Year 6 – 9 High School Success Secrets Seminar Day

A seminar series for parents and students who want to plan for success in high school and the HSC

Build a solid foundation

Want to know the secrets to high school success? Our experienced team of HSC Experts and successful Matrix graduates reveal effective study habits and routines.

Seminar Schedule

Maths Seminar - For Year 6, 7, 8 & 9 Parents & Students

The Matrix Way to Acing Maths

Matrix Head of Maths Mr Oak Ukritnukan explains how Matrix equips students to become confident Mathematicians.

  • The Building Blocks – is junior Maths really important?
  • Learn how to develop effective strategies to study Maths
  • How to support your child’s learning progress in Maths
  • Should I accelerate my child in Maths?
  • Should my child study the most advanced Maths in senior years?

Session Times

  • Session 1 10:00am – 11:00am
  • Session 2 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Session 3 2:30pm – 3:30pm
English Seminar - For Year 6, 7, 8 & 9 Parents & Students

All About English and How To Excel

Matrix Head of English Dr Peta Greenfield reveals how to support your child’s success in English in high school.

  • What is required in high school English
  • How to build a culture of reading
  • Proven processes for long-term improvement in English
  • Myth busting the dos and don’ts
  • The role of tuition in supporting development

Session Times

  • Session 1 10:00am – 11:00am
  • Session 2 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Session 3 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Science Seminar - For Year 6, 7, 8 & 9 Parents & Students

Everything You Need To Ace Junior Science

Matrix Head of Science Dr Alex Argyros presents what’s required to excel in Junior Science and how it can prepare students for success in the senior years.

  • Topics in the new syllabus and expectations from students
  • How to nurture scientific curiosity
  • How topics continue developing in complexity through high school
  • How to form a solid understanding of the fundamentals

Session Times

  • Session 1 10:00am – 11:00am
  • Session 2 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Session 3 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Year 9 Subject Selection - For Year 8 & 9 Parents & Students

Work Experience and Career Panel

Learn what it’s like to study at university from successful Matrix graduates and current university students with work  and industry experience in Medicine, Actuarial Studies, Law and Marketing.

  • Recommended studies in high school for their university courses
  • What it’s like to study and work in your chosen field
  • Job opportunities upon completion of university degrees
  • Industry insights
  • Advice for high school students deciding on work experience placements and choosing university courses

Session Time

  • 10:00am – 11:00am
Study Seminar - For Year 6, 7, 8 & 9 Parents & Students

How to Build Effective Study Habits

Matrix founder DJ Kim reveals the secrets to staying motivated and acing high school.

  • Study habits and traits shared by high achieving students
  • Actionable advice to help you develop effective study habits
  • How to set goals and track your progress
  • How to stay motivated in Year 6-9

Session Times

  • 11:30am – 12:30pm

Meet our subject matter experts

Mr Oak Ukritnukun

BEng(Hons) PhDc

Oak Ukritnukum is the Head of Maths at Matrix Education. Whilst undertaking his honours year and PhD research, he taught and tutored undergraduate engineering, mechanics and advanced level subjects at the UNSW. Oak is the recipient of numerous awards including the UNSW Research Excellence Award and the Royal Warwick Slade Award. Oak has been teaching at Matrix Education since 2014.

Dr Alex Argyros

BAdvSc(Hons) PhD

Alex specialises in the Verbal Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning Subtests. He is the Head of Science and has over ten years experience teaching at Matrix. He is the co-author of the Matrix Science program, course materials and assessments. He has been writing and teaching UMAT and UCAT courses for over 2 years.

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Frequently asked questions

The event is for all Year 6 to 9 students and their parents who want to learn how to prepare their child for high school success.

Of course! Make sure you register a ticket for each person attending this event.

Yes it is! Spaces are strictly limited so make sure you secure your ticket.

This event is held at the Hurstville Matrix Campus which is a 2 minute walk from Hurstville Train Station.

Many of our seminars will run morning and afternoon sessions so that you don’t miss out. Just plan your day carefully and book in for the correct session.

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