I have decided to do my book report on a book called Tom Carroll. This book is a biography on a man called Tom Carroll that is written by his brother Nick Carroll. The reason that i chose this book is because it is a book i have recently read ( i am still reading it ) and i am really enjoying it.


The characters in this book so far are mainly family members of Tom but there are also some of tom’s friends such as Alan French which was Tom’s first real surfing mate. The interesting part about the story is that it goes back and forward from Nick talking in the story to Tom talking in the story. they each had different perspectives and the way that you could tell them apart was because they were in different fonts.


setting of the story changed a lot as they moved houses a fair few times and there were heaps of different surf spots that they would go to. The theme of the story is about what it was like for Tom as a chid and a professional surfer before he took all the dugs and medication that he shouldn’t have taken.


The book had every last detail that you could possibly need and it described the life of Tom Carroll. It told you everything that you might need to know like all the schools that he went to, his friends, his family and also everyone of his surfboards!


Overall i think that this book is a fantastic book and i haven’t even read the whole thing yet. Although i don’t think that they could possibly know the exact words that they said when they were younger. if i had to describe this book in one word it would be AWESOME!

By Jack


I decided that I would do my biography on my Dad. The thing that I enjoyed most about this is that I could find out lots of new things about my dad that I never knew!



my Dad went to Christ the King primary school in Geelong and he described the school as strict but still a whole lot of fun. His best childhood memory was going on holidays with his family. One year when he went to Merimbula and went fishing with his family and nobody caught a fish until on the way back on the boat when my Dad caught 4 fish in a row! His best friends when he was in Primary school were Dale **** and Damien *******.


 My Dad went to St Mary’s  for his secondary school years and thought that it was a good school and really enjoyed the fact that they offered trade subjects as my Dad wanted to be a carpenter when he was older. My Dad was a prefect in year 11 at his school which is a bit like a school captain. He was still friends with the same people as he was with in primary school but his amount of friends increased as it was a much bigger school.


My Dad’s first part time job was a paper round which he would do once a week and his first full time job was an apprentice joiner. His best adulthood memory was meeting my mum and the day that they got married.


My dad’s extra curriculum activities/sports were little athletics, footy and he even competed in BMX racing. My dad did lots of different sports throughout his childhood. My dad is now married with 2 boys and manages a commercial joinery factory.



I think that this song and video clip were very inspiring to everyone around the world. As you could see in the clip there were people dying and getting injured but it was as if we don’t care. War is a terrible thing and I know that our country is lucky not to be involved in a war or fighting of any kind. Without war earth would be a better place for everyone. Not having wars or fights would benefit everyone because some people have to flee their country because of it. Lot’s of people come to Australia because it is a safe and lucky country. My great grandfather went to war and lived to tell the story so he is like a superhero to me. My parents decided that I would be named after him as his name is also Jack ******. Having a relative that has been to war makes it mean so much more to me. I am not sure what role my great grandfather served at the war but I am pretty sure that he was a soldier. This video clip just proved that the world would be a better place if there was no such thing as war or violence. If everyone did exactly the same as what happened in the clip it would 100% HEAL THE WORLD!


In Iraq there has been a war that has killed many people. The Iraqis have just been going about their business and living their daily lives but are being held hostage for it. Many Iraqis have been killed for doing nothing which is making Iraq a very dangerous country. There have been bombs planted in random places in Iraq that have gone off at the most unexpected times and have killed many Iraqis. Another terrible thing that is happening in Iraq is that a man is training his six year old son to become a terrorist. At the age of only six years old he walks around with a gun and wearing camo army army gear. I saw a picture on the news of the boy holding a decapitated head. To think that a little boy is running around in Iraq with a gun would be very frightening because who knows what he might do with it. The man that has been training the boy is supposedly his father. This child has done so many disgusting and terrible things and he is a danger to everyone. If this war was never started and nobody was killed it would help HEAL THE WORLD!



I am comparing the song heal the world to a movie called Saving Private Ryan. The movie was about a soldier and his three brothers who were also soldiers. Private Ryan was an amazing soldier but he was in trouble and needed help. Eight other soldiers went on a journey/adventure to find and save Private Ryan. Their journey was very dangerous as there was a lot of combat and fighting along the way. There were times where the soldiers wanted to just give up and turn back but it was to late. There were heaps of near death situations and even some death situations! I think that it is a great action-packed movie because eight men risked their live to save the life of one. Three of the eight soldiers died horribly as they were saving Private Ryan. The soldiers names were John H.Miller, Wade and Private Daniel Jackson. When I had finished watching this movie there were so many question going through my head about what the soldiers might have been thinking. Overall I think that the movie was inspiring and I would recommend to anybody who likes action movies.


By Jack