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Grade 6 Graduation interview 2015

December17

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post and today’s topic is all about our grade 6 graduation interviews 2015. I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s release the GRADUATES!

Here is the  the video if you would like to view it:

Thanks for watching! I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe!

That’s it for the last school post for the year! Only 1 more school day to go!

Thanks,

By Takee

Valedictorian Speech 2015

December17

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post and today’s topic is all about me and my valedictorian speech this year. I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s release the VALEDICTORIANS!

                                                                                                               VALIDICTORIAN SPEECH

So, here we are, almost at the end of our journey at primary school. But at the same time, we’re about to start a whole new journey in high-school, just as we started our journey here in prep. I would like to congratulate my fellow year 6 classmates who have also completed their journeys. It has been an honour to be at Moonee Ponds Primary School for the past 7 years.  In some ways, these 7 years have been long and short. Long because of all the drama and extra homework, short because of the life-long friendships, the lasting memories and the truly amazing things we have learnt throughout our time here. Good or bad, long or short, I will always remember this place. Our teachers, of course, spend an inhuman amount of time here, and most students do as well. Most of them even do it off their own choosing.

I remember when it was my first day at school; I was in a surrounding that I didn’t know. But as time went on, I started to like this place. By the end of prep, I already made quite a few friends. I remember I used to chase Tait, Cian, Ben and Ferris around at Lunchtimes, and once I even crossed the red line and got in trouble for the first time. By year one, I started bragging about being older than all the preps and grade ones, until one day, Madeline Vorrias approached me and ben grey and asked us if we were preps last year, we nodded. Then she started bragging about being in grade two, and I had learnt my lesson.

Whatever we decide, most of us will agree that Moonee Ponds Primary School was a great place to foster our minds and bodies in this critical learning phase. I am a totally different person than I was seven years ago. I hope I am also a better one. I learnt so much- my interests, myself and so on. I feel like if I go back in time, my younger self won’t recognise me! I hope this passion for learning carries on when I have to search out into myself instead of biking into class and taking notes.

In grade two, I had one of the greatest learning years, being the spelling bee in the class! The biggest event was the grade two sleep-over. That’s when we first got to sleep at the SPC; boys were on one side, and a whole row of girls on the other side. There were only about 10 boys in grade two then, so we took a little corner. We had casual clothes on that day, so that was awesome. I slept next to Tait, and we practically talked all night.

Grade three was one of my best years at M.P.P.S. I missed camp that year, as we were off to London, so I had something better than camp. But I did hear that camp was great that year. We did quite a few special things in Zoya’s class that none of the other classes did, like having a fish and chips picnic at the end of the year. The most interesting part was that I never got full marks on my maths tests until the very last test, when I got 50 out of 50. Now that’s a huge improvement!

The biggest thing I have learnt again and again, I am probably speaking for a lot of us here, is that we only get one trip around this rock. We might as well enjoy it. If you find a balance between work, school or otherwise and have fun. “All Work and no Play makes jack a dull boy.” It’s not just the quote from a movie, it’s the truth. A well rounded person is someone who knows a little bit about every topic his or her friends discuss. And an interesting person can take that information and make a conversation about it. Even if his or her knowledge is lacking.

Grade four was very interesting, as I was in ant’s class. I loved the way he taught us things beyond our learning standards. It really helped on the following year in lee’s class. The most interesting part about grade four was camp. We had three days to explore sovereign hill. We focused on learning more about Australian History. In class, we also got to pour water on our heads on very hot days when everyone had a water bottle. That was pretty awesome. But that’s not it, I also got my pen licence that year.

In grade five, I obviously loved being in lee’s class as I really like being around software (that’s why I want to be a software engineer). That year was also one of my best years at M.P.P.S. with a load of friends in my class. It was also one of my huge learning years, as I improved A LOT on my handwriting, making speeches including impromptu speeches and much more. By the end of that year, I was a completely different person than I was at the start.

Others may get the right to work, or even take a year or more off to decide what they want to do. Leaving primary school is such a brutal decision, that I don’t know what the world has in store for us. Just thinking about all those exams and decisions between high schools give me the headaches! But I do know how do deal with those life events, though: By using the skills and information I have picked up here. It all comes down to help, and I have got plenty of people to thank for that. Parents, of course, teachers, friends. I guess the biggest thing I have learnt in primary school is to help others when needed.

Finally, in grade six, my last year in primary school, I am in Jude’s class. I learnt quite a few new statements and words. I think the biggest event of this year was Camp, which I sadly missed due to the confusion of a trip to Bangladesh. Jude tells us heaps of stories in class time…so I guess I’m lucky to be in Jude’s class!

To everyone who changed our lives, we all say thank you. To Parents who stood by us no matter what. To teachers who tried to give us a passion for learning. To administrators who tried to make our primary school experiences as amazing as possible. To friends who were always by our side and all the people we depend on. Without each other, there would be no purpose of being here, no way to advance. Life, like society, is exactly how we make of it. So I thank everyone for being with us in every step.

Sincerely, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you all.

Takee

 

Behind the News: Aussie News!

December6

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post and today’s topic is all about this weeks BTN in which the topic is Aussie News. I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s release the News!

This year as 2015 started of with peace, with Australia rejecting chaos. But eventually it didn’t turn out to be that simple. Tony Abbot released his new 2015 budget, and supported Bronwyn Bishop along with her scandal, in which she flew on a luxurious chopper to a conference with the cost of $5227. By September, things in Canberra started to fall apart and Australia had found themselves a new leader, introducing Malcomn Turnbull. 

This year, Uluru was given back to their traditional land owners, the aboriginals by the governor general, with a lot of new historical moments such as the Wave hill walk off where Aboriginals protested and fought for their land.

Along with all this chaos, two Australian criminals where captured in Indonesia, a new national anthem is requested by many. All this just proves how busy Australia really is.

Finally, one of two understandings I now have include: Jhonny Debb brought a pet into the country without following the terms and conditions this year.

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There has been a LOT going on in Australia in the year 2015!

Finally, one question I now have includes: Is Australia in a happy state?

Behind the News: Albert Einstein

November25

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post and today’s topic is all about this weeks BTN in which the topic is called: Albert Einstein. It’s all about how 100 years ago Albert Einstein announced general theory of relativity in the world. I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s release the NEWS!

The world has acknowledged some great idea’s by Albert Einstein. But the one that made him REALLY POPULAR was the publishing of the general theory of relativity back in 1915. So technically, we are celebrating the 100th year of that Establishment. To be honest, this is ACTUALLY helping other scientists even today to find out how the universe runs.

Albert Einstein was born in Germany in 1879, and he was a REALLY normal kid. He was pretty good with maths and OK with school. But he is known to have dropped out of school at the age of 15, as he was trying out for this university, but apparently, he failed. Yep, even the worlds best scientist can fail an exam. Eventually, he moved into Switzerland and studied in uni there to become a teacher. After completing graduation,the only problem was the he couldn’t find any teaching jobs. So he worked at a patent’s office and checked out other people’s inventions, while thinking of some himself.

In 1905, he published some famous formula’s, some of which you’ve seen before, like E=MC2. But that is not Albert Einsteins main focus. In 1915, as you might already know, he published his general theory of relativity. It’s all about the relation-ship of space and time, and it gave us our best understandings of how space, time and gravity works.

one of two understandings I now have include: Even 100 years later, the theory is still really important how it’s helped scientists explain things such as the existence of black holes, how time travel is possible and how the universe formed, all of which is inspiring study in physics and Astronomy.

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Not long after Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, he became famous all around the world, and in 1921, he won the noble prize for physics. That just proves why Albert Einstein is so important in our history, even after 100 years of the establishment.

Finally, one question I now have includes: When did Albert Einstein die?

Behind the News: Astranout Ad–17/11/15

November23

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post and today’s topic is all about this weeks BTN which is dedicated to being an Astronaut and its advertisements. Many young kids dream of becoming an astronaut when they grow up. And now NASA has announced the exact requirements needed to make that dream a reality. I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s release the NEWS!!!

NASA just put out ad calling for new young future astronauts for future missions, even to Mars! NASA says it’ll need a lot more astronauts for its future missions including those to Mars, as I just said before. And it’s really important to get the very best people for the job! NASA says that shouldn’t stop Aussie kids from dreaming big.

All you have to do is pass a physical test. You must be at least 1.5 to 1.9 M tall. On top of that, you also need a good vision. Then, you need a university degree on any topic such as Mathematics, Science, physics and etc. Then there is a lot of other tests and training from a wide range of people such as teachers, military, engineers and much more. But only a few get through to the next stage. Then your good to go! 🙂

The first astronauts were selected way back in 1959. Originally, they came from the military, and most of them were pilots! WHY? Because only people from the military where allowed to enter. But today, as I said in the previous fact, you can have any profession to be an Astronaut!  

one of two understandings I now have include: that a trip to MARS is going to take place very soon as NASA is already preparing youngsters to train to be an astronaut.

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There are many stages in which you must apply in order to become an Astronaut, starting from a physical test to a university degree to a astronomy test and a LOT of stages to do with-in that! So, it’s complicated!

Finally, one question I now have include: When will NASA plan and start it’s journey towards MARS and how many Astronauts will be selected to go?

Here is the link the BTN page:

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4349704.htm

Here is my work on Audacity:

I hope you enjoyed reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! That’s all I have to say for today’s post! So, as I always say, that’s all folks! ’till next time!

Thanks,

By Takee

Behind the News: Egyptian Exploration

November21

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post and today’s topic is all about this week’s BTN and the topic is about Egyptian Exploration, as you might already know from the title. I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s release the News!

They’re ancient wonders that have towered over Egypt for thousands of years. But even after all this time, there are still some things we don’t fully understand about the pyramids.

The pyramids were built as tombs for Egypt’s pharaohs more than four thousand years ago. And they were filled with valuable objects like jewellery and gold coins, because the Egyptians believed they could take their riches with them after they died.

Egypt’s government has teamed up with researchers from around the world to find out exactly what’s inside them. It’s a project called Scan Pyramids, and it’ll use technologies like infrared, particle detectors, and 3D scans using lasers and drones to map four different pyramids.

one of two understandings I now have include:  in the thousands of years since they were built, heaps of thieves have broken in and stolen whatever they could find.

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There have been some pretty out-there theories over the years trying to explain how the pyramids were built. And yes, one of them is that they were put there by aliens. That’s because building these massive pyramids can’t have been easy. The Great Pyramid of Giza is made up of more than two million blocks. Each weighs between two and a half tonnes and 15 tonnes. Yep, that’s a lot of big, heavy blocks to cart around.

Finally, one question I now have is: When might this mystery be resolved?

Here is the site to the BTN Site:

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4345716.htm

Here is my work in Audacity:

I hope you enjoyed reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So, as I have run out of things to say specified towards this post. So, as I always say, ’till next time! That’s all folks!

Thanks,

By Takee

Behind the News: Young Author

November16

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post on this week’s BTN in which the topic is about book week in which a young 12-year-old girl named Hannah who created her own book called “I don’t like cheese.” at the age of 12. I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s release the facts!

Hannah, a 12 year old girl has published a book called ” I don’t like cheese”, and it was all motivated by her primary school principle, Mr Holland. He admits that Hannah’s grade 5 teacher told him that Hannah was a brilliant writer. So, Mr Holland suggested Hannah to write the book as an achievement and challenge.

Shortly after handing over the book to Mr Holland, the local media included the story in a newspaper, and she was even selected to go to an interview with kids book review or something.

After selecting the illustrator, Hannah had the opportunity to meet up and discuss important matters(about the book). They had many ideas in which they shared…but the only problem with having an illustrator is that you can’t put the exact image you have in your head into the book. It can be similar but not exact, as no one has the exact same brains and minds.

1 of 2 Understandings I now have include: I think that the publisher was looking for a message in the book that will help children develop a part of their education, which is a main reason why I think the book got accepted.

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It must have been a great experience to see a book she wrote herself come to life and read by many people in the world.

Finally, one question  I now have include: How much money was invested behind creating that book(as far as I know, it take at least $40 000 AU).

Here is the link to the BTN site:

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4296316.htm

Here is my BTN on Audacity:

So, I hope you enjoyed reading and don’t forget to comment and follow and subscribe!

Thanks,

By Takee

Behind the News: Public Money

September3

Hello and Welcome everyone to my latest post on this weeks BTN in which the topic is about public money. It’s about Bronwyn Bishop riding a very expensive helicopter from public money which is basically tax or GST. So I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s release the facts!

As a kid, misusing your allowance may get you into a bit of trouble. But if your a politician, then it gets a lot more serious. You may have skipped that the federal government also get allowances. They get it from the tax payers, which is basically all the citizens. These allowances are used for work around Australia.

Politicians don’t have to use their salary for their travel needs or other essential needs, as it’s part of their job running the country. But if your misusing your opportunity, then it can turn into something that’s small, to something that’s big.

Lately, a politician called Bronwyn Bishop is accused of misusing her allowance, and people got angry because of this. People say this isn’t the right way to use your money.

1 of 2 Understandings I know have include: The Federal Parliament admits that this was an error of judgment.

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The opposition now want the police to investigate, but the speaker of the house of representatives claims that she didn’t do anything wrong.

Finally, 1 Question I now have include: How long has this been going on for?

Here is the official link to the actual BTN site:

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4278848.htm

Here is my BTN on Audacity:

So, I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! I hope you enjoyed reading!

Thanks,

By Takee

Behind the News: Young Author

August30

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post on this week’s BTN in which the topic is about book week in which a young 12-year-old girl named Hannah who created her own book called “I don’t like cheese.” at the age of 12. I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s release the facts!

Hannah, a 12 year old girl has published a book called ” I don’t like cheese”, and it was all motivated by her primary school principle, Mr Holland. He admits that Hannah’s grade 5 teacher told him that Hannah was a brilliant writer. So, Mr Holland suggested Hannah to write the book as an achievement and challenge.

Shortly after handing over the book to Mr Holland, the local media included the story in a newspaper, and she was even selected to go to an interview with kids book review or something.

After selecting the illustrator, Hannah had the opportunity to meet up and discuss important matters(about the book). They had many ideas in which they shared…but the only problem with having an illustrator is that you can’t put the exact image you have in your head into the book. It can be similar but not exact, as no one has the exact same brains and minds.

1 of 2 Understandings I now have include: I think that the publisher was looking for a message in the book that will help children develop a part of their education, which is a main reason why I think the book got accepted.

AND

It must have been a great experience to see a book she wrote herself come to life and read by many people in the world.

Finally, one question  I now have include: How much money was invested behind creating that book(as far as I know, it take at least $40 000 AU).

Here is the link to the BTN site:

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4296316.htm

Here is my BTN on Audacity:

So, I hope you enjoyed reading and don’t forget to comment and follow and subscribe!

Thanks,

By Takee

Behind the News: Junk adds

August26

Hello and Welcome everyone to my latest post on this week’s BTN in which the topic is about Junk adds, in which BTN discussed about the government wanting to stop TV junk food adds for kids. I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/ subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s release the facts!

All junk food adds are designed to make you hungry, and the health authorities want them stopped! Why? Because it’s making kids get the obesity problem, which is simply when a child to too wide. In which it is scientifically proven that 3 in 10 Australian kids are actually overweight, and that could add up to some big problems when you grow up.

An organisation called ACMA(Australian Communication and Media Authority). Their job is to prevent young children from seeing inappropriate things in the media, and one of them’ junk food adds. Unlike health authorities, ACMA still wants adds, but made some strict rules about the structure of it.

Solutions to prevent obesity includes: Putting the adds on later at night, having more healthier adds instead of junk food adds, and to have them shown at a limited pace and certain times of the day.

1 of 2 understandings I now have include: that Commerical Stations actually waste 5 hours of ‘c’ programming every week which makes it uneasy to make the rules be applied all the time

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Health authories aren’t very happy about these adds.

Finally, one question I now have include: what year will junk food adds stop being created?

Here is the link to the BTN site:

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s2675510.htm

Here is my BTN on Audacity:

I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe!

Thanks, by Takee

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