Secondary Experience Reflections

What Challenges might I face In secondary school? How can I and my teachers help me face these challenges?

 

The challenges I might face in secondary school are facing hard work, complex assessments and tired, cranky teachers and also the homework, if you are struggling with any work just go ahead, ask a teacher or counsellors and they will help you.

The Awesome Foursomes week in Secondary School (The Big Question)

The Big Question
The Big Question was: How can I successfully make the change to Secondary School? We can all make a successful change to Secondary School if we try our hardest in all subjects, keep up with the class and be nice to one another. During the week in Secondary School, the Awesome Foursome learned that change can be a good thing, the teachers are always happy to help, there are lots of classes and that Secondary School has more opportunities than Primary School.

Manvirs thoughts about secondary

day 3 Secondary Experience

Day 3:

It is the third day of secondary experience and we have improved on a lot of subjects even the ones we have never done before. Today was the last day of the experience but by far the best. We did Art, Technology and Peer Support.

ART:

Art was a lesson full of positive and happy minds as we learnt that when something doesn’t look right you alway have a way to fix what you have made. In art we painted a spooky, abandoned and crooked town which had featured blue, green, white and black buildings. We made this artwork with some simple instructions. First we put blue, green and white paint on the large piece paper we then got some cardboard and whipped it up the page. The second step was to wipe another set of cardboard along the bottom of the paper with some black paint. Finally we added features that made the artwork look more realistic. We think this was one of the key feature of the experience.

Technology:

Technology was a fantastic lesson. We did a lot of different things that made us feel much more grown up. In technology we programmed a Sphero to draw lots of different diagrams. On a Sphero app we programmed the Sphero to turn different angles, go at the right speed needed and and roll for the time wanted this task took a lot of time to perfect but at the end we all got a good result. We as a group think this was one of the best tasks set and can’t wait until we get to do Technology in Secondary.

Peer support 3:

Today was the last Peer Support this week which meant it was the last time to ask about starting Secondary. This time in peer support we did a few thing we wouldn’t usually do. The year 11’s set a new task. We had to write down 3 question to ask the year 11’s, some of which about starting secondary or basic secondary questions. At the end of the interview we wrote down the answers to our questions. All of our questions got answered and we had a great time with the year 11’s. We think it help us realize that secondary is not that bad as we think it is as there are so many exciting and new opportunities in secondary.

Deacon:

My first star about secondary is Technology. My second star is Art and the abandoned buildings we painted. My wish is that Technology would go for longer.

Manvir:

 
My first star about secondary is Technology. My second star is Art and my wish is that we could of done Food Tech.

Isla:

My first star about secondary is definitely Technology because it gives you a better understanding of devices and thing that use electricity. My second star has to be Art because it taught us that you can alway fix a artwork even if it looks impossible. My wish is to improve and get better in art.

Tom:

My first star about secondary is Technology because is my personal favourite and you get to use the Sphero and the app to use it. My second star has to go to Art – it my favourite because you get to paint abandonment towers, bridges and different types of roofs.
# I wish I had a Sphero.

Reflection 3:

We as a group we have had a awesome time although we wish it went a little longer than a week. The classes were a great experience and we all learnt something new we all felt a little older as we went from class to class, did different subjects and played with Spheros. We think that to make a successful change to secondary school we need all the students to show there capabilities to there work, uniform and language. We also think that secondary should be aiming to the best of there abilities at all times.

How can I successfully make the change to secondary school?

This experience has helped get me ready for secondary so well. Before this experience I was extremely nervous for secondary however now that I’ve done it I’m excited to go there. Secondary is going to have so many more opportunities for example we got to do Technology – you would never get to do that in primary school!
Peer support was really, cool I loved when we got to ask questions the year elevens they said that it’s one step at a time getting you ready for HSC and not to worry. I think I can successfully make the change to secondary by talking to people, you can make friends easily as long as you talk. I think I can also successfully make the change to secondary by staying on top of all my work. For example if I have four weeks to finish four assessments then I’ll try and get it done in the first week so all I have to do is edit it.

How can I successfully make the change to Secondary

In Secondary we did lots of subjects which were Pastoral Care, Maths, Peer Support, Science, Tec, PDHPE. My favorite was PDHPE – we had a little talk about how we can make a good change to Secondary. Then we drew on balloons and the we popped them. After all that we played a game. All the subjects were cool but this one stood out to me. I’m excited to pick my own subjects in year nine and I bet Secondary will be so much fun but hard at the same time. I can successfully make the change to Secondary by talking to people who can help me and try to keep my feelings to myself.

Summary

I think the Secondary Experience Project was very successful because I was rather afraid of going into secondary before this project, but this experience has shown me that secondary school really isn’t that bad, but now I am almost excited to go to secondary school. My favourite subjects were; Maths, Art and Technology. Over this week I have learnt that it can take many things to change and you will need a lot of resilience to bounce back from those hard times. Here are some photos of what we did along the way.

Science

PDHPE

Technology

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Art

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Life in secondary school

Day 1

SCIENCE   

In science we did some experiments on household chemicals…
First we made a solution consisting of Turmeric & methylated spirits

Then using an eyedropper we put it on a piece of toilet paper, then let it dry. We then cut it into four pieces.
Next we dipped one into bicarbonate Soda and the other into vinegar.

It was different because…

Tilly Fisher’s opinion: I really enjoyed science it showed all the different reactions to all the chemicals. It shows how high school science uses different experiments to juniors schools.

Harper Thompson:I feel like I am about to go into secondary school because they have been treating us like secondary students but really I’ve still got 1 year and 3 terms till that point.

Mitchell Molloy’s opinion:it was 2000,000% great.the classes are much different and the lessons are much different than primary. The experiment was used to see if paper can change colour.

Kristy Finlay’s opinion: In primary we only get to do very few experiments and even when we do it’s always done by the teachers, so I liked how we all get to do it our own.

Ethan Williamson’s: opinion:It was fun and we got to do it freely without a teacher there and helping you until you are done.

Reflection by Kristy Finlay,Tilly Fisher, Mitchell Molloy, Harper Thompson

Maths was amazing we made a marble track from a desktop to a cup. We only had 20 minutes.
The marble was quite big & the team that we ended up with really worked well for this activity.I think that doing the activity helps instead of just watching it. It is a very good thing to have change especially in our school and lessons.

Tilly Fisher’s opinion:In the lessons we talked and demonstrated, that if the ramp was lower the marble moved slower.Yet if the ramp was higher the marble traveled faster.

Harper Thompson: Maths was good we built a marble track the marble had to make its way into a plastic cup go

Mitchell Molloy:it was 10K great.we studied how a marble travels through a marble track from a wall to a desktop and then we studied how the different angles changed the way the marble moved throughout the track.

Kristy Finlay: Maths was amazing I loved everything about it, it was different to primary because it was so much harder than stage 3 maths, we did calculus, trigonometry, geometry and so much more.

Ethan williamson:maths was fun because we got to make the marble

Pastoral Care

In pastoral Care we focused on some ways that we could go to secondary easily and the good things coming.

How do our teachers support us in secondary school

Kristy Finlay:  In secondary we have the councillors to help us when it is hard, and so far I have realised that they will help us go into secondary school, now I’m really excited

Mitchell Molloy:pastoral care was a 6/10 session.it was in a way strange.the questions that we were asked were kind of…personal.But on the bright side the video and guidelines were helping me immensely.

Tilly Fisher:I really enjoyed the lesson I think that it is great to be able to talk to someone.I wish we had pastoral care in the lower years

Harper Thompson:

Ethan williamson:Pastoral care was fun and fun and we did a heap of work sheets but that part was boring but we watched some videos on moving into high school

Day 2

SCIENCE

In science we did some experiments on household chemicals…
First we made a solution consisting of Turmeric & methylated spirits

Then using an eyedropper we put it on a piece of toilet paper, then let it dry. We then cut it into four pieces.
Next we dipped one into bicarbonate Soda and the other into vinegar.

It was different because…

Tilly Fisher’s opinion: I really enjoyed science it showed all the different reactions to all the chemicals. It shows how high school science uses different experiments to juniors schools.

Harper Thompson:I feel like I am about to go into secondary school because they have been treating us like secondary students but really I’ve still got 1 year and 3 terms till that point

Mitchell Molloy’s opinion:it was 2000,000% great.the classes are much different and the lessons are much different than primary. The experiment was used to see if paper can change colour(the paper changed red & green).

Kristy Finlay’s opinion: In primary we only get to do very few experiments and even when we do it’s always done by the teachers, so I liked how we all get to do it our own.

Ethan Williamson’s: opinion:It was fun and we got to do it freely without a teacher there and helping you until you are done.

Reflection by Kristy Finlay,Tilly fisher,Mitchell Molloy,Harper Thompson

Maths was amazing we made a marble track from a desktop to a cup. We only had 20 minutes.
The marble was quite big & the team that we ended up with really worked well for this activity.I think that doing the activity helps instead of just watching it.It is a very good thing to have change especially in our school and lessons.

Tilly Fisher’s opinion:In the lessons we talked and demonstrated, that if the ramp was lower the marble moved slower.Yet if the ramp was higher the marble traveled faster.

Harper Thompson: Maths was good we built a marble track the marble had to make its way into a plastic cup go

Mitchell Molloy:it was 10K great.we studied how a marble travels through a marble track from a wall to a desktop and then we studied how the different angles changed the way the marble moved throughout the track.

Kristy Finlay: Maths was amazing I loved everything about it, it was different to primary because it was so much harder than stage 3 maths, we did calculus, trigonometry, geometry and so much more.

Ethan williamson:maths was fun because we got to make the marble things.
Day 2

Art: we did a painting of a spooky city.We spent a whole session on it.It was a challenge to do it in that time even though we had stacks of time.In the Challenge we only had cardboard and a paintbrush.

Tilly Fisher’s opinion: I really enjoyed Art my teacher told us that it does not matter if it looks bad just that you tried.And I think it is very good to know that.

Kristy Finlay: I loved art so much and like I have said in most of my reflections there is so much independence.

Mitchell Molloy:1/10.i did not enjoy art as much as I enjoyed the other lessons.the art we did is not the art I enjoy. I could have enjoyed it much more but I didn’t.the art is nowhere near the art I enjoy. I could have had a better time.

Harper Thompson:Art was quite hard but I did it we did have a long time thought was still hard.we had to paint a landscape ofa spo

Pastoral Care

In pastoral Care we focused on some ways that we could go to secondary easily and the good things coming.

Kristy Finlay: In secondary we have the councillors to help us when it is hard, and so far I have realised that they will help go into high school, wether it be change of class or the assessments they w

Mitchell Molloy:pastoral care was a 6/10 session.it was in a way strange.the questions that we were asked were kind of…personal.But on the bright side the video and guidelines were helping me immensely.

Tilly Fisher:I really enjoyed the lesson I think that it is great to be able to talk to someone.I wish we had pastoral care in the lower years

Harper Thompson:Pastoral care was really fun we talked about making a great change from primary to secondary.fh

Ethan williamson: I think pastoral care was fun and we watched some videos on how

Day 3

PDHPE
In PDHPE we spoke about changes in our lives like getting money which was definitely a good thing.
But there was also some bad things. In PDHPE we of course played some games, we played a game where we rapidly changing sports.
Ethan williamson: pdhpe was fun ad at the start we did some work in the classroom. but after that we went outside and played,some games boys vs girls and we would play a minute game and if you got the goal you would get a point.

Mitchell Molloy:pdhpe was held as a point competition and whoever wan got a prize which was a chocolate of choice.we did a random activity every time. In this consisted of a random ball game chosen and a number of 2,3,4 or 5 people were chosen to participate and the change was so intensely fast.we also talked about “change” and we popped lots of balloons witch was fantastic but intense and fun.

Harper Thompson:I loved PDHPE. We started off by talking about changes in life and resilience. We then did sport we played a game where ms Jewel put in a ball of some sort if the ball was a basketball we would play basketball if the ball was a hockey ball we would play hockey.

Kristy Finlay: I loved PDHPE it was great to run rond and play all different sports, it was great because we also spoke about change and resilience now I nervous but excited about the changes that are going to come.

Tilly fisher:I really enjoyed the second part of the lesson as well as the first.we talked about change and Resilience. Then went out and played games.In the games we played hockey,netball,basketball,soccer.I think it is better to only play the games for a minute than swap so you never have the same role in it.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION!

How can I successfully make the change to Secondary School?

Kristy Finlay: I think that I can successfully make the change to secondary by getting all my assignments in

Tilly Fisher: I think I can successfully make the channunge to secondary school by meeting my teachers before we go into the

Ethan williamson: i think that into secondary school will be easy and i will be able to go to secondary school. Plus i will have help with everything bye the teachers.

Mitchell Molloy:I think the successful change from primary to secondary is to relax,get homework done and get exams in early. The only way to enjoy secondary is to relax and come to reality comfortably.

Harper Thompson:I think it will be a challenge but it will be a bit of fun moving from class to class.I’ll try and make a good first impression to the teachers.I think some of the lessons will be better than primary lessons.

By Tilly Fisher,Kristy Finlay,Mitchell Molloy,Harper Thompson,Ethan Williamson.

The Awesome Foursomes week in Secondary School (day 2 Review)

Day 2 Review (By Sarah)
On Day 2 my two favourite things were PDHPE and Peer Support. I liked PDHPE because we got to play sports like hockey, Netball, Basketball and Soccer. We got to run around and work as a team. I also liked Peer Support because we got to throw tennis balls to people and try to catch them.