Wow finally I was here. As I walked into the massive building with my sister and heading for the Sherman Hall my heart was racing so fast because I was excited to experience a day at my future high school.
After everyone had settled down, one of the vice principals, Ms Heather Thompson, came up and welcomed us. Then a year 7 student came up and talked to us about how year seven is like. Then they showed us a video of previous year sevens students they had interviewed earlier on. Finally the school principal, Sir Robert Newton came up and talked to us about the school rules and our rights and responsibilities.
After that we split up into our different classes and I was in 7B3. By this time I had already made friends with two girls in my class. Their names are Alex and Michelle. Our coordinator for the day was Mr Narrow and our helpers for the day were; Leyla, Chanuki, Daniella, Christian and Tommy.
What we first did was Human Bingo to try and get to know the people in our classes. Then after Human Bingo the helpers took us on a tour of the school and showed us different places like: Where the toilets were located, the canteen, the different levels E.g. 100s, 200s, and 300s etc. They also took us to the music area, the performance area and the Gym. By the time we got back to class it was recess.
By the end of Recess I was now friends with 5 girls from my class. Their names are; Mollie, Ingride, Jacinda, Michelle and Alex. When we got back to our class Mr Narrow gave use a Reading Comprehension test. What we had to do was read a text then answer questions about it. Then we had to write a witness statement about the text.
After that we played some more games about getting to know each other. The first game we played was the Human knot were we got into groups then had to put our hands in the middle and grab onto someone’s hands. Then we had to untangle ourselves so that we would be in a circle untangled. Then we played a game were we had to stand in a line and line up alphabetical order according to the first letter of your name without talking. We ended up getting to right on the first go.
Just as we were about to play wink Murderer, our coordinator Mr Narrow told us it was lunch time. For lunch the school provide it for us. They gave us sausage with icy pole and fruit.
University High. They also talked to use about the program and how it works and how they make sure you don’t always miss out on the same subject each week so the classes rotate.
After that we went back to our classes and finally played Wink Murderer. After playing 3 round s Daniella suggested we play Bang. Then Mr Narrow handed out our sport T- shirts and locks for our lockers next year to take home. And with that we were dismissed.