School Captain speech

Here is my speech that I presented to the whole 5/6 cohort on the 30.10.18

School captain speech

Hello and thanks for being here. For those that don’t know me, my name is Charlotte. I have been at this school since prep. I have two younger sisters Hannah and Mia. Mia in prep and Hannah in year 2. I am standing here to today, as a worthy candidate for school captain, here’s why. There are 4 qualities that I believe would make a great school captain. Leadership, communication, being open to new learning experiences and strong organizational skills.


First to leadership. I think leadership is the most important quality of the four.

So what is a leader?

A leader is a person who rules or guides or inspires others. I have had the opportunity to guide others in leadership roles during my time at MPPS. Here are some examples. I was the netball vice-captain for the inter school sports working with the other captains and the teams. Through questioning and listening, I made sure that everyone was happy in the positions they got but also had the opportunity to try new positions. It was also my role to keep the team in good spirits by encouraging and cheering them on. I also acted as school captain last year when the five-sixes were on camp. This felt like a big step but I feel it has given me some prior knowledge for what to expect. If I get the role.


Another important skill you need as a school captain is good communication skills. Whether it is listening, writing or speaking. I believe that listening is as important as speaking. I am a good listener, am patient and care about people’s ideas.

School captains should be able to speak to the whole assembly, write reports for the school newsletter and help the new preps and families at the orientation. I believe I demonstrate some of these skills. In a netball team you have to communicate together to get the ball where you want it to go. I really enjoy writing and sharing information with others. Being an older sibling I have the experience with communicating with younger kids and also the experience with older people through my extended family.


The third quality. Being open to new experiences is important because it is important to challenge yourself to be able to also challenge others. Even though sometimes I am a bit nervous I still like to explore new things. Going to music camp with four different schools and playing the flute for 4 days in a row is a good example. It was loads of fun even if it was very new to me.

This year has been my first year of being a buddie to a prep. Being a buddie comes with its challenges. But also with its joy. Being a buddie was a new experience for me. I did my best I think I could have done better in some areas but I think I went okay and that my buddie would agree to.


Finally the fourth quality. I believe an important and crucial school captain skill is organization because you have the responsibility for others. For example leading the S.R.C meetings, Being present on the days you are needed and running the assembly. Examples of my organization skills include checking the board for what books the class needs to get for the day, so I am not rushing out of class to get books. I also like to do a lot of activities after school which means I have to be organised and do my homework and planning at the start of the week.


In summary I believe I have a lot of the experience and qualities to be a successful school captain. But what will I do for you?

I will do my best to be respectful, inclusive, listen to your ideas and always be approachable.

“Leadership is an action, not a position “and I am ready to guide and inspire you”

Thank you for listening to my speech for why I believe I would make a great school captain





I stare down the corridor to my new room dad told me it could be any way I want it to be.  But what colour should it be. Was the main question in my mind blue? Orange? Purple? The worst bit is I’m not allowed to do it again if I stuff up.

Orange I decide. Me and my dad go out and get the bright orange paint. 5 hours later.  The paint has dried and we have moved in all the furniture. WHAT IS THIS? IT LOOKS DISGUSTING! I scream the green bedspread clashes terribly with the orange room.

MIVIMP camp reflection

From the 21st of august to the 24th of august a group of selected students went on MVIMP camp.  I was among that group. At lady Northcote recreation camp (the camp we were at) had canoeing areas, 2 chocolate Labradors, lots of walks, main hall, boy’s cabin, girls cabin and tennis courts. There were 4 schools Ascot Vale, Ascot Vale West, Moonee Ponds and Moonee Ponds West That were also included in this program.

We had lots of hours playing our instrument and a few hours of free time. There were tutorials and band sessions where we would practice our pieces that we were going to play at the concert. There was a competition for who would open up the concert the group that I was in won which was Eloise, Emily, Bridget, Hanna, Mariana, Amelia and I. over all the camp was really fun!!!!!!!!! I would definitely go again.


link to prompt:

prompt: Bridge  Sprinkled  Pink  Daffodil  Huge 

Every day I walked to the bridge even with my wooden leg I went every day without fail this time I had brought a flower that was sprinkled with pink flecks. I stood by the grave under the willow tree the grave of Archer Hemsley hoping that his fall off the huge bridge was not real as I placed the flower down I noticed that there was already a daffodil I stifled a sob, me Adelaide Belmont. I visited the grave every day. We were just about to become greenhorns Archer, Oliver and I that was until Archer’s startling death.


moderated learning task – all kids should play sport

All kids should play sport

Why should your kid be unhealthy, unfit or anti-social? When they could be learning life skills and getting fit. Being in a sport is a great way to become social and fit. There are different sports for different people there are running sports, ball sports and rhythm/ dance sports.

Not being active takes a toll on the body it makes it unhealthy and unfit. In most sport you have to work hard. Which pumps the blood around the body and makes you healthy. It helps you become fit. Whereas if you just sit on the couch all day watching telly you don’t use your body as it should be used.

Being in a team sport teaches you to co-operate with other kids and people. It also teaches you to become good winners and good losers. Which is very important for later life. Learning the importance of good sportsmanship may help your kids when dealing with tricky people. It will even prevent your kid from becoming a tricky kid to deal with.

All sports give you joy if you find the right sport it isn’t like when you get to play Minecraft but a real happiness that isn’t in video games one that a lot of people don’t experience why should your kid be one of the kids that don’t get to feel this emotion. How would you feel if you knew your child only felt the fake happiness and didn’t feel what they could be feeling?

All through school you will have to do physical education and play in school teams. Do you want your kid to be the one that when the kids have to choose the teams that is left till last and is always feeling left out and the one who never knows what to in sport whether to throw the ball or kick the ball.

So do you want your kid to be unhealthy and unfit? Shouldn’t kids have the right to be having fun and enjoying themselves and being social? Don’t let your kids suffer. Do it for them. Put them in a sport!









District cross county reflection

Today [ 22/05/18 ] A group of kids from yr. 3 and up went to the district cross country at Aberfeldie park. You have to be in the top 5 at the fun run to go through to districts. So to get to districts is a huge achievement and I would like to congratulate everyone who got through to it. I did go through to districts and I was successful to get to Divisionals. I came 6th out 42 runners and only the top 10 go through so it is immensely tough to get into then again I would like congratulate everyone who got into districts whether they got through or not.

Webinar Reflection


Today we had a webinar. It was all about keeping your online world safe an the types of the more serious scams. Like  a random friend request. Here are some questions that you should answer before clicking accept. Why should I trust this person? Is this a reasonable request? Is my site safe from hackers and maybe you could check with your friends at school or whenever  you see them did you request a  friendship last night? if not then definitely don’t accept. Look for some clues for if  it is a scam like is there any links to the internet?  Is there any thing asking you to hurry and  do it now like last chance?

Remember there are things you can do to prevent scams and viruses like never give anyone your password. Install a firewall. Don’t put any personal details on any online sites and backup your computers software. Things like scams and viruses  can be prevented.

BTN- Gallipoli perspective

link to BTN:


facts=royal blue


understanding= lime

This BTN was about the perspective of some young soldiers that went to war. 

Some people lied about their age so that they could go to war and some also lied about not being aboriginal as well.  Two hundred Turkey soldiers were sent out to stop the Australians. ANZAC means Australian and New  Zealand Army Corps. 

Why did some people lie about their age to go to war? Why was the fighting in Turkey not somewhere else?

I now know that war was a time of fighting and friendship. 


link to prompt:

prompt …… but how did he/she get up there?… …

but how did she get up there?“Thief,” he roared. Great I thought now I’m done for it “thief,” the Nazis roared again. He grabbed me by the arm covering the yellow star on my jacket, his breath stank like tobacco. “Mira!” my sister Rachel called. The man was dragging me away from the little ghetto where my family lives during the war. He dragged me past the houses where the richer Jews lived, past the factories. He dragged me on and on stopping only once to talk to another Nazi in the big ghetto, dragging me on to who knows where.