Senior year students - school, advice and after graduation
We want to hear from you
Thank you to all who submitted feedback for this project and shared their voice. Your responses have been collected and presented to The Department of Education’s Youth Engagement Team.
If you’re in your final years of school, thinking about leaving or have just left, we want to hear from you. Maybe you left school early, or have left and returned?
There’s a lot to figure out, outside of the text book. From juggling friendships, school work, teams and clubs, health, parenthood, youth justice, family, OP or non-OP pathways, part-time work, learning to drive... and more.
Join the forums below to share your advice to younger generations about tackling high school life and commitments. We are listening – so jump in and let your voice be heard!
Share your thoughts, experiences and ideas on each of the topics below.
Why are we asking and what will we do with your ideas?
We want to know what's important to you. The Queensland Department of Education is asking young people to share their thoughts on education, and your ideas may be used to influence youth engagement projects.
Submisions are moderated and approved between business hours Mon-Fri.
You can contact us in the "get in touch" form on the right.
Have you left school before your friends graduated?
How has leaving school impacted your education, career goals and friendships? What was the main reason for leaving early? Did you land in a secure job or training easily? Was it harder than you thought?
Join the conversation below and tell us what you think.
Work and study hard to the best of your ability to achieve the grades you want to pass and actually learn what you’re getting taught, because in the long run it helps a lot and you will be eventually walking through year 12 without an issue
Ways to motivate myself to study and paying attention in class
Just get through all assessments and study hard for exams, it helps and lifts a massive weight off your shoulders
Ask how they’re doing and provide and ask for help when it’s needed
I go to either my mum or guidance counsellor or talk to my teachers
Just get everything out of the way or do something you love as extra-curricular or outside of school
As your teachers tell you more about it, it hits you hard when you’re in your first term of your senior year
go talk to someone. Your friends, a teacher, the guidance officer- someone you trust.
everyone is going through something, be kind
sleep! Find something you like, running, drawing, listening to music, where you can just zone out for a bit, and go do that. It's not the end of the world, let it go, calm down and then tackle it with a clear head
you're probably a lot cooler than you think you are- just be confident and be nice to people.
health, friends and choosing subjects you can have life balance with as well
be careful what you say- you don't know what people are dealing with
Never let teachers put students down, and believe it or not it happens more than you think. It happened a lot in my classrooms and it really effected the kids that we treated so poorly. Firing those teachers would be the best way to help students achieve