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serendipity17

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Re: Mac.Rob YR 9 2020 ?
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2019, 07:54:17 pm »
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btw sorry if im annoying yall
but how far to u guys live from the school?
uhhh sorta far but prob not that far compared to other people :p
it's about an hour and a bit one way if i catch public transport

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Re: Mac.Rob YR 9 2020 ?
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2019, 07:59:13 pm »
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nicee! did u go to the school tour?
Nah, was it good?
btw sorry if im annoying yall
but how far to u guys live from the school?
Yeah not too far as well

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Re: Mac.Rob YR 9 2020 ?
« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2019, 08:00:12 pm »
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uhhh sorta far but prob not that far compared to other people :p
it's about an hour and a bit one way if i catch public transport
yeh mine is an hour and a bit away as well lol

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Re: Mac.Rob YR 9 2020 ?
« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2019, 08:10:42 pm »
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Nah, was it good?
it was pretty interesting tbh but i think you won't have missed much if you didn't go :)

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Re: Mac.Rob YR 9 2020 ?
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2019, 06:40:12 pm »
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it was pretty interesting tbh but i think you won't have missed much if you didn't go :)

I didnít go on the tour! :( was it worth it? did they give any new information? i went on the open day tour earlier this year.

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Re: Mac.Rob YR 9 2020 ?
« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2019, 07:55:47 pm »
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I didnít go on the tour! :( was it worth it? did they give any new information? i went on the open day tour earlier this year.
yeh sameeee

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Re: Mac.Rob YR 9 2020 ?
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2019, 08:45:22 pm »
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I didnít go on the tour! :( was it worth it? did they give any new information? i went on the open day tour earlier this year.
yeah i definitely learnt some stuff but i assume the tours would have been the same (or similar) no matter what date you went.
btw does anyone know if we do dancing classes with mhs or something? thanks :)

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Re: Mac.Rob YR 9 2020 ?
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2019, 09:23:17 pm »
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Dancing with MHS... uh I hope not! I donít think we do, but there is a small possibility since we have most other after school clubs with them

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Re: Mac.Rob YR 9 2020 ?
« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2019, 10:18:41 pm »
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ahah dancing is fun tho :)
thankq for replying

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Re: Mac.Rob YR 9 2020 ?
« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2019, 11:03:56 pm »
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Dancing with MHS... uh I hope not! I donít think we do, but there is a small possibility since we have most other after school clubs with them

Hey, I kinda stumbled upon this post by accident
I'm a current Mac.Robbian and congrats on making it in! (Well I'm assuming by just that one post)
Don't worry, we don't have to dance with mhs; it's entirely optional and we don't have most after school clubs with them
Honestly, it's mostly just special occasions and events involving mhs and most people make friends with them through Instagram, guys from their previous school that got in or having friends from the trains
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Re: Mac.Rob YR 9 2020 ?
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2019, 04:57:42 am »
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Thank u so much for clarifying, Iím literally friends with no guys... oh well

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Re: Mac.Rob YR 9 2020 ?
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2019, 07:41:09 am »
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Thank u so much for clarifying, Iím literally friends with no guys... oh well
Hah honestly same lol

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Re: Mac.Rob YR 9 2020 ?
« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2019, 09:53:01 am »
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Hah honestly same lol

All good haha

I remember being a year 8 and looking forward to coming to Macrob but also being pretty intimidated since I didn't know what to expect. I had heaps of questions back then so I just wanted to make a list of potentially helpful info

1. We barely ever have to do compulsory school activity joined with mhs
2. I'm pretty sure you know this already but the classes in Macrob are organized by what language you pick. Let's say you and your best friend both get in; if you want to be in the same class then you both have to pick the same language. Even if you both pick French (for example), you might still end up in a different class. The only way to basically ensure that you will get in the same class is by picking Indo since only a minority pick that. If you want to ask about Indo or Jap at Macrob, I can answer since I did Indo last year and switched into Jap this year.
3. Our facilities are umm...I'm just gonna leave it at that
4. Macrob focuses a lot on Music. Even if you're not musically inclined, you may have to be apart of some kind of event. There's a lot of extra-curricular involvement which I urge people to participate (DO MUSIC GUYS NO BIAS OR ANYTHING...)
5. We complain a lot about mhs even though our curriculum as a whole is better than theirs and we have a lot more advantages and freedom than they do
6. There is an accel math program that you will get to try for. In Year 9, you will skip Year 9 Maths and do Year 10 instead. Essentially, you will be following the same curriculum as the year ahead. You will have to do Methods 1/2 in Year 10. This will give you the option to complete 3/4 in Year 11 or 12 (but you cannot repeat 1/2's in Macrob)
7. The general cohort in Macrob is very nice and friendly. Everyone is pretty different so it may take you a while to form your own group of friends. Generally, from what I observed is that in Year 9, forms stick together. In Year 10, these groups segregate and eventually split off into different friendship groups. This is because in Year 9, all of your subject apart from electives are with your form whereas in Year 10, every class is a mix of forms
8. People in Macrob talk about VCE a lot, esp once you get to Year 10
9. Macrob has a lot, and I mean A LOT of leadership positions available. These range from Form Captain to Music Captain. Since the number of students that apply for these positions are high, I again urge people to take extra-curricular activities (music, music, music, though I'm low-key high-key biased). I currently have one and I would also say don't do it for the badge. It actually is a lot of work and if you genuinely want to contribute because you're passionate about it, then do it. It requires commitment, liking coming to school on school-free days to help out
10. To make mhs friends, I think the best way is to get introduced by your other friends. I mean they aren't necessary. Adding on, mhs culture is quite different from Macrob. Since Macrob is more polite, mhs is more direct and they like joking around in ways we can't comprehend. They can also appear as a bit rough but those are just the differences in behavior. I actually have some friends who I talk to and message daily.
11. The Macrob environment isn't very competitive, contrasting the stereotypes. People just try to compete against themselves
12. In Year 9, you may develop some serious procrastination habits (like me). This is kind of inevitable so I recommend trying to get back on your feet in Year 10
13. You may not get your first preferences for electives. It shouldn't be a big deal though. Most of it depends on whether classes have enough people interested to run.

I'm not quite sure if the elective forms have been sent out yet since all of my Class of 2023 friends who tried out unfortunately didn't make it in. I'm happy to answer questions about electives as well

If you have any questions you can just message or PM me. Good luck, guys! Hope to see you guys next year : )

PS: Say hi to me if you see me around next year. I will be that short year 11 music girl that plays double bass and spends most of her lunch time either in the lockers or doing something in L3 (L3 is the most beautiful place in Macrob aka the music floor)
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Re: Mac.Rob YR 9 2020 ?
« Reply #43 on: September 20, 2019, 06:22:45 pm »
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Thanks for the help! Also I'm unable to come to the orientation day, SoO, I hope I'm not a lonely fuck (sorry language) because everyone would have formed their friend groups and I'll be sad and lonely. And I'll be the confused one asking all the questions which were answered on orientation. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

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Re: Mac.Rob YR 9 2020 ?
« Reply #44 on: September 20, 2019, 08:03:13 pm »
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Thanks for the help! Also I'm unable to come to the orientation day, SoO, I hope I'm not a lonely fuck (sorry language) because everyone would have formed their friend groups and I'll be sad and lonely. And I'll be the confused one asking all the questions which were answered on orientation. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Awww Iíll be friends with uuuu :)))