S: MY CHANGES AND CHALLENGES STORY BOOK! BY AMY FADEL YR 7G 2012
BC: Amy Fadel Yr 7G
FC: MY CHANGES AND CHALLENGES STORYBOOK | AMY FADEL
1: My name is Amy Fadel. I was born on the 4th of December in year 1999. I was born in Greenacre hospital in Sydney, Australia. My interests include: Singing, Listening to music, Playing piano, watching TV, going on the computer, going out with my family and friends and having fun.
2: I am Lebanese. I am from the village of Hasroun. I have visited Lebanon once when I was four years old in the year 2004. I went to Lebanon because I wanted to see my grandparents, aunties, uncles and cousins! I had a great time. I would like to go there again! | My sister and I at my Grandparents house in the summer season.
3: My favourite place to visit is JAMBEROO because its fun especially in the summer season and I like going on the water rides! I like visiting this place with my family and friends!
4: My Family
5: I am close to my because I spent my whole life with them and they care for me a lot. I love them so much!!
6: I have one older sibling. Her name is Tanny. I am very close with her because she is my only sibling. | Sister
7: Tanny is my only sister!
8: My Best Friend
9: My Best Friend is Allyson because we have been friends for a very long time and I like to talk and hangout with her. Most of all, we like singing to each other | My Best Friend
10: I believe in our Lord Jesus Christ because he lived and died for us. Without him, we wouldn't be here on Earth. I love him so much!
11: I value the cross because Jesus died for us on the cross. It is also a sign in which Christians remember Him by.
12: Things I like to do in my free time are: Watching TV such as 'Wipeout' or other funny movies, going on the computer to watch funny 'You Tube' videos, going to my friends' house, playing the piano, listening to music, singing and dancing. This is because I like to have fun and I don't like to be bored. These things entertain me.
14: Positive and Negative Challenges | The positive (good) challenge I have had is going to high school. It is a positive challenge because it made me gain some good experiences through making new friends and knowing new different teachers. It is also a positive challenge through learning new routines and gaining extra knowledge, because I want to be the best I can be and hopefully work in the future.. | The negative (bad) challenge I have had is knowing my timetable and the classrooms. I dealt with this challenge by practicing and asking my sister how to use the timetable because she was an ex student from this high-school. It took me time to understand. I also don't like having so much homework and assignments. I dealt with this challenge by complaining to my friends/ talking to my family.
15: If I needed help in high-school I would go to one of my teachers because they would guide me with my subjects. I would also visit the school counsellor because they would give me some advice when I am stressing.
16: Coping Strategies | 1. Talk to your friends or family about your challenges because they are always there for you. 2. Sing and dance with your close friends or siblings, because it make you feel better and happier. 3. Play sport, it will make you forget about your stresses. 4. Eat your favourite food, it makes you full and satisfied. 5. Write a journal about your feelings, this helps understand what upsets you and how to overcome it in the future.
17: 1. Kids Helpline, when you call them, they don't know who you are and they listen to your problems/challenges. 2. School councellor, it is someone you know and can see often. 3. Family are always there for you and understand the challenges you are faced with. 4. Friends who are going through the same challenges as you are. 5. Priests who guide us through faith and pray for us. | Support Services
18: The goal I want to achieve before the end of Term 1 is to become more confident in high school, knowing more of the school routines and environment that I am surrounded by. | Short Term Goals
19: My other goal I want to achieve before the end of term 1 is to get a 'Bronze Award' because I would like to prove to the school and to my family that I am a polite and a good girl.
20: One goal I would like to achieve before the end of term 2 is getting a good report in semester 1 so I know what improvements I need to work on in the following semester. | Immediate Term Goal
21: Another goal I want to achieve before the end of term 2, is to try to get a second 'Bronze Award' so the following term I can receive the third 'Bronze Award' to get a 'Silver Award'
22: Long Term Goal | One goal I want to achieve before the end of the year is getting a good end year report because I want to pass every subject by studying hard so I may go into year 8.
23: The other goal that I would like to achieve before the end of the year is to receive a silver award. My aim is to get as many merits as I can and not to get in trouble throughout the year.
24: IN 5 YEARS TIME...
25: One change I expect to happen to me in the next five years I will go through years 8-12. I will sit for the HSC examination in year 12. My aim is to get Band 5's and Band 6's. I would like to impress the school, my family and friends that as I would be achieving a very good mark and I want to push myself to see what I can achieve. It would make me decide what i want to do in my university life and my future. I would like to achieve these marks so I can have a good life and not have too many worries later on. I feel that these changes are positives as they will make me a better person and I will hopefully learn to become the woman my mother is (loving, strong, intelligent and beautiful in every way). I hope to be a role model for other students like myself as they will go through similar challenges, such as the HSC in their life. Even though we all do the HSC, I feel that this will be the hardest challenge of all for me.