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    Young Adults meet up

    I'll probably be wearing fluro jeans
  2. On the young adults thread in the socialising section there is a meet up this sunday at marion
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    Young Adults meet up

    We are hoping to meet up at marion shopping centre next saturday
  4. Hey I'm Alecia and I'm 19 too and from Leeds. But I've been here since 2007. If anyone wants my fb you can pm me. It would be good if us 18/19/20s yearr olds could catch up. There doesn't seem to be many things happening on here for our age group
  5. No I don't think anyone did, we should organize something for the next few weeks, may be movies/bowling or going out to a pub/town?
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    What school year groups?

    I wouldn't worry about 'going back to primary school', In some schools high school doesn't start to yr 8 others yr 10, some schools have yr 7 and 8 as middle school. Its more important about how you feel in your classes lots of friends your age, understand the work (in those yeas there is a lot of focus on australia so it might be good)the naming of years and systems doesn't really matter cause schools aren't as rigid, my school was an R-12 for example reception to year 12 so I didn't really matter what the stage was called. I was a few weeks into yr 9 when I left in about October, I started School in November two weeks of year 8 and then in February was back to year 9. Plus you do lot of different lessons, like Health, Photography, languages, etc. So its no big deal.
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    Wnting to know how to vote and how they count

    Stephen Frey explaining, With cats (we don't have optional preferential but works the same),
  8. Hey, I'm 19 I've been here since 2007, how you enjoying it? People say it's easier when your in school, work, TAFE, uni I haven't got a younger sister just a twin brother, I don't think there is that many teens on here. My parent's profile is DAVID.CHRISTINE I'm sure they would like to complain about having teenagers , the parents have regular meet ups. Alecia
  9. Hey, So I do politics at uni so they have gone over this a lot and it's a bit complicated at first so I thought I'd share. Yes you have to show up (or at least do early/absent/online) and it is between 8 am and 6pm, they tick you off and give you the ballot. If you wish you can make the vote informal or do a donkey vote but you might as well do it properly. House of Representatives This is where KRudd and Abbott chill out, its the lower house and the main thing for laws. We use an Alternative Vote/Preferential System, which means we rank ALL candidates, eg, 1 :smile:4 :cute:2 :policeman:3 When they are counting the vote it comes in multiple rounds. 1st round use all the first preferences, if someone gets 50 percent of the vote plus 1 in your electorate then they win and represent you. If they don't they find out who got the lowest amount of votes and that person all the people who voted for them they take there no 2 options and assign them to their second preferences and so on until someone has 50 percent plus 1. Government is made by whichever party can get the most support in parliament. The senate is a bit more difficult as it is easier for minor parties because it is proportional. (Be thankful we live in SA and not the Eastern states as we only have 73 candidates unlike there +100. You have a few options: Above the line (95% of Australians do this), you put a number one in the box of your preferred party above the line, as they have registered preference flows with the commission. So check these as the votes may not go where you expect. Below the line (arguably more democratic), you have to number from 1 to 73 for ALL candidates but you can make 3 mistakes and it still counts as formal. You can also put a number above the line and they will only use that if you below the line is informal. We are electing 6 senators and they need 14.4% of the vote to get elected, that's called a quote. So Labor and Liberal will normally get two quotas each. Preferences are also distributed here but it's a bit more complicated and works similar to the lower house. They won't know the definite senate result for a few days and they start there job next year. The U.K. uses First Past the post where it is simply the most popular meaning someone can get in with only 30 percent support the most popular wins, In Australia this system means a broader support and the least unpopular wins. Use this to organise your preferences, check policies and candidates http://www.belowtheline.org.au/ And this to see where your above the line preferences will go http://www.abc.net.au/news/federal-election-2013/guide/gtv/sa/
  10. Hey I'm alecia and me and my brother alex are both 19, we've been here since 07 , we found australians have different friendships then people in the uk so I wouldn't be surprised. If he wants someone to talk to or hang out with where both on fb. The music thing will be good i know a few people doing well in it so the opportunity is there.
  11. Hey all, I graduated year 12 in 2011 and I am in my second year of education (secondary)/ arts (history and political studies) at Flinders. So I'm familiar with the current curriculum, and I have studied various subjects including, Japanese, Science, Math, English, etc. I know a lot of people are worried about the curriculum or wanting extra help and I'm offering my services. Because i'm busy with uni for the time being it might only be helping with eassys. I can look through an emailed draft. But if there is interest in more help we can organise that I live in the Hallett Cove area. You can contact me if you have extra questions. Hopefully it will help everyone : ) Alecia
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    UK education better than Australia?

    I conpleted year 12 in 2011 and had started here in year 9 and now i'm in my second year of uni. Studying education. As far as which is better its a bit unfair. In england we where pushed and always tested but we had a rather narrow education. In aus i've found the subjects are broader health pe photography japanese metal work tourism the list goes on and its far more focoused and a broad range while promoting activities and learning through experiments. So its hard to compare systems. After uni im starting to think the Australian system is better and the english model has to be updated to be more student centered. But australia does lack the stricter social side of schools with homework and rules Plus the point mentioned above about secret voting i reckon is the best invention. Its hard to imagine democracys without one
  13. Once you get a visa local libraries hace craft groups, the Marion area has a knitting group, sowing group, reading group, but Spotlight is awesome for all of that stuff
  14. It might be easier if she stays to do her A levels, because you need SACE and ATAR for uni but she could always go into TAFE, the problem is some schools start their SACE in yr 10. To do a compulsory PLP. Then in Yr 11 you start the rest of the SACE and you finish in year 12. You need to be able to get 200 credits and some compulsory subjects. You should also check if the A levels can get her into uni./TAFE. But if that doesnt work out there is a thing called the STAT test and 18 you can take it and get into uni, because it asses the basics like Enhlish and Math.
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    Books that have made you think

    Tim Winton's 'that Eye the Sky' is one what makes you think, it's a bit rude but it really does show a part of Australia, he wrote cloud street too it was just on tele. But it's only a hundred or so pages so quickly read. It's about a boy's view on his changing life going to high school, his sisters problems, a stranger, his dad, his mum, his gran and how he struggles. But my favourite one is Michael Morphugo's 'Alone on a wide wide sea' incidently also set in Australis and two boys growing up and facing some challenging times.
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