It was only two days ago that we, the Year 12’s of Victoria, received University offers. Whether they are first preferences, second preferences or even further down the list, it’s an emotional day for some or a meeting of expectations for others. Compared to the day we received our ATAR, it’s less of an ‘event’ despite being, potentially, more vital than the score itself. The … Continue reading University, here we come!
With school over, and many months ahead filled with warm weather and restful days, I’ve put it upon myself to attempt to read one book a week. This challenge, I’m hoping, will help me achieve two goals. Get through the massive pile of unread books I’ve slowly acquired over the year Ingrain a behaviour of reading each day As part of this, I’ve created a … Continue reading Summer Reading List
As of recently, I made the decision to sign myself up as an organ donor upon death. In part, it was not a very large decision for me, one of my parents is already signed as a donor, and I have no religious affiliation stopping me from doing this. Despite the small impact that this will have on me, what matters is the large impact … Continue reading Why I’m Now an Organ Donor
Today I’m going to talk to you about our constitution. It was the first document of its kind to arise from the power of debate, not the power of war. Many Australians came together from every colony to determine how this country would run and to determine the principles that would act as the foundation of our new nation. After eight years of convening, of … Continue reading Section 44 Speech
The National Schools Constitution Convention is a meeting place of the great youth political minds of Australia. For three days, students from every state and territory meet to discuss and debate a particular constitutional issue. For the 2018 Convention, the topic was “Is Section 44 Relevant in a Modern Australia?”. For those who haven’t memorised their founding document, Section 44 is concerned about the qualities … Continue reading Great Scot Article – Section 44