Orientation Day- Buckley Park Secondary College

Yesterday was my orientation day at my high school. I went to Buckley Park which will be my secondary college for 2015. In my class, I met some new friends as well as some vaguely remembered friends.One of my new friends’ names is Andre. Andre is a very funny classmate but yet a quiet one at the same time. I also met Sam who is the school captain at his primary school, Essendon Primary. Once we had first got settled into classes we were then guided by our future form teacher, Mr Helinan. He showed use where the majority of ball sports were played, where some of the teachers’ offices were and where to go when we felt a bit ill. After the tour we headed out for recess which goes for 22 minutes, this was one of the things that I found bizarre about the school’s time breaks.

After recess we headed down to the Performing Arts Center for Drama. Our drama teacher was introduced by herself , her name, Ms Bain-bridge. She seemed very similar to my current Art teacher Raine but in the end she was quite unique in her own way. There, we warmed up by playing a game called ‘Zap, Bang!’ This involved fast reactions and remembering classmates’ names. After that we did a play in groups of 4. I was with Andre, Uegeen and Lorandt. We chose (from the available, listed scenarios) to do our play on a newly discovered animal in which  I was the animal. It was enjoyable, and a lot of fun to watch other students complete their performances.

After drama we headed back to A2, our home room. There, we were introduced to Ms Thomas, our 2015 English and Humanities teacher. During the lesson, we wrote a letter introducing and describing ourselves to Ms Thomas. We also attempted to complete the rope challenge with a partner, this specific challenge was very tricky, and no-one in my class was able to complete it without cheating.

Next we had lunch and after that, headed down to D block for our Maths/Science lesson. In science we conducted an experiment where we created invisible ink, which we applied to paper. After that we use the bunsen burner to make the ink visible on the other side of the paper. Once we had conducted our experiment we labelled different scientific utensils that are used in an average science lab. We did not do any Maths which was a bit of an annoyance but all of us knew that we were going to be doing quite a lot of it in 2015.

To cap off the day, all of the future year 7’s met in the gym for a few games. One of them was the name game where we had some students in one group, sitting in a circle. We then went around the circle, adding adjectives with the same starting letter as our names. We did that for a while and then played a relay basketball activity, class against class. (Our class’ name is 7HN) It was a slightly competitive game yet also just a muck about with everyone. After that it was the end of the day and I headed home whole-hearted.

Behind The News- The 2014 Budget

There have been many events throughout this year in the Australian government and essentially Australia. But what have been the main things that people have been talking about? Well, one of them was the 2014 Budget. Most Australian citizens were not happy with what was put forward and contributed around the budget. This is partly because it has been quite a tough budget on most people. This is due to the fact that there have been many more taxes to pay throughout the year for the government to spend on things like fixing roads and other essential needs that the people of Australia do require in order to live their normal lives. During press conferences and otherwise formal press meetings, the use of taxes has most often been replaced with ‘levy’. This, in my opinion has been the case due to a large amount of discomfort between government members and other Federal officials, conflicting with tax protestors. So that’s basically what happened with the budget this year.

Behind The News- Greenhouse Gases

The sun is where most of our heat comes from, but sometimes it can get a bit too hot. This is a result of greenhouse emissions. Greenhouse emissions are the result of the burning of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are non- renewable energy sources including coal oil and gas. All of these are sources found underground, and are created using dead organisms. The making of coal uses dead plant organisms whilst oil and gas are created using dead marine life. But to gain possession of these sources you need the once alive organisms to have been crushed down into the ground by millions of years of pressure caused by mounting land masses.

The use of fossil fuels include manufacturing and other chemical related products. The main use of fossil fuels though, would be heating and cooling homes, as well as any other energy related topics.

The greenhouse emissions transmit extremely small particles called greenhouse particles, these can sometimes trap excess heat in to the Earth’s atmosphere. These greenhouse particles are the result of burning and using fossil fuels and this is why scientists are encouraging more business owners, and other citizens and residents to go  greener with their usage of electricity and other power sources that may be related to the burning of fossil fuels.

100 Word Challenge Week 11

Through the war,

came the poor,

weeping through the dusty clouds,

no feasts,

all defeats,

remember the poor,

For they were the ones

that endured the pain,

that they didn’t deserve to gain.

Time and time,

over,

again,

the poor were the ones who suffered,

when the internet buffered

they were at the end.

Over the wall and under the fence,

there really was no vengeance,

every time they met someone new,

It actually was their heads that blew,

They flew,

right through,

the light blue.

The poor,

are the ones we should adore.

100 Word Challenge Week 10

“DONIO! COME! NOW!” “Yes master.” The shivering half dressed goblin appeared out of the shadows, head down, eyes down. “I need a cup of Slizanberg juice, precisely 500 ml.” “Indeed master.” Replied Donio (the half dressed,, shivering goblin). He walked off at a fast pace, looking at all of the piles and piles of potions when suddenly, there was a knock on the door. The little creature dawdled to the door miserably, thinking that it would probably be one of his masters’ friends. But when the light came through a family stood at the door and as Donio shivered they screamed.

100 Word Challenge Week 9

“We’ve got a 624 here, over!” A sleek green sedan swung around the busy corner smashing into a large street lamp, denting the front left area of the car. The lamp started leaning down onto a nearby department store, towering over the city lovers’ heads. “SMASH” Glass shards spun everywhere hitting people and other cars. The broken glass caused some corruption but not as much as the mad cat in the fast speeding sedan lifted the limits of the car’s engine. The people at the swimming pool across the street stared in curiosity as the sedan got faster and faster.

Behind The News- Cat Ban

Our nations capital, (Canberra) is thinking of banning cats’ freedom in order to secure health and safety for native animals. But there is a bit of disagreement and argument between supporters of the ‘lock up cats’ party and the ‘let cats free’ party. Some people would say that it is a bad idea and should not even be an issue that is being addressed because they think that cats have the right to be free as much as we do. Although on the other hand some people think it would be a fantastic idea because it would keep native animals safe as well as the fact that the cats that could be locked up would live a much easier and safer lifestyle. This is down to the fact that the cats will have lesser of a chance of dying early due to car accidents or other horrible incidents.

MY OPINION:

I believe that cats should have the right to roam free because of the fact that their natural habitat is out doors and in the sun as well as the fact that most pet owners do not want to be paying extra money for something that already cost a decent amount of cash (the cat).

100 Word Challenge Week 8

“These kentucky fried chicken wings are delicious John! Where did you get them!” Exclaimed Finn. “KFC” John replied miserably. “AHHHHH! Run for your lives!” Someone shouted from near where John and Finn were sitting. They both got up and ran over to where the screamers had been shouting. A cold breath, like a raindrop swooshed past them, hearts pumping mind rushing. They turned around and there stood a big black cloak with a human like hood, hands clenched together and cuffs overlapping. John and Finn stood in horror as the terrifying creature stood over them like a giant, ready to pounce.

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100 Word Challenge Week 8

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What are my spelling words about?- List Greek Prefixes 2

This week for spelling I had the following words:

Catastrophic, catalogue, metamorphosis, metaphor, paralysis, period, peripheral, problem, prologue, prosthetic, syndrome, synagogue, synonym, hyperbole, hypertext, hypothesis and hypocrite.

I got all of the words correct in the test accept for synagogue.

My teacher also asked me to find out all of the meanings of the prefixes of each word. Here they are:

Cata-down, meta-above/beyond/among, par- order/ prepare/provide/procure, per-thoroughly, pro-before, syn-with, hyper-over, hyp-under.

 

Behind The News- Space School

A group of students from a range of schools have taken the opportunity to go to a certain school where they get to learn about space from a real life astronaut. These kids want to become astronauts in the future but before that they have to learn about the skills and techniques that astronauts need in order to survive and do their job. In the lessons of the space school, the students are taught by a real life astronaut who has been in to space three times, totalling a staggering six hundred and seventy five hours up in the stars. It may look like a whole bunch of fun, hanging out with the other astronauts in the rocket, floating around in the zero gravity air, but when up in space there can be a lot of work to do. It depends on what job you have been assigned to complete. Apart from being an astronaut, there are many other ways of being involved in space “missions” or jobs. These include astro-physicists and airo-space-engineers. Overall, there are many job spaces to be filled when it comes to blasting up to the moon.