FC: About Me, My Changes And Challenges
1: Everyone has their own skills, traits and different personalities to make them who they are. I am Habeeb El-Akkari and what makes me an unique individual is the following characteristics: I am born on the 27th of January 2001 and my hobbies include playing football, video games and my favourite subject is English!
2: I was born in Australia and I have a Lebanese background. Both my parents are Lebanese, I have been to Lebanon and Dubai. I have one older sister who goes to this school who is in year 11 her name is Cassandra. I also have one pet and it’s a little cocky his name is Johnny and he will never stop screaming especially at 5 o’clock in the morning! These are few of the many things that make me Habeeb El-Akkari, a unique individual
3: I am Christian so going to church every Sabbath day means a lot to me! My dad is maronite and my mum is orthodox, so I take on the maronite churches side from my dad. | At school my best friend is Elias Chamoun! Elias and I have the best times together and we both know that we are always there for whenever we need each other and I really hope our friendship lasts forever!
4: A negative challenge I have faced would be the loss of someone close to me due to death. During this difficult time I lacked putting effort into my studies because I was so effected by the loss, but I knew I had to move on. I dealt with struggle by being a resilient person I was able to bounce back from a difficult change. | REST IN PEACE GRANDMA.
5: Another negative challenge I have had to overcome would be the sudden increase in homework in high school compared to primary, I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to manage. I dealt with this by using the strategy of talking to people I trust, and asking them for advice. The support of my sister is what helped me get back on track, she gave advice and coping strategies like be more organized, don't leave things for the last minute and told me that I could always come to her when I had an issue.
6: A positive challenge I have faced during the move from year 6 to year 7 was getting all my books from my locker which was quite a challenge for me because it is constantly surrounded by student so I would not have enough time to get my books and go to the next period. I found a solution to my problem by sitting near the door in class and thought of getting to school earlier , so I could be the first at the lockers.
7: At the beginning of year 7 I had trouble reading my timetable which was quite a struggle that I turned into a positive challenge. I coped with this challenge by asking my older sister who is also a high school student for her support and to teach me how to read the timetable.
8: Some support services I would advice include: 1. Call the Kids help line; I recommend them because they have experience with dealing with issues and are free, private and confidential 2. Talk to your family, because they are trust worthy and love you.
9: 3. Talk to a priest, because they will help you spiritually and are wise. 4. Speak to a counsellor because they are trained to assist you with mental and social issues. 5. Go to teachers and coordinators, I recommend them because they are there to help especially academically.
10: The following are coping strategies I would give to a year 6 student moving to high school: 1.Whenever you have an issue, talk to someone older who you can trust that gives good advice. 2.When being in trouble, do not stress there is always a second chance to improve. 3.When you get a lot of homework, set time for each subject instead of leaving it for the last minute.
11: 4.When stressed, be positive instead of a pessimist. 5.Have time to yourself to do things you enjoy. 6.Pray. 7.Don’t bottle things up, speak to people. 8.Breathe in and out slowly when you need to calm down.
12: Q.4 I have two very important short-term goals, I aim to improve the effort I put in my homework so I can get higher results, My second goal is to pray more for often, to be a better Christian and be a good role model for others. | One intermediate goal I have been working to accomplish before the end of semester 2 is to improve my vocabulary by finishing the book I'm reading.
13: I have two long term goals that I hope to achieve before the end of the year. My first goal is to improve my behaviour; I want to do this to improve my reputation so people see me as a well mannered person. My second long term goal is to carry out random acts of kindness throughout the year because I want to be a better Christian and help people who need it.
14: One change that I know I will have to overcome in the next 5 years would be the HSC which is now called an ATAR. The ATAR is an inevitable change; It's not something that I can miss out on as it will help determine my future job. I think the HSC will be a struggle for me to overcome because I have seen others undergo it and have seen the stress and pressure they go through. I can turn this change into a challenge by being a positive and optimistic person.
15: I think I will be able to deal with it by using coping strategies like: having a conversation with someone who has experienced the pressure and learning from their techniques and mistakes, turning to my family and asking for their advice, asking teachers for extra help, breathing in and out slowly, exercising regularly, taking breaks in-between study.