The first weeks of being a Grade 8 student went well. I mostly spent my time with my faction, as there was no classes on the first five days of school. I belonged to the Dauntless Faction, and there were only 3 Grade 8 students. I practise my communication and social skills on these days with the students of Grade 9 and Grade 7.
On the first day, I met a lot of new faces. New students and new teachers are anywhere to be seen. Grade 8 did not have any new students, so we're evenly 25. We got a new homeroom teacher named Mr Michael and he taugh English and Catholic. The teachers introduced themselves and gave some little speech on every occation we had on each day.
On the next few days, we had battles between factions, starting from Cheering Competition, Indonesian and Mandarin Knowledge Competition, Look-a-like Competition, Sport Games, etc. We won some games and our scores are near to our opposition's score. We struggled on each competition, even though communication in our group is quite hard, as most of the students are new.
On the third until the fourth day, I was dedicated to be the Secretary Representative of my faction. I was very awkward to describe my speech and answer the questions, but it was all an experience for me. I lose the election, because somebody reminds me I didn't have so much friends, so yeah...
In summary, the first weeks of being a Grade 8 students are quite nice. The lessons I got from these days are, socialize more, participate more and be creative in a group. I actually do love group works, but if the students aren't cooperative enough, so yeah.. there could be World War III (just kidding, I'm not that emotional though). So that's my good first weeks of being a Grade 8 student.
- Gabriel (Adzra)