lost

Hi my name is Courtney, I am 15 years old, and I lost my mum and dad when I
was 10 in a house fire. I have relatives which I can’t live with because they
want custody of me and don’t want anything to do with me.

Now that I have no house and no one to look after me, I am living on the
streets. Everyday I’m looking for food and water in order to survive. I also
have to look for shelter to sleep under. I have no blankets to keep me warm in
the cold weather at night, also having to sleep on the cold, hard and
sometimes wet concrete. The weather was always dull and not a bit of sun I
could see.
On weekends parents take their kids out shopping. As they walk past me and
stop and stare at me for a few seconds, then walk away. I just wish that
someday soon, my mum and dad will come back for me. Sometimes I see my mum and dad standing in front of me smiling.

One afternoon, a man had seen me from a distance and put his hand in his
pocket. He grabbed out a $20 bill, walked up to me a handed it to me. I got up
and rushed to the closest store to me, to go get food, and other supplies to
help me survive. It was so nice to have a few things back that I needed in a
long time.

I walked into a store, and the manager there asked if I wanted a job, not knowing I was homeless. I said yes because I really needed the money to have a house. She had told me I would get paid $10.00 an hour. Even though it’s not much, I’m still happy for this job.

After about 3 years and a half I was able to go to university and study for exams. In the process I had gotten a better job and earned more money than my last job. Every year I earn around $25,00 in total.

As soon as I got to university, I met my teacher, and she asked a girl to show me around. When she showed me around the building, we had a good convocation, and turned out to have lots in common. We hanged out lots and caught up with each other. 8 months later we had gotten much closer and she asked me if she would like to share a rent together and be roomates. I thought to myself if this was real or if she was playing a joke on me. She stood there looking at me confused waiting for an answer. She asked why I was wearing old filthy cloths. I didn’t reply.

She asked me if I would like to come see the house. I nodded my head without saying a word. When we entered the house, I was shocked how nice it  looked. We sat down on the couch to have a chat. She told me to be honest with each other, and asked me again why I wear old filthy cloths. I explained to her everything shyly. She apologized for the things I had gone through. After everything I had told her, I decided to say yes to live with her.

Hi my name is Courtney, I am 15 years old, and I lost my mum and dad when I
was 10 in a house fire. I have relatives which I can’t live with because they
want custody of me and don’t want anything to do with me.

Now that I have no house and no one to look after me, I am living on the
streets. Everyday I’m looking for food and water in order to survive. I also
have to look for shelter to sleep under. I have no blankets to keep me warm in
the cold weather at night, also having to sleep on the cold, hard and
sometimes wet concrete. The weather was always dull and not a bit of sun I
could see.
On weekends parents take their kids out shopping. As they walk past me and
stop and stare at me for a few seconds, then walk away. I just wish that
someday soon, my mum and dad will come back for me. Sometimes I see my mum and dad standing in front of me smiling.

One afternoon, a man had seen me from a distance and put his hand in his
pocket. He grabbed out a $20 bill, walked up to me a handed it to me. I got up
and rushed to the closest store to me, to go get food, and other supplies to
help me survive. It was so nice to have a few things back that I needed in a
long time.

I walked into a store, and the manager there asked if I wanted a job, not knowing I was homeless. I said yes because I really needed the money to have a house. She had told me I would get paid $10.00 an hour. Even though it’s not much, I’m still happy for this job.

After about 3 years and a half I was able to go to university and study for exams. In the process I had gotten a better job and earned more money than my last job. Every year I earn around $25,00 in total.

As soon as I got to university, I met my teacher, and she asked a girl to show me around. When she showed me around the building, we had a good convocation, and turned out to have lots in common. We hanged out lots and caught up with each other. 8 months later we had gotten much closer and she asked me if she would like to share a rent together and be roommates. I thought to myself if this was real or if she was playing a joke on me. She stood there looking at me confused waiting for an answer. She asked why I was wearing old filthy cloths. I didn’t reply.

She asked me if I would like to come see the house. I nodded my head without saying a word. When we entered the house, I was shocked how nice it  looked. We sat down on the couch to have a chat. She told me to be honest with each other, and asked me again why I wear old filthy cloths. I explained to her everything shyly. She apologized for the things I had gone through. After everything I had told her, I decided to say yes to live with her.

Robogals incursion reflection 2015

Today on the 10th of December we had an in incursion just for girls called robogals. Robogals  is all about engineering.

We first got told what engineering is. There is different types of engineering jobs. There is Civil, Biomedical, structural, Mechatronics and cant remember the other ones.

For most of the session we were exploring Mechatronics, and worked on a robot that moves in different directions that we can control. We had computers where we could choose what direction we wanted the robot to go to.

Overall it was fun trying something new. I liked watching the robot move different ways.

 

Buddie exursion reflection- Botanic gardens 2015

Today on the 9th of December the year 5/6’s and the prep buddies went on an excursion to the Royal Botanic gardens.

When we got to the botanic gardens we had booklets given to us that we had to write in with our buddies about the different senses of what we could see, hear, smell and feel.  We started off by going to the lake to get information to write in our booklets. The things we could see were trees, plants, ducks, green things, a tower in the distance, the lake (of course) and a canoe/boat. The things that we could hear were ducks and peoples voices. What we could smell was different kinds of plants and fresh water and air. And lastly for feel, we could feel the rough and spiky grass, and the wind hitting us.

Also whilst we were at the lake we had to fill in a table that were in our booklets. We had to see how many black swans we could see, how many black ducks we could see, how many Eurasian Coots we could see, how many Dusky Moorhens we could see and how many Eels we could see.

We then sat down all together to eat recess before moving on to the next place, we went to the herb garden. The herb garden was full of different plants that have different sents. For the booklets we had to do the same thing like we did at the lake. What we saw was lots of plants, trees, flowers and flies and bugs. We could hear lots of voices and foot steps on the brick ground. We could smell different types of plants such as mint leaves, lemon verbena leaves and pineapple sage leaves. And for feel, we could feel flowers such as the petals which were silky and soft. And also smooth and fuzzy purple flowers.

The last stop we went to was the fern gully. And once again we did another what we could see, hear, smell and feel. We could see lots of trees surrounding us, and we also saw lots of different plants again. We could hear water splashing and birds chirping. We could smell the same things as all the other smells, and we felt soft and smooth tree branches.

After exploring around we went to a nice spot to each our lunch altogether again like we did at recess. We played some games with all the grade 5/6’s and prep buddies. we sat in a really big circle and played duck duck goose. It was so fun to see all the preps having fun and enjoying their day. After duck duck goose we played one more game together which was toilet tigy.

After lunch and playing some games we got on the bus back to school. Over all it was a fun day out with our prep buddies.