Isolation has been a unique experience for everyone. Some people may say it’s also been fun and exciting, whereas others may not. Learning from home, hanging out with my family, and generally managing my own time, have all been positive aspects for myself. Although, what I’ve loved about isolation the most, is seeing how the community comes together to support one another.

A big downfall of isolation though is not being able to engage within a classroom, ask as many questions and further my connection with the teacher. These have all been difficult, however, also very beneficial. I have learned so much more about resources, as well as how to self-motivate myself, and become an initiator. This whole experience has really taught me to grow and learn by myself and truly become independent. And, believe it or not, this has increased my confidence and mindset towards home-based schooling. But I will say, the biggest downfall of isolation is not being able to see my friends. With not being able to see them, I have had to communicate with my friends more over text message and learn how to control the tone of my voice too.

Generally doing things that I love through quarantine has been so great. Being able to work out more, create more drawings and complete more creative activities, all when it best suits me, has truly been amazing. Although, I will say that my sleeping patterns have dramatically changed, and it’s been difficult to adjust to everything now that things are slowly starting to get back to normal.

With that, I hope everyone is keeping safe during this time and is taking advantage of the spare time we all now have.

Wonder by RJ Palacio (age range 8-12)

“I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman, called Auggie by his close friends and family is a ten-year old boy, born with severe facial differences. Little kids hide behind their mothers when they see his face. Older kids are disgusted by him. But what they don’t see is behind the multiple surgeries that he is a normal ten-year-old kid. He has a dog that he loves more than anything called Daisy, he likes Star Wars and Halloween is his favourite holiday. Homeschooled for four years, he is starting in fifth grade at Beecher Prep.

Wonder tells of his struggles, frienships and most of all the power of kindness in an engaging and joyful read.

At school, a lot of you have probably heard of different types of learners.

  • There are visual learners, who prefer to look at information in pictures and graphs
  • Aural learners, who learn best when they can process the information through hearing it
  • Kinaesthetic learners, who absorb information best with hands-on activities
  • And, reading and writing learners, which, the name speaks for itself.

However, before you identify what your learning STYLE is, I want to first give some tips on working habits.

Although there is a wide range of different habits, I would say that there are two main groups.

First, there is something I like to call the ‘flow’ group. These types of students are reasonably loose with their studying and prefer to go with the flow. Instead of creating a timetable or follow a set structure to their learning, they have short spurts of work, which blends and becomes merged with break and relaxation times. They often struggle to finish work in a concentrated amount of time because of distractions, but they have a healthy relaxed approach to learning.

On the other hand, the ‘order’ group, are students who always have a fixed timetable, and a disciplined approach when it comes to study time. They can concentrate remarkably well and normally complete homework within a set time. These are those people whose desks are on the more organised side of things. However, their inflexible attitude to work means that they are unable to relax when it comes to taking a break, and often feel guilty when doing so.

Now, I understand that no one is completely one type, but I would like you to pick the one that you identify with most because… *drumroll*

Here are some specific tips to each type!


Hello and welcome back to my blog, I hope you are all enjoying your holidays and are having a great summer. For me, I love the holidays, it’s a great chance for me to hang out with my friends, siblings and go swimming at the beach. Just like most children I was really excited for Christmas. This year I got to make lunch for my dad and brothers which was nice. I am not a very strong reader, although I did enjoy reading all the recipes and relating text back to pictures. Sometimes I don’t like reading because it gets boring, although if you find the right book, you can read all the time! Some people read books, the newspaper, articles, and more factual things. For me, I like to read magazines, short books, blogs, recipes and articles on things I like. I think it is important to practice and try to read as much as possible.


Hello, I’m a young female and I’m starting year 9 in 2020. I’m 13 years old and I love anything to do with arts, and if anyone would like to know, my favorite color is yellow. I live in a small apartment, with my parents and three brothers, and I attend a popular private school within the heart of Melbourne. On a side note, I’m really interested in design work, art, project development, business, event planning, and fashion. I also have a lot of hobbies that I love to do in my own time, and I consider myself as a creative person.


Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! My name is Leyla. I am a 14-year-old girl and I live in Melbourne. My favourite subject at school is art. I love design, drawing and creating imagery. Ever since I was little, I have been surrounded by design. My father is an architect and my mother is an interior designer. From seeing their work and by being surrounded by these things, I would like to be an architect too when I grow up. Wanting to design buildings all around the world. Moving onto sport, my favourite sport is gymnastics, which I have been doing for 5 years now. I instantly fell in love with it ever since my first lesson. My favourite apparatus is ‘floor’ as you can express yourself the most.