Thursday, 18 January, 2024

Kickstart the school year with Success Seminars

Enjoy an evening of light nibbles and uncover how students can prepare for a successful school year!

Start the school year on the right track.

Join us for a free evening of light bites, biccies, and free interactive seminars by expert teachers.

Bring a friend for a chance to WIN a free Matrix Course for you and your mate!*

*Only applicable when inviting friends (excl. immediate family) who have never enrolled in Matrix. Valid only for Matrix Term 2, starting 29 January 2024. See full T&Cs.

Seminar Schedule


Time: 6:00pm – 6:30pm

Attendees are invited to enjoy some light nibbles, followed by a Welcome.

Primary Seminar - For Year 3 - 6 Parents & Students

How to Help Your Primary School Child Be Successful

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Presenter: Mrs Katrina Perrott, Matrix Head of Primary, 19 years of teaching experience

Who it’s for: Year 3 to 6 students

  • Learn the tips and hints to help your child succeed in Primary School
  • Gain an overview of the NAPLAN, how it works and exam focus areas
  • Gain an overview of the OC & Selective School exams, how they work and exam focus areas
  • Hear from a Matrix parent who can give a real life perspective on the OC exam process
Maths Seminar - For Year 7 - 10 Parents & Students

The Secrets to Acing Junior Maths

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Presenter: Ms Joanna Kyprianou, Matrix Maths Coordinator, 14 years of teaching experience

Who it’s for: Year 7 to 10 students

  • Learn the importance of studying Maths
  • Discover tips for studying Maths in Years 7 – 10
  • See how parents can support their child’s progress in Maths
  • Gain insight into studying Maths at Matrix
  • Understand Maths Acceleration at school and at Matrix
English Seminar - For Year 11 - 12 Parents & Students

The Secrets to Acing Advanced English

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Presenter: Ms Narelle Roberts, Matrix Head of English, 11 years of teaching experience

Who it’s for: Year 11 and 12 students

  • Clearly understand the requirements of the English Advanced syllabus
  • Develop the key study strategies that lead to success in English Advanced
  • Learn actionable tips on improving your English Advanced skills
  • Gain insight into how English study differs from other subjects
  • Understand the differences between internal and external HSC marking
Graduate panel - For Year 3 - 12 Parents & Students

Matrix Graduate Panel: How I Achieved a 99+ ATAR

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Panelists: Caitlyn T. (99.65 ATAR), Jake M. (99.95 ATAR), Landrie Z. (99.90 ATAR), Elvera A. (99.65 ATAR).

Who it’s for: All year groups

  • Find out how Matrix graduates achieved their exceptional ATAR results
  • Discover their personal study strategies and how they set goals
  • Learn how they stayed motivated & overcame struggles in their HSC year

Meet our subject matter experts

Mrs Katrina Perrott

BMusEd BTeach(Hons)

Katrina is the Head of Primary at Matrix Education. She has almost 20 years of primary education experience, across the classroom and in educational leadership of people and curriculum design.

Ms Joanna Kyprianou

BSc DipEd

Joanna is the Mathematics Coordinator at Matrix Education. She has had over 10 years’ experience in secondary teaching at schools, leading and training teachers, and authoring math resources. Joanna completed her Bachelor of Science and Diploma in Education at Macquarie University.

Ms Narelle Roberts


Narelle is the Head of English at Matrix Education and has had over ten years’ of experience in secondary English Education. She has taught at schools, where she has held the positions of Head of English, Head Teacher and Year Advisor. In addition to teaching, she has contributed towards the NESA English curriculum and consulted for EdTech firms.

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Frequently asked questions

Matrix students will be given early access to the booking link. The seminar is open to Matrix and non-Matrix students.

Yes, this event is free. Would love to help as many students out there! Spaces are strictly limited so make sure you register to secure your ticket.

We’d like our free seminars to help as many parents and students as possible. We ask that students and parents attend with only 1 parent per family each seminar.

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