This year we went to Cape Bridgewater Coastal Camp and it was absolutely amazing. Every day we woke to a stunning view of Bridgewater Bay. You would think you’re in paradise, it looks so unreal like something you’d get off a postcard or an animation. It was one of the best beaches I have ever seen!
We did lots of fun activities on camp like a 13m abseil, snorkelling but by far my favourite was the seal tour I remember it like it was yesterday… Jumping into the speed boat and hearing the boys chant “DONUT! DONUT! DONUT!”. Then having the fresh seawater sprayed in my face as the boat went round and round. My heart thumping as I held on to the side of the boat to stop me from falling out into the sea around me. The driver knew we were having fun and he sped up the boat when we went over big waves and we were airborne!
Finally we got to where the two seal colonies lived and they were all adorable. The seal pups (babies) came up to the boat because they probably wanted to play with us and our boat. They looked and acted like part dog part dolphin animals which some of them were asleep on the rocks and others were playing and swimming.
We also went inside a cave where some seals also lived we had to be quiet inside there because the noise echoed in there and they were all asleep. The seal tour was the best activity of them all.
I believe I would make a great SRC representative for 5/6 C this year because I have volunteered to work with the Prep Orientation and Buddies program for several years. This included me helping them make friends and reassuring them if they were worried or concerned. I enjoyed helping both the preps and the teachers. This shows that I know how to work with younger students and that I am good at communicating with the whole school. Once a week I also mentor and teach junior dance students. This involves encouraging them, giving them positive and constructive feedback and shows that I am good at communicating with a range of people.
I believe I am a great leader because I am committed to the school for example I have been in Green Team several times and SRC previously before. I am a role model to the school because I am always setting a good example for the younger kids. I also don’t like bossing people around and I think that’s a good quality to have as a leader because they are more likely to listen to you if you listen to what they have to say.
I live the values because I am very good at collaborating with and respecting people and their ideas. For example in the swimming carnival I was part of a group of eight people who teamed up to try and get the most corks that were in the pool into the bucket with one cork in your hand at a time. Our group won because we were all good at collaborating with each other.
Thank You for considering me as your SRC representative for 2017.
The first period today was the hour of code. It’s where we learn about how we can control what the computer does though basically a different and or efficient language called coding. We watched a video on different famous people that told us about how important coding is and what they were like when they started out. They explained that coding is used in many different ways that we didn’t know about like most devices. We played around with some coding games that taught a lot.
I learnt that you have be very specific when giving computers commands because they can’t understand whats going on inside your head. When you do make an error when you are programming it’s called a bug because little bugs used to crawl into machines and break them. To debug you need to work out what’s wrong before you try to fix it.
I would like to learn more about how the computer understands and interprets the different codes we give them and how to create more advanced games/ problems to solve.
It confused me when we had to put repeat brackets inside repeat brackets which I didn’t understand the point or how it works.
How we could improve how we teach coding by getting into teams and creating different games to challenge other teams by them having to work out how to win the games created.
The information report I made on bushfire preparations was my end of term project. Below is the matrix I used and ticked off and there is also my report . I used a question matrix to come up with the questions to research.
My name is Chiara and I have a little sister, Sophie, who is in grade 3. I have been at this wonderful school since Prep and some roles I have been in are, Green Team several times and SRC.
I demonstrated high level of organisational skills in order to create a roster that helped keep the chickens happy and healthy. I made the roster myself by the following three steps: I researched and liaised with my classmates to determine who wanted to be involved and participate. Then I planned so that everyone would get a fair go taking part. Finally, I managed it so that the chickens were fed, everything went to plan and everyone knew what they had to do. I believe these organisational skills play a big part in being a successful school captain.
I have volunteered to work with the Prep Orientation and Buddies program for several years. This included me helping them make friends and reassuring them if they were worried or concerned. I enjoyed helping both the preps and the teachers. This shows that I know how to work with younger students and that I am good at communicating with the whole school. Once a week I also mentor and teach junior dance students. This involves encouraging them, giving them positive and constructive feedback and shows that I am good at communicating with a range of people.
One of the things that I have really enjoyed is taking on new challenges and extending myself. In the past few years I have chosen to enter maths and science competitions and been involved in GATEways. For several years I have been given extension homework because I was open to trying something more challenging. I think having these skills would be a good thing to have as a School Captain.
I look forward to the challenges and responsibilities of grade 6 and I hope to contribute however I can to our amazing school.
The door creaked as I opened it to reveal the secret science lab. It was the one the rumors had explained it as another dimension of science. There was a strange looking glass bottle with a warning on it in a galactic language. I was curious and it seemed like it did no harm to anyone so I picked it up as I stared into the potion it began to turn green. “That’s amazing! It turns to cordial! I wonder what flavor it is?” I said as I drank it all down. The world suddenly became bigger, I was shrinking.
My goal was to include somewhere in my story something about what I like, in this case it’s science.
“Today on MTVN we have a very special guest joining us, the survivor of the massive Questacon earthquake!” The noisy host of Mega Television News boomed. I was pushed by someone into the blinding light of the stage. As I stumbled on squinting, I sat next to the loud host. I struggled to remember any earthquakes that I had been in, then it hit me, I hadn’t been in any earthquakes, ever.
“So Chiara, what was it like to be in Australia’s first ever Megaquake?” The host said loudly into the microphone. The camera zoomed in on my face. “What earthquake?” I squeaked. The whole studio went silent. A minute had passed and no-one had spoken (not even the host!) until I said, “That megaquake was a really good simulator, no damage was done and no-one was killed,” “Umm… Ha, ha! Of course I knew that little girl. So, err, what was it like in the… simulator?”
“Well, I remember being thrown around by the forces of the realistic simulator!” Cameras were clicking everywhere, this was more like it. Enjoying the spotlight I continued on and got the hang of dramatising things. “That’s not all that was at Questacon, I have much more to tell you like the 7 metres high slide and the amazing-” “And that’s all we’ve got time for today on MTVN! Cut, cut, cut. I don’t want to be a MTVN presenter anymore… LET’S GO TO QUESTACON!” The host yelled for the last time as he happily jumped on a 10 hour bus ride and that was the end of the peace inside Questacon forever.
Three facts I learnt were that 250,000 people were killed and many more were injured in the earthquake in Haiti. One 500 times more powerful, hits the country of Chile and the Haiti earthquake measured in at 7, and the Chile Earthquake was at 8.8 on the Richter scale. Two understandings I had were its terrible that earthquakes happen in poor countries and earthquakes are quite scary when you are in them. Something I’m wondering is how much money did it cost to repair both cities from the earthquakes?
Three facts I learnt were that most earthquakes happen within a region called the ‘Ring of Fire’ and it’s given its name because most of the world’s active volcanoes are in this ring. The earthquake that hit Christchurch in march 2011 was caused 5 km underground. Two understandings I had were that it must be hard to live in a place like New Zealand where they have lots of earthquakes and the people in New Zealand must find it hard to clean up all of the parts of collapsed buildings. Some thing I’m still wondering is why does the earth have a liquid layer of mantle?
“Quickly, lets get out of here!” I could not hear anything above the roaring flame I took a deep breath in and seemed like my mind had gone as foggy as the smoke around me. “I meant NOW!” I ran, I had to leave the forest burning. I felt someone grab me and pull me along, I closed my eyes hoping this was all a bad dream. I thought someone had pinched me really hard this person must have been a mind reader. But they weren’t. It was a burning hot ember and that class, this is how I got my scar.
My goal was to have a story that was related to our integrated topic natural disasters.