Assembly this morning was boring, and had an annoying element that I shall get to soon. English was boring, my first study class was just ... a nothing, although I did have an argument with Rebekah relating to the issue on assembly that annoyed me, my second study was interesting - me and Jamie sat around and talked and he thinks he's found a way to earn a lot of money quite easily and it sounds like a good idea - Study Of Religion was interesting, as per usual - we're studying the New Age at the moment - and, as I said, I nearly fell asleep during Maths B and German.
Now, I love my school most of the time, but it also really knows how to piss me off from time to time. Basically, I cannot do sport because of a number of factors, most notably my eyesight and albinism. So now they're doing some stupid "value added sport" whereby they want me to stay at school on Fridays and take some first aid course and stay after school on Wednesdays to do study. My school has compulsory after school sports training on Wednesdays, although every year I've gotten out of it and been able to go home. But (and this was announced on assembly this morning), students such as myself with sporting exemptions are now going to have to stay and most likely do study. This truly pisses me off. Firstly, I'm not staying at school 75 minutes later than home time is. I spend enough time there as it is. Secondly, I do 100 minutes of study on a Wednesday already - another 75 minutes would be a supreme waste of time. And thirdly, I simply don't want to stay. School finishes at 3:15. It does NOT end at 4:30. In fact, before I actually began at my school, I never knew they had this compulsory training - I was under the impression you ALWAYS went home at 3:15, because it's the advertised home time. But no, on Wednesdays, they MAKE you stay until 4:30, and I've been lucky to get out of it.
And in regards to taking a first aid course: NO. My idea of first aid is to get someone else, someone who can actually see what's going on. Think about it: do you really want a guy who's nearly legally blind to be performing first aid on you? I doubt it! I just can't see well enough to be able to do much more than apply a plaster, so a first aid course would be of no use to me at all. Knowing me, if I did take the course and a situation arose when I needed the skills I'd learnt, I'd provide treatment for a broken leg on someone who's REALLY got a fractured skull! OK, maybe it wouldn't be quite so extreme, but I wouldn't have the eyesight to really do much helpful. Also, my friend's Dad works for the Queensland Ambulance Service, and he says the organisation that takes the first aid course I would have to do is mostly comprised of people that were rejected by the QAS, and this I find quite interesting.
So I'm not going to stay later on Wednesdays and I'm not going to stay on Fridays to do a useless first aid course provided by people who potentially may not be the best. I'm quite ticked off by the school doing this. What is so vile and heinous about me going home at 3:15 on a Wednesday and lunch time on a Friday? Why is this so bad? Why can't they just let me go home and stop wasting time and resources on stupid crap like this? Ah well, my Mum's writing a forceful note to them and hopefully that will work. And if it doesn't, we'll probably just defy the school. Bwahaha.
I don't get why schools FORCE students into doing a sport or activity in place of sport in the first place. Not everyone is good at sport, not everyone likes sport, and some people are both. They don't force you to do drama or art or take up an instrument or do debating or anything like that, but they force you to do sport and it makes no sense. It should be a case of "We'd like you to do sport but, if you really don't want to, you don't have to", not "If you decide to defy us and go home, we're going to give you an after school detention." Sheesh.
On a brighter note, this week should be grand. Friday is Gold Coast Show Day, so I can stay home - woohoo - and on Thursday, I have a special leadership day thing at Bond University. Some training thing we have to do if we want to be a prefect next year. Hopefully it'll be fun. Probably won't learn much, but oh well. Tomorrow, I'm not going to go to Maths C - I'm too tired. I think I'm definitely still ill, because there is no logical reason for me to be this tired. I've gotten the right amount of sleep I'm supposed to get - and more than I usually do - so I should feel rested, not like I could fall asleep at any minute.
Ah ... that'll do for now. Got an e-mail from those Corrupt Christian Music people, finally. They are so misguided.