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HSC Survival for Students and Parents series

The Higher School Certificate exams can be a stressful time for students and their parents, so the Bega Valley Shire Library has put together a series of support events we hope will help everyone through this particularly challenging time.

“There’s a whole lot more stress than usual on the shoulders of Year 12 students as they head into their HSC exams,” Council’s Library Services Coordinator, Meg Jordan-Jones.

“The pandemic has introduced further stress with uncertainty around lockdowns, concerns about safety and repeated changes to things like exam timetables.”

Bega Headspace Service Manager, Brianna Van Leeuwen said considering the already difficult circumstances of the past year, it is especially important to take good care of our mental health during times like the HSC which can be particularly stressful for some.

“At Headspace, we focus on the seven tips for a healthy headspace, which can help students and parents look after their wellbeing.”

In alignment with the NSW Government’s roadmap and health advice, participants over 16 years old will need to be fully vaccinated to access the library.

Workshop sessions

HSC for Parents @ Bega Library

On Wednesday 20 October 2021 at 4pm, Bega Headspace will talk about what to expect and strategies on how you can best support students and your family.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/hsc-for-parents-supporting-your-young-people-and-looking-after-yourself-tickets-190759235007?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

HSC Survival for Students @ Bega Library

On Wednesday 27 October 2021 at 4pm, Bega Headspace will talk about what to expect and share strategies and tips to help you get through your exams and do your best.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/hsc-survival-for-students-bega-library-tickets-182340985797?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

HSC Survival for Students @ Eden Library

On Tuesday 2 November 2021 at 4pm, learn relaxation aids and techniques. Bega Headspace will also be there to share some HSC support strategies.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/hsc-survival-for-students-eden-library-tickets-166135163747?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

HSC Hustle @ Bega Library

On Wednesday 3 November 2021 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, an evening of supported study will be held. Grab your friends for a group study session or make use of the tutors available. There will also be free pizza.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/hsc-hustle-bega-library-tickets-166266939893?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Source: Bega Valley Shire Council

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