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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

 

Science Lab Report 2015

December11

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post and today’s topic is all about our science lab report which we have been working on for a while now all the way through term 4. I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Lets release the SCIENCE!

Through-out this term(term 4), me and Jordan have been working very hard in order to complete our science experiment and make a report about it in a power-point, which will be attached in the link at the bottom of the post. The following is the exact information from that power-point, so you can choose which source to read it from.

SCIENCE EXPERIMENT

Aim:

To observe if electricity can conduct through a battery while in water (Coloured or Transparent) to produce energy to power a light bulb.

Hypothesis:

Can electricity conduct through a battery while in coloured water? Will it create the same effect as a battery under normal conditions?

Materials:

Battery, Wire, Circuit, Mug/Container, Water, Alligator Clips, Light Bulb, Food Colouring (Any Colour/Optional).

Method: 

1) žFill the container with water.

2) žClip the alligator clips onto the wire.

3) žDye the water. (Any Colour)(Optional)

ž4) Place the battery in the water filled container.

5) žPlace the light bulb onto the battery.

6ž) Place the wire on the positive side of the battery.

7) žObserve the circuit and reaction of the electricity.

OUR HYPOTHESIS WAS NOT CORRECT 🙁

Working Method:

1) žFill the container with water.

2) žClip the alligator clips onto the wire.

3) žDye the water. (Optional)

4) žPlace the light bulb onto the water

5) žMake the wire touch the light-bulb

6) žObserve the circuit and reaction of the electricity.

🙁

OUR OBSERVATIONS WHERE WRITTEN MANUALLY

🙁

DISCUSSION:

This outcome occurred because the second battery wasn’t needed and the wires weren’t insulated. The original hypothesis for this experiment determined that energy would be able to travel between a circuit and a light bulb through water.

Once water contains ions it will conduct electricity, such as from a lightning bolt or a wire from the wall socket, as the electricity from the source will seek out oppositely-charged ions in the water. This feature is put into practice in insulating wires with rubber to protect them from water and to also help them to not overheat.

Insulating wires allows electricity to be transferred through water. In our observations you can see that the submerged wires lost their electricity from being exposed in water.

CONCLUSION:

When we conducted our experiment our hypothesis was disproved partially. Because the wires weren’t insulated we couldn’t transfer the electricity to the light bulb. We found out that uninsulated wires are vulnerable to water and overheating because they aren’t protected by rubber, etc.

To follow up we might conduct a new experiment using salt water or possibly a new experiment using insulated cables.

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?

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.

AND

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.

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

Italian: Che Cosa ti piae fare nel tempo libero

November18

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post and today’s topic is all about our Italian project that we have been working on since the start of term 4. I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So, what are we waiting for? Let’s release the Italian language!

As you might already know from my intro, we have been working on an Italian project since the start of term 4. So, our teacher has asked us to make a power point and put it on our blog. I hope you like the PowerPoint! Here is Goes: Click the power point document below:

italian project 2

I hope you liked the slideshow PowerPoint with heaps of animations! We have been working really hard on them(on their individual power points). If you didn’t like the power point then please leave a comment and tell mebelow what was wrong with it and what I can do to improve it. If you liked it, then please tell me what was good about it and what might you have expected even more.

As I have gotten through the main purpose of this post, I have no question into ending this post! Even if I did wish to continue writing, I would run out of things to say! So, that’s all I have to say for today, 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.

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

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

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