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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

 

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

MVIMP Annual Concert Rehearsals 2015

November11

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post and today’s topic is about the annual end of year concert rehearsals 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 music!

Tomorrow, there is an upcoming HUGE block-buster event happening called the MVIMP concert! MVIMP is an organisation that I think has been running in our school for 34 years. It’s not only in our school, but in four schools across our district including our school. The school are: Moonee Ponds Primary School(us), Moonee Ponds West Primary School, Ascot Vale Primary School and Ascot Vale West Primary School.

Each school has normal music lessons for all instruments starting from grade 3. On top of that, all the senior students(grade 5+), are allowed to enter the school band, but that’s only if you have played your instrument for two or more years. And Finally, ON TOP OF THAT, we combine selected students from the school band from all four schools and create a mixed band, which we call the Combined band(mostly year 6s), which I am taking part of this year.

So, for our best performance, we have been having HUGE two-hour rehearsals for the past few weeks. Trust me, I play the Violin and this is my fourth year of playing, entering grade two in my violin career, and I play for Combined band(all four schools band), band AND normal lessons. I have said this in the previous paragraph, so I won’t get into it.

We have been rehearsing day after day, with non-stop arms hurting, but luckily, it all will make up to the actual day(tomorrow)! Since I am a Senior violinist, I sometimes had sometimes STAY BACK and do extra stuff. Such as, doing combined band for one hour, then school band for the next hour, then half an hour doing violin solo rehearsals. NOW that’s a TIRING 2 and a half hours!! At least we get to miss some school time in replacement of it, so I think it’s kind of worth it. Anyways, we are PERFORMING TOMORROW! After all, we are getting a brand new experience while they do boring old work everyday(feel sorry for them)!

Unfortunately, I have run out of things 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!

Thank, by Takee

MVIMP 5/6 Music Camp 2015

September12

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post in which the topic is about how a few selected students from MPPS where selected to participate in the MVIMP 5/6 Music Camp. 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!

Two weeks ago, a few selected students who participate in the MVIMP program(Mooney Valley Instrumental Music Program), where selected to go on a Music camp with four other schools who also do MVIMP. They where going to a place called Bacchus Marsh, in which I have been in many times.

Unfortunately, I didn’t go this year, neither did I go last year. I didn’t go this year because of our trip to Bangladesh in which we flew on Thai Airlines last month. Because of my absence, there has been a muck up so I can’t go to the 5/6 school camp nor can I go to this(wait for future post on Monday).

I couldn’t go last year because I simply wasn’t good enough. So I wasn’t invited. I bet that at the start of reading this post you where wondering that EVERYONE who does MVIMP goes to the camp. But, if you where, your wrong. Only kids who are old enough, have enough experience and do MVIMP get INVITED to the MVIMP camp. That’s always usually the grade 5/6s. Last year, although I was a grade  5, I wasn’t Invited because there where too many year 6s(who get first priority) and I didn’t play well enough.This year, it’s true that I’m a grade 6 and I did get invited, but as I said before, because of the muck-up, I can’t go.

I’ve heard that this years Music Camp at Bacchus Marsh was awesome, especially at the concert which was held over there. I felt excited just by hearing it. So the main point isn’t that I didn’t go, it’s that all my friends had all the fun they had in 10 years all at once, and that made me get even happier than them.

Hopefully, next year in high-school, I will be able to participate in the Music Camp and enjoy all the fun with them. The funny thing is, here in Australia, at the age of 14 in year 8, teens get to do part-time jobs. And since me and a friend are both 13 this year as year 6s and going to the same high-school, we will be doing part-time jobs in year 7 at the age of 14, while everyone else does it at year 8!

Anyways, I’m getting off the main point of this post. Oh, I almost forgot. Oh, what was it again? Oh, Yes! It was….There is nothing else for me to say about this topic anymore. So, I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! ’till next time!

Thanks,

By Takee

MVIMP Soiree’ Term 3 2015

September10

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post on this weeks post which is all about the MVIMP Soiree’ we had just two days ago. I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s release the reflective language!

On Tuesday, 8th of September, all MVIMP students had a Soiree’, and I was one of the people who performed! This year was a block-buster, as it was the first time we had run out of chairs for the audience to sit on! Me and a friend arrived at 6:15 PM when the concert was supposed to start at 7  PM. So we were practically super early.

We went inside to the Band room(where the band students rehearse), and just chatted or gossiped until most of the students where here. Then, our principle lined us up in the orders in which we were going to play in. So it was trumpets first, then us violins, then I think Saxophones and so on all the way to percussion. So this is what happens at backstage on a instrumental concert(just in case if you didn’t know.

Before we knew, me and another violinist from my violin class where up. We where both together because we where both violin 1 and in grade 2(in violin terms). We played a little help from my friends, by the Beatles. It was pretty old but had a great tune to it. At the end of the concert, my people even complimented me that it was good(although I don’t know if they where lying).

After our performance, we quietly went to backstage(the band room) and went to the very back. We had to use sign language to talk to our friends or whisper if we had to say anything as it was an order from the principle! Within moments, all my friends where up. I wished them all the best and to my surprise, they played great! I think that they played even better than me(if they played the violin)! I didn’t expect as much from them, but it was a great primary-school life achievement! So the all the best I wished them came in handy after all!

Eventually, the only people at the band room was the people who were in the MPPS Band. There’s about 15-20 of us(I know, not that much). Within seconds, all the band students(including me) were introduced on stage. I was kindly seated in the second row. The first song we played was called “Skeleton Dance” by someone, which is one of my old favorites. Next up, we played “rainy day rock,” which is also a great song by someone too. Then, we played “Mambo number 5,” which is one of my absolute favorites. Even my Band instructors daughter danced with this song at the age of 1! It was probably made in the early 1990s, as my band instructors daughter was born in 1990.

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

Thanks,

By Takee

Summary of Being in 5/6B in 2014

December28

Hello everyone, I would just like to write a short summary of being in 5/6B in 2014. I hope you enjoy reading and feel free to leave a comment!

This year was one of the best years I have ever experienced in primary school because I have never had a teacher like this years before. We’ve had so much fun in class while learning at the same time! We made funny jokes and riddles once in a while which was the best part. So leaving this class next year will be sad, but everything has to move on.

We’ve gone through many events this year including Gala Sports, Winter Sports, Cross Country, Sepep, Athletics and many more that I can’t name. Most of which have been successfully run last year. But next year will be different because me and 15 others will have to run events like these. So I’m looking forward to that, even though I’m a bit nervous. But being nervous won’t help. We’re the grade 6 school leaders next year and we have to successfully accomplish our jobs without fear. NO JOKE.

Sadly, there are a few teachers leaving next year along with this years grade 6′s. :( So I’m wishing them best of luck for their year ahead. I’m still sad that I didn’t make great friends with this years grade 6s because I might never see them again… :( But I have a Whole year ahead of me to make new friends.  The last few days of this school year was very tiring due to teachers shifting classrooms which were filled with junk. So thats when we came to the rescue!

We have been using a personal device throughout the whole year called a ‘NETBOOK’. This is like a mini-computer that most students use in Melbourne(Australia) and is very popular. But not any more because we’re introducing ourselves to an ‘IPAD COMPUTER’. Us grade 6s won’t get them but next years grade 5′s will. So we have to be stuck with our old NETBOOKS while they get the good stuff. :(

I’ve enjoyed MVIMP this year, an instrumental music program we do with three other schools in which I played the Violin and I wish to continue next year. So that’s just one thing I’m looking forward to! 🙂

So that’s pretty much all I have to say about this year but I will be back with more. (There were a lot of sad faces today) I Hope you enjoyed reading and again, feel free to leave a comment!

Thanks, By Takee, Bye!

Spring Music concert

November14

Hello, I am Takee and I would like to talk to you about a Spring Music Concert That was held at my school a few days ago.

It was a fantastic evening were all the musicians in our school got to play a peace of music. I was one of them and I played “the Violin” . I have been playing the Violin for the last 4 years and I been waiting fir this day because I really wanted to show everyone my talents. The concert was held at my school which was easier for me because otherwise, I would have been late. When I first started playing the Violin, I didn’t want to learn how to play it but when I did, I was into it a lot. I wasn’t the best player but not the worst. We had thousands of people as our audience that evening. It filled the whole room and when they all talked at once, It echoed loudly across the whole room. So that was quiet an audience. I was used to this because this wasn’t my first concert. My first concert was in year #1, when I was 8 years old. I wasn’t quiet long ago, in 2010. That was when I did my first concert and I was really terrified of the crowds noise. But now, I am really used to it. Finally the concert ended and everyone had to go home because it was already 9:30 PM. Time passes by so quickly when your having fun. So that is were this post must end.

Thank you, by Takee, bye!

The violin

November14

Hello everyone, As you already know, I am Takee and I am going to talk about “The Violin”.

A violin is a type of instrument used thousands of years ago. We still use them today but not as much. Back then, A Violin was the most popular instrument in the world but now, it’s drums and guitars. To play a Violin, you have to stand up because it’s really need to have a seat but you can have a seat if you want. Did you know that the bow of a Violin is made out of hose hair? Next time, when you touch the bow if a Violin, remember that you are touching horse hair. After the Violin, many other string instruments were made. The next string instrument made is called “The Viola”, a bit smaller than the Violin, plays different music and has different strings but looks and sounds the same. Later, they made another string instrument called “The Cello”, a lot bigger than the Violin, has an extra string and players need to have a seat to play but it looks similar to the Violin. Then came “The double base” which which gigantic and is no were near the size of a Violin and a Viola! It’s so big that you can’t even play it if your not tall enough and no one hardly uses a full size because it’s so big but it does look similar to the Violin. After that, no other string instruments came out. So all the srtring instruments look alike. Your probably thinking about what I meant when I said a “Full Size”. Well, All instruments come in different sizes for people with different heights. So what I meant was Hardly anyone is tall enough to use the “Full size” double base because it’s so tall. Other than that, your probably thinking about Guitars. Well, aren’t they a string instrument? well, they aren’t string instruments. They are base instruments. Even though they have strings in it and looks like string instruments, they are made up of some materials that are used in other base instruments which makes it a base instrument and the reason it has strings in it is because it’s the only way to play an instrument like that. They couldn’t find any other way to play the instrument so they had to do it even though it confuses some people. A guitar has a similar story to a Violin. Once, they were both string instruments but they changed. A guitar is now a modern instrument. It

used to sound and look similar to a Violin but they used to play it differently. Now, they changed it into heaps of cogs and wires that make it go. I am not talking about every Guitar, I am talking about the ones that came out a few years ago. The ones called “The Electronic Guitar” and “The Base Guitar”. So, I guess that’s were this post post must end.

Thanks, by Takee, Bye!

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