Yesterday was as normal as an Elephant riding a unicycle in the middle of the Ocean. Because yesterday I got caught in the most precarious situation. Heres how it began: That day my dad and I were going to watch a rocket take off. The rocket was probably the tallest thing you’d ever seen times by ten, And that was from about 10 kilometres away. anyways about twenty minutes later they started the countdown…
“T minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2- Hang I’ve just gotten information that a chicken is on the rocket!?” And at that second the only thing I could think about was how did he get there?


1 Summary

The main idea of the clip was to explain what a Governor General actually is, and what they do in parliament.

3 Facts

  1. The previous Governor General (GG) went to more than one event every day from the day she started.
  2. The previous GG also was the first woman to have the role.
  3. The GG can fire the Prime Minister from the office.

2 Questions

  1. Wouldn’t the GG need to speak with the Queen before making decisions?
  2. If the Prime Minister was fired, would they need to do another election in the following weeks?

1 Understanding

  1. GGs are technically more powerful than the Prime Minister (in some ways)


source: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3934588.htm


Oh no, not another tea party. I think the Giants are always having tea parties. they never think about us. there are always giant teaspoons in the backyard or ginormous saucers on the road. It is getting out of hand. that’s why when a tea party is happening nobody goes outside except for me. I always have a good a good eye for flying teapots and their lids. but one day I snuck out to go to the park and then there was a thundering WHOOSH!!! and SMASH!!! and when the dust clears there is a giant teacup embedded in the ground.



This clip told us about the 3 types of government from the that they were superheroes ( they’re actually not). They explained that their responsibilities were their superpowers. But in the end, they all worked together to run Australia.



  1. There are three levels of government: federal, state, local
  2. The federal law can override state law
  3. There was a time where there were no types of government



  1. What are permits for?
  2. When where the 3 types of government created?



I now understand that different types of government are more powerful than others.

100WC #4

“oh man not another vote again” I exclaim
“don’t worry honey one more won’t hurt” mum replies
” why don’t I just not do it?”
” because the government is in charge.” mum says
“but what if I was in charge?”
“maybe you should write a list so you can stop complaining!” mum snapped
“okay jeez”
I started the list:

If I was in charge of the nation…

  • kids would be allowed to drive.
  • no rules at school.
  • no chores
  • always allowed sugar
  • everything was free 

Australian Government

Dear mum & dad,

I learnt so much about government today. Dad, did you know that the constitutional document was created on the first of January 1901? Mum, did you know that Australia was influenced by America through the declaration of independence and was also influenced by England through Magna Carta? I also came up with a definition of Australia’s type of government. What I’m still wondering about is what is the difference between a prime minister and a president?

Hope you learnt something new,




This BTN was about decisions were made and how some decisions can be very important for the country.

3 facts:

1. federal government looks after Trade, immigration and defence.
2. the Tasmanian government let an energy company make a dam in a river but people didn’t want it so it was taken to hgh court tasmania lost and the dam was taken down.
3. there is a marriage act and a rule was added to it so that people can be equal

2 questions

1. why has equality only been brought up now?
2.when was the high court created

1 understanding”

I now understand the importance of  equality to some people



100wc #2

goal: my goal is to make sure all my punctuation is correct

now that I think about it I actually regret it. I all started when I got the idea. I got a long plank wood and placed it on an oil drum, I got Cruz the goldfish and placed it on the end of the plank and I used ladder to climb onto the roof. I look down to the ground and think this will be radical. I step back about 5 metres and sprint forward and leap quickly aiming myself at the opposite end to Cruz, I landed with a wham, Cruz flew through the air before slamming into the ground I slowly sit up and make my way towards the gold fish. I stare at it. “flop” the fish flops over to my brown sneakers its alive!!!



    • Goals for semester 1 What I want to learn:
      • I want to understand government and democracy in Australia.
      • I am also aiming to make my writing more clear.


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


      I think I can show that I am trying to meet my goal by practicing 3 pages of hand writing every week.

      I can also show I am learning about government by writing down some notes on BTN videos relating to government.

      How I learn and behave:

      • I would like to think more flexibly when working out problems.
      • I would like to create an organised, neat note book on OneNote that I use frequently and is a good reference.






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


      • Try and find different ways to solve maths problems.
      • Create pages in sections and label sections.


SRC speech:


Hello class of 5/6c as you probably know my name is Fin, I haven’t been in SRC yet and because this is my last year I thought I might take a chance.

I know that I can express your thoughts and ideas when I go to meetings and I think any idea is worth saying.


Firstly I’d like to put forward that I’m enthusiastic about new ideas and always happy to say them at meetings. I’m also happy to work in groups and come up with new solutions at our school.


Secondly, I strongly believe that I’m respectful to others (SRC reps and classmates. A good example of this is I’m very good at conversing with new people and building peoples’ confidence.


Thirdly and finally I’d like to thank you for listening and I hope that you enjoyed my speech

Thank you