S: My Changes and Challenges
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FC: My Changes and Challenges
1: My name is Eleanora Deeb and I was born on the 11th September 1997, in Sydney, New South Wales at 6.10am. I love playing sports, singing or listening to music, helping people out, having fun in whatever I do and reading.
4: My family consists of 5 members in total. My Dad and Mum of course, myself being the eldest child, Joseph my brother who is in year 6 and Christopher, my youngest brother, in Year 5. I am very blessed to have a loving family, we spend a lot of time together. It means a lot to me to have a close relationship with my family and with all my extended family of aunties, uncles and cousins.
6: Places I've Been......
7: My family and I like to go on holidays. I have been to Lebanon, Queensland, Cyprus, Dubai and Canberra as well as Hunter Valley, but my favorite was Lebanon. I really enjoyed seeing where my grandparents were born and where my heritage is. Lebanon has a special place in my heart. It amongst all the other places I have visited has such beauty.
8: Being a Maronite Catholic I believe in Jesus & Mary, amongst other Saints etc. I have a special devotion to St Therese & to St Rita. Every night I pray with my family and have great faith. My grandmother who died before I was born is who I confide in the most along with Mother Mary.
9: Challenges.... Changing into high school is a challenge in itself, having to adapt to so many new teachers, a lot more homework that is due so soon and being the juniors of the school after being seniors of primary. It was quite scary knowing how to mature to fit in so quickly. Meeting new people, changing classes, different activities and having to become more responsible for myself and my actions in terms of homework and assessments has been quite positive so far. I hope I can continue to feel this way in succeed in everything I attempt.
11: Some coping strategies for year 6's would be: if your going to talk to the person sitting next to you then move if you don't understand the homework then ask a teacher or one of your friends. study for any coming test as soon as you get it do not leave your assignments to the last night to complete revise your work daily
12: Support.... If anyone needs some help you can always turn to.... Child & Youth Services - give them a call & talk about your fears or problems Talk to your parents - sit down and have a deep and meaningful conversation over a hot chocolate, and listen to their advice.
13: Make an appointment with your school counsellor and take a friend with you if you need extra support. Seek a tutor if you are struggling with your studies. Ask them to set a plan to help you cope and adapt. Choose a new hobby that will help you relax and take your mind off things. A hobby that will help to strengthen you mentally and physically.
14: My short term goals are doing good in English and becoming more confident in most things i do. My long term goals would be getting better at sport and not getting a note in my diary. In 5 years something that I'll have to face would be pressure. E.g.achieving excellent results in my HSC, being able to accomplish assessments and tasks also.
18: Everyone needs a friend in their life, especially at school, to share happy and sad moments together. To be there for support and to be there just for the fun of it. It is hard to find a true friend in life, but if you can, it is like a guardian angel. In the hope that I will find a true friend one day, I have written the following poem...
19: A True Friend.. I have never had a true friend until I met you. It was like a dream come true. Your beautiful scent flowed through my body as if I was ready for some worry. I can't believe how fast one year went by, it's like your in an aeroplane flying through the sky. While your looking at the stars that are so bright, you stand out like the moon during the night. I thank you with all my heart for being my friend and I hope that our friendship will never end.