Kidnapped

As we all sat down to eat we heard a knock on the door. I went to go answer it and as I opened the door there was a man with a burger in his hands, gun in his holster and a katana on his back. I slammed the door not realising this guy was hurt. I only realised that when he came bashing on the window. I noticed his hands were cut off and replaced with paper mâché hands and the burger was paper mâché and it was glued on to the hands. This man was kidnapped.

This was the prompt for this week. 100WC

SRC Speech

SRC stands for Student Representative Council so by joining it you would have to be a good representative. Today I will be explaining how I have what it takes to be a great representative. To become apart of the src you need to have multiple skills. Skills that you’ve learnt throughout your years at school and skills you’ve learnt outside of school. Some of these skills are: being able to try new things, confidence in communicating and you need to be a very organised person.

Firstly, communication is a really big part of being a student representative so if you can’t get your ideas across how would you be able to improve the school in the best ways possible. My communication has always been great and having debates last year has pushed it further than I expected. I have been more confident to speak in front of lots of people like when we did our school captain speech last year. I have been apart of the SRC once before and I helped out with the blog. I learnt a lot about how to be a leader and how to be a good role model.

Another good skill is you need to be able to try new things. Trying new things can lead to you finding a passion that you thought you would never have discovered. A personal example for this is music, the first time I heard about MVIMP I thought I would try it out since no one else in my family had a passion in music. I thought I would do sax because my friends were going to do it and I didn’t know which instrument to pick. A little bit into the lessons I didn’t want to play sax anymore and my passion for music had been lost but the year after my friend said to play bass guitar because he really liked it so I decided to try it and to this day I’m practising after school, I’m in band and I managed to go to music camp as a year 5 which is quite uncommon. If I hadn’t had given music or any thing I’ve done I don’t think I would be the person I am today.

The final skill I think is needed is the ability to be organised. Without organisation you wouldn’t know when to show up for meetings and you wouldn’t even know what to bring to class when that is needed. Organisation is a skill that everyone has but you need to have great organisation to be a SRC member. I know that many of you can think of a multitude of small things where organisation is needed but for SRC it’s a detrimental skill that everyone has but needs to master.

 

This has been my overly long explanation about how I think I’m a great candidate for the SRC thank you for listening and I hope you feel that I can represent you and your ideas at our school.

Letter to Libby

Hi Libby,
I am happy to be in your class. The first day I met everyone in the class with the activity we did I thought that I was going to have an excellent year. From everyone’s personality to their hobbies and interests I knew that everyone would be the most caring and respectful people I’ve ever had in my life.

I first wanted to talk about my family. My family are the nicest bunch of people most of the time at least. But they sometimes are a bit annoying but like any other family we would do we get over it and go back to what we were doing. I’ve got 3 brothers like you know. 2 that are twins just started year 10 and one that finished high school last year. They all have big passions in technology and gaming. The oldest one is probably the craziest one and the 2 other are the calmest and then there’s me right in the middle the sweet spot as they would say. They’re the best brothers I could ask for. I honestly don’t know what I would’ve done without them and without my mum.

I mostly share the same passions but I love technology more. Ever since a young age I’ve loved technology from the computer I had that later broke and the computer I have now.
I’m thinking about continuing with this passion so to do that I am going to a school that highly supports this subject that I enjoy. Something else I am quite passionate about is astrology and science overall and like technology I thinking of pursuing this in the future.

Most of my holidays was spent at my grandmas house. On the weekend I spend most of my time there. Even though I love my brothers I like to have my space so I spend time at my grandmas for that little peace and quiet.

This is the first time in a long time that Ive shared a lot about my life so I thank you for giving us this task I think it’s definitely helped me share my feelings and my passions.

Abe

Models of the solar system|3-2-1 Reflection

This video was about models of the solar system and how they’ve changed over time. People have been wondering about space for as long as we can remember and helped us with live as we know it. The Ancient Greeks created the first recorded model of the solar system but its not like how we imagine it. Also after creating the model the Ancient Greeks noticed that it did not work and that they’d have to change it. But later they created more models more accurate to how it actually is. In 1601 a polish astronomer created a accurate model with the sun, earth and moon. Perfected by a German astronomer now depicted the sun in the middle and the earth and moon further apart but still in a circle in the solar system. In the  17 century Galileo Galilei created the first telescope which allowed people to see far away things such as different planets and stars. A question I have is how these astronomers figured out how the planets in the solar system were positioned? Another question I have is why the Ancient Greeks believed the earth was in the middle of our solar system? A understanding I have now that I didnt have before is that people have been studying the stars for hundreds and hundreds of years and have figured out so many things that helped the human race today advance so much that we can leave earth and explore different planets.

Orange-Facts/Recalls

Green-Questions

Blue-Understanding

Cyber Security 3-2-1

3 things that we were showed was how to avoid scams, how to improve your security online and they showed how people use emojis for passwords.

2 things I will do is improve my password security (possibly using emojis) and I will get more educated on scams to avoid anything happening.

1 thing I think they could have done better is showing examples of this happening in real life, consequences and videos.

Some strategies are to look at real scams and see the difference between them. Look deeply at the email if you have received one so that you  can see logos or bad grammar. Some tools are E-safety.com because they show lots of real examples of scams and how to avoid them. The problem is people are not thinking about how they could be affected properly so they do not worry to improve their security to avoid problems.

Science homework|Solar System-Our home

This video was about the Solar system and objects in it. The solar system is inside the Milky Way and travels 200,000 km/h. The solar system takes 250,000,000 million years to fully go around the Milky Way. The Earth is the only planet that can sustain life without any sort of man made machines. The solar system has 8 planets all together not including dwarf planets. Why is the Earth the only planet where we can live on it without having any problems? Why do all planets have a gravitational pull?

 

Blue-Recall/Facts

Orange-Understanding

Green-Questions

Ancient Study of Astrology|Video Homework|

This video was about the study of astrology in the ancient times of human civilization. Mayans used their knowledge of astrology to figure out the motions of the planets and things like eclipses. In ancient Babylon they discovered a system of writing to be able to record a mass of volumes in astronomical observations and with this knowledge they created mathematical models which led to them creating calendars. Hundreds of years ago Mayans and Babylonians were discovering things to do with astrology but they weren’t thinking about astrology in a purely scientific way. The Mayan long count calendar used a 20 base system instead of the 10 base system like we use today. How were the people in ancient times figure out that there were planets other than the Earth, Sun and Moon? And how were they able to discover numbers or counting to help them make all these things?

 

Facts/Recalls-Blue

Understanding-Orange

Questions-Green

 

 

 

School Captain Application

Dear Classmates

My name is Abraham Kamil. I have been at this school since prep and have been involved in SRC and Green Team throughout my time here.

Firstly, I understand that to be school captain you need good organizational skills to do everything asked of you in this role. Organization is being ready for anything and being ready for any changes. I myself believe that I have great organizational skills, an example of this is when I and a few other people were assigned to take care of the chickens. I took this as an opportunity to learn great organizational skills. Taking care of chickens which is also a living thing is a hard job when you just start out but during it you can learn great things to help with life. Some examples of when this skill is required is when you are setting up different things in SRC. In SRC there are a few different jobs run by the representatives. Some of these are the SRC blog, fundraisers and clubs.

Secondly, communication is one of the key things in this role. Communication isn’t just with a small range of people, it means all kinds of people like students, teachers and parents. I feel that I can talk very well with all kinds of people. Something that all 5/6s have practised is talking to younger kids. We have done this in our buddies program. I have family that I talk to and they are of many ages, so just in that I have already practised my communication skills. On excursions the school captains can practise communication with a wider range of the community.

Finally, all school captains need to be ready for new experiences. I myself love trying new things. It’s always great to try different things because you can learn great skills from it. Some examples of my own life experiences are the buddies program. I was quite reluctant to begin with but I learned that teaching young kids the right and the wrong things really makes you reflect upon yourself. I have learned many great skills along my way over the years but now with the role of school captain I can further my knowledge of these skills and further my knowledge as a students.

Kind regards,

Abraham

Debate|#1

The topic for this Debate is: We should give money to other countries when they suffer from natural disasters

Good morning Mr Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen. The topic for our debate is “That we should give money to other countries when they suffer from natural disasters.” The negative team’s opinion on this topic is that we should not give money to other countries hit by natural disasters. I will be explaining that by not giving it to countries we can spend it on more important things, No place is definitely safe so why spend money on it, and why should we help countries that are not our allies. But first, I will rebut against what the second affirmative speaker has said.

Now to my first point. Why do other countries deserve money when they don’t even help us back? Countries like America would help us and we would help them back because America are allies with Australia. If countries were to give something back we would trust them and help them.

Now onto my second point. By not giving it to other countries we can put the money towards medical science like treating cancer. Imagine you had a sick relative and if we didn’t give the money towards other countries we could treat your sick relative and help other people who suffer from the same thing.

Now finally my third point. No place on this entire planet is definitely safe so why spend money on these countries when we can put it to more important things. Why would someone think to live in a country so dangerous?

So Mr Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, in conclusion other countries don’t deserve our money if we don’t get anything back, by giving it to other countries were wasting money that could be used for medical science and no place on this entire planet is definitely safe so why spend money on countries who suffer from natural disasters. The negative team firmly believes that this statement is false. Thank you.

Recount Of Questacon

The bus doors opened and all of us rushed out so excited for Questacon. As soon as we walked through those doors we saw gadgets and gizmos that looked like they were from a dream. Once we came in we sat down and were told some of the things that were there. Especially the Freefall, a slide that was 7m tall and a complete vertical drop.

We made our way to the first gallery and it was my “favourite”. It was about spiders. Of course I was terrified from the moment I walked in to the moment I walked out. Whatever was in there I didn’t want to see. All of these spiders big, small, thin, fat, poisonous, harmless. They also had these little enclosures and this microscope that would show spiders. There was also all of these spiders in glass around the whole gallery.

The next gallery was called Wonderworks it was about little machines this one included a machine called a harmonograph that if you couldn’t guess made harmonograms. This was probably one of the coolest things there. The machine would make little pictures that were different every time. There was also these little mechanisms that a ball would go along.

The third gallery was called Awesome Earth. It was about different things that happen on the earth this included earthquakes, lightning, and many other things about the earth. There was this earthquake simulator that had different settings. There was also this big cylindrical thing that would have lightning strike every 14-15 minutes.

The fourth and final gallery we went to was called Excite it had all these fine science things. But the best thing that was there was the Freefall it was probably the best thing there. I went on it 3 times because it was so fun. There was this air hockey table that you would play against a robot with. They also had a little game to see the fastest you can throw a ball. After that we went back to the place we came in and thanked the people there for showing us these cool things. Then we hopped on the bus and headed back to camp.