S: Changes and Challenges
FC: Changes and Challenges
1: My name is Melissa Taouk and my birthday is on the 20th of June, 1997. I was born in Australia and I have visited Lebanon. I have a twin brother, Kamile. My elder sister, Christine and my eldest twin brother and sister, Habib and Mariam. My close friends are Chloe, Louisa, Michelle, Pascal, Melanie, Chantal, Lauraine and Savannah.
2: I really like spending time with my friends because they respect me and are fun to be around. I am Maronite Catholic. I highly value my whole family because they comfort me, love me and keep me safe from all harm. My interests are playing soccer, reading, learning new and interesting things and drawing.
4: One negative challenge I have faced in my life so far is entering high school and having a different teacher for every subject. Another challenge I have faced is being more independent and responsible in high school. For example: by collecting all my books from my locker and arriving at class on time. Also by completing all my class and home work.
5: A positive challenge I have faced in my life so far is meeting and speaking to new people, making new friends and/or strengthening relationships. Another positive challenge I have faced is learning new and interesting subjects and also having a greater and harder workload every night.
6: Some coping strategies I use in order to keep calm and organized during high school are: 1.Crying and expressing my feelings. 2.Letting out anger and frustration by punching a pillow or a boxing bag. 3.Occupying myself with something such as reading, playing on the computer or watching television. 4.Kicking a ball around or doing physical activity. 5.Having a small nap or just relaxing on a sofa or on my bed.
8: Five support services I would recommend to seek if a person needs help are: 1. Visit or calling a close friend. 2. Speaking to a parent or a brother or a sister. 3. Breathe in and out deeply. 4. Watch a funny or interesting film. 5. Sleep for a little while.
10: One short term goal I would like to achieve is to speak to and learn more about all the students in my class and year group. Another short term goal, for me, is to be the best I can and reach my full academic potential.
12: One long term goal that I want to achieve is to make a good friend and to build a strong relationship together. Another long term goal is to get good grades in my subjects and to also enjoy the journey through high school.
14: Within the next 5 years, I expect to experience a change such as completing my School Certificate (SC) in year 10.