Friday, November 20, 2015

A Talk For College

Earlier today, the year 8's were very fortunate to have an eye opening talk by Mr Andrew Patterson.  The purpose of this talk was to help us in our upcoming years in college, to prepare and organize ourselves for things we do in college that we don't do in primary or intermediate. What's a start in college, with out a talk about college before the year of college? 

In our talk, he discussed about the importance of time periods in college.  My favourite topic he discussed about was the "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" He showed a movie showing a summary of those 7 habits. And of course these will become our habits next year becoming teens in college. 

The 7 habits were 

1. Be proactive
2. Begin with the end in mind 
3. Put first things first 
4. Think Win-Win
5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
6. Synergize
7. Sharpen the Saw

What I learnt from Andrew, has provided a huge boost for my years at college. It made me feel what college would be like next year for me. Hopefully these ' habits ' will be applied to my every day teenage school life. :) 


  1. I always enjoy hearing Andrew talk and was disappointed to miss this. Thank you for your succinct summary Josephine and your thoughts on its implications for you. I fully expect that you will embrace the '7 Habits' as outlined. I look forward to seeing you excel at college.

    Mrs Burt

  2. Hi Josephine - Well done for remembering and correctly listing the Seven Habits of Highly Successful Teens. I particularly liked this line in your summary: What's a start in college, with out a talk about college before the year of college? How true is that and yet so few students ever really get to prepare for college properly. Best wishes for next year and I hope to see you again soon.