You made it! We bet you thought this day would never come! In one way September feels like two seconds ago. But at the same time it feels like an eternity ago. But alas, the school year is FINALLY over! And we are so ready to say hello to Summer!
Here’s how to finish the school year on a high-note to make sure that you have the best end of school year EVER!!
Study For Those Exams!
Yes, sorry to be dull, but put in that extra work now and you will be so glad you did! There’s nothing like the dread of your school report card arriving home to put a dampener on your summer. Do yourself and the parental unit proud by putting in the work for the next 2 weeks. If you need some help in the study department check out our top tips to better!
And also check out our study tips to find out how to sail through exam season.
And if you are studying like a mad women, take breaks and be kind to yourself. Balance is key.
End On A Positive Note
Try make amends with anyone who you might be on the outs with.
That teacher who you just can’t seem to jell with? Make a big effort to be present in mind and body during class and go out of your way to be polite and pleasant – although we’ve sure that you always are anyway! Chances are you might just have the same teacher again next year, so putting in some effort now to dazzle them will go along way. Also, teachers talk!
If things aren’t great between you and a friend try smooth things out before the holidays begin. 3 months is a long time. And what started out as a small disagreement can grow during the summer through disconnecting unintentionally. Mend your fences now. It will also ensure that your other friends don’t feel totally awkward for the summer and that no one is left out of awesome plans.
Don’t leave any last minutes jobs until the last day of school. Don’t be that person running around like a headless chicken on the last day. Make sure that your locker is cleaned well before the last day. Try bring home everything bit by bit so it’s not a mammoth task.
Sort out your books and make sure that you have everything that you’re supposed to and that you don’t accidentally have someone else’s book! Nothing worse than realising that you’re missing that copy of Macbeth come September.
We know these tasks are super basic and boring but getting them out-of-the-way sooner rather than later will ensure that you can soak up the fun atmosphere during the last days of school.
Make Plans Now
It’s easy to let the summer pass you by with the best of intentions of doing lots. But before you know it you’re sitting back in that classroom in September wishing you had made the most of your summer. Make plans with your friends now.
Take a look at websites such as ticketmaster.ie and eventbrite.ie to see if there are any cool events happening over the summer. Also check out to see if there are any festivals or events taking place in your local area.
Enjoy The Moment
If you’re still struggling with your confidence it can be hard to just enjoy yourself when everyone else is buzzing for the end of year. Make an effort to join in conversations and if your friends are taking our advice above and planning summer activities, make sure that you let them know that you would like to join in.
Hop into those pictures even if you hate having your photo taken. Trust us, you’ll regret not having these memories to look back on and share in the years to come.
It’s a total lie that school is the best years of your life, but when the end of year rolls around there is a definite excitement in the air and they can be some of the funniest memories that you have of school. Enjoy the moment. You’ve earned it.
Are you doing anything exciting to mark the end of school year?