From the Students

'OUR ROLE MODELS' SERIES

Year 12 Prefect Christopher Heslop begins our student series on their role models.

My Role Models 

Christopher Heslop
Christopher Heslop

What is a role model? Well, a role model is a person that is looked up to by individuals because of their actions or values. Because of the example they set through their actions and words, role models provide a blueprint as to how an individual should behave. 

 

Role models vary for each individual. Each person has different values that they admire and aspire to uphold.

 

I see my mum as a role model as she displays all the qualities that I see as important in life. She is strong-willed and not afraid to go against the status quo. She will defend to the skin and bone if she has to. She is also a very caring and courteous person. There is probably nobody else that I would want in my corner for all general purposes.

 

I see my dad as a role model as he is always striving for excellence. Throughout his life he has always been striving to find improvements to make things easier. I admire and look up to his continuous drive to improve. I remember a story where he was working in a chemical facility and they found a more efficient process. He might’ve gotten the chief boss fired as my dad found a more efficient process.

He broke down the barriers and created a dialogue.

 

Another one is Tom Boyd, the retired AFL Footballer. Aside from him being a major contributor to the Wester Bulldogs winning the premiership, he was one of the first players to talk about his mental health candidly. I admire and see him as a role model as he had the courage to open up and freely talk about his struggles. Mental health is seen to be a taboo subject but I admire how he broke down the barriers and created a dialogue. 

 

Christopher Heslop | Year 12 Prefect 

 

Charlie's Chips

Charlie Tuddenham
Charlie Tuddenham

It was great getting back to school late last term and seeing my mates again but now here we are back doing online schooling. I am coping okay and find the workload not too bad but I still miss seeing my mates & teachers face to face. One good thing is I get to sleep in a little later, and don’t have a cold walk to the tram stop! I am trying to keep fit doing work outs at home, and I am catching up with a few of my mates via online gaming.

 

My sister and I have been doing more cooking at home, much like so many others during the COVID lockdown I guess. Flicking through some cookbooks at home I found a great recipe for chips that are really tasty and pretty easy to cook. They are great to have with dinner, or just a snack:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAPRIKA OVEN CHIPS

(serves 4)

 

6 large Desiree potatoes (skin on), cut into 1.5cm wide chips

3 garlic cloves, crushed

2 teaspoons of paprika

60 ml sunflower or vegetable oil

2 teaspoons fine semolina

Coarse sea salt & black pepper

  1. Preheat the oven to 240 degrees Celsius (220 degrees fan forced)
  2. Place a large saucepan on a high heat with plenty of salted water. Bring to the boil, add the potatoes and blanch for 5 minutes. Drain, then place in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients, plus 2 teaspoons of salt & plenty of pepper. Mix together well but carefully as you don’t want to break them apart.
  3. Spread out the chips on two lined baking trays (they need to be spaced well apart so that they get crispy). Roast for about 35 minutes, turning once halfway through, until the chips are cooked through, dark-golden and crisp.

Enjoy!

 

Charlie Tuddenham | Year 8 Ryan