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Recent Testimonials

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Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!!! Loved it! So much better than I expected!!! Learnt so many things that I didn’t know.

Moreton Bay College - Brisbane

First time management seminar I have got anything out of. Made us confront the things we were all thinking but were afraid to admit. Rate it very highly.

Carmel School - Perth

The best exam preparation session I have seen in 30 years of teaching. This should be compulsory for all year levels undertaking end of year exams.

Teacher, Yarra Valley Grammar - Melbourne

It was really great. I really felt that I needed to learn how to study for year 12 and this program was really helpful... Thank you! It will help me a lot this year.

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Personally, I thought it was really helpful. I’m always wanting to improve my study skills but didn’t know where to begin.

Kincumber High School - Sydney

Jamestown Community School - Adelaide

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There is so much I am walking away with, with a more in-depth knowledge. I feel motivated!

Mount Carmel High School - Sydney

Ten out of ten. I believe these techniques are absolutely essential to all students.

Really useful tips. Unlike stuff we have done with other people, this seems practical and actually useful.

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Christian Brothers’ College - Adelaide

Shelford Girls’ College - Melbourne

It wasn’t boring like most seminars. For once I think I might actually go home and try this stuff instead of throwing it away!

Loreto College - Brisbane

I would rate this program highly. It was interesting to learn about the study sensei and what it is and how to use it to work better and efficiently. Also the presenter was fun, down to earth and joked around so it wasn’t boring and kept the group focused.

North Sydney Boys High - Sydney

The actual direct application of these rules means that the whole program is rewarding almost instantaneously, it’s actually motivational, as well as majorly ‘self help’.

Presbyterian Ladies’ College - Perth


What We Do Differently Young presenters your students can relate to Elevate trains and employs young, recently finished top students who have faced and aced their final years of school.

Short, sharp sessions across the year Elevate runs programmes in short, sharp, focused sessions which maximise student attention spans. By breaking the sessions up and spreading them throughout the year, and even across a number of year levels, students have the opportunity to review, build and develop the skills when they need them the most.

Practical skills students can use immediately Elevate seminars are based on 10 years of ongoing research into the habits and techniques of the top students. Developed from the findings of this research, the seminars provide students with simple and practical skills which have already been proven to work for students in their position, and which can be used immediately.

Speaking the students’ language, they can engage the students on their level, and by drawing on their own personal stories and experiences, they give the skills an unmatchable immediacy. Young presenters are credible in the eyes of the students because they have just come through the experience themselves.

More than a one-off Elevate knows that study habits and skills aren’t built in an hour - they are built through constant practise. It is for this reason that every Elevate study skills programme includes the In-Class Elevation Kit. This teacher resource kit has been designed in conjunction with our client schools in order to provide teachers with a range of strategies and exercises to follow up and reinforce the seminars.

Supported with staff and parent workshops As well as student seminars, Elevate provides staff and parent workshops. These seminars cover the most important points discussed in the student seminars to ensure that the skills their child/pupil is now using are reviewed and reinforced in the classroom and at home.


Junior School Programme


Study Skills Kick Start This seminar breaks down the transition process from primary to secondary education, introducing students to the fundamental skills that they need to be using over the coming years.

Skills covered: Dynamic reading How to read a text and pull out the key points, not just summarise every sentence. Note taking How to get those ideas the students have extracted from their readings into an organised set of notes that will facilitate effective learning.

Conceptual learning skills Teaching students how to break the information into its relevant parts as opposed to simply rote-learning the material. Independent learning What independent learning means and how to get it done.

Junior Time Management This seminar shows young students how to work consistently and complete larger tasks. For most students the approach of ‘doing it the night before’ won’t work anymore. This seminar demonstrates how to break bigger tasks down into manageable amounts of work, whilst also showing students how to prioritise.

Skills covered: Study routine How to develop a study routine that allows for socialising, sport, extra-curricular activities and other things but still ensures academic productivity. Working smart How to identify the work that is going to get students the most marks across the junior school, and how to ensure it gets done.

Assignments / Exams Students are shown how to break down long term deadlines and work consistently, balancing the demands of work that is due in the short term and their longer term deadlines. Procrastination Students are introduced to the most common reasons for procrastination and how to get around it.

Memory & Mnemonics The only thing trickier than getting through all the work can be remembering it! In this seminar we cover simple to use techniques and strategies that help students with their memorisation and recall of information. This seminar also shows students what an ineffective study environment can do to their memory. Students are introduced to ways to deal with Facebook, music, TV, distractions, internet and ineffective work times.

Skills covered: • • •

Understanding memory and how to manipulate it Examination of why we forget How to ensure more information is retained

A number of memory techniques are outlined to suit different learning styles: • Triggers • Revision • How structure can • Rote learning assist with memory • Recital • Mnemonics • Chunking


Senior Seminar Programme Path of the Study Sensei We address the question: “What is study?” This seminar breaks down the study techniques of the top students, providing students with a road-map for what work they need to be doing across the year and how to do it.

Skills covered: Working consistently How to get notes done during term, instead of just before exams.

Conceptual learning skills Teaching students how to break the information into its relevant parts as opposed to simply rote-learning the material.

Note taking How to get those ideas the students have extracted from their readings into an organised set of notes that will facilitate effective learning.

Practice papers Why they are so important, where to get them, and how the top students do so many. Standing out on assessment How to distinguish themselves from the thousands of other students who are all taught the same material.

Time Management This seminar addresses the second most common question: “Once I know what to do, how do I find the time to do it?” Students have busy lives and for most the challenge is simply finding time to get the work done.

Skills covered: Study routine How to develop a study routine that allows for socialising, sport and extra-curricular activities but still ensures academic productivity.

Study groups Students are shown how to leverage their time across the year by using study groups. This is a particularly powerful technique for those students who are time-poor.

Working smart How to identify the work that is going to get students the most marks across their final years and how to ensure that it gets done.

Procrastination Students are introduced to the most common reasons for procrastination and how to get around it.

Student Elevation In this seminar we examine the key fundamentals for senior school success and introduce students to a range of skills that will allow them to motivate themselves throughout the year.

Skills covered: Belief Students analyse the role of belief as a means to propel them to their personal best in their final years. Students also examine their conditioned beliefs and self-limitations. Goal setting All students are led through a 4-step goal setting process, helping them to identify their compelling reason to drive them through their final years. Goals examined include career path, university and vocational study based goals.

Short term planning Once students have identified their compelling reason, they are led through a short term planning process, helping them break their goal into a series of achievable, short term benchmarks.

Memory & Mnemonics The only thing trickier than getting through all the work in the final years of school can be remembering it! In this seminar we cover simple to use techniques and strategies that help students with their memorisation and recall of information. This seminar also shows students what an ineffective study environment can do to their memory. Students are introduced to ways to deal with Facebook, music, TV, distractions, internet and ineffective work times.

Skills covered: • • •

Understanding memory and how to manipulate it Examination of why we forget How to ensure more information is retained

A number of memory techniques are outlined to suit different learning styles: • Triggers • Revision • How structure can • Rote learning assist with memory • Recital • Mnemonics • Chunking


Ace Your Exams With the arrival of exams knowing the material is no longer enough. It now becomes a case of application. The question for many students is: “How do I take all the work I have done and turn it into the marks I deserve?” This seminar outlines the critical exam skills that will allow them to excel in the exam room, whilst also demonstrating that exams are not just about the exam room - the preparation is where the marks are.

Skills covered: Effective work Students are introduced to the different types of work they can do in preparation for exams, and which are the most effective. They therefore walk out of the seminar with an understanding of precisely what work they should be doing and when.

Allocation of time Students are taken through a step-by-step process to ensure preparation is completed weeks in advance. Exam room techniques Including stress management, planning, time allocation and how to tailor a succinct, focused answer.

Fixing mistakes The students are shown how to identify exactly what they’re currently doing wrong on mock exams and practice papers, and how to ensure these mistakes are not made in the exam room.

Finishing Line The end is in sight. The last thing we want now is students stressing and forgetting the skills they’ve been taught over the previous few years. This seminar is the conclusion of the programme, and is run as a workshop. Students are asked to identify their biggest weaknesses and areas needing improvement, and the presenters address these skills. Each Finishing Line seminar is different, and is designed to address the concerns of the students in the room.

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How to set (or reassess) short term goals for the final exams How to work effectively during the exam period itself Holiday work, and how to avoid putting it off The importance of sleep and what bad sleep patterns do to their productivity

This seminar is a great final motivation for students, and an opportunity for them to ask the questions they’ve wanted to ask, from presenters they’ve come to know and trust across the previous few years.


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