Time Capsules

On Monday we opened our time capsules which we had put under the hall in 2011 and we were all shocked once we had seen ours and so here were my results:

After reading this I want to kill my past self for liking Justin Bieber.. Anyways I thought I would of put something else in other than two pieces of paper. I used to be so weird, some things are still the same like my Mario Addiction but my drawing skills have definitely approved, just like my handwriting! But something that is very strange is that I thought YouTube was a GAME! My games are still the same mario this mario that! I guess that through time i’m not that different.

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Homeless People

Homeless people are people who cannot afford  houses or there life has gone really bad. They do not have the resources to live in a house. In Australia there are more than 105,276 homeless people and most are under 25. Homeless people live in areas with shade like a bridge or under a tree. Some homeless people are lucky though because they can get their life back on track and get money and the resources from people or shops to get their life back on track. People have organisations to help homeless people and donate money and food to get their back to normal. Some kids at St Andrews starting   getting food to donate to homeless people.

Immigration Musuem

I think that yesterday was one of the best learning experiences ever! Here is why: We were split up into 3 tasks so it wouldn’t overload our brains with all the information at once, everything we read was easy to understand. When I saw the video with the man on the tram it made me question racism because why do we have to do this to black people? We are all the same inside.

 

Sovereign Hill

On Friday we went to Ballarat to look at Sovereign Hill, a place set up on a gold mine.

We learnt a lot about the old times back in the 1800’s and more about the Gold Mines. First I will talk about the trip itself.

It took about 5 hours to get to and back from Sovereign Hill, but we did enjoy the bus rides.

Here are some things that I learnt: That in 1825 Richard Hargreaves discovered gold in the mines of Ballarat and that I could never live a second back in the old days. We learnt lots of facts and many more!

Peace out guys :3

3 Goals for Term #3!

Hi Guys!  Today i’m sharing my goals for term 3!

1. Handwriting. I am really bad at joined and need some practice.                                                                                      How can I achieve this? Practice at home!

2.Describing characters. I can’t describe characters really good but I am trying my best to learn new descriptive words. How can I achieve this? Learn more describing words!

3. Making stories longer. Again back on the writing subject. I always have good ideas but they always never go long.How do I achieve this? Write more stories?

So I hope you enjoyed reading 3 of my goals for term 3. I will see you in the next post! Bye Bye!

Canberra Adventure (aka part 2 of my epic holiday (= )

Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog! We finally have epic WiFi in an awesome hotel room! Let me tell you…

Hotel                                                                                                                                                                                         We are staying in a hotel called “Ibis Styles” It is a really neat hotel as opposed to some of the others we have stayed at (Boo to you Newcastle and Ballina) It is a really modern hotel with: Free movies, free to air tv, games on the tv and a awesome buffet breakfast (With a make your own pancake machine! I am going to miss that ;-;) There was also a school group here too!

The Royal Mint!                                                                                                                                                                       We visited the Royal Mint on the very first day of our Canberra Adventure.It makes all the coins for all of Australasia and many other countries. The notes are printed in Victoria. I got to print out my own Anzac Day 100th Anniversary coin using a similar process to how the government prints all the other coins. There was a really cool game where you had to name the price of things made in the 60’s, 70’s  and 80’s using the currencies of the times. For e.g. we use decimal currency now which is 10 cents 50 cents etc. but in the 60’s they used penny’s and pounds.                                                                                                                       mint

Questacon                                                                                                                                                                          Questacon is a fun way for kids to learn about science (yes it’s similar to scienceworks but larger and lots more galleries) While we were there we experienced a simulated earthquake and experimented with building houses out of blocks and saw if they were falling down or staying up. There was a lightning room where you could see lightning crashing and there also was a simulated tornado made of gasses so you could see how the air swirls. There was an interactive robot there and you could make it speak do poses and many more! The Questacon guides ride segways and are really helpful explaining the exhibits. As you can see they had a massive periodic table that shows you the elements and their uses                                                                                                                                                             .lbudder lightning thingblue

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The Telstra Tower                                                                                                                                                                       The Telstra Tower is 195m above the summit of Black Mountain or 800m above sea level its disgined to sawy 1.5m from the centre which would be scary on a windy day. You can go up there see 360 degrees of Canberra. So as well as entertainment it provides Canberra with telecommunications and internet coverage (:D) There also was a restaurant which revolves and a gift shop (With no telstra stuff :O)

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Parliament House                                                                                                                                                                    We visited Parliament House early in our visit. The politicians were “sitting” that day but the gallery was closed to the public for security reasons. So we walked around and saw the Manga Carta, on loan to the Australian government, my mum flipped out and read the English version to me and dad. We saw past Prime Ministers portraits lining the walls. Security was very tight we had to go through scanners and metal detectors to enter the building.parlamenthouse lobby magna carta                                                                                                                                           

Tent Embassy                                                                                                                                                                         Tent Embassy is located in front of the old Parliament House. It was set up in the late 70’s to bring awareness to aboriginal issues, in particular land rights. We talked to an Aboriginal elder and he taught us about how disappointed about the current government and their lack of appreciation for the Aboriginals and the issues such as health, education and land rights. There was an indigenous school group there learning about the smoke ceremony. That ceremony is used to welcome people but also to ward off any negative spirits

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Art Gallery                                                                                                                                                                                 The Art Gallery was good to walk around with. But it was mums birthday so I couldn’t complain (D:) it was boring but not for mum. She made me look at Jackson Pollock’s blue poles and all of Albert Tucker’s paintings. There were heaps of them

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Australian War Memorial                                                                                                                                                        On our last day we visited the Australian War Memorial. “It’s massive” – My Mum. We have the War Memorial because it reminds us that people fought and gave their lives for our current way of life. We saw displays with people,medals, broken hats,guns,tanks,aircraft’s,clothes and weapons. There were lots of interactive photo displays and live footage from the world wars.On the freezing outside of the building is the reflection pool and the eternal flame. The outside walls are lined with all the solders names that died in the wars and we placed poppy’s next to their names.

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And now, the epic final thing.. Segway Driving!!                                                                                                                  Yes you heard me right, Segway Driving! We rode around the lake Burley Griffin, Parliament House,Questacon and Aboriginal Embassy. It was really fun and easy to master (So says me) I got it right at first but my dad had a bit of trouble which ended up making funny videos :3

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Canberra                                                                                                                                                                                     Tons of roundabouts we thought we were going around in circles. Also weather was perfect everyday expect for the last day which didn’t go above 3 degrees

Final Sentence                                                                                                                                                                          Canberra was a nice place to have a holiday because, there were many attractions, it has beautiful weather. Something to learn around every corner.

I hope you guys had a nice break up and I am coming back tomorrow. See you guys for now 😀

 

My holiday so far…

Hi people of the world! As you might know, I am on holidays. It has been really fun so far and I am missing my class (Senior S).

.Days 1-2                                                                                                                                                                                     We drove from Burwood (My house) to Warick in QLD. It was about 12 hours in the car (Which was boring) and around 1400 km straight up the Newell Highway. It was basically all farming district some of the crops we drove through were mainly cotton and cattle.

Day 3                                                                                                                                                                                          We drove into Bribie Island at about midday. I haven’t seen my grandparents for 2 years or their new house (Which is awesome). It has a pool a fish pond with about 1000 fish ( :O ) stacks of veggies and herbs growing such as mushrooms, rosemary, sage, sweet potatoes, bananas and peanuts. Most of which we ate while we were up there. They also have tons of compost in their compost bin, as their house is on sand they constonly need to add to the soil so they can grow plants and vegetables.

Days 4-7                                                                                                                                                                                  We were exploring Bribie Island and did lots of exciting things! Such as fishing, looking at forests,going to many beaches, galleries and looking at playgrounds 😀 The day we went fishing I caught 13 fish! but only 11 stayed D: as some were too small and had to go back. Mum caught 7 and 5 stayed. Dad caught 4 one stayed, one did a nemo (epic escaping) on the side of the boat, and the others were too small. We also caught a crab but we had to let it go because it was a female crab and they are required for breeding. Bribie is a very environmental friendly because they have places where humans and pets cant go so birds can migrate from Russia and china. We also ate the fish.

Day 8 – Back on the road                                                                                                                                                           On the eighth day of our holiday we went back on the road. But! We went to dreamworld!! It was so fun! I went on all the rides (My favourite one was the claw which was one of the scariest rides there) I bought an Iron Man figure at the gift shop. My dad and I trained with Po at the Kung Fu Acedmy (Which is from Kung Fu Panda if you haven’t seen it). We enjoyed our way through the Shrek and Madagascar area then we jumped back into the car and went to Byron Bay.

Day 9-10                                                                                                                                                                                    All we did is good old 6 hour driving to Canberra! Which I will talk about in my next post!

Here are some photos that we got 😀                                                                                                                                        image3 image2 IMG_0191 (1)IMG_0227claw