Set your students up for success with a school diary! School diaries help students keep on top of study and to-dos and remember important events. Here are 13 features for a practical school diary that students will want to use!
1. Student Contact Details
Chances are, a few students will misplace their diary or leave it behind in a classroom or common room. So include a place for students to write their name, contact details and even an emergency contact.
2. School Values
A diary is the perfect place to share what your school stands for. Display the school values, morals or heritage to set the tone for students and remind them what’s expected of them.
3. A School Campus Map
Take the stress out of starting a new school or subject with a handy illustrated map of school!
4. School Rules & Info
List out the requirements for school attendance, uniform rules and ID cards in your student diary.
5. School Contact Info
Include a page on how students or parents can reach the school with inquiries or report their absence from school.
6. Key Staff Members
List the names and departments of the teaching staff and how students can contact them if needed.
7. Common Q&As
Include a page of commonly asked questions with printed answers. This section is such a simple but useful addition for when students don’t know what steps to take.
8. Student Timetable Guide
Add a handy timetable guide of when classes begin each day, how long each period is and when students can head off to lunch!
9. School Term Calendar
Seeing a term calendar overview makes it easy to plan out projects and study prep. Include space for short note-taking to jot down events or appointments.
10. School Events
List important school dates to ensure students don’t forget the next event or teacher only day!
11. Diary Space for Each Day
Include a generous amount of space to write down notes for each day of the week as well as the weekends.
12. Holiday Pages
Encourage students to use their diary outside term time by including space to take notes during holidays. Here they can plan out study, social events, and things to do before school starts again.
13. Space for Notes
And lastly, dedicate some pages at the end of your diary or after each term section for extra note-taking.