|BK Publishing interns: Helga Odendaal and Charné Oosthuysen|
For us here at BK Publishing, we had the joy of experiencing the enthusiasm that comes with graduating. Two of our interns, Charné and Helga, found out yesterday that they passed all their modules at the University of Pretoria, without getting any rewrites. We celebrated accordingly – sitting around our publisher’s computer screen, our mouths stuffed with red velvet cupcakes and champagne, looking for errors on a layout. Have no fear, it was a quarter of a tiny glass of champagne each!
For many of our Supernova readers, next year will be a year of new beginnings and a lot of change. ‘Graduating’ primary school and moving on to high school is either a dream come true or a worst nightmare.
Here is our totally rad guide to making a smooth transition from primary school to high school:
- Be friendly – Regardless of teenagers all being notoriously famous for being grumpy, moody and sometimes just down right nasty, they are still human. Everyone prefers a smile to a huge scowl.
- Be yourself – Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. You are unique and people will love you for it.
- Don’t take initiation too seriously – The older kids will initially find you to be very strange and amusing, but they’ll get over it soon enough. If you do feel that you are being bullied, speak to a teacher.
- Work hard – High school is the place where you start paving the way for your future for when you leave school. Work as hard as you possibly can so that you can achieve your goals and make your dreams come true, whatever they might be.
- Be strong – Don’t give in to peer pressure. It’s not worth the trouble you’ll be getting into if you do make a very bad decision.
- Read Supernova – Always keep your brain muscles flexed and knowledge sharp!
However great or bad high school ends up being, it won’t last forever!
To all our Supernova readers going to high school, we wish you the best of luck and we hope that the experience is a ton of fun!
By Carina Vermooten