Athletics Day

Guest Post by Abbey

On the 15th of August the lucky people who made it into the inter school sports travelled by bus to Keilor Athletics Track. Our aim was to try and beat all of the other schools competing in our track or field events. Arriving at the sloshy squishy mud area where we had to sit to wait for our event, everyone was practicing for their event if they could. Almost everyone had nervous butterflies in their stomachs as their event crept closer and closer.  People were starting to feel unwell when they had to go to the starting line and unfortunately there were some injuries as children either fell over while running or landed on the bar in high jump.  Lots of people made it into the top 4 and if you were lucky enough and you came first or second in your event then you would make it into the next round. It was a fantastic day and we would like to thank Mr Goodyear for organising it and spending time training us before the day.

How did you go in your events if you participated?

Did you enjoy the day?  Why or why not?

If you didn’t participate, what is your favourite athletics event and why?

The Whole Hird

Guest Post by Macklan

Lately in the news there has been one main story that has stood out over the others, that is the Essendon drug scandal. The case has recently been closed after an agreement from the AFL, demanding a two million dollar fine to the club, the bombers out of the finals for 2013 and the coach James Hird suspended from coaching for 12 months. This all started in April when the club doctor Stephen Dank also known as ‘the weapon’ supposedly injected the players with a drug unknown until the last months of the scandal.

Many people believe that the penalty is not harsh enough even some of the fans. Hird has spoken out and have told all the supporters to stick behind the club and that  this is not the end of the Essendon Football Club.

What do you think about this scandal?

Is the penalty hard enough?      

Father’s Day

Guest Post by Lachie

Father’s Day is about how much you love your dad. It is like your dad’s second birthday. Normally at every school there is a father’s day store on about 26th to the 30th of August. Father’s Day is on the 1st of September. On Father’s Day you have to RESPECT your dad and use your manners. When you go in the car open the door for him, give him a special breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert and if he’s lucky, he can win a million dollar draw. When your dads ask to get the newspaper from the newsagents, you go to the newsagents and get the newspaper.

What do you love about your dad?

What did you do with your dad on Father’s Day? 

 

Fantastic Fraction Flags

Guest Post written by Sasha

Grade 5/6E had to make a flag for a made up country of Ruitangia. The flag had to be a particular way it had to be 32 cells and 5/8 of that flag had to be blue, 1/8 of that flag had to be yellow and 1/8 had to be red. This was a very challenging task because we had to figure out how many cells there would be for each colour. We also learnt how to remove lines from the table so it would be a proper flag. To make this flag we had to make table 4 squares tall and 8 squares long. Then we had to create a stylish design without using too many cells for each colour. It was a very difficult task and it challenged everyone’s ICT skills. We had to extend this project by choosing 3-4 colours and choosing how many cells we wanted. Then we had to figure out how much would be each fraction and would there be too many cells or not enough it was also a very challenging task there was many difficult ICT skills involved.

Fraction Flags

 

What do you think of our fraction flags?