24th to 30th November 2012
All the revising and studying ended this week as it was time to begin exams. Often no matter how hard you have studied when you see that exam paper in front of you and read the questions you start to panic. However once you start to answer the questions and all you have learnt, you can picture in your head and transfer onto that paper you grow in confidence. We were fortunate in Maths to have a formula sheet that we could refer to and in English we could have our novel with us, so we could look through it to back up our analytical essay with quotes. Sports Science was just remembering but because I really love that subject and always hear Nalani and Jarrett talking about different things they do in their classes I can remember so much.
Jarrett and Nalani have also been studying with dedication as they too have been doing exams. They have both done extremely well in their exams.
Now with exams over we head into the last couple of weeks of the school term. Although we do have some normal classes we are also doing some exciting events. We are having a special Medieval Extravaganza, we have a choice of activities to do and it will all culminate in a special assembly presentation and medieval feast. I have chosen to do Medieval Fashion, I think that I am really going to enjoy doing this. When I was in hospital having treatment I designed some dresses for my CNC Nurse Liz and she really loved them.
Other events I have coming up are presenting the Pathfinder Award I won last year to the student who has won it this year. When I won that award last year, I was so honoured and humbled to receive it. I have tried to live up to it this year by always trying my very best in all my studies, trying to inspire other students by competing in the Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals, writing and having published another book which had an important message and of course my passion for fundraising for the Brain Tumour Fund, one day maybe what I have done will see a cure found.
I also had physiotherapy this week, the wonderful Kaitlyn worked on my neck and spine, with exams, my pain has increased, but I do try to remain as brave as I can be.
Yesterday and today have been incredibly hot in Canberra, with temperatures well over thirty degrees. The heat really knocks you around, but I make sure I am keeping up my fluids and resting. The unfortunate thing with the hot weather is that I am unable to use my hot water bottles to assist with pain relief.
There is no Interclub this weekend, which is a good thing because I am just too tired and sore to compete, hopefully I will be feeling a bit better the following week to compete.
Wishing everyone a splendiferous week one that is blessed with every happiness and keeps you smiling because your smile brightens the lives of those around you.