BTN- Voting changes

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4412833.htm

 

This BTN was about how the government is planning to get rid of group voting tickets. Right now people get to order their favourite senate candidates from one to the end, which can take a while. Most people don’t want to fill out all of them, so instead they just vote for their number one and let that candidate decide the rest. That’s known as a group voting ticket. Smaller parties often make preference deals, which is where one small party agrees to preference another small party, so they are more likely to get elected. When was this rule made? What is a senate? I reckon it’s cool how they came up with the group voting ticket system and how it works.

 

 

 

 

BTN- Democracy

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4460249.htm

 

Colour code: Summary Facts Questions Insight

 

This BTN was about how and why the Greeks came up with democracy. The ancient Greeks came up with democracy. Democracy comes from two Greek words; Demos- People and Kratos- Power or rule. Monarchy means that the country is ruled by a king or queen born into royalty. When did democracy change to representative democracy? What is a country that is in anarchy? Back in ancient Greece it was unfair if you were a slave or a woman.

100 word challenge- Karate Trees (with audacity)

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Welcome to the Karate Tree Academy*. Here we will teach fellow trees how to fight against chainsaws, axes and cats that pee on you. The cheap, cheap cost of our amazing program is 15 tree dollars. It is held in Cratel park on Wednesdays and goes for one hour. Lots of professional karate trees have learnt from our academy such as Leaf Van Houton, Tyson Branch and Twig Talko. We accept all types of trees, including oak, birch, spruce and weeping willows. We hope that you will make the right choice and join us.  

*Trademarked by Trees, Incorporated.

 

SRC speech

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Hello fellow classmates. Today I will be talking to you about why I should be the SRC representative for our class. My name is Hamish and I have been at this school for 6 years. My sister Liv is in year 4, my brother Cohen is in grade 1 and my mum is secretary of the PA.

I believe I should be SRC because I am very organized. Most of the time I do my homework early and am always on top of things. I don’t miss many days of school and my school diary is neat. I manage my time well. I organize my week and I am almost never late for school.

I also think I should be SRC because I am good at communication and public speaking. I like debates and am pretty good at them. I do well in projects that require presenting to the class. One of my favourite hobbies right now is making youtube videos. I have a youtube channel (called The Taco Thief) and that involves speaking to lots of people. I have made over 40 videos about lots of different things. I play soccer outside of school and that involves communicating with your team. I often help kids in class when they are stuck on something and I am very clear and confident.

My final reason why I should be SRC is that I am a good leader. I am open to new learning opportunities, for example I have been to GATEWAYS multiple times. I am fair and okay if we lose. I show the school values and I am the vice captain of my house and captain of our gala sports team. Thank you for listening to my speech.

100 word challenge- …we were moving very fast when …

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I was in a car race with my best friend, me in the driver’s seat, him in the passenger seat when a horrible thing happened. We crashed. We were moving very fast and coming first when we saw a flying pig. I repeat, WE SAW A FLYING PIG. I don’t know how or why it was flying, but the second we saw that thing we stopped paying attention to the car and started blinking and rubbing our eyes, not believing what we had just seen. Then we crashed into a pole that was holding up the number of laps and both went to hospital. When we got out of hospital we found out that someone had filmed it, so we put it on YouTube. Now we’re billionaires and living in a life of bliss.

My goals for semester 1 2018

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name:   Hamish Talko                                             .

Goals for semester 1

 

What I want to learn:

 

I want to learn how natural disasters are made and more about the government by the end of the semester.

I also want to read different and harder books.

Finally, I want to finish a book, type it up and sent it to a publisher.

 

List examples of things I could do that would show I am trying to meet my goal:

 

  • Borrowing different books from the library
  • Not giving up on a book
  • Paying full attention in class
  • Doing research in my own time
  • Asking questions

 

How I learn and behave:

 

I want to not get distracted as much and concentrate more on my work.

I also want to make learning fun for myself and others.

 

List examples of things I could do that would show I am trying to meet my goal:

 

  • Focus as much as I can
  • Make a joke every once in a while
  • Have a good sense of humour while learning at the same time

100 word challenge- Blockmen

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Hello. I am mister blockman. I have a wife and a daughter. We came to earth from outer space but cannot let anyone see us. Anytime someone non-blockman comes past we have to pretend we are statues. Our mission is to observe the non-blockmans; the creatures who call themselves humans. After we have observed them enough we will decide whether or not to take over their planet, depending how good at fighting they are and what weapons they have. We will go back to our planet, planet of the blockpeople, and get reinforcements to then take over the planet ‘earth’.