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Month: February 2018

BTN- Moving Australia Day

BTN- Moving Australia Day


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This BTN was about people have mixed emotions about Australia Day. For us it’s a celebration of our founding of Australia in the 1700’s, but for the Aboriginals it’s a time to remember an invasion when British empire took this land to themselves. On the 200th year of founding New south wales on January 26th 1988 you could see many aboriginals fighting and having protests. Some people thought we should have it moved and some people don’t think as much. Some days people were thinking of was January 1st, the day in 1901 that the Australian colonies united to form a single nation. Another is January 25th, the day before British settlement and the last day the Australian continent was inhabited only by indigenous people. People talked about combining Australia Day with ANZAC Day in April, or Wattle Day in September. Others think it could be the day Australia’s first federal parliament was opened, or the day of the referendum that recognised Aboriginal people in the constitution. Australia day hasn’t been changed but we should still recognise aboriginals.

 I understand how and why people chose some of the days it might change to in the future.

How come parliament didn’t send out some sort of vote about people’s thought?


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BTN Democracy

BTN Democracy


You can click here for the BTN on Democracy

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In ancient Greek times to give the people more of a say on big decisions ( rulers, wars ect;) they came up with democracy. Democracy is basically two words put together, Demos meaning people and Kratos meaning power or rule. So altogether it means the rule of the people. They people vote on issues and they can say what effects them. But they didn’t mean everyone, in these times women weren’t seen as equal so they couldn’t vote. After excluding women there was still thousands of men left who were able to attend meetings and vote on any issues that were important to them. The ancient Greeks were the first people to experiment with better of leading their people. While their systems was far from where we are today and far from fair, it was revolutionary in that time. As time kept going there were new rulers with who changed things and democracy died out for quite some time. By the Middle Ages, monarchies had become a thing. That’s when kings and queens started to rule and the people didn’t get a say. But an important document called Magna Carta evened things up a little by promising people rights that rulers had to follow and slowly, over the next few hundred years, the idea of democracy started to take hold again. Democracy today is the most popular form of government worldwide. In Australia we have something called a Representative democracy. It means that unlike Greece where they went and voted on everything, we vote in a representative do that all. We have politicians who represent us in parliament, they here voters voices on a national level to hear your say. Important values form some of our basis of the democracy in Australia. We are automatically guaranteed freedom to express our views without getting in trouble. There are equal rights for people from all different religions and the right to justice and a fair independent trial. That’s Australia’s Democracy, but there are many other forms of government. Some countries, like Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are an all monarchy. That’s when someone’s born into a royal family and has complete control over the people and all laws and decisions that are made by that person. A dictatorship is another form of government. It’s similar to an monarchy in that one leader has power over a country, but they usually aren’t royal. Instead, dictators often take control of a country by force. North Korea and Zimbabwe are considered dictatorships. In these countries, people usually don’t have a lot of rights and often aren’t looked after very well by their rulers. They aren’t allowed to leave the country and it’s highly isolated. Australia’s system of democracy, it’s designed to have the people’s best interests at heart and while it may not always work perfectly, we’re lucky to live in a country where we have the right to voice our opinions and the freedom to make a difference.


I now understand different types of governments and how each one is different to each other and how it affects the communities differently.

I also understand what each one means and the pros and cons of them.


How does a dictator get chosen?

Why doesn’t each country have the same type of leadership

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100 word challenge- Stick men

100 word challenge- Stick men

A couple of friends and I came out to the park hiding from each other between the trees. Of course I was counting as usual but I heard dark, deep steps and felt the wind blowing across my face, but it was different. In seconds I heard shallow screams of Olivia, I felt like all my friends voices were stuck in my head. Echoing screams and mistold words, as I got  closer to the greener grass l froze in silence. As my friends were in the clutches of stick men, they had marks like warriors.

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100 word challenge- Cross country FAIL

100 word challenge- Cross country FAIL

It was that fateful day once again but even more painful. Cross country, no one likes it well except for the ‘’expert’’ runners. Last year I did well, kind of. I’ll tell you what happened, I came 2nd I promise but it was a bumpy ride to get there. So I was running with my mate on the track and soon as felt like puking up my breakfast. We were moving very fast when I tripped over my mate then fell over the people in front of me and vomited and made people slip. It was on the finish line.


100 word challenge- Stone soul

100 word challenge- Stone soul

It’ll all started that fateful day of my death and disappearance, well if i’m dead you’re probably guessing how i’m talking well i’m half dead. It started, one dark afternoon my family and i where dining at a Dad’s restaurant. I went out to feel the breeze on my face, as i was grabbed around the neck, i tried to run but they were to strong. And i suddenly kicked the person down without a sense of thought. And then in a blink of an eye there was a bright light, and now i’m eyes of the statues, i’m the soul.


My goals for semester 1 2018

My goals for semester 1 2018




What I want to learn:

I want to learn about how the Australian government+ democracy and how decisions are made and how they affect our country, as well as different levels of parliament.

I would like to be more open to more types of books and not be so fussy.

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

Australian government

  1. Ask my parents about things they know about the government.
  2. Watch different BTN videos about how it works.


  1. Look and ask for recommendations.
  2. Go to the library and look genres I might like to read.


How I learn and behave:

I want to be able to use OneNote more often during classes, so I can look back at home.

I want to ask more questions during class


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


  1. Take more notes on it daily at least 3 lessons a week.
  2. Only taking key notes and add pictures to understand more.


  1. At least ask 2 question a day.
Letter to Ant

Letter to Ant

Dear Ant and everybody else,

First lot of things I want to say is I’m excited to be in year 6 this year, and I want to enjoy my last year of primary school with my wonderful class, friends and my support from my teacher.

Favourite things are

My names Aaliyah so some of the things I like and I’m interested in are tennis (I play competition and do lessons), my teams is maribyrnong park, I love sports in general, listening to music, writing and drawing. I love my family and they’re very supportive of me and help me get through school. My friends are the best and are awesome, when I was younger in kinder to grade 3 I only played with boys, until I met an awesome group of girls. Then my best friend left me, but she might be coming for high school where I’m going. I also love playing my musical instrument I played the cello for two 3 years but I changed to saxophone this year. I love watching movies, and one I watched recently was wonder. And I’m not girly girly like other girls.

What is my family like?

In my family I have my mum Clare, my dad Vikas, my twin brothers Ishwar and Ram and my sister Amira. My brothers are only twenty minutes apart and are always getting into trouble with their friends. They’re in grade 2 this year and are always hooked up to computers or anything technology based and went to code camp last spring holidays. They love the computer so much I bet you when there older they’ll be doing something based on tech as their job. And their always hanging out together. Know my sister on the other hand isn’t a girly girl but is sort of. She loves playing most sports. She’s one of those quirky acting girls. She also plays tennis like me and plays competition but in a lower grade then me. Amira loves listening to her music on her headphones and always starts dancing in the backyard and in our room. And one thing I have to say is as the middle child it means that she gets jealous all the time. Know my parents, my Mom Clare works as a manager at a gym, she’s the same age as my dad and has got 2 siblings. And right now she doing an MBA. My Dad Vikas is Indian, and he’s going to India for 3-6months for work. And he’s always picking us up from school and we always visit his parents all the time. And his dad (my grandpa) can do cartwheels proper ones. In India there house is three stories and when I came out of the airport I vomited after seeing a cow. My English grandma lives in Trentham and was the president of the garden club, my cousin Neallah is half French an also live lives in Trentham when we see our grandma we sleepover at our cousins and see kangaroos on the road and wild birds. Our uncle lives in Yea where my grandma lived as a child and they owned so many animals. With a dog curly who I thought was a horse when I was younger, but died a few years ago.

Something to share

Some of you may know this in grade 3 and grade 5 I did fundraisers. So for my 9th birthday I did a fundraisers for the royal children’s hospital, and had my birthday at the awesome park next door and instead of presents asked for money. I raised 350 dollars. And in grade 5 I raised money for the against malaria foundation for mosquito nets. I made origami rainbow flowers décor. And I raised about 5-6 hundred dollars.

What did you do in the holidays?

In the holidays at the start I went to my English grandma’s house and spent a few nights up there and spent Christmas there with my family. My mom got tonsillitis and we had to stay an extra night because she couldn’t drive home. 1 Week later we went to the Mornington peninsula and stayed with one of my mums old friends, and went to beach and saw jellyfish. Then after that we went to Hastings where we saw my one of my uncles my aunty and my little cousin Eva who’s very bouncy and bubbling. She’s always energized. She has a toy car and a doctor toy bag, where she used the tools as equipment to fix the car. We slept in tents there. And went along the beach where Ram started singing to the sea. 1 Week after that we saw them again in Yea where my great aunt lives, we were celebrating her 76th birthday and her selling her house after 50 years. Yea is a really nice little town with lots to explore. There was so much family at the party, to be honest I didn’t even know some of them were family. I made friend with my cousin Rosie who’s 13. I told you guys that Eva sat on my head, I was lying on the ground I thought she was stepping over but it was worse, now I literally scarred for life. Other times on the holidays we watched movie like when we went to watch Wonder with my grandma and I cried 3 times, and another time we saw coco with Zedekai and his family. Me, Amira and my Mum went to the Australian open. We went early and made a plate for a donation to the food foundation and ended up getting free passes to rod laver for the day. We saw Svitolina and Siniakova and I got one of their towels they used. Then we saw Wozniacki and Fett, Wozniacki was down the first set but she came back. After that we saw Nadal and Mayer and man did Mayer have a fast serve his fasted was 208 km an hour but Nadal in the end won. We saw a bit of Zverev, and a French player on a show court. But our last match we saw went from 7:30 till 10 something it was Carla Suarez Navarro and Babos. I actually got Carla’s signature. But from week 3 to this friday we had the boy’s class turtle, bubbles who was so cute, on the really hot days we couldn’t take him outside on the grass, so we turned the bath on and put some water in and his rock, and his swam there. Other days we went on playdates or stayed home.

What do you hope to do in the Future?

I don’t really know what I want to do in the future job wise. I really have a big passion for tennis, and play competition. I’m actually the youngest in my team, and for a young age I’m doing well for how high I am. But there’s probably going to be a lot of different jobs in the future. But in the future years in high school I want to do more of my fundraisers for different organizations.

Thanks for listening, see you guys in class 😄

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