CHANGES AND CHALENGES
You will be given a diary at the beginning of the year and you will have to fill your timetable out in it. You will also use your diary to diary plan which takes place every morning on Tuesday after assembly. You need to get used to using your diary everyday as you must record how much time you have spent doing your homework everyday.
Since there is more homework in Senior School, you can't procrastinate, you must work diligently. Don't try and rush through your homework, spend a good amount of time on it.
The Dalton Plan is a system where you get your homework on Tuesday and hand it in on the following Tuesday. This gives you a week to do your homework. You also have multiple studies every week where you can go to your teacher and do your homework there and ask them questions. You are given a study timetable at the beginning of every term.
In Senior School, you will be taught different and new subjects. If you pay attention in class, you will understand the content in the subject. If you are struggling to understand the content, then you can go and ask a teacher for help or extra assistance.
Since all your classes are in different rooms and buildings, you must move to your teachers, they don't move to you. This means that you must know where your classrooms are or you can ask your friends or girls in older years to help you find where your class is. If you have forgotten the room that your class is in, you can refer to your diary.
MOVING TO DIFFERENT CLASSROOMS
You get a Dalton Extra if you do not complete your homework and hand it in on Tuesday morning before 8:30am. It is not a punishment and if you get one, you must go to the class at the end of the day to do your incomplete work. You can get multiple Dalton Extras but you must attend the first one that you get. If you don't finish your homework at the end of the Tuesday Dalton Extra, it carries onto the next day and so on. If you don't attend your Dalton Extra, you get a Friday detention.
Since there are longer school hours in Senior School, you need to get enough hours of sleep to stay awake and concentrate during class. Classes are also longer which last for 40 minutes each. This includes studies.
LONGER SCHOOL HOURS
What you now learn in Senior School is much harder than it was in junior school. The content that you learn is more difficult which means that you must listen to your teachers in class. This also means you have homework that is more demanding and more complex.
In Senior School, you can now get a detention. You get a detention when you disobey school rules. The school diary has all the school rules in it so you will know how to avoid a detention. It also tells you how you can get a detention and what will happen when you get one.
Whether you have come up from Ascham in the junior school or have come from a different school, there are new students in your year. You should go and to talk to new girls and make new friends.