This week we started off by looking at what makes us ‘tick’. Our occupational psychologist, Mrs van der Ruit started us off by getting us to do a test that was then matched with a general personality type. Some of us really battled to decide where we actually fitted in the whole personality type table, others were very comfortable with where they had been ‘typed’. Some of us discovered many things about ourselves that had never been realised or pointed out before. During the course we developed a better understanding about ourselves and our peers which was very insightful. We also had a better understanding of how group dynamics work and how different personality types react to situations in different ways, and how best to handle someone who is very different to yourself. At the end of the course we had one on one interviews with Mrs van der Ruit which helped steer us in the right direction for our future careers, depending on what our character type suited. This will be done in more detail at a later stage.We finished this particular part of the psychology course towards the end of the week and started a tech course which would continue the following week. The tech course consists of three parts: mechanics, construction work and natural acumen.For mechanics we are taking apart a Landrover and will be servicing it which is a project for our intake. In the construction module we are learning how to lay bricks, build foundations and plaster walls. During the natural acumen we are learning the geographical side of Quiet Waters. This coming week will be busy as we are continuing the tech course and will also be playing in the touch bowl (touch rugby festival) up in Chegutu.