My SRC application.

My name is Brynn and I have been going to this school for 3 years. SRC is a role that I’d love to have. Unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to be an SRC yet, but I’m really hoping that this year I can switch things around and finally get the chance to represent our fantastic school. Obviously since I’m up here and speaking to all of you, I believe that I am a great option to be a school representative. To be an SRC there are some things that will help you to be one. I believe that the things you need are; organisation, leadership, responsibility, and to be a great example to our school values.

Organisation. I’ve noticed that people tend to struggle with this one the most, and I’m not gonna lie, it’s not my strong point. But it is an area I’ve made huge improvements on over the past year. Organisation can be always remembering SRC meetings, to not forgetting a pencil everywhere you go. Both of these things are still examples of organisation student representatives may have to face. Some people think that organisation is just having a specific schedule. I think it’s always completing what tasks you have set like homework and making sure you are conscious of your time. I know that I have these traits. I am always finishing tasks in and out of school.

Leadership. Even if you aren’t a leader, SRC can help with that. I do consider myself as a leader and I think every person in this room should, but the question is if you are a good one. There isn’t actually good or bad leaders, but there are leaders that have more strong points. I’ll go over the other things that make me and everyone a better leader but then again these are things that help me to do my best at SRC.

Responsibility. Responsibility has a lot of elements. Being a role model is one of them. Being a role model is a big part of SRC. Your representing your school! If the younger grades that are in SRC are watching you muck around with your friend they’ll assume your doing the right thing! You need to show them and the whole school, what a good SRC looks like. Another element of responsibility is that people trust you to get something done or to act mature. At times we are all silly. With our friends mainly. But responsibility is acting mature when you know it’s needed. Like in meetings.

This has to do with being an example of our school values, and I’m positive you all know them, but for the sake of it, I’ll repeat them. Respect, optimism, care, and collaboration. I know I’ve talked a lot about being a role model, but I think it’s very important. Finally, it has to do with showing new parents to the school and children what our school stands for. SRC is a way to represent your school and showing what an amazing school it is.

Thank you.

Dear Ant…

Dear Ant,

My name is Brynn and I am 11 years old. I will be turning 12 on the 18th of May this year. My favourite subjects are reading, writing, and speaking and listening! I came to this school in year 4 from America, but I definitely like Australia better (but don’t tell my friends in America!) My favourite colours are blue, teal, and pink. My favourite book is a book called the book thief that I started and finished this year. It is a book set in Nazi Germany and is about a girl who finds a love of reading and steals books. I won’t spoil it for you but it has a lot of death in it, so if you don’t like that stuff, I wouldn’t recommend it.  At the moment I am reading the hunger games though.

Okay so that’s enough about random little facts about me I wanted to get out there. Now I’ll talk a bit about my holidays. Most of my holidays took place in Tasmania. Tasmania has the freshest air on earth. If you didn’t know, Tasmania is famous for it’s nature and beautiful sights. We visited a lot of places in the two weeks we were there. Some really memorable sights were; a forest that we visited with massive trees. It took a very long time to hike but we got ice cream in the end. It was very beautiful there. The Nut was a high hill, that we took a chair lift up. We saw wallabies at the top as well. There was many beaches we visited too so we had sand everywhere by the end. At one point we camped so close to a beach, it took 5 seconds to walk there! It was called White Sand beach. Those were some highlights. Here are a couple photos we took.Some of them weren’t from White Sand beach, The Nut, and the forest but they were still fun.

  

 

 

After we got back from Tasmania, we didn’t do much. We had 2 weeks left and nothing to do but go to the pool. Eventually, I got into loom bands. It was a great way to pass the time. I wouldn’t call my self an expert, but I made some cool loom bands! Here are some that I made; Bon Bon BraceletRainbow Loom Fishtail Pattern – Instructables Rainbow Loom Starburst BraceletBasic Rainbow Loom Bracelet.

The holidays are over now, so there is a lot too think about school, and lot’s of things we wanted to improve and get better at. I’m excited to learn and to get to know some of the year 5’s that I won’t see next year. We do a lot of goal setting at school, but I think it’s a great system to make us think about how we would like to become better leaders and just people in general. I’m confident at some subjects and things, but of course everyone has room for improvement. I think knowing someone else’s goals is good as well because then you could help them and remind them about things. This is why I’d like to share some of my goals.

  • To listen to the teacher more. Maybe it doesn’t seem like it, but a lot of the time I zone out if something is too hard for me or boring. Sometimes this can be bad because it might be something important that I needed to listen to.
  • To try and become less sensitive. I would call myself a very sensitive person. Sometimes this is good, I can easily help others who may be sad or upset or apologise if I’ve done something wrong because I know where they are coming from, but personally I think this is a bad trait. I don’t like the feeling of getting everything I want just because I got upset, or feel my face burning just because the teacher told me I got the answer wrong. Of course when I look back on these situations, I think; Oh at least I tried. No one can get everything right. But while these things are taking place, I want to just hide so that no one can see me, although I know no one cares. The reason that I’m not afraid to share this is because it’s something I know others may know about and in the end it’s not too embarrassing to share it. My goal is to try to see the situations as if it’s a couple hours later and I’m over it. To think; Ah well, I tried and that’s okay. Or, well you can’t get everything in life.
  • To think before I act. Although this may seem easy this goal is very difficult at times. When I’m in the moment, I don’t think. I know many people that are very careful about those things but I am not. When I look back at the things I said or did, I feel very bad. I think that’s a good thing though. That I look back at these moments and feel regret. It’s very important that you care for others, but now all I need to work on, is not starting the problems in the first place.
  • To not be as hard on myself. I notice that I am very hard on myself with several different situations. Sports, subjects I’m not very confident, and just in general. This is something that should help me with my confidence and leadership

Those are somethings that I’d like to improve on, but of course there are things I love about myself and am confident on. Things like my reading, my writing, my public speaking, etc. It’s important to have things that you want to improve on and you are confident with. This year I am excited to complete my goals and find new things I love to do.

Sincerely,

-Brynn

 

 

Safer internet day!

Today me and my partner Harguan and the rest of 5/6 and Victoria went on a presentation for safer internet day. The presentation was about staying private and safe online. It gave us a picture of what could happen if your social media isn’t private. The way they taught us about it, was by coming up with a scenario to give us an idea of what could happen.

It was about a made up television program, called LollyLabJr. In order to get into the program you had to make an audition tape to get in. After the girl made her audition tape, she started receiving hate for it. Then we started talking about how strangers could get hold of your private information and how you can report them at Kids Helpline. The program also let us answer questions and what we thought about situations.

Overall, I thought that the program was fun. and gave us a good idea of how to deal with tricky situations online. Something I thought they could improve on would be to make the situation more relatable. I thought that LollyLabJR is something I will never experience and to get the message across, I need to put myself in her shoes, but I still think that I understand what they are saying.