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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.

AND

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?

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: 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.

AND

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

West Coburg Cricket Club

November22

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post and today’s topic is all about my experience in being involved in the Under 14s West Coburg Cricket team! I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s release the CRICKETASTIC fun!

Last Wednesday, I had my first training lesson for West Coburg Cricket Club. I now play for West Coburg Under 14s in TEAM B, which is the second best team out of all 4 teams. Team A and B play at shore reserve, and TEAM C and D play at Morris Reserve. Since I’m in Team B, I play at Shore Reserve( In Coburg, duh)!

I have heard that West Coburg Cricket Club has a great reputation, and they produce AMAZING cricketers all the way up the the official cricketing age. That’s why I chose West Coburg, so they can train me into becoming something great from all the cricketing skills I already have from me playing in my back yard to now.

In my back-yard, when I play EVERY DAY for two HOURS, I first do some fielding practice(like catching). I hit the ball onto the wall and tried to catch it with my hands. Once I got good at it, I caught it with one hand and did some trick shots too!

Then, I practiced my batting. Since I had no-one to bat against, I threw the ball up into the air and hit it with the bat as it came down. I simultaneously continued doing that until I finally dropped the ball from my bat’s glitches. My highest score is 114.

Then, I went into my favorite, bowling. I am a fast bowler. I prepare and place the stumps onto the grass, prepare my run-up and set an aim of getting 20 wickets by what-so-ever overs/bowls. My highest is 20 wickets into 68 bowls, that’s about 5.4 overs(there is 6 bowls in an over). Out of the 20 wickets of my record, I made 15 offside, 3 golden and 2 left-side stumps/wickets.

I am now EXTREMELY happy that I can now show all my skills and the drills that I do every-day to west Coburg cricket club. I think that West Coburg Cricket club really needs an inspirational cricketer like me, because do you see every-day a kid that doesn’t have a coach playing his own drills in cricket in his own back-yard? It’s not my saying, it’s all the people around me that say it.

I have even written an article about it on a word document which I will eventually publish on another post and update it with this one too.

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

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.

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

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

Happy HALLOWEEN 2015!

October31

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post which is all about this years Halloween! I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s release the TERROR!

Last Saturday, October 31st, it was Halloween day. we had lots of fun with out friends and family, scaring the hell out of people along with trick or treating. Luckily it was a Saturday, so we didn’t have to go school all day. Anyways, it’s the main fun of it is at night, where everything gets SPOOKY for Halloween! I wore my costume and went trick or treating with some friends wearing our costumes in our neighborhood.

To my surprise, we got a fair amount of lollies each. Now, I said a FAIR AMOUNT, not A LOT. To be honest, we did face a lot of “Tricks” instead of “Treats”, because we where going block to block and not everybody was prepared for the intelligence of the mighty friends while trick or treating(I know, it sounds bad):()

We had a great time altogether. We left at about 7 PM and met up with everyone by around 7:15. Then, by 7:30 PM, we headed of to start trick or treating. I got a fair amount of lollies(as I said before), and in all my friend’s case, they also got the same as me.

WHY? You may ask…

Well, maybe lets say most the people in our area doesn’t really celebrate Halloween. So instead of staying up, they go to bed EARLY! I know because I have self experience, as I too didn’t celebrate Halloween before until this year, so you might as well believe me. 🙂

We went back home at around 9:30 PM with our bags half full. We said our byes and went inside. Now, you may think I went straight to bed. But,according to history, WRONG! First of all I got refreshed, took a shower, played on my I-Pad for a while, watched some TV(on Net-Flix), and finally, at 11 PM I am settling in to write this article. Afterwards, I will brush my teeth, play more on my I-Pad, read for a bit and then go to bed at MIDNIGHT

Now, I said GO TO BED, but it wasn’t until 12:30 AM ’till I finally went to sleep(woke up at 9 AM on the Sunday, I know because I am updating this post now in the morning).

So, what did you do for this Halloween? Write down in the comments section below! If you don’t know how to, then visit my page telling you how to!

Unfortunately, that’s all I have to say for today. Don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! As I always say…’till next time! That’s all folks!

Thanks,

by Takee

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