Class D

Hello!

 

If you receive this letter, it means you attend class 1D. All I need to say – you've made a very brave choice. I imagine that you are terrified and have absolutely no idea whether you're going to pass. No need to be afraid though, obviously, on my first day I was scared too (to be honest, I was scared even more when the first maths test was announced). I can assure you that it will be a disastrous event regardless how hard you study. I hope I don't make you change the class, but further months are going to be tougher and tougher, you need to get used to it.

As far as physics is concerned, if I were you, I'd start studying really hard from the very beginning, because you'll not be treated leniently.

Your third extended-level subject is IT, no worries here, you have a great teacher (you probably already know it).

All in all, it's not going to be an easy school year for you, but with enough effort you should easily make it to June, wish you all best.

 

Class 2D student

 

Dear students,

I heard that you were terrified of being in this school. But remember what Bob Marley said: "Don't worry, be happy" and "Every little thing is gonna be alright"! It is nothing bad in being scared, but you have to just deal with it and roll on. One thing that I recall is I thought that everyone here is weird and maybe a little crazy. That is definitely not true. I have found some really good friends and I'm sure so will you. The diversity of people here is so huge that it's nearly impossible not to find someone who you will like mutually. The next thing is, of course, learning. Don't be afraid of the teachers because - although it might sound odd - they aren't monsters. They are mostly just trying to motivate you to do your best. And your best is extremely good so be prepared for some hard work. Also remember that you haven't necessarily picked the right class to be in. It is still not too late to change it if you find out your profile doesn't suit you.

 

Best wishes,

Class 2D student

 

Good day!

 

Congratulations on getting to High School No 5. You probably feel the same way as I did, when I came here one year ago. Excited, curious, but also scared… a new school, new people, new teachers – everything new! Everyone is afraid and stressed. But don't worry. After several weeks you'll see that it will be awesome three years.

So you are in class D. You want to focus most on Maths, Physics and Information Technology. Don't worry if you don't know anything about programming. And don't get scared when your classmates talk about things that you have never heard of ( like: ”całki” or ”delta wyszła ujemna !”). Soon you'll learn that's the way of life in ”mat-fiz”.

As it comes to teachers, it's good to be active and ask questions, because teachers need to know you and see what you know after junior high school.

In September you will get used to a new place and new friends. There will be no difficult tests. You are going on a camp with your class and you will get to know each other better. And then with every week you'll begin to feel that you are an essential part of this school.

I wish you good luck and please don't be stressed. Look around: every first year student feels the same way as you. So make friends and have fun!

 

Class 2D student

 

G'day,

Congrats on getting admitted to the High School No5;) Some of us have gotten the impression that you're quite stressed – relax! Yeah, I know this seems pretty weird, getting a ”letter” from a 2nd class student who doesn't know you, and even though I kind of feel weird about writing this too, it's honest – the school isn't as scary as you might think after the first few days. Sure, everyone looks so much older, but you'll get used to it and meet a lot of people you'll really like:) For me, the first year at school was probably the best year of my life, at least when it comes to social stuff, and all of my friends who did state their opinions about that say so too.

The teachers, some of which are probably the main scaring-the-hell-out-of-you factor, are sometimes pretty specific indeed, but you’ll get used to that, too, and after a year you’ll probably realize, like I did, that you’ve gained quite a lot of interesting and useful skills and knowledge, just look at them from a non-class perspective and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

When it comes to the amount of time school stuff consumes, it’s actually less than you’d expect, judging by the first few days – or at least doesn’t feel like it’s that much. For me, the best aspect of attending this school is not actually the education itself (I do a lot of semi-learning-related stuff myself, but only if it’s fun to do, making computer games is probably the best example), but the people you’ll get to know, and believe me, you’ll find time for that too. You’re definitely going to notice a major improvement when it comes to your time-management skills, and that’s necessary for everyone, but when you do, you’ll look at your time in junior high and think “The heck was I spending my time doing? I could’ve done so many more awesome things” :)

 

Class 2D student

 

I am writing this letter, because I want to share with you my experiences  and feelings when I was in a similar situation as you are. Maybe this might help you to overcome all of your negative emotions.

Well, a year ago I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to catch up with my classmates. This school is considered a very prestigious one, and I was simply afraid I wouldn’t feel comfortable here. I didn’t not know anyone.  The building seemed huge in comparison to my previous school. These were my concerns and I guess you  are experiencing at least some of them now.

In my opinion, students are the best reason to attend this school. I think you wouldn’t find so many friendly and wise people in other school. Teachers? Some of them tend to make their new students afraid at first, but it goes away with time. The material is manageable by everyone. I think the worst part is when you have to perform in front of whole class. Some can’t cope with stress well, so  just forgive them their mistakes.

I simply advise you not to worry :)

Class 2D student