning to be a boarder, your school authorities will prepare a list for you and your parents. Items you will need to bring along to make your stay better, including school uniforms, food, student mattress, and other essentials. For day students, all you need is your books and transportation.
What are some of the things you need to know before going? Quick answer, you need to be responsible. Your parents are not going to be there with you, they will be replaced with teachers who will be on your neck all the time to train and discipline you, learning to be disciplined and responsible from home will go a long way to help you.
You will have friends, good and bad influences, but they should only be your number one priority. Your studies should be. Look, if you refuse to learn, or if you decide to wait till you are in your final year to be serious with your studies, you fail, if you do not fail, you will become an average student, you will not be as smart as you used to be.
Friends will not be your only distraction, you know the obvious, if you are in a mixed school, there will be an attraction to the opposite sex, you will even get a boyfriend at some point in time. This is one of the reasons why some parents choose to put their wards in single-sex schools, to avoid the distraction but such experiences are inevitable, it all depends on the kind of students or the kind of person you wish to be.
Your first day, your first week and your first month will be the absolute worst, at least for some people. If you are going to a boarding school, this will be the first time you will be away from your family. You will be sad, you will be ridiculed, you will cry your eyes out all night. It is all part of the experience. It will feel like a prison, ‘do your time and get out of here’, but it will get better.
You will start making friends, you will get acquainted with different teachers. You will get involved in extracurricular activities if you choose to, and in no time, when you are on vacation, you will miss your friends and you can’t wait to see them again.
Be of good behavior
If you make a first bad impression, it will stay with you until you complete school. Respect your teachers and seniors, make reports of bullies to your teachers and parents. The disciplinary committee will ask you not to alter your uniform or cut your hair in a certain way, you should adhere to these rules, but if you feel you cannot, sometimes for the sake of your self-confidence, and we all know having low self-esteem can affect how a student thinks, learns and acts. do it subtly and stay out of trouble and out of sight.
Make friends with your teachers, especially the ones who teach your favorite subject, in case of any altercation or misunderstanding between you and your friends, they can vouch for you. Making friends with teachers will help you understand and study their subjects better. Don’t get me wrong, they will not give you good grades because you are friends with them.
You will need to learn harder than you did in Junior High, they will tell you that the things they teach are just an update of things you learn in Junior High, there is some truth in that, but you will need to step up your studying game. If you can’t make all the 8A’s in your final exams, get at least 6 credit passes, that is the only way you will get into any public university of your choice.
In conclusion, it all boils down to being responsible and disciplined. Stay out of trouble and learn harder. Do not bury yourself in books alone, get involved in extracurricular activities, try and get involved in activities that can get you certificates or scholarships. And even if you feel your talent or skill is somewhere outside education, pass through it diligently and quietly at least, your career will thank you later.