This term we have done an action plan on something we want achieved, I wanted the school toilet paper changed. Here is my action plan:

the schools toilet paper is really bad, in fact HORRID! I cant stand, by the end of this you will be convinced every school in Victoria needs new softer toilet paper.

Firstly, the toilet paper we have now is like baking paper it is also like sand paper. Is that just to make children suffer? Leaves would be better!!!the toilet paper we have now sticks to the roof when it’s wet. There may be a toilet paper we can get that doesn’t do that. If we had better toilet paper there’s less chance people will be silly with it.

Aren’t you tired of having scratchy toilet paper? Take action with us then! Children all around the world are suffering! So what are the reasons? I don’t think there are any! So lets change it!

Cr Helen Radnedge…

Helen Radnedge’s visit
Hi my name is Alice, I'm going to tell you about Cr Helen Radnedge. She came to our school today and told us about the council. Here are some facts and questions we asked her.

What was your childhood like? Did you grow up in this area?
Cr Helen Radnedge had a good child hood and was taught to do everything herself like her 3 other sisters.

Did you grow up in this area?
She grew up in Keillor until she was 15. Then she moved to Gisborne.

How did you become a councillor?
She had to put her name online then write 250 words about herself.

What interested you to become a councillor?
She wanted to have her say after seeing a lot of dead animals on the side of the road and in parks.

What was your job before a councillor?
Helen worked at a hardware store before she was a councillor.

What’s your favourite place in Gisborne?
Nature reserves, water-ways and parks

Why are you concerned about the natural environment?
Because without animal we can’t live.

How did the wards get split up?
It was the government’s desicion. They decided to do it because the population was growing so they did it to keep it so they could manage the country side.

Do you ever have fights with other councillors?
Helen only has disagreements and debates.

Fun fact: they keep an uneven number of councillors so the vote won’t be even.

Now I know that if I have something to say I can call the council.

Opera: the magic flute…

On Wednesday the 28/6/17 we watched the Magic Flute incursion, it was good. The Opera they sang was amazing. Here is a brochure of the show and then I will explain the story.

Prince Tamino has fallen in love with a princess he has to save. He made friends with Papageno. Three lady’s give them a magic flute and bells to help them. They find the princess and save her but since the old man had already captured her and the shield of the sun. He says to the prince and bird catcher that the queen of the night wanted the shield of the sun to become the queen of the night and day. They go through tests that the old man set up. He promised a wife if they completed the test. The queen is furious with all this love so she hides and is never seen again. But the prince and bird catcher watch the sunset with their wives.

Camp Wilken!

“Groan!” Thud!! ” Yep, that was me falling out of my bed at 5:45 in the morning to get ready…  FOR CAMP!!!!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!! We went to camp wilken for a night and really me and my cabin didn’t have a night, only 4 hours. We started off with really short bus drive 😾 Only two hours, “Hmmph!” Why would the teachers do that!?Then we arrived at Aireys inlet for snack and a toilet break. We walked to the beach (very close) and did a scavenger hunt, while we where looking for a shiny shell we found a dead pufferfish 🐡 On the ground. It was sad. AtbAngle-sea we did a talk about marine parks. Did you know you can’t fish at marine parks because it is a protected area? Did you know there are rules about fishing? Or what about fisheries(fish police) spy on you to see if your doing the wrong thing? A nice guy called Kiren pronounced K-ear-r-in took us on a tour. We caught sprats and even a flounder!

Next we went to the light-house. While half the class climbed it we stayed down, we measured the light house with rolls of a hoola-hoop and we all got nine rolls. Then we claimed the light house and the other half measured. We climbed 136 steps! Did you know one side of the light house is black so when the light shines there the light wont go through and wake the sleeping children. When we  went to the top to look around, I felt as though I was going to fall and kill myself, luckily, I didn’t.

We arrived at Camp Wilken at about 4 o’clock and did activities… Archery. Wow! I was really really really  bad. The arrow would not get  the board. It wouldn’t leave the bow. We did low ropes next and I loved it. There where courses which included a two Ropes on top of each other. O.M.G! Grade 4D can fly! Who new?  We went on the flying fox and before you know Xavier had zoomed down the bottom and after a couple more flying lessons I was up! After two seconds I had bumped the tires on the end and my turn was done! Just like that!! And then we went to rock climbing, it was really really fun. I went on kitchen duty with Shyla, Finn and Matthew. We carried the plates and took them down the stairs. We met a really nice cook called Rolph. We had dinner and were sent to bed. It was pretty late…. But, we stayed up waaaaaaayyyy later!!!v Talking, Toilet break, Nap time, pillow fight, that was our time table. Finally it was morning. We woke up, packed up and ate up. A couple minutes of free time and it was already time to leave. Already! We took the bus to the marine centre and got to have a lot of fun. We saw a puffer fish, (alive) and they are so cute! After that we went to a beach for beach combing. We found shark eggs and sea snail and so so so sooooo much more! We left for school and it took forever! Then we got back and found our bags and left for a good night.

My pledge.

This week we did projects on a sea animal. I did the clown fish. There is a lot of clownfish but all the sponge, copepods, zooplankton and isopods are dying. The clown fish are slowly starving.                                                               My pledge is that I will…                                                                                             – I will always remember to always take fabric bags to the supermarket and help remind other people to do it too.

To get a bit more info on clownfish, read my book below. Don’t forget to leave a comment!