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So imagine playing a game of cards and if you lose there’s embarrassment from your friends. You put down your cards that you know can’t fail, absolutely nothing can stop those cards and you get defeated. And in a flash your out of the game and your friends are laughing. Now it’s not that bad if you lose in this but the government are playing a game of cards with high stakes. In Australia asylum seekers has been a big issue for many years. Politics have been playing their own game of card hoping to come with the best winning solution. Early in 2011 the government laid a hand of cards on the table. Australia’s Government offered to take 4000 refugees from Malaysia if Malaysia promised to take 800 asylum seekers in return. Australia thought they had the winning hand this time until the dealer had stepped in. The dealer in real life in politics is a place called High Court. The High Court is the most powerful court in Australia its power is above all the state and territory courts, even the high federal courts. In High Court 7 judges play a part of the dealer, they decide on important issues to our country. They’ve ruled cases involving the stolen generations, workplace law and Indigenous native land title. They do this by evaluating on the Australian law, and making judgements on what it says. Once their rule is made it’s final. In the Malaysia case 6-1 judges thought that this was illegal, which means that the government was actually trying to do something illegal. In the end the deal had to be called off, so the government lost this game. Julia’s still not quite out, because there’s still one play if she returns. The dealer threw her out if the game because the hand she threw broke the rules. If the rules changed her cards would be legal.                                

I know understand how governments kind of like a game, you put down your cards but then the High courts need and evaluate the law and make judgements. And their rule is final, and to succeed it needs to be legal.


What other positions are there in High court?

How long did it take for the court do find this trade was illegal?


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100 Word challenge-Memorie cup

My goal is to be able to use correct punctuation.

For all who bear come round the cup come entwined with it words, for you hear all the trapped souls in your head telling you the way leading you through the path. Your mind stopping, not thinking as your thoughts get stuck in the cup. When it’s up straight your thoughts are the memories stuck inside the tea stirring. No one knows where it goes, it stay’s for a while and leaves but what does it do. Tales are told that the cup belongs to giant and each night he grabs the unlucky people who stumble upon the cup.

100 word challenge-….But what if i was in charge….

Prompt- ….But what if I was in charge….

My goal is to use 100 words exactly.

Are you guys sick and tired of being bossed around by teachers. It’s like brainwashing a child’s mind the teachers teach. We’re told by our teachers to learn a particular the way the way we’re meant to be taught. But why aren’t we all brainwashed the same way, wow can’t people just make up their mind on how we’re meant to be taught. It’s really not that hard and every few years we’re changing it up again. But what if I was in charge, I’d teach but make it fun. It’s just not right, we should choose how we learn.


SRC Speech

Hi peers of 5/6C!

I’ve been at MPPS since prep and have been SRC once in grade 2 and green team once in year 5.
I have my sister Amira and my twin brothers Ram and Ishwar.

Here are some reasons why I want to be your 2018 SRC rep.

One thing that I’m proud of and that has made me a better person and have been doing my fundraisers for AMF (Against malaria foundation) and the Royal Children’s Hospital. Altogether I’ve raised about 1000 dollars. Those things made me think more about other people and their situations in life. I love helping and setting up fundraisers with other people and I know I’m helping others which makes me even more happy.

SRC reps need to show the school values – ROCC.
R – I’ve shown respect to other people by listening to them and giving input to their ideas and letting them speak while showing attentive listening.
O – I show optimism by always trying my best and putting in 110% into it. Even when I’m down I still try my very best.
C – I show collaboration by being open to new people and different learning areas.
C – I show care to others by helping and being supportive.
I show ROCC values at school, with friends, at my tennis club and as a Cub Scout sixer who leads a group.

I’m motivated, reliable and driven as a student.  Teachers have always asked me to do jobs and help them out, lending a hand to others. An example was when the 3/4 teachers asked me to lead an assembly and ask everyone questions.

I like listening to other people’s interests, and this will be a great chance to listen to your ideas and what topics for fundraisers you think are important. Some of my ideas are helping kids in poverty and writing letters to kid in hospitals to cheer them up. I also like the organisation Seva which helps kids who are blind or who have problems with sight. 90% of those kids are in developing countries.

I’m always motivated to keep going and get the job done. My motivation is to know that I’m helping out and that I’m part of something. At Cub Scouts I needed to be a fair listener, it was a big thing and to get everyone’s ideas, work as a team and remain fair. For example we once did a handy craft activity and I made sure that everyone had their own individual job, like painting or screwing.

When running clubs I’ll be responsible, respectful and always be there on time. It is important to act mature and be a good role model to all the younger students. They copy what we do and I want to role model positive behaviour. I’m never afraid to speak up and share my ideas with the group.  I will always put SRC meeting first, before socialising and will be consistent when coming.

And last but not least you need to be able to do public speaking, I feel as though I am confident with public speaking. For example in debates last year I loved it and it involved a lot of speaking – I ended up doing 5 debates instead of 2! Although, I think SRC will help me develop my public speaking skills more, helping me to slow down and be more confident.

I hope you see why I’d make a good SRC rep J

BTN-Levels of Government

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There are 3 different types of government. Federal, state/ territory and local, each of these groups take care of different things and have different powers and control. The highest is federal government which takes care of all of Australia, and it has the most control. Federal takes care of money/ taxes, communications, environment, trade, and defence against Australia. State/ Territory is in control of the states and territories. It looks after between states health, education, mining and agriculture. They also take care of defence forces like police and hospitals.They also help out with roads, trains and public transport. Then there’s local which doesn’t have much power, but is within council districts. In Australia there’s more than 500 hundred local governments. Local takes care of local roads, garbage, pet control and building permits. Before 3 levels of government, each state was separated and had their own control. But in 1901 the states federated and united the colonies to the Commonwealth of Australia and with that the states passed many of their powers to the new federal government. But as the population grew, state governments found it hard to manage all of the responsibilities they still had. So in the 1970s local governments became popular, they were given money and their own powers. That’s why they have rules about who runs what, and if they disagree then federal overrules state and state overrules local.

I know understand the different responsibilities that each level has.

I understand how we federated and how it changed the way we run.


If there were any more levels of government what would they be?

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100 word challenge- Ladder Goldfish Flew Brown Slowly

Darkness flew in the apartment, as the goldfish swam round in circles like it could never stop. Amber’s soft brown eyes stared at that fish every morning and after school. The friend in this world. Once her parents went to bed her she would slowly sneak down the ladder into the empty apartment below. Amber’s eyes would tear up every time she went. she was always reminded of the day it happened the day it all changed. But she misses the old days the way she would have fun, play with people. And then it stopped she just dead inside.

Letter to my parents ( about Parliament )

Dear Mum and Dad,


Guess what I’m smarter than you, I know so much about Parliament know.


I know now  that our country’s system of government is democracy which means that Australian citizens over 18 vote for their preferred political party, which then is decided by votes and that the party with the most votes governs Australia.  With a leading head figure.

Australia is a federation, monarchy, constitution and parliamentary democracy. Which means we have a queen who lives in the United kingdom which is represented by a governor general.  Our queen doesn’t use much of her power over Australia.

I learnt about constitution here’s what I know now.

Our democracy is run under constitution which was the document created 1st of Jan 1901. And our states united into one federation ( we joined together). Some of its influencers are U.S constitution, U.S.A federal and England’s Parliamentary democracy.

We found out that there are 3 levels in government the highest is Federal which stands for the whole of Australia the middle level State/ territory which is between each of the states and territories. And there’s also local which is in between suburbs and cities.

We’ve got 2 houses.  The house’s are the senate which is the upper house and the  house of representatives. There’s twelve representatives  from each state and 2 from each territory.

I want to learn more about the two houses and what the difference is between them.

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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


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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

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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