Win a Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1

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Yesterday was my son’s first day at his new school.

Were you ever that kid? The one new to the school? The one with the crisp uniform in need of at least a term’s worth of washing machine love to bring it into line with the other kids? The one looking tentative but with a nervous fake-it-till-you-make-it smile on your face?

It’s not easy that first day. That first week. Month. Or term.

I know he’ll get through it but right now I also know I need to be around a lot – more visible in and around the school than I have been at his former school.

I know this will support him but it will also help me to quickly learn the new ways at a different primary school.

The curriculum will be largely the same as what I’ve been used to since my eldest started primary school in 2001 – what is vastly different from that time is how that curriculum is delivered.

When my eldest son was in the same year as my youngest has started – Year 3 – there was one desktop computer with a big bulky screen and a huge box hard-disk drive for the entire class. One.

We only had one computer at home too.

Seems difficult to believe, doesn’t it?

I’ve just done a quick mental audit of internet-accessible devices in our house and I’ve counted up two desktop computers, four laptops, six tablets and five smart phones.

Yes, between Mr SY and I, a few of those are work specific but it really does indicate just how much such devices are an integral part of our lives.

In schools, many have implemented tablet and laptop programs that enable every kid to have access to such a device.

My youngest can pick up any tablet or get on the family desktop and intuitively know how to navigate his way around it.

So when Samsung wanted to partner with me to show how their GALAXY Note and Tab ranges are geared to not only entertain but to educate kids, I ran it past Master SY and he took all of two seconds to say yes and has “played” on the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) ever since it arrived for trial.

Now when I say play, I really mean play-work.

He may have been apprehensive about starting at a new school but he is a kid who loves school work when he’s there.

This year he’ll be tested for the first time in the NAPLAN tests.

These national education tests are held in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 – they started in 2008, the year my daughter was in Year 7. I’m grateful that the schools my now uni students attended never made these tests a stressful situation.

It’s my experience with three kids (two of whom have successfully graduated from the school system) is that mostly the stress comes from the child. I know this will be the case for Master SY. He’s not one to just have a go. He wants to know that how he answers a question is right first before making the leap to actually tick a box or press a button on a screen.

It’s something his early childhood teachers identified and something we’ve been working on with him so that it doesn’t hold him back as a life-long learner.

In regards to this year’s NAPLAN testing, with the free Samsung’s SkillsBuilder app, he’s been able to work through NAPLAN style questions at home in a format and on a device that feels like fun to him.

There is still hesitation when he comes to a question he’s not 100% sure about the answer but I can see the more that he works through the questions, the better his confidence in answering.

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1

We’ve got another week of trialling and play/working to go so we’ll be back with more next week about that increased confidence afterwards.

He’s also been having “fun” on the Mathletics Student app on the GALAXY Tab (it’s coming soon to the Note 10.1). A program he’s familiar with through his previous school.

As a parent, I’m impressed that Samsung offers access to Australian curriculum-based content for students from K to 12 – they learn about topics relevant to them.

About the GALAXY Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 SkillsBuilder Naplan

I’m a self-confessed Geek Girl. Love me a gadget. New technology doesn’t scare me and I have my parents and my late English grandfather to thank for that. They always had the latest TV or sound system or electronic device.

To me, loving and accepting advancements in technology was normal. Something I’m grateful for now that today’s advancements happen very quickly.

So, when I opened the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), I may have got a little too excited.

It’s stylish AND impressive in its design.

Here’s what I love (Master SY will be back next week with his review):

  1. It’s ultra-thin (7.9mm) – good for handbags or kids’ small backpacks if heading out with it.
  2. It comes with a S Pen – a stylus that slots into casing of the tablet so it’s always with you. I’m told that the functionality of the S Pen included with the 10.1 has an improved responsiveness compared with previous devices.
  3. The Multi Window functionality is ideal for multi-taskers like myself. You can run multiple windows of selected applications at one time and, using the S Pen, drag and drop content between the windows.
  4. You can opt to display the content in a magazine-style format, making it a more fun way to read, write, draw and watch videos. I love using the S Pen with the Scrapbook feature which allows you to easily collect and save any interesting content you might find or create in individual scrapbook files.

Win

Samsung has one GALAXY Note 10.1 (wi-fi 2014 Edition valued at $649) to give away to one Styling You reader.

Win Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1

To enter, answer this question:

How would a Samsung GALAXY Note help you and your family throughout the school year?

Entries open on Thursday, January 30 at 5am (AEST) and close on Thursday, February 6 at 5am (AEST). Australian entries only, sorry. The winner will be judged on originality and creativity (photos can be included and uploaded with the comment). The winner will be emailed and their name will be published here. Entrants must include an email address when the filling in the commenting system below to be eligible to enter. Full terms and conditions here.

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  • Josh

    This Samsung Galaxy Note would greatly help me with my studies in medicine! I’m a fourth year student and things are really getting crazy!!

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  • Trish W

    I’ll never be panicky about spending 6 hours on a plane with a 5yo and an infant during school holiday trips ever again!

  • Debbie O’Donnell

    Always handy to have another techno device for uni and doing modules so you can look things up.

  • Janelle Dowton

    The Samsung Galaxy,

    Would help my son with the HSC,

    Lightweight and packed with features,

    Notemaking and apps are just the start of its capacity!

  • Catherine Tuckey

    My five year old has hand-writing like Stevie Wonder. Unlike an Ipad, the S Pen that comes with the galaxy would hopefully help his handwriting to become so clear that “clocks” will never accidentally look like another, totally inappropriate word!

  • Belinda Bann

    The user friendly Samsung Galaxy is great for Mums and kids!
    a wonderful tool for it’s excellent organizational features for busy Mums and it makes learning for kids so much fun – key to keeping them interested!
    For work or play…Samsung Galaxy technology will make your day!

  • Chris

    The Samsung would be brilliant for homework, make it go faster, share it between the four kids, they can do their math’s apps, use the online dictionary. What a wonderful thing this galaxy note is. I could go on all day …….

    all the while I am sitting here really thinking my goodness how fabulous for me. I can google what phonemes are, what idioms and hyperbole’s are. I can revise nouns and adjectives and do a quick check on how to spell bureaucracy in a flash! I won’t have to leave the table saying,” Mummy just has to check something quickly ” before racing to the study googling quickly and coming back knowing all! What a fabulous gift for Mother’s as we try to sift through chores, meals, baby brains, work to locate to dark pastures of our brain where Grade 8 months has gone to lay dormant!

  • Vija Leitis

    A Samsung Galaxy Note would stop normally well behaved angels turn into naughty out of control devils when they can’t get on-line time for school and leisure. It’s a young person’s pacifier, helping to soothe the stresses of learning and enjoying social interaction with friends.

  • Belinda Smetioukh

    Doing homework can be pretty drab,
    But doing it on a Samsung GALAXY Note….now THAT would be fab!

  • tanya clarke

    My little guy can learn counting, spelling and have fun with games, while I get into the reading.

  • Kate D

    With a Grade Fiver who is much more independent with homework, this would put him Galaxies ahead in his research with projects etc Whilst being able to sit in comfort at his own desk!

  • Dianne Inwood

    Times are a changing and the technology is truly amazing these days. In my days researching assignments were done at a library. Unfortunately for us the nearest library is 40km away. But with a tablet all the research can be done at home. I can even lookup recipes, maps, old friends with ease.

  • Sandy Horsfall

    WE’VE ONLY EVER HAD ONE INTERNET ACCESSIBLE DEVICE AT HOME WHICH MAKES SHARING OUR NEEDS RATHER DIFFICULT. MY YOUNGEST SON IS IN HIS LAST YEAR OF PRIMARY SCHOOL AND IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL FOR HIM TO HAVE A TABLET FOR HIMSELF IN ORDER TO SUPPORT HIM FULLY ACHIEVING HIS FULL ACADEMIC POTENTIAL. BEING THE KIND, SHARING PERSON HE IS, I KNOW THAT WHEN HE ISN’T IN NEED OF IT, HE WOULD GLADLY SHARE IT WITH THE REST OF OUR FAMILY!!!

  • scattley

    A tablet could introduce “action and consequence”. Use of the tablet only will be possible if X, Y, Z and given my son will always want to use the tablet…even if he is to be “punished” he is learning an important lesson

  • Carly Rogan

    Would help Mum to organise the family schedule in the calendar, and look up some awesome lunch box ideas to keep the snacks healthy and fun.
    The apps would help the kids with their fine and gross motor functions, introduce them to phonics, letter sounds and math, and if i won it would also be a lesson in sharing, two kids one tablet!! :) princesscar7@gmail.com

  • Carly Rogan

    Would help Mum to organise the family schedule in the calendar, and look up some awesome lunch box ideas to keep the snacks healthy and fun.
    The apps would help the kids with their fine and gross motor functions, introduce them to phonics, letter sounds and math, and if i won it would also be a lesson in sharing, two kids one tablet!! :) princesscar7@gmail.com

  • Jewls

    My daughter also started at a new school on Monday but happily her first day nerves disappeared as she quickly made friends. She is in year 7 now & her need for up to date technology is becoming more & more important. My poor old laptop just isn’t really cutting it anymore, some days it doesn’t even want to work. A Samsung Galaxy Note would be a huge benefit to her.

  • Han E

    To have the freedom to take it everywhere – not to be stuck behind a desk! Some great educational games to keep the kids busy, I’ll download the Kindle app so I’ve got book for me (and the kids) to read anywhere. Hubby will keep up to date with all his sport news.

  • LilMiss Kibby

    great for using when out and about and for ALL the family to enjoy!

  • Alex

    This would be great because the whole family could use it. We’d probably all be heading back to school!

  • Laura Jilka

    With learning how to count and spell,
    This device would be swell.
    A handwriting app to get his lines smooth,
    Getting into the learning groove!

  • ruth potter

    I won’t have to listen to the children’s arguing any more… I can explain to the children what they need to do… and head into my room with the note so I can do my own thing!

  • Sharee Hogben

    Endless possibilities. No longer tied into our PC, my kids will enjoy the freedom this bring. Research will be fun, educational games to play and of course a little me time catching up on the news or finding the next recipe

  • Julie Ford

    My children protest homework like its an uphill battle with this samsung galaxy putting apps on it reading writing maths my children will argue to do homework instead!!

  • lindasteabben

    Interest and excitement encourages learning and I’ve ‘Noted’ my kids are VERY excited at the sound of a Samsung Galaxy!

  • Heather Hopley

    It’ll mean far less conflict mediation! It’ll mean another valuable device for research and note taking so therefore less need for conflict mediation between the kids by me. Samsung you make my HeartSing.

  • Judith Mumma Fasshauer

    This will help to my 11 years old to improve his english and have him moivate and to my toddler to develope some skills with the kids applications and help him to speak and recognize numbers, shapes and colours and for me to have 2 kids entertained while learning

  • Kerryanne Bourke

    It would mean that I would be able to use a tablet to study while taking the kids to the park to play and have fun!

  • Christine Tobia-Philp

    My family are out of this planet and Samsung GALAXY would help with their studies and more importantly feel like their at home.

  • Elizabeth

    A Samsung Galaxy Note
    would do so much
    to make learning fun
    and get school work done.
    But wait, there’s more!
    Organising wouldn’t be a chore
    I could schedule my day,
    for the kids schooling and play.
    With the Skillsbuilder Application
    study will gain new dedication.
    Yes, it’s a gift for them and me
    because it benefits the whole family!

    macej001@mymail.unisa.edu.au

  • Kim Marie Patrick

    I would love to bless my daughter with this notebook as a special present for all her efforts over the past three years of High School. She has just started year 11 and has three older brothers, all of whom flunked out and never even finished school with their QCE.
    Bec, however has applied herself diligently and always gives of her best. She is involved as a school leader and does many extracurricular activities including volunteer work.
    She is always thinking of other people so I think it is fit that someone gives something to her.

  • Kim Jenkins

    It’s a hard life at Big School but a Samsung Galaxy will keep this little Bright Star interested and help him to shine!

  • louiseg

    reading eggs for miss 5, mathletics for miss 8 and lego world for mr 2, oh and a few games and blogs for mum just before pick up time.

  • Melissa Krohn

    Bringing fun and homework together the kids will be begging to do their homework!

  • barbaraskanavis

    My child will still be able to do homework while we’re in the car travelling from school to dance classes and other sporting activities…

  • http://www.newagegranny.com/ Donna

    I would love to give my daughter the Galaxy Note as encouragement for taking up study again after a rocky couple of years.

  • Eva Kiraly

    This would be such a fun way for my son to learn, especially getting a heads up on Naplan.

  • Justine C

    Son tells me he receives more education from Google than anywhere else, and one of the best things you can give your child in life is a good education. With a Galaxy Note he would only be limited by his imagination!

  • Amy S

    the kids don’t need a tablet, but they sure make maths more fun. Suddenly learning grammar is interesting and doing homework is no longer nagged. Best of all when they’ve gone to bed, I get to read my favourite thriller novel on the Galaxy Note 10 – it truly will open up endless possibilities to the family.

  • Kerrie Smith

    This would be great for the kids during the holidays, I can still get them to do some homework and play at the same time.

  • Kirsten W

    By keeping ME organised. The kids will be fine but an organised Mum is a happy Mum!

  • lindasteabben

    From experience I know good answers are copied for the next 50 similar comps, … so I’ll just say Galaxy is out of this world!

  • Courtney

    Lists! I love organisation! This would set us all up! Order, love it!

  • Fiona

    We need a notebook for my oldest daughter who has started year 8, sounds great for organising school work, play and yes studing for the dreaded Naplan test, the app will come handy for my youngest who has to do Naplan test this year.

  • snyman

    A great supplement to the only computer in the house
    horray
    no more screaming and fighting

  • Cathy

    It would be a wonderful edition to ease squabbling over access to the computer. Then they’d just have to argue over who got to use the Galaxy.

  • Nik

    My lovely daughter Juniper is quite the character. She is brave and smart and hilarious! Unfortunately she is also autistic, which makes learning a struggle sometimes. In order to learn she needs her learning materials to be very visual and interactive, which is why a samsung tablet would be the perfect way to help her thrive, in spite of her differences.

  • shelleypollock

    Planning, scheduling, ballet gear
    Who drives who and when and where.
    Messages, emails, work to fun,
    A great assistant is Galaxy from Samsung!

  • wenniebrady

    My daughter could truly use it now she is in year 10. It would be so incredibly good for her. she never asks for much but I could see her appreciating this wonderful samsung galaxy note 10.1

  • Lisa

    Homework made easy with Galaxy Note
    Apps for resource when trying to quote
    Who needs books when you have online
    Samsung and inspiration combine

  • Melissa O

    Im a uni student and mummy so this would help keep us organised and have my uni note taking be a breeze. I could stay on top of all my uni and mummy responsibilities together in my hand on this tablet with apps like LectureNotes and firstaid App. No more carrying heavy textbooks or notebooks. We also have two big international trips for my hubbies work and this would help keep our preschooler busy on the plane and at the airport with educational games like tracing ABC, Wheres Perry and Trace Me.

  • Laura Powers

    This is a much better tablet then what my son currently uses great for the whole family to use

  • Jodie-Anne Harlow

    With three now at school, and Mathletics and Reading Eggs on the nightly agenda, a new Samsung 10.1 would stop world war three most nights, increase confidence in all three ‘R’s’ and give my kidlets an edge. And on long trips, it would buy me hours of driving peace.

  • Jodie-Anne Harlow

    With three now at school, and Mathletics and Reading Eggs on the nightly agenda, a new Samsung 10.1 would stop world war three most nights, increase confidence in all three ‘R’s’ and give my kidlets an edge. And on long trips, it would buy me hours of driving peace.

  • Donna Roberts

    One tablet you don’t mind taking as it works well fast and targets homework where it hurts

  • Over 40

    Faster than a headache tablet.
    More powerful than the paper and pen.
    Able to leap the leap frog in a single bound.
    The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 is just what this mom needs to be a….. SUPERMOM! Organised, stress free and good at getting the children to do their homework quietly.

  • Jo Guliani

    We’ll continue the GRAND legacy of its predecessors, but do it with STELLAR APPEAL. Together we’ll set a PRECEDENT to handle all the STRATOSPHERE curves life throws at us, while weathering MEGA storms, using its ACE CORE of wisdom we’ve been taught from previous generations. As we ZOOM and RUSH through life’s greatest mysteries, this SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE will let me and my YOUNG ones ADVANCE at work and at school to achieve VICTORY.

  • Vera

    Help us plan and organise family, school and other important commitments in a stress-free manner

  • kathy clark

    Buying keeping me in touch with my mum throughout the year

  • Sheryl Jessen

    Samsung Galaxy Note would make doing homework a breeze. Could also download educational games. Lots of learning and researching.

  • Kelly Ryan

    With apps like Mathletics and Reading Eggs my daughter will be learning even when she thinks she isn’t with the Samsung Galaxy Note.

  • nicole larsen

    This would be amazing for my disabled daughter to enable her to stay on track

  • ardentwhispers

    My 12 year old’s school has just announced that they need to bring their own technology this year. He has a big, clunkly laptop that’s hard on his back. This would be a great alternative!

  • Linda C

    With a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 my daughter will
    have the world and a great tool for knowledge in her hands.

  • Emily K Keller

    My nephew is about to enter grade one,
    But he just doesn’t feel that reading is fun.
    With a Samsung Galaxy Note,
    I feel that I could promote,
    The love of learning which is inside everyone!

  • Sheree Pallis

    Going to school with heavy bags,
    My poor son’s posture slowly sags,
    So to download e-textbooks would be great,
    Taking them anywhere without the weight,
    Saving money, saving backs and saving trees,
    Styling You we’d love a Samsung Galaxy please!

  • Karolina Hartinger

    This Samsung Galaxy Note would help me to stay ahead of my grand kids, no need to let on where my wisdom comes from.

  • mavrick5

    A Samsung Galaxy Note will help my Little Miss Chatterbox become Little Miss Wise with lots of Little Miss Giggles and Little Miss Fun.

  • Helen Kidd

    Living on a remote outback cattle station,
    Too far from school – Distance Education,
    A Samsung Galaxy note our learning salvation,
    The perfect tablet for every learning application.

  • Roberto Colombi

    We’d be in a ‘Class’ of our own – learning, researching, creating and all on this micro gadget. quite unbelievable!

  • Jennie

    This 7 year old little devil has a voracious appetite for learning yet is unable to function when in the classroom. A Samsung Galaxy Note tablet would be a great too to tame the teach me beast and give him the confidence to actively participate at school.

  • AR

    I have been looking at tablets for my son who’s seven and in year two, how does it compare to an iPad or mini? I was surprised to see the price of this tablet, what’s your opinion on the price point / value for money? Thanks :)

  • Tamara Lamb

    As we near the end of school holidays it has become all to well known that we need an extra internet/it product to keep my children focused and entertained! Bring on Monday!

  • Marie Pohnetalova

    Learning now is so tech based that my kids will be left behind with it… and this old dinosaur can still learn a thing or two too!

  • le_third

    Last year we had some bad Naplan experiences – both boys – years three and five – begged to stay home from school and avoid the tests. I went to the Principle with their concerns and really he had no answers. Maybe this is the answer we are looking for … maybe with this and the app we might make Naplan fun and take away the anxiety … gotta give it a go :)

  • jayla1987

    I’ve been doing all our research on a
    MObile and it’s quite difficult my eyes get sore. I need something a tad bigger to look at

  • janine gardiner

    So much is always going on during the school year it’s hard to keep track, of who is where with whom and why, so many times I get it wrong and feel the need to have a little cry. A Samsung GALAXY Note sounds like a special treat, to help us all get it together, organise, study, learn and play, I would love to see this one coming my way.

  • Pauline Rimmer Stacey

    It would be a great help with my daily life and keep my kids happy and busy

  • Antonietta

    With my youngest still in primary school for a few years yet and my eldest starting college this year, I’ll have to be on my toes with all the information between the two and what goes in the diary. I’d say the Galaxy would aid this and provide me a system of remembering who and what in which school using a diary feature! :)

  • amelia

    I would love to have a Samsung Galaxy in my classroom. I know my school can’t afford for the art room to have one, but i have seen the wonderful learning that can occur on them.

  • Kate

    We are a family in drought sticken western queensland. Our 3 girls are educated through distance education. This year we sent our first child off to boarding school for year 8. She was nervous and excited all at once first proper uniform, first pair of school shoes ( there was concern about wearing shoes all the time) she would be able to do art and learn music. To bush kids boarding school is much more than just school work , its about discovering yourself, learning about friendship becoming independant. I shed many a tear with her sisters on the 6 hour trip home
    ( we are still setting the table for 5 then remembering). We did say at the start of last year we would get her a tablet so we could skype and email
    And she would know we were on the journey with her ( and it would be easier on her mother). But due to the drought our finances did not stretch to the promised tablet. I would love to be able to tell her we have one.

  • Maxi

    It’s 6pm, you can’t hear a pin drop…then slowly but surely quiet time escalates into the witching hour…I’m confident at a Samsang GALAXY Note would help at that exact moment..and think of the Australian Pinot producers who will benefit from the fact I can actually pick up a glass of vino! Cheers

  • Lisa

    4 years in Catholic education, 3 years at an Special Development school, now we’re trying mainstream high school. Like any Mother I just want what’s best and am willing to give anything a go to benefit the future of my child.

  • wawahine

    Mollie who is 7 years old is going ahead at school in leaps and bounds but this would give her a head start in school homework and learning new skills and knowledge.

  • Catherine Roberts

    Styling master 8, struggling already with study at school, preparing for his first naplan, Samsung will help rebuild and restore the future academic and confidence within!

  • Rachel K

    How I’d love to own a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 as my first tablet – it would make me so happy! It would allows me to pursue my passions — even if only in my imagination. It would distract me when I was feeling blue and even get me laughing.
    It would help strengthen family relationships as we play and learn together (OK, not entirely true, there might be the odd quibble about who’s turn it is!). It would even allow me to scribble down those funny little observations that float through my head. Perhaps I might finally even “conquer” a device!
    Best of all it would get me immersed and delighted in the digital world. Thanks to Samsung and Styling you I’d experience a richer, more comfortable, fun, productive, convenient, delightful experience. The only thing we’d need to watch is that it remains a servant and doesn’t become the master of our lives where we don’t have time for anything else!

  • Jade o

    The kids can use it to do their research whilst I can use it to watch funny animal videos whilst they are asleep. Perfect for the whole family really!

  • Ei Nyo

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will:

    - make homework time fun
    - improve kids’ reading, writing & listening skills
    - save $$ as it’s great for entertainment too, for example, instead of renting DVDs we can watch videos on tablet
    - keep everyone happy because happy kids = happy family

    Thank you Samsung & Styling You for giving everyone a chance to win. Hope you like my little handwritten note.

  • Alicia

    Thursday was my oldest son’s very first day of school. We are all so excited with how much he will learn and how ready he is for it. We would love him to be able to have a tool like this one to keep inspiring him every day

  • Erica Vince

    It would help my son with his homework for school and also play after he’s finished his homework.

  • avtvav

    We will finally have something to keep our ‘spirited’ 4 year old entertained so I can complete reading and homework tasks with my 7 year old…….

  • Ariel Rich

    Because with all the ridiculous pressure forced on children these days it’s important, sometimes, to just have fun and chill.

  • Rita Maguire

    Our technology is old, circa 1998,
    Need Samsung Galaxy Note for urgent update.
    Multi Window functionality works with great finesse,
    Superior tools make my research a success!

  • Norlin Mustapha

    Master 8 will be doing his NAPLAN this year too. The app you mentioned would be an amazing tool to help him get ready. Plus, his sisters have got a tablet each already, he needs one with apps that he can learn with not just play with.

  • Jojo

    With a Samsung Galaxy Note in the house not only could my 2 boys (2 & 3 yrs) have fun with the learning apps but their Art Teacher Nanna (who lives 3 and a half hrs away) could Skype them lessons! That would definitely calm these furniture climbing rascals down and encourage our budding little artists to get creative. (Insert vision of me enjoying a quiet cup of tea…ah, thanks Nanna, thank you Samsung!)

  • Lesleigh

    A Galaxy Note will set me free of my office chair,
    Online shopping while watching sport,
    Homework answers, many uses, the list is never short

  • tracey kruger

    Homework and study will be a breeze, a galaxy note will make it easy,no more questions for me to answer, cause google will always have the answer.

  • Mark Ryan

    With the Galaxy in the palm of my daughters hands, any school task is no longer out of this world for her.

  • Di

    Apparently it will help my son not get teased at school because ‘he doesn’t have one’ and needs one desperately to do his home work on (I’ve been told all the other kids have one, just not him). So it’ll help alleviate the nagging, pestering and whining that we need to buy one. Perhaps restore a little sanity in a usually mad house.

  • Diana O

    Homework and study, then fun and games during the kids down times. Helping with necessity and frivolity :)

  • Tony L

    The Samsung Galaxy Note allows the little one to study here, there and everywhere. Its compact, light and the wifi would be so handy!

  • Pernilla S

    We’re a family of 5 with one computer and one Ipad. All three kids have now started school and we’re already having problems with giving all the children enough time to use if for educational purposes. We will have to invest in one or two more this year, but It means we will have to cut the spending somewhere else like entertainment etc. For us to win a Samsung Galaxy Note, would be an incredible financial relief and a tremendous encouragement for the kids to keep up their wonderful job at school.

  • Nikki Wicks

    I would love to win the Samsung Galaxy Note. I have two boys one of whom starts prep next year. This would allow me to help him explore apps that will assist in his learning and give him confidence in his ability when starting school. I am also studying full time having a career change at 37. This little device would be perfect to help me keep on top of study and home life.

  • Monica Porreca

    I have two boys whom are always fighting over our one ipad. This would be a godsend to alleviate the conflict and assist with their learning as there are so many great educational apps available, they would move ahead in leaps and bounds academically without even realising they were learning. A parents secret weapon!

  • Kym Potts

    I would love to win one of these. We have an ‘i’ device in our house. That means my children are constantly fighting over it. Another device would make my life a great deal easier and would also give our poor kitchen timer a break. This is currently the most used item in the house.

  • Nicole

    oh my daughter would love this :) it would help to keep her entertained as well as giving her some extra learning activities for the weekend and school holidays

  • Devina

    Having just ventured on my own online business, and being a very small fish, this amazing device would be a wonderful help to work on m business. And it will fit perfectly in my handbag for when i am out and about.

  • Bridge

    Hi Nikki, We are a Samsung family as well and I just love my Samsung 3 tablet, so one for the kid would be fantastic. We have recently moved to Australia so are finding a few new things in the curriculum. I bought the NAPLAN books for extra help but I’m sure they would prefer things on a bright shiny snazzy tablet to help keep motivation up when everything else is new and a bit overwhelming.

  • Amalia

    This would allow me to continue with my work when the kids are doing homework as currently I have to hand over my computer for them to complete their Mathletics and ‘Skill Building’ .
    I promise if we win one, I’ll buy another for the other and Samsung wins another sale.
    Plus, I’m a galaxy girl through and through. so please.

  • Lee Reece

    What better way to keep my son occupied at home and on the go in the car. Not only would he have access to games and the internet it would be very useful helping home with his homework ,especially as he is on the autism spectrum and has to be kept busy all of time!
    A mother’s life saver!!!

  • Belinda Bonello

    Because it has so many helpful and fun apps for the kids to learn on.

  • Alana224

    I am desperately in need of the Galaxy & especially the stylus…unfortunately, chubby fingers run in our family and make it hard to use all these touch devices lol! hehehe

  • Buggeritliz

    Teaching English to Migrants and their children in their own home as a Volunteer with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet I could help them look up homework assignments and information sites for them. Teach them the benefits of owning technology.

  • Rebecca Costa

    This Samsung Galaxy Tablet will not only help my son with his school work. As he needs a technology device for school, which we still haven’t got yet due to the cost of them. but also help us keep in touch by Skye to family that live in WA.

  • penny

    Reading, watching, searching, researching, all in one place,
    forget the weighed down bags, Samsung GALAXY Note has what we
    need, to start the year off with ease

  • shar31

    my grandson and i both feel left out of the loop as we the only ones without a Samsung Galaxy please do not leave us behind

  • Kristina S

    My daughters first year of high school, even though im pretty sure im too young to have a high school child haha… I think this would be really great for her and me when I want to catch up on The Blacklist

  • Holly

    This would fantastic for completing research for assignments or looking up facts for homework at the table where I can keep an eye on things!

  • Abby Lee

    This would be perfect for keeping my daughter entertained in the afternoons after school – she can be having fun and learning at the same time – win win!

  • Kelly Arndt

    My daughter, Maddy, has just commenced High School and she and I were both so nervous! She is the first of my four kids to head off to secondary school and I was amazed at the cost of everything! Along with books, fees, school uniforms, etc, it is also expected that we pay out over $800 for a new Tablet! Apparently, they are compulsory and she will have to borrow one at school until I can afford to pay for one and it will be expected that I come up with the money for one quickly or purchase one for her elsewhere, because they are important for homework, etc… Maddy already suffers from self esteem problems due to coping with dyslexia, and has done so well over the last few years after a lot of literacy support. From struggling from way behind where she should be in reading/writing, she is now considered to be in-line with her peers. A Tablet would help so much to continue to keep her in-line with her classmates! Oh, and she asked me to give you this little poem, too!
    “High School seems like it will be pretty tough,
    Not being well-equipped would be a bit rough…
    But if I could win a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1,
    High School might even be kind of fun!”
    Thanks for the op!

  • Kelly Arndt

    My daughter, Maddy, has just commenced High School and she and I were both so nervous! She is the first of my four kids to head off to secondary school and I was amazed at the cost of everything! Along with books, fees, school uniforms, etc, it is also expected that we pay out over $800 for a new Tablet! Apparently, they are compulsory and she will have to borrow one at school until I can afford to pay for one and it will be expected that I come up with the money for one quickly or purchase one for her elsewhere, because they are important for homework, etc… Maddy already suffers from self esteem problems due to coping with dyslexia, and has done so well over the last few years after a lot of literacy support. From struggling from way behind where she should be in reading/writing, she is now considered to be in-line with her peers. A Tablet would help so much to continue to keep her in-line with her classmates! Oh, and she asked me to give you this little poem, too!
    “High School seems like it will be pretty tough,
    Not being well-equipped would be a bit rough…
    But if I could win a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1,
    High School might even be kind of fun!”
    Thanks for the op!

  • Karen S

    My son is in year 6 and struggles especially with Maths. I believe owning a note would make learning a lot more enjoyable for him.

  • Nicole M

    With so many high school textbooks now in e-book format, a Samsung Galaxy Note would certainly save my daughter’s back by having a lighter backpack (and mum’s money on a chiropractor!)

  • Karina Wong

    I can buy some educational games to make learning fun since they love their little Samsung gadgets!

  • Kara Davies

    G – Gee we wish we had a Galaxy Note 10.1 in the house…
    A – All of us would benefit – a family of four definitely need more than one tablet in the house
    L – Loving the “S” Pen – it’s bound to be a ‘must have’
    A – A lot of features to entice the average consumer, loving the Dropbox option for ease of document storage
    X – Xerox – Of course the Galaxy is going to exceed the capabilities of the old Xerox machine….and then some!
    Y – Youth – the youth of my household will embrace and run with this one!

    Please consider us in the draw – a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 would be a welcome addition to our household.

  • Karly

    We have a first generation iPad that we have spent 1000s of hours playing and learning on. It no longer holds its charge so has to remain plugged into the wall, and many new apps that our son tries to download only get as far as a pop up screen to announce the technology is old and not compatible with the features of the game. Please, help launch us out of 2010 and into 2014.

  • Karly

    We have a first generation iPad that we have spent 1000s of hours playing and learning on. It no longer holds its charge so has to remain plugged into the wall, and many new apps that our son tries to download only get as far as a pop up screen to announce the technology is old and not compatible with the features of the game. Please, help launch us out of 2010 and into 2014.

  • spog777

    A Galaxy Note would be the perfect way for me and the kids to get to learn about apps and education

  • Melissa

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 would be fantastic to take on our 6 month caravaning trip around Australia this year. We leave in April so the kids (Gd 3 and Prep) will miss terms 2 and 3, meaning I’m the one who has to provide some semblance of education. Eeek! Thank goodness for Reading Eggs and Mathletics.

  • Marleisa

    I’m thinking this tablet would be a great motivator to make my reluctant reader want to read!!

  • Nicci McDonald

    A Galaxy Note would make homework come alive the race to find knowledge wow that would change my life

  • Nicci McDonald

    A Galaxy Note would make homework come alive the race to find knowledge wow that would change my life

  • chrisbabe1971

    So much travel, so much boredom. I’d leave the Galaxy note for car trips. They’ll think it’s entertainment, when it’s actually entertainment.

  • Anita Black

    This would be terrific for my two teens in high school considering alot of research to do their homework is done online. They can share it in the tranquility of their bedrooms where they are able to concentrate better!

  • apwed

    with daughter just starting high school, they can access their text books online at home so galaxy note can help her at school and at home

  • Aussie Mum

    I will have three young boys at primary school this year. With them all wanting to log into Reading Eggs, Mathletics, Cool Maths games and all the other school recommended online educational programs, I’m afraid I will never get a chance to use my laptop to check up on the latest Styling You Blog post! I think the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is just what I need to stay connected and up to date on the latest style tips!

  • lidya

    Note makes researching easy and convenient. Other than academic work, Note is also great for creativity /art work eg for photo editing, scrapbook, even designing layout for your room.

  • Fiona

    I have three primary school children and our eldest only gets excited about homework that is completed electronically, otherwise it’s like pulling teeth. And… it would mean I can read the paper in bed on the odd Sunday morning

  • Fiona

    I have three primary school children and our eldest only gets excited about homework that is completed electronically, otherwise it’s like pulling teeth. And… it would mean I can read the paper in bed on the odd Sunday morning

  • Simone Brinkley

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 would help by making homework fun, meaning learning is an enjoyable experience which can be done anywhere.

  • Craig

    Great to use as incentive for doing well

  • debbie phillip

    I am always the new one at school. As a teacher I get 30 new students each year and its up to me to get to know each and every one and their learning style. My daughter is disabled and non verbal but a wiz on tablets. We would both benefit with increased communication ability.

  • Brian

    I will use it for taking lecture notes, preparing assignments, using the camera to photograph the lecture board and notes from fellow students when I need to work at my part time job during lectures, this great little bit of kit looks so productive but would be the end of the year before I could afford it. Would be great to use at the library to interweb searching for stuff to put in my assignments. Be great entertainment for listening to chill out music also!

  • Brian

    I will use it for taking lecture notes, preparing assignments, using the camera to photograph the lecture board and notes from fellow students when I need to work at my part time job during lectures, this great little bit of kit looks so productive but would be the end of the year before I could afford it. Would be great to use at the library to interweb searching for stuff to put in my assignments. Be great entertainment for listening to chill out music also!

  • Railea

    My daughter is embarking on a hospitality course through TAFE and this would help her give awesome presentations for her assignments.

  • Nicole Kent

    The Reading Eggs program for little miss 4,
    Getting her ready for school and more
    Maths, spelling and phonetics too,
    The Samsung tablet will help her through!

  • Monique L Brown

    My 7 year old son, is behind his peers at school. I believe this would be a great benefit, with all the fab apps out at the moment, he would be learning while thinking he’s playing :-)

  • Melissa

    I ended up returning my Samsung tablet as I found I could not ‘lock it down’ the same way I could an iPad for the children. Although it had some features I liked being able to restrict what the kids can see/do was the most important.

  • Melissa

    I ended up returning my Samsung tablet as I found I could not ‘lock it down’ the same way I could an iPad for the children. Although it had some features I liked being able to restrict what the kids can see/do was the most important.

  • Natalie May

    My ten year old daughter would love a tablet .. it would keep her off mine! She’s a reader .. having books available through on the tablet would make life so much easier for her and save me money too.

  • Nicola James

    I particularly like the fact that it is so light, it worries me how much kids have to carry around in their backpacks! It would be great for the kids to use and easy for me to check to see what they are up to, and to add reminders for them!

  • Alli @ ducks on the dam

    We are in the “off year” for Naplan with grade 4 & 6 so been there done that 3 times now. I know that being familiar with the style of questions has made a big difference to both girls – they havent been drilled in the tests, just had the format explained. Many many tries. Love that there is something Australian based – I shall have to look it up. Mathletics is already a winner here although it seems to need to be done on MY laptop – - and usually exactly at the moment that I am in the middle of something. We are an Android family here so a Samsung would fit in quite well and not be lonely. A tablet for the kids – double yes please.

  • Sonya

    It would help tremendously, but more to keep our younger one amused while our older one is doing her school homework.

  • Gary Ey

    The SAMSUNG Galaxy note would be a godsend for us. The kids spend one hour travelling home from school, the Galaxy note could be used for all their homework assignments whilst on the bus, meaning when they get home they can get some physical exercise time in by playing in the yard.

  • Michaela glaetzer

    Thus would greatly help my yr 9 and year 6 step daughters to prevent them fighting over the computer at night. I am pretty sure me and my 1 yo would have a lot if fun during the daytime too

  • cleo

    Would make a huge difference for my son. He would be able to use it in class, in the lab and at home. The whole family would benefit , making life easier for all of us.

  • Nicole

    A Samsung Galaxy tablet would help my family alot. I know there are lots of different tablets you can go out and buy, but with the Samsung there are so many different options. I can download files straight from my email and pc. This gives my family flexibility, saves me time. My children will also benefit from using the samsung as it is easier to use then other tablets. I gave my iphone the boot and cannot wait to get a Samsung tablet and be completely free!!!

  • San Denise

    I could do with a notepad to help me in my study. I have always really wanted one as I would get so much use out of one of these. It would be so awesome. :-)

  • Amie Mason

    My man-child husband could use this! He’s back at uni studying and frequently nicks my iPad which is really annoying; I’m not great when it comes to sharing. Plus it would be a nice treat after an epic Australia day relocation (thanks for sharing tips on your move – was excellent timing). parmelia_blue@yahoo.com.au

    Here’s my man-child pretending to be asleep under our unpacking.

  • phil

    it would help my granddaughter with many things like learning, games etc

  • phil

    it would help my granddaughter with many things like learning, games etc

  • Joni

    With 4 kids at school and pre school, the Samsung Galaxy would help each child with various apps for their age and stage of learning in a fun and exciting way!

  • Wendy Hatton

    There are times when getting down to business has a person practically standing on her head. We need to try studying Galaxy 10.1 style I think!

  • Melissa

    My youngest started school yesterday. He has a language disorder which makes understanding harder for him. It’s a “wait and see” with how well school is going to go … but it’s going to be difficult so anything that can maybe help him bridge the language gap would be fantastic.

  • Caroline Lissaman

    I could download an online tutoring program to help my struggling son pass this school year. All I need is a Samsung Galaxy Note!

  • VandaB

    Sometimes I get overwhelmed and feel totally inadequate in my quest to be all things to all people in my life. I’m trying to be a wife, a mum, a cleaner, a cook, a personal assistant to my boss, a friend who remembers birthdays, a gym buddy, a co-project manager on the house we’re building, a good daughter who remembers those little things that mum needs me to pick for her… the list goes on and on. The storage capacity in my brain ran out a long time ago! It’s time to revert to an external device for the additional memory needed. A device that will not let me forget the hundreds of little things I need to do in a day. The Samsung Galaxy Note would restore my sanity and reduce my anxiety and stress enough so that I could perhaps call myself … organised!

  • Maisey

    It would help me going to uni for the first time ever as a middle aged student so I can use it to google, stay in touch and take notes.

  • Lani Kennedy

    with some after school learning, disguised as “play” my kids will have the edge on their own skills, in no time !!!

  • Tracey Williamson

    we simply could not afford one it has been a very rough few years and this would be amazing for my boy who just started year 11 :) thank you for the chance

  • kathy clark

    samsung Galaxy Note, would help with me stay in touch with my Granddaughter as her Mum Never Ever Answers her Phone

  • clackers30

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, would help fill empty lunch boxes with delicious healthy treats as I google recipes and help the kids with their homework. An easier life

  • clackers30

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, would help fill empty lunch boxes with delicious healthy treats as I google recipes and help the kids with their homework. An easier life

  • clackers30

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, would help fill empty lunch boxes with delicious healthy treats as I google recipes and help the kids with their homework. An easier life

  • Pumba

    Samsung galaxy would allow the rest of us to get some research/games/learning/shopping done whilst Dad hogs the laptop for his programming and other technical stuff.

  • Sherry Pfeifer

    Help with school assignments,
    Or to google a delicious recipe,
    Will help make things a little easier,
    Also a cool new toy for mummy!

  • Sharon Markwell

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 would bring us old dinosaurs into the 21st century with a Big Bang.

  • Sarah Jane Haydon

    Please Please Please! I got my first Samsung Tablet when my son was born (almost five years ago now) and filled it with educational games, he loves it. But then Lil’ Miss came into his lives and in the past six months Lil’ Man has had to share. Can you imagine? Small children sharing! AS IF!!
    Please help end the torture for this frazzled mum. YOU have the power to stop the suffering RIGHT NOW! :-)

  • Kieren Miller

    Samsung galaxy note, easier to use than pretending to know what their homework means.

  • Jeanette

    my longtime friend has a son 3yrs old.he has autism.the galaxy note is the ideal learning tool,that can be updated to all the progams that is needed to help this child in every life.

  • kel63

    My youngest just started Year 7, and unfortunately she has a language disorder which places her 3 years behind her peers. This tablet will assist her in gaining ground in a fun interactive way, catching her up without her even realising. This item is something she really needs to help her progress

  • Suzy

    This would be an amazing gadget for me, I have a broken leg, and it would help fill in the time while my partner is at work and I’m home on my own all day, keeping my leg up on a pillow

  • Kelly

    The Samsung Galaxy Note would be a valuable asset for my son.
    He is currently in year 11, combining his studies with a certificate III and this fantastic tablet would go a long way to helping him reach his goals.
    The only gadgets for this family is one desktop, so we would be truly grateful for this welcome addition.

  • Kelly

    The Samsung Galaxy Note would be a valuable asset for my son.
    He is currently in year 11, combining his studies with a certificate III and this fantastic tablet would go a long way to helping him reach his goals.
    The only gadgets for this family is one desktop, so we would be truly grateful for this welcome addition.

  • Chloe Adele

    My son has just started to read and write, so the apps would really help him develop his skills… It’s so much easier to convince them to learn when technology is involved! We’d love to win it! x

  • Lauren Roney

    This super duper gadget would help our growing family keep informed thoughout our pregnancy, to shop online for baby and toddler necesseties and to get us on the ever important school waiting lists….

  • Bec

    With three littlies between reception (she started yesterday) and year three, the Note would help us all.
    My littlest is a bit overwhelmed with everything so far and this would help her get used to the tech like they have at school. My middle boy is yr 1 with advanced reading/maths and this would give him the extension he needs and my oldest is struggling. In the last year she’s been diagnosed as having moderate hearing loss needing hearing aids, and the approaching NAPLAN tests making her little worried head more worried than usual.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Anita

    This tablet would be phenomenally helpful with university studies. I’m currently sharing a laptop with four other family members and would love a tablet to enhance my study of chemistry. The stylus would be so helpful to draw and manipulate diagrams.

  • Sam Santillo

    My daughter has just started teaching children with Autism. There are wonderful apps on the Samsung for developement and encouragement. This would be a valuable tool for her to have .

  • Rachael Rowberry

    My son is in year 1 and needs to be stimulated and challenged also being a visual learner this will help him at home to continue his learning.

  • Eileen Walder

    This would be so incredible for the teachers at the little kindergarten in Samuh Village Bali. Last year they went without pay so no child would be turned away because they could not pay the Government required fees. I just think of the joy and excitement when I teach them how to use it and show them all the possibilities for teaching my precious little ones even more. Not just one child would benefit but the 35 enrolled this year and for so many years to come.

  • Debbie Moody

    I make so many mistakes because I have so many things to do, a Samsung Galaxy notebook has to help me remember the appointments, pay this, pay that, pick up this, send that, drop off this, order that, so many things to do for a busy family.

  • Kirsty Ross-Bell

    My two are forever fighting over my tablet so to have another would make my life heaven. They could do homework, sight words, spelling and lay mine craft without any fights. Mum could drink bubbles and all would be heaven in my world. Please make my day.

  • Juanita Thorn

    I would love this myself…but if I stop being selfish, this would be an amazing tool for my daughter to take to University with her in February…she just finished Yr 12 and received a great ATAR and was accepted into her first choice….this would be a great congratulatory present as well as an educational tool….fingers crossed and good luck to everyone <3

  • Michelle Cleaver

    My 16yo Maths teacher told him that he needs a $100 graphics calculator this year to be able to cope with the Maths work this year. A Samsung galaxy note wud be so more useful. Such a shame I can’t enter, I live in NZ. Love ur website tho.

  • Sarah

    HELP! After a number of years in the workforce, I’m going back to university this year as a full-time student. I’m going to be undertaking my Masters in Business Administration and would love to have the latest and greatest technology! I also don’t want to be the stereotypically ‘dorky’ middle-aged student – a new Samsung Galaxy will definitely help avoid this :-)

  • Michelle Harrison

    My little girl would be able to study in her own quiet location and research anything that she needs with the help of her own Samsung Galaxy
    mouse19666@live.com.au

  • Marianne

    I have to admit, my comment is based on my inane hope that the fact that I am commencing study again this year qualifies me as a ‘student’ (I won’t use any additional adjectives to clarify how long it’s been since my last days as a student). Given how much we travel, both personally and for hubby’s work, having a tablet that would allow me to work on assignments and readings when not in the comfort of my own home would be a godsend. And with 2 children (aged 8 and 12) living at the other end of the state from me, it would be fantastic to be able to Skype and facechat with them wherever I am!!

  • Jessie

    The Samsung GALAXY Note would be perfect for my son who has also started year 3 this year. We just have not been able to venture into the tablet market as yet. It would mean that he would be able to use it for Mathletics and various other app by the sound of it, without having too kick myself/hubby or sister off the one PC that we have at home.

  • Yvonne Duke

    With 3 high school children and 1 in his last year of uni, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 would help them all complete assignments and would help me help them with their assignments !!!!

  • Narelle Rock

    having one in yr 10, another just started high school, one in yr 2 and the last one in reception, this will help from learning to spell and read all the way through to the hard maths homework that I struggle to help with. The whole family will learn from this amazing prize.

  • sandra

    Great for Sightword apps. Also great for learning when they just think they are playing!

  • Leanne Cole

    I would love to win the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. My kids have flown the coop recently and they would always keep me up to date with technology just by being in the same house and talking the talk around me. I could stay ‘with it’ until the Grandkids come along without slipping into the dark ages :)

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Looks very cool and it would only help me do some * research as my kids have long left school x
    Looking forward to hearing the reviews Nikki!

  • http://www.styleunearthed.com/ Sarah – Style Unearthed

    My son embarked on his school journey today, and went off proudly for his first day of school. As a teacher, I see the way that technology is changing in the classroom and by the time my son has finished primary school I know just how different it will be again.

    The Note would help him learn his letters and numbers, and gain confidence in his reading ability. It would help me stay organised for work and my blog with emails and reminders on the go, and it would help the two year old stay entertained while waiting for her brother to run out of the classroom at the end of the day!