This week in Szenes House:
- Year 11 students sat their Preliminary HSC Examinations
- Year 10 are enjoying Zionist Camp
A warm welcome to Gemma Beinart (10) who returned to Emanuel School on Monday after spending six months in America.
Kayla Orliesky (10) interviewed Gemma on her return.
Back on 1 January 2016, Gemma Beinart set off with her family to temporarily live in Michigan in America. It was extremely hard for Gemma and her friends to say goodbye yet she has made many amazing friends in America. Gemma has since returned and said she loved her stay in the US. She recalls Chicago being her favourite city as the food was definitely the highlight. She adored New York and Puerto Rico and says she made some of her best friends in both places.
Gemma is glad to be back in Sydney, but says it may take some time to adjust back into things like learning how to drive on the other side of the road, but she is heart warmed by the support from her friends.
Negative emotions are a normal part of life so if we can embrace them and see the positives within them we can enjoy more happiness and ultimately live better lives!
Quotation of the week from the Happiness Institute
Feelings are like waves. You cannot stop them from coming but you can decide which ones to surf.