News issue

I was watching the news and saw a horrible thing that was happening in parliament. There was a man that tried to break into the building and successfully did. He shot dead one soldier and injured others. He kept on trying to run and hide from the police officers and the chase went on for quiet a long period of time. Up to 40 shots were fired and one shot killed the man. The man was a soldier that survived war so he did know what he was doing. It wasn’t clear that the man was attacking alone so the police came heavily armed. His name was Nathan Cirillo and his life ended quiet early on Wednesday the 22 of October 2014. But before you get worried this was all in Canada so there is nothing to worry about.

Writing Piece

This is a writing piece that i am writing using a seed from earlier in the year

“BEEP” that is the siren for the game of soccer to start and we arrived right on is the Western Cookies against the Southern Apricots. “YEAH” there has already been a goal scored by David Davidson from the Western Cookies. Thats my team but it’s not over yet because the Apricots are coming back from that goal and scoring one themselves. This is a tough game and they are going to win the grand final if they win this game. Come on Cookies quickly get the ball down your end and…… Oh No the Apricots got another goal. No problem there though because the Cookies snagged a quick little goal within 20 seconds. 1 minute left and the scores are level, the Cookies have just made a steal and are making there way down the field. “YYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS” Barry Barrison kicked the winning goal and they have been crowned the soccer champions.

Big Idea Reflection

Big idea – Mission day

What went well- Our stall was really great on mission day as we raised a lot of money to go to Vietnam and we had loads of participants. At our stall you had to knock down all of the cans that were stacked up on a table with a ball and the amount that you knocked down was how we judged what your prize was. Everything pretty much went to plan and there wasn’t much that went wrong.

What i would change- The one thing that i would change would be our preparation as we weren’t as organised as we could have been. To many people would come at the same time and we would have to rush people to have there go which wasn’t good. Other than that most things went well.

Suggestions for next year- I think that all of this years stall were great but the one thing that i would bring back from previous years as it is very fun and also very interactive. The other thing that i would change would be the amount of food stalls. there wasn’t to many food stalls in general but there were to many people doing the same foods.

Hope and Joy

Nicole *******

Nicole is my basketball coach and is a person that shows heaps of Hope and Joy from my perspective. She always encourages us to do our best if we are winning or losing. she is always hopeful that we can still win no matter what the scores are. But i guess it is not about winning because even if we do lose you won’t see nicole looking disappointed in us. She is always joyful and happy with whatever we have to offer. She is one of the best coaches that i have ever had (apart from Mr. Gibbons of course) and i hope to have her coach me again in the future. She is considerate of others on and off the court and always has a smile on her face.

Living in a treehouse

“Welcome to our treehouse where anything is possible and when I say anything, I mean it.” Sorry that was a terrible intro let me start again. ” Hello my name is Ethan and this is my best friend Tom”. “Bonjour”. ” As you may have already noticed Tom is a bit loopy”. “Hey, I’m not loopy It’s just that my brain is as big as the average person” “or the average Fruit fly, clearly”. ” Now back to the topic of our treehouse, you name it, we’ve got it and the newest invention I have secretly been working on is a kitchen”. “A kitchen, are you serious what is special about a kitchen”! “This isn’t any old kitchen” I said “This kitchen is like a super speed retro Kitchen that cooks meat in 3.456375 seconds and freezes water in 4.1648535  seconds but the best thing about this kitchen is that it is allergic to healthy foods so we can eat as much bad food as we like”! The fridge happened to be in the kitchen at the same time as the boys and he was listening to their conversation. The fridge was disappointed in Tom and Ethan and decided that he didn’t belong in a kitchen without healthy foods so he took a hike and went to the mountain of lost fridges. “Hey Tom where is the ice-cream in fact where is the fridge”. “Oh no” I say with a mouthful of chocolate in my mouth “he probably heard our conversation about not eating healthy foods and got angry with us and left the kitchen”! “Where would he go because after all he is a fridge and fridges don’t even have legs”. “Anything is possible in this treehouse”. It was settled, they were going to search for the fridge no matter what it takes because a kitchen isn’t a kitchen without a fridge. They searched high and lo looking for the fridge but there was no fridge to be found until they saw what looked like chicken feet tracks along the ground so they decided to follow them. The tracks lead them to a mountain that was so cold that I might as well live in Antarctica in my undies. “There it is” I say “our fridge is just up that mountain”. “Well that was surprisingly easy” says Tom when they reach the top of the mountain. “Yeah, there was only the odd monster truck, a couple of dinosaurs and a gigantic wedge tailed eagle that we had to avoid”. “Stop right there fridge, you’re coming with us”. “I’m not going anywhere without healthy foods” replied the fridge. “There is only one way to get me back into that kitchen is to promise me that you will eat broccoli everyday for a year”. “Fine, we promise”. When we got back home the fridge forced us to eat broccoli for dinner. “Eat up” said the fridge. “A promise is a promise”. “Can I have a drink of water” asked Tom. While Tom was busy getting water I was stuck here with the fridge. I was just about to eat the broccoli but before I put it in my mouth I heard a weird noise. when I looked up I saw a fridge with no legs or arms or anything, it was just a fridge. “What did you do Tom” i said. “Simple, i just pulled the plug from the power source”. i hugged Tom (which was a bit weird) and we went to the kitchen and had a look at the oven. We used our super speed skills because it is a super speed kitchen and split the oven in half so one half could freeze and the other could cook. Normally i think happy ending are a bit cheesy but not in this case i guess.

The End
By Jack Farrow


Nitro Circus

The feeling of the heat from the flame machines was awesome and the adrenaline rush you get when you see someone land a trick that is out of this world. The buttery smell of the yellow salty little clouds of puff was so delicious. The sound was so loud and the music was pumping so much that you could hear it from China. It was so amazing watching all the professionals do their stuff. It was so exciting when they showed a clip of someone doing a trick on the big screen and then one of the members from Nitro Circus had to do it. The one thing that I couldn’t get over was the taste of the beautiful meat pies and the salty sauce that was on them. At the end of the night on the way home it was so quiet and you couldn’t hear a thing because we were all sound asleep.

By Jack


My Workshop (my thoughts)
I thought our workshop went really well and that we taught the people that came to our workshop lots of interesting information. On the downside we did suffer some technical difficulties because our iPad went flat but we did have work in our books as another source of information. We got good scores from the people that came to our workshop and here is what we thought of some other peoples workshops. I think that we used our time pretty well (me anyway, I don’t know about the rest of my group). The most interesting things that I learnt were about all the stories of histories AFL players that have a different cultural background.

Darcy’s workshop – Topic – European settlement
Facts I learnt:
. Aboriginal people arrived in Australia about 60,000 years ago
. The Euro’s weren’t respectful of the Aboriginals as they poisoned their food and did other terrible things
. The Aboriginals respected the Europeans
. Europeans tried to kill the Aboriginals

It was an Interesting workshop and it was good that I was learning about the history of my own country and how it all originally started. I rate this a 9.5/10.


Anton and Umi’s workshop – Topic – Aussie and Japanese Culture
Facts I learnt:
. Top Aussie food is a Hamburger and the top Japanese food is Tonkasu
. Top Aussie sport is AFL and the top Japanese sport is Sumo Wrestling
. Top Aussie drink is Coke and the top Japanese drink is Iced Green Tea

There workshop was pretty good but could have been spoken better and they should have focused more on the culture than just the countries favourite things. I rate this a 7/10.

Angus and Conall’s workshop – Topic – Refugees and Asylum seekers
Facts I learnt:
. Refugee is a person who has to flee their country because of war
. An asylum seeker leaves their country for a better life or career
. Most people that come to Australia as refugees are from Asia

This workshop was presented pretty poorly but they did know their information and they told me a lot of interesting facts. I rate this a 8.5/10.

Book Review 2 (picture story book)

For my second book that I will be writing a review on is Oh, The Places You’ll Go!  By Dr. Seuss. I reviewed on the Characters, the main idea of the story and the setting/date/time.


There wasn’t really any main characters in this book but there was a bunch of characters that were made up and were really creative. He comes up with so many different awesome names and pictures and that is a really big tick towards a good book from my point of view. There was one person that was like a main character but he didn’t have a name.


The setting of this book moved around a lot as it says in the title (Oh, The Places You’ll Go!). there were heaps of different settings. For instance there was a time when everyone was flying Hot Air Balloon type thing over all the mountains in the sky. Another time the main character was juggling on which street to take or not to take a street at all!


The main idea of this book was to find why nobody is perfect and that everyone makes mistakes throughout there life and you can’t help that. It helped you to think about the positive things as it was more of a motivational book than a picture story book.


There was no real date or time in this book but it was really funny and the fact that the characters weren’t real made me think that the book could have been set i the future or sometime later in life.

AUTHOR (my thoughts)

tThe Author of this book is Dr. Seuss and if i was to describe him in one word it would be creative. I have read most of his books and think that they are pretty funny and imaginative. My favourite book by Dr. Seuss is One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish as i knew so well that i could tell the story before i could even read.

By Jack


I did this with two other students in my class and we joined them all together!


Kai threw a Jawbreaker at Jack in the jaw, the shock made him pass out. Then Kai turned around and threw rapid fire caramels at Billy, the sticky ness made his feet stick to the ground, then Kai threw Skittles at Hunter’s eyes and he was blinded and then Kai threw his ultimate weapon The Muffin. There was a loud bang.

Billy threw an Ice cold cup of fanta at jack. All of a sudden everyone was running around throwing full bottles of coke, fanta and every other drink in the canteen.Kai throw a boiling hot coffee at Hunter. “It burns”, says Hunter. One second billy was standing there the next he grabbed a can of redbull and jacked it across the room. It hit the wall and exploded with a Big Bang.

There he is …….. Billy. “Let’s get him” said Kai. “I will get the meat pie launcher” said hunter ” so we can cover him in pastry”. ” Aagghhhh ” said billy. “He is nearly done ” said hunter ” finish him off Jack “. Jack ran up to billy and strangled him with an ultra long overcooked sausage. ” he’s nearly dead ” said Kai as he threw the hot chip of death. “Nnnnooooooooooooooooo” said billy.



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