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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?

100 Word Challenge: Week #11

November24

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post and today’s topic is all about this week’s 100 WC! The prompt for today’s challenge is simply a photo a organizer took from New Zealand: I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’r release the words!

I quickly got into the front seat as I stacked all my belongings at the back at the car. With-in moments, the car was going at 100 KM P/H. I turned left at fifth avenue and continued along Manchester Rd, shortly afterwards taking a sharp right turn at ring street. I just had to get to that birthday party with-in 5 minutes! With only 500 M left, as I was starting to slow down and look for a free parking slot, a HUGE lion-ish  creature appeared in front of my screen. The lion had eaten me once again in the Driving Phobia 2 game.

NOTE: All the letters in Italics is the actual story

AND

The story is exactly 100 words, not 197

Here is my work on Audacity:

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

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

100 Word Challenge Week #10

November17

Hello and welcome everybody to my latest post and today’s topic is on this week’s 100 WC, which is all about the prompt: …how could something so tiny… I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s release the wordy story!

It’s just amazing how the world is made up of such tiny people. We are so small compared to the huge earth that we live in today. But, unfortunately, there are some even smaller people in the world, which we call midgets. But the good thing is, small people are known to be smarter, while bigger are dumb. And in my timeline, it is true. Once, a small speck had landed on my hand. then, I realized it was a human. How could something so tiny have such great defensive and stealing skills? For I am a Troll. END

NOTE: the words in italics is the actual story

AND

The actual story is exactly 100 words, not 206 words.

So, that’s it for today’s post! Sure will write more in future posts! I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! 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

The History of MVIMP, Retirment of Dez

November15

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post and today’s topic is all about the history of MVIMP. I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s release the Music(or let’s say unleash)!

MVIMP is an organisation that has been around our school and 3 others for around 34 years(sinscen 1981), and our school was established in 1918. MVIMP stands for Moonee Valley Instrumental Music Program. As I said before, it is run across four different schools, including ours. If I name them specifically, they are; Us, Moonee Ponds Primary School, Moonee Ponds West Primary School, Ascot Vale Primary School and Ascot Vale wst Primary school.

Sadly, the oldest tutor who has serviced our school and Moonee ponds west primary school for 29 YEARS in the woodwind orchestra. is retiring! We are all sad, especially the woodwind orchestra. So, sinsce too many children do MVIMP, ONLY the woodwind orchestra’s from M.P.P.S. and M.P.W.P.S. got to sign a HUGE card and play a special piece JUST FOR HIM! 🙂 The rest of us had the best of wishes for him. 🙂

so, getting back to the point, every year our MVIMP students have been getting better and better( thanks to great tutors like des and les and lex( les, our string tutor, and lex, the band conductor). Oh, and, I almost forgot, one of Dez’s students had come back after he taught her from the age of 7 all the way up to university( I know, Des is about the age of my grand dad except more active, around about 70)! So, she had come back to show her experience that she had gained from him, and is also getting married in early January 2016!

les, my violin teacher is sad that U.S. Grade 6s are leaving in about four weeks just as we where getting good! 🙁 But that’s all right, because all the knowledge i have gained here will help later in high school and life. I might even come back in the future when les retires to show how good I am! Just like that women that came back to show Dez.

you know, our tutors have very similar names. Dez, les, Lex, Simon and a few others. but Dez, les and lex stand out the most. I wonder after Dez goes next year who will replace him and what his name will be. Will it be Ted? Well, whoever it is, I won’t be there to see it!

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

thanks,

By Takee

MVIMP Annual Concert 2015

November14

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post and today’s topic is all about how we had the MVIMP CONCERT two nights ago. I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s unleash the disastrous music!

Two nights ago, we had the MVIMP Concert, as you might already know if you read my previous post. We had a great night, with heaps of parents, carers and family there to experience our hard effort.

Us, as the musicians had to arrive at the zone by 6:30(for instrumental tuning), although the actual concert started at 7:30 PM. Now, I did arrive a 10 minutes early, so I got a little freaked out when I saw no-one there. But my mum and I waited a bit until everyone came. My mum headed over to the seating area(the celebrity room), while we went off back-stage to prepare our instruments and sheet music.

Within-in one hour, the concert had started. The Percussion started first, and to be honest, they sounded HORRIBLE at first, but they improved as the concert progressed and eventually, it sounded great!(because they where doing a solo at first).Then I think it moved onto Brass Solo, and they sounded Awesome! Then, we had the Woodwind, and they where doing a great job, doing an extra out of curriculum piece(
i’ll get to the point later). Then, we had our violin solo, and I don’t know how well i did because I can’t judge myself(never judge a book by it’s cover).

We played some jazz and Justin Bieber music for the first time in MVIMP History! We played Autumn leaves(a jazz piece) and Thriller, a Justin Bieber Piece. I can at least guarantee those two pieces where great!

Then we had some more pieces by some other orchestra’s until it was the turn of the combined band(selected students from all four schools{Ascot Vale P.S., Ascot Vale West P.S., Moonee Ponds P.S., Moonee Ponds West P.S.}. Learn more from my previous post). It was also Dez’s last day(our woodwind teacher as he was retiring after 29 years of working at our school. So the woodwind people had to do a special piece for him.

We played quite a few music pieces. As far as I can remember, we played: Skeleton Dance, Rainy Day Rock, Sun-catcher, Mambo Number 5, Spanish Brass, What a Wonderful World, Medievil fayre and shake it off by Taylor swift.

Then, they handed some awards out, followed by some scholarship stuff. That’s pretty much all that happened that night, and sadly, that’s all I have to say for today. Don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! Hope you enjoyed reading! As I always say, ’till next time! That’s all folks!

Thanks, by Takee

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