BC: The End By Anitta Sayde 7W
FC: changes and challenges | Anitta.Sayde | New York '05
1: My name Anitta Sayde I was born in November 1997 on the 10th. I was born in Australia in the Bankstown hospital. | I have visited Lebanon twice, when I was one I and 10 years old. I have also visited America in 2005. | I like dancing and singing but only do that in my spare time. I also like running but not competitively.
2: These are my brothers Joseph and George. Joseph is the second oldest child and George is the youngest. This photo was taken in 2005 so they would look different now. | George and Joseph
3: These are my closest friends. Christina, Nicole, Camelia and Sarina. We hang out everyday. | They are really funny and friendly.
4: My parents were born in different countries. My dad is born in Australia but lived in Lebanon as a child. My mum was born in Lebanon and came to Australia when she was in her early 20's. My parents both come from the same village in Lebanon. They are both maronite catholic. | Mirna and Danny are my mum and dad
5: I like doing exercise because I know that I am staying fit as much as I can. | mum and dad and George
6: A positive challenge I have faced is moving to high school because I wanted to meet new teachers and all my new friends. The way I dealt with moving from primary to high school is that I just coped with it because I didn't find it to exciting because it's just like primary but now we are the youngest . A negative challenge for me was that how quickly primary finished and how early high school started. I still miss primary because it was really fun. The way I cope with it is that I ignore my past and pay attention to my future. Another negative challenge for me was that how much stricter high school is than primary. There are so much more rules to follow and the discipline is harder to follow. I cope with it by trying my best to behave well and listen to all the rules.
7: Sarina and Camelia at Appin | Another positive challenge I have faced is growing up. I feel like more of a adult everyday because I get to experience things that older kids do now. The way i cope with this is that I just try to fit in with everyone else around me.
8: Cartia, Nicole, Nicole, Camelia, me and Christina at Appin | What I would say to a sixth grader is that always believe in your self. A few things I would tell them is that never be shy to express your true feelings, like you can have a cry or just let yourself feel sad or angry. That they can punch their pillow or
9: they can make a cup of hot chocolate or just run screaming around the house. They shouldn't be afraid to show people who they really are. They shouldn't care what others sometimes think of them. They can make their favorite foods or milkshakes. Meet up with some close friends, take a bike ride or just listen to music. Get some advise from a counselor or your parents or teachers. counselors are trained to help you with your emotions.
10: me and my family at grandma's house in 2005
12: My goals short term | One of my short term goals is that I can fit in well in high school. Like getting use to my timetable, not getting lost on the way to class and other things like that. Another short term goal is to make it through the term without any rough spots. Like no detentions or anything like that.
13: One of my long term goals is to achieve all my subjects in school. I want to get good grades a try to listen and understand in class more. Another long term goal is that I want to have a good reputation with all my teachers. | My goals long term
14: A change I will face in the next five years of my life is that I will graduate. I will have to work hard for this and study on everything that I can to achieve this.