BTN: The Little Refugee

Anh Do and his family left Vietnam when he was 2 years old. They had to leave because his uncles fought alongside the Australian soldiers in the Vietnam war.  One of his uncles was a sapper who cleared the landmines for US and Australian soldiers. They sailed on the boat for 5 days and in Read More…

BTN: The Commonwealth of Australia

Australia is a large and beautiful country but how did this land come to be called Australia? Well in 1642 a Dutch explorer, Abel Tasman discovered Tasmania and if he stayed we would be speaking Dutch, what would Australia be like if he stayed and discovered the rest of Australia? In 1770 Captain James Cook Read More…

100 word challenge

…so that is why I am always last… I was running to the line but I slammed into my principal.  Books went everywhere. Everyone started laughing, except for the new girl at school, Melody.  My teacher and the class walked to the library liked it never happened. “You ok?”  Melody asked me when we got Read More…

BTN: Soldiers break the rules.

Private Suds and Private Thompson stole some cloth trying to get caught.  They thought it was unfair that convicts had assigned hours and agreed rates of pay when they didn’t.  They also thought it was unfair that convicts in the colony got to apply to have land rights after their sentence was finished.  They wanted Read More…

100wc #24 – The Hand of Peace

Come along children, gather around, come and see the ‘Hand of Peace’.   This sculpture represents the man who made a difference in the world war.  The story begins on a dark morning as the bugle sounded “trrrrrrrrtrrrrrr”, it was time to fight.  Sadly the soldier thought he would never see his father again.  He strangely Read More…

100 word challenge week #21

…however, yellow, gingerly, discovered, remarkable … I discovered a remarkable yellow box, however it was ticking.  I gingerly lifted the lid.  It was…. A clock. On it was a red label that said Mr P.  I yelled and yelled, street by street.  No one answered. So I thought for a moment.  “What if it was Read More…

SRC Speech

Vote me because I’m a Sixer at Cubs Scouts which means I’m a leader.  I work hard to achieve goals like our s.m.a.r.t goals. Firstly: I Help people who need help like George on crutches, pushing grandma and mum in wheelchairs. Secondly: we could fundraise for Amaze who help kids with Autism as there are Read More…

my letter

Tell me about your family. Well my mum has Porphyria which is a chronic illness and I may have it too so it just means we have to be more careful in case we have it too. My dad is in a band called Cheetstreet and dad works for Mr Moto which is an advertising Read More…