Manila, Philippines – Finally, the time has come when junior high school (JHS) completers and senior high school (SHS) graduates are up to face the finish line. As the moving up and graduation ceremonies approach for both, a sense of uncertainty may loom over these students, mixed with questions, doubts, and anxiety that may affect their outlook on their bright future.
Acknowledging the importance of preparing for the future, Quipper, one of the leading LMS and edtech platforms in the Philippines, shares valuable tips and insights to help JHS completers and SHS graduates navigate the uncharted territories ahead.
Life is not a race, so take your time to take it all in. Entering a new chapter in life can be daunting for many students. The transition signifies not only a change in the academic environment but also in personal growth and social dynamics. The friends you will make may be different from the ones you have. The teachers and professors may show a different teaching style far from what you were used to. All these foreign things may make you feel alienated as if walking on thin ice.
However, these feelings are normal and valid. Students need to realize that life is not a race; it takes time to adjust to a new environment and find one’s footing. The new rules, faces, and places are part of inevitable change. You will eventually find your equal footing in the right place and time.
Surround yourself with good company. A vital aspect of this transition is choosing the right company. It pays to surround yourself with friends or acquaintances who will support and nurture your growth. Friends may come and go, but those who encourage personal development and help navigate challenges will play a vital role in shaping a successful future.
At the same time, don’t feel pressured to create a specific image for you to be able to meet new friends. You will undoubtedly meet someone on the same wavelength and become your lifelong friends.
Embrace independence and uncertainties. Uncertainties are a natural part of any new phase in life. You should embrace these uncertainties by facing your fears and trying new things. Exploring new avenues and venturing out of your comfort zones will broaden your horizons and foster resilience and adaptability.
A growth mindset is also a powerful tool that you should cultivate. By focusing on personal growth and setting clear goals, you can navigate the challenges you may encounter with determination. Students should harness their inner potential and approach each new experience positively.
Join different school organizations or clubs. While academic pursuits are crucial, it is also essential to participate in school clubs or organizations that align with your talents and interests. These extracurricular activities provide opportunities to hone skills, build social networks, and discover new passions beyond the confines of the classroom. This is also an excellent opportunity to meet new friends and build fruitful relationships that will help you on the career path you will take in the future.
The less traveled road will always be scary, but nothing new will come out without a bit of risk. Quipper extends warm congratulations to the completers and graduates of the school year 2022 and 2023. As these students embark on their future endeavors, Quipper remains committed to being an integral part of their growth through its comprehensive and technology-driven LMS platform. With Quipper’s support, JHS completers and SHS graduates are equipped to navigate their path and reach greater heights.
To learn more about Quipper Philippines and its other programs and initiatives, visit https://www.quipper.com/ph/.