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Here's a list of things to help you prepare for high school. This advice is not always right. It comes from my own personal experience.
1. Be organised.
Before you even start your first term at high school, make sure you have everything you need. This includes things like stationery and clothes/uniform. Don’t wait until you have started school and the teacher says they need you to cover your books with sticky back plastic, and you go to buy it and... uh oh! It’s out of stock. Being organised is an important thing through high school, because if one thing is out of place, it could ruin your whole schedule. Never go to school without stationery. You don’t want to be one of those people who rush around the classroom panicking because they don’t have a pen.
2. Don’t be friends with toxic people.
Toxic people are everywhere. They can bring you down and make you feel bad about yourself. When you join high school, don’t focus on being friends with the popular people becausechances are they only want friends to make it look like everyone likes them. If you find someone who is kind and helpful, become their friend straight away because they are more likely to stick with you and care about you, unlike someone who would ditch you in an instant for someone cooler. Also, if you become friends with someone who has similar interest that you have, then chances are you will get along more. To benefit yourself, become friends with people in your classes so you won’t be on your own in case there’s a group project.
3. Do your homework straight away.
In high school, you get homework a lot. If you leave it too long, then eventually it will all be too much for you and you might end up not being able to do it all in time, which will end up with you getting detention and a bad reputation. You don’t want to get a bad reputation your first year of high school. So as soon as you get your homework, do it the day you get it. Trust me I know it sounds boring, but then you won’t have to worry about doing it and can have fun afterwards without feeling guilty.
4. Try out for after school activities.
This goes hand in hand with making new friends. If you go to after school clubs then that’s a way of finding new friends that have similar interests. Also, it looks really good on your school report. You can also get fun days out if you're in a school club because sometimes they club you're in can require a school trip.
5. Know that there will be mean people.
Going into high school can be really scary, especially if you have seen the movies. There is are a lot of stereotypical views of high school and one of the them are in fact bullies. They are not always the same as shown in movies. But just note there will be bullies and its best to stay away from them. Don’t join in and don’t be a bystander. If you see anyone bullying anyone, then speak up and tell the teacher. If you are being bullied, then tell your parents and teacher because you can get help and it will be dealt with.
6. It’s not like the movies.
This is a common misconception. People always think high school will be like the movies, but it won’t be. It will be more about work than it is about friends. It’s more serious, after all it is about your future. And there will be serious topics happening all around you so you have to be aware of everything; it’s not all rainbows and unicorns.