November 17

Semester 1 goals

My short term goal for this term will be able to add, multiply, divide and subtract easily with decimals and fraction, I would like to achieve this because I know that later on we will be doing test about fractions and decimals. I know that this goal would be good because in the previous year I did not go so well with things like fractions, decimals etc. I know that I did not go so well in it because of the test we did in year five. This could help me in the future with maths test and lessons.

My long term goal for this semester is that  I would like to achieve is to read books in different areas because my teachers have been telling me to do that, I will achieve this by reading books that my parents recommend like non-fiction books. I think this will help me in the future for things like S.E.A.L, the reason this will help me is because it will expand my knowledge if I read more books about history or I could learn new words from harder books, this can help me with future tasks.


My short term goal for semester 1 was to be able to add, multiply, divide and subtract decimals and fractions, I feel like I achieved it but I can still do better. The reason I feel good with it is because of the lessons we’ve done with it and because of maths groups and I’ve learnt new strategies to do thing easily with decimals. My long term goal for semester 1 was to expand my reading; I think that I have not fully achieved this because I’ve only been reading a couple of different books.

Something I would like to work on is to be more organized with things like my contents page, and my locker. I would like to achieve this because being organized is an important skill. Organizing my contents page would be good because it will help be navigate my interactive notebooks so I can get to lessons easily, If I organize my locker I will be able to get the things I need instead quickly of taking everything out and trying to find my books. This will also help me with my music lesson.

I think that I’ve partly achieved this goal. I have managed to keep my locker in a way that I’m familiar with. I haven’t been filling out my contents pages because I would keep on forgetting about it, I have also not been using it a lot. Having my locker organised has helped me a lot. I‘ve been able to get to music lessons on time, I’ve also been able to do my homework earlier than I use to. I’ve been able to get my books out on time. This has let me been able to get ready for the lesson.

My future goals are to be able to be more organised so I can get to classes quickly. I know that I should work on this because my goals in 2015 were to be to be organised, and I feel that I can be more organised. I would also like to work a lot harder that I able normally do, this is so I can be in the SEAL Program.  If I do this this that means that I’ll achieve my goals that I had at the start of 2015. I also want to make different groups of friends, this will help with my social skills.

October 30

Valedictorian Speech

Good evening, parents, teachers and fellow year six graduates. My name is Atticus and I’m the valedictorian speaker for 2015.

Our time at Moonee Ponds Primary School has been a wonderful, exiting journey. All the year 6s have truly changed since prep, from physical changes to academic changes, like from being smart, to very smart, small to big, so on and so on. Our school is a very unique school, with tall people, smart people and funny people; everyone at our school has their own talent. Another unique thing about our school is the opportunities; we have roles like, House Captain, School Captain, Green Team Ambassadors, and so much more. Something that has definitely changed this year is the roles. They have changed the some roles for different years and they got rid of some roles. The Green Team Captain is now for grade 5s, they got rid of roles like: MVIMP Captain,  Literacy Captains e.t.c

Everyone at this school is kind hearted, creative, smart and all the kids and teachers have something unique. From terrible jokes to being great at sport, our school is an amazing.Being in year six has given us time to think about what the parents and teachers at this school have done for us.  For example, they have taught us important life skills, planning and organising important days like today.

Throughout my time at this school I have witnessed gestures of kindness when someone has been hurt to students and teachers encouraging all the kids during athletics carnivals. I have also witnessed some changes at the school, like the title, which use to be Moonee Ponds Central School, to Moonee Ponds Primary school. Our school is very good because the teachers teach us about being a leader, and gives us the opportunity to take on a leadership role during your time as a year six.

I remember our first cabaret in grade 1, or the endless fun at Friday fun. The athletics day where we would be cheering on our teammates or even the swimming carnival where everyone would talk about how cold it was when we weren’t in the pool. I also remember when we were lucky enough to have visits from special people like the Police or the Firemen. The teacher and parents at our school organised all of those events, and on behalf of the school I’d like to say thank you to them.

Our school has introduced many new things, like getting chickens to how the green team adopted a Wombat. They have also now given us netbooks which help us get our work done faster, and more efficiently. WE have had the opportunity to be part of a team in T.O.M, play in a band or accept crazy challenges on the last day of term 1, term 2, term 3 and term 4. The teachers have let us go on fun excursions, incursions and camps!

The teachers at this school as wonderful teachers. They help us with our abilities and try to make them even better! The teachers put a lot of work into every lesson they teach us and make learning very fun. The staff have also helped us by organising certain events, taking in notes and even more! Being split in other classes has given us time to see how much all the teachers put into teachers, they ALWAYS put in a lot.

Without this school none of use would be up here and none of us would’ve had all of these amazing opportunities. We all would have been completely different people  and we wouldn’t have had amazing teachers that made us fantastic at everything!

It is going to be sad to say bye to our school, but when we leave we know that we will leave with our experiences and memories.