In this math unit, I learnt a lot. What I learnt in this unit is percentages, which I will now till the next semester learn, decimals, and fractions. It is quite simple to me because I can do the problems that my teacher ask me to easily. So I think I did very well at this two semesters. Sometimes it is hard for me to achieve my goals in math because I sometimes don’t practice. So what I am going to improve on math is achieving my main goals which is getting a “M” for my grade in maths, which I almost did at the last semester.
In this unit I learnt a lot. I learned how to use pedometers, using heart rate monitors and other interesting stuff. The two challenges that I faced in this unit is setting the heart rate monitors and making a pedometer into a certain number that my teacher wants me to because I’ve never used a pedometer or even a heart rate monitor before so I haven’t really got the experience to use that kind of cool stuff. I also learned to use a treadmill. This is my first time to use that because I haven’t been to a school that uses that kind of stuff. And in my old school, I don’t have any training stuffs like in here. Well, I kind of love this school just about the gadgets they have for PE. This unit is helpful because this unit will support me till the future that I can use everything meaning having great experiences from being a normal boy to a curious boy. And that I could try everything that I am curious about.
In this unit, we learned a lot about debating. Well, I am in the against side which debates about not letting the refugees in Australia. I wrote a letter about not letting the refugees in to the prime minister of Australia which is Julia Gillard. So enjoy reading my letter:
December 13 2011
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Canberra ACT 2600
Dear Ms. Prime Minister,
Julia Gillard, my name is Steven. And I realized that you had been having a major problems to rethink the policies about the solutions to accepting refugees to this country. To me, although Australia has signed the contract to the UN, it is a bad idea to accept the refugees because it can affect the Australians badly and have negative impacts to the citizens and the society. Here I will prove you wrong that Australia should accept refugees.
To me letting the refugees in is a major mistake because as I said in the introduction, Australians might be affected by the refugees badly. In the first point, I will show you how negative it will be to get affected by the refugees. The negative impacts of letting refugees in is going to make the prime minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, to rethink the policies again. Moreover, the government for sure will be having a major headache to take action towards the problems that Australians are having.
Well, in France, there are many of the people of France who are letting the Islams in. The second topic is related to the conflicts in France of both of their cultures. In France, there are lots of Muslims being let in to the country. But the government banned people from wearing headscarf and “burqa”, that triggers demonstrations. Briefly, let me explain to you why Australia should not let refugees in because this problem could happen in Australia too if we let refugees with very different cultures in. Australia will be in a chaotic situation because of demonstrations and riots.
The last point, before I move on to the conclusion, is the population growth in Australia. Let me tell you Ms. Prime Minister that the more we let to refugees in, the more we let refugees in, the more the population growth will grow. Well, to me Australia is a big continent. In addition, it has about 22,788,816 people. So as I said Ms. Prime Minister, if Australia’s government accepted refugees in, for sure the population will increase a lot.
So, it is now clear that letting refugees in Australia is not a bad thing but is a bad idea. It has been proven that letting them in might have negative impacts for example, a riot in Australia about racism, the growth of the population in Australia, and other negative things that could possibly make Australia’s Prime Minister rethinking rules and policies. Thank you for your attention.