Today is a very special day, it marks the day before the 150th school day this year, not that I’m counting or anything! That’s 150 days you’ve gotten out of bed knowing full well that maybe you have no food for the day and will have to try and coax your friends into giving you some food, or you haven’t done any homework for the past two weeks and will get absolutely roasted but you came anyway to further your education. I think that deserves a round of applause.
In some ways this year has gone incredibly fast, and all the excitement has just blurred past us. So many amazing things have happened in the world this year and time keeps flying by.
First of all, women’s AFL finally kicked off this year with eight teams which is pretty awesome and well overdue considering AFL started over 100 years ago. Of course it was extremely successful and will most definitely continue to expand over the coming years.
Donald Trump became the president of the United States and was lucky enough to see the solar eclipse that happened a couple of weeks back.
The Unit 3/4 Visual Communication students officially handed in their folios last week and are collectively getting more that 3.5 hours sleep.
Kenny House hasn’t been winning overall for the entire year. Jackson was actually in the lead at one stage.
Matty found love on 'The Bachelor' even though it wasn’t Tara!
Here’s something you maybe didn’t know; Gogglebox won a Logie this year for most factual program! Which confuses me slightly considering it is probably the least factual show I’ve ever seen.
At the moment our school has a bunch of students in Japan and at the start of the year there was a class of girls in France as well! How awesome is that!
A few of the major adult roles have been switched around for this school year. We got our lovely new principal Ms. Brown after Ms. Lehner retired. And we said farewell to one of the greats, Mr. Russell, as he went on his way to become the principal of Parkdale Secondary College.
In a way school life can be compared to a sports season. You have your weekly training and gym sessions, which can be compared to all the homework and study you do for school. Some weeks you feel physically able to work hard, some weeks you cannot be bothered and instead of doing all that work or training you just come home and take a cheeky four-hour nap. It is not always easy or enjoyable, sometimes you get less court time than others, sometimes more than others - even though you feel like you train as hard. There’s always that one person who gets 100% on everything, and you have to work twice as hard to match that, but then at the end of the day you know you’ve done your best. It’s full of ups and downs and that’s why you have your friends and family to support you.
At this point in time in terms of a sports season, we are up to the week before the grand final. For me personally, whenever I’m in the week leading up to a grand final, my mum yells at me every night to get to bed at 7.30pm. It’s a bit different for us at school. We get two weeks of holiday to prepare ourselves for that grand final. In those 2 weeks make sure you think about all you’ve accomplished this year
To the Year 12s, I don’t think there’s much more to say than that you have 12 official days of school left! To my fellow Year 11s, I know it doesn’t compare to 12 days but after 11 years and three terms of school, we only have one year and a term left! The Year 10s only have one term left until they dive into the VCE life. Live it up while you can! The Year 9s have had their first year of exams; the Year 8s are moving on up into middle school and the Year 7s, only 1020 school days left to go.
We’ve accomplished so much this year and I would like to congratulate you all on your successes. We get a bit of a break now before we come back for term 4. I know there will be lots of study done over the holidays but remember to take some days off as well and recharge ready for your final assessments next term. Only one term left until the long anticipated summer holidays!
Year 11 School Vice Captain