Political Questions and Answers!#%

We watched a video of BTN of what preferential voting is and how it works. It is a sheet of paper with a list of the names of the parties and their leader on the left side. For your first choice you would put a 1 in the box on left of the parties name. For your second choice you would do the same. Just puting a number 2 next to it because it’s your second choice and so on.



1: For a political candidate to win their seat in an election they need to…

a. Win half the votes

b. Win half the votes plus one

c. Win 100% of the votes

Answer: B.


2:  What is the official name for someone that counts the votes in an election?

Answer: A counter.

3:  Not every country uses preferential voting. Can you name one?

Answer: North Korea because they have a dictator.

4:  Why are the advantages of a preferential voting system?


Answer: If you don’t get your first choice, you might get your second of third.

5: Why do minor parties prefer the preferential voting system?

Answer: Because their not as rich they can’t afford big advertisement. So they might get the other peoples second of third choice.

6: What is the purpose of a “how to vote card”?

Answer: So you know how to vote right and you don’t have a donky vote.

7:  What is a polling booth?

Answer: A place where you put your answers of your voting.

8: Have you ever had to vote for someone or something? What was the process?

Answer: Yes, for the AFL app. It was electronic. After your finished it shows you how many people agreed with you.


9:  Can you name the three major Australian political parties? Who are their leaders?

Answer: Yes, Liberal, Malcom Turnbull, labor, Bill Shorten and the greens, Christine Milne.


I did my biography on Sir Edmund Hillary. Some of his qualitys were that he had a strong belief of fair play and a fair go. e.g : He got really annoyed when he heard that the government weren’t going to send a party to get a climber who got stuck about half way up the mountain.

What I Know#%!

This Term our inquiry is about Australian federation. Down below are questions and what I think are the right answers. This is what I know with NO reasesrch or knowledge. (Well a bit)




1: Which other country might have been part of Australia?  England.

2:Who was Henry Parkes? The first prime minister.

3:Why were the initial attempts to become a Federation rejected? Because ever         state/colinie had there own opinions and leaders.

3:What role did Alfred Deakin play in becoming a Federation? A good one

5: In what year did Australia become a nation? 1901

6:Who was Australia’s first Prime Minister? Henry Parkes

7:How did Federation impact on Indigenous people and Chinese migrants? I don’t Know much.

8:What do you know about the euka Stokade? It  was in ballarat. It happened because the miners didn’t want to pay their fees for the license to fine gold. That Peter Lawyer lead the diggers against the troopers. I know much more about the stockade.


9:What were some big events that have happened between 1901 and 1960? AFL

10:Who were some important people between 1901 and 1960? I don’t know much.

Sovereign Hill Mother and Father Occupation#%!


My mother and father are both cooks for my Sovereign Hill letter.


The kind of ship I traveled on from England to Australia was called a clipper ship. It did it in a third of the time it took normal sailor ship.

THE RULES OF THIRDS#?!😎✌️😝😜😩👌👍🙃🙂😀😆😊😌😛

Today our task was to go out a take a couple of photos of our favorite place in the school. We had to follow the rules of thirds. Rules of thirds are a way of taking photos. The prospective of the photo is that has something lineing up with it. Like if you were taking a photo of a mountain the horizon should be on the top horizontal line. Or if your taking a photo of a tree the trunk would line up with one of the vertical lines. Here is a photo that I took in the school. It not really that good but it’ll do😬😥😕.

Too small for me to live in!#%


Ding, and the lights are on. The last couple of weeks Dan and I have been working on a solar/ passive energy house. First we had to choose some land. Dan and I chose some land in Byron Bay. Then we had choose where we wanted to put our house and why we put it there. After that we needed to build a house out of a shoe box. Daniel and I only had one hour as we were on camp. Then we made a video and explained why we made passive houses and explain what we put on our house. The next day we made a circuit for the solar system on the roof. Daniel and I were first finished so we put a light switch on. It worked so well.

Heaven is Real!?#🍦🌭🍕

Pizza, ice cream, sausages, drinks. I didn’t know that heaven was real. Get this a concert with 26 performances as well. We did this on Thursday the 1st of December. Each grade did a song and preformed it. It took several hours to choose a song, make up the dance moves (choreography), practise and to do the performance. Our song was dynamite. I didn’t like most of the moves in our dance because to me they looked stupid but I just got over it.The actual song itself as well because the voice is a bit annoying. After our dance I just had a really great enjoyable night, it was fantastic.

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