How University Works

Home Majors, minors, degrees, courses, papers – the words never end.  What do all these different words mean and how do degrees actually work? We break down all of that on this week's episode of our Podcast.  Also, we answer your questions about the purpose of Level...

Mock Exam Season

Home Mock exam season is on the horizon so on this weeks episode of the Wholesome Half Hour we go over how to approach mock exams to ensure you're able to get the most out of them. We also answer all your questions about Cambridge vs NCEA, doing NCEA a year early, and...

How to prep for mocks like a champion

Home True, mocks are still a month away. But the fact that game day is five weeks away doesn't mean that time spent preparing now is wasted or OTT.    It means that right now, you have a golden opportunity to make your mocks an easy win.     Heavyweight champion of...

Dealing with Obstacles at School

Home Whether it's 'bad' teachers or distracting classmates, there's always obstacles to overcome in the classroom! We go over how to break down some of these barriers on this weeks episode. Also, your questions about university entrance and uni hall applications!...

Why following your passion might not be a good thing

Home "One of the greatest lies in life is 'follow your passions'." - Mark Cuban     It feels like ever since your 12th birthday party, people are always telling you the secret to a happy life is to follow your passion. This is reaffirmed everywhere with...

Kicking Off Term Three

School is back for Term 3 and so is the Wholesome Half Hour!  On this week’s episode we start to think about mock exams coming up and managing stress around assessments.

How to Properly Break from School

It’s holiday time, and for most of us it means that over the next 2 weeks or so you’ll be becoming more well-acquainted with our beds and abusing our Netflix subscription and eating copious amounts of breakfast foods. However, if this was not your original intention for the break, what can you do?

Making the Most of Your School Holidays

Home The school holidays are just around the corner which is super exciting, but – we all know that feeling when it's the Sunday night before school is back, and you feel like you've done absolutely nothing. This week we discuss how to get that relaxation that you...

Productive Procrastination

Home This week we're talking about productive procrastination and how you can use it to make your study breaks productive. We also answer your questions about moving high school, scholarship subjects and not getting enough credits to pass. Listen. Watch....

How Do You Take Your Notes?

Home Handwriting is the classic note taking strategy, however recently typing notes electronically is on the rise – but is this negatively effecting how much you actually...