Using the most recent copy of the Leader Newspaper you need to look for an article that relates to our local government. You need to read this article and then respond to the following questions.
1. Write a short summary (2-3) paragraphs about the article.
2. Explain what the issue is for the local community.
3. Which level of government is responsible for this?
3. What is the government doing to resolve the issue?
4. Do you agree/disagree with how the issue is being dealt with? Why/Why not?
5. If you were a member of the government responsible, how would you resolve the problem?
Using this example of an invoice, create your own using the Pages invoice template.
Name your business.
Add an image.
Are you offering goods or a service?
Refer to the example below to assist with your own invoice.
Note- Make sure you change the tax % from 8.5 to 10 for our GST.
Click on the above link to view the BTN story and then answer the following questions on your iPad using the ‘Keynote’ app.
1. In your own words, describe what tax is.
2. What are taxes used for?
3. What does GST stand for?
4. Name three products that you don’t pay GST on.
5. Which products do you buy that have GST on them?
6. What is the difference between goods and services?
7. GST makes up ____% of the price we pay for things.
8. What changes might the government make to the GST?
9. Why is the government thinking of making the changes?
10. Name three things you learnt watching the GST Changes story.
After watching the BtN story on the GST, conduct your own research into Australia’s Goods & Services Tax. Record your findings onto another page of your Keynote presentation. Remember to reference where you found your information.
Now that you are close to completing your research of your chosen leader it is time to begin to write their biography.
Using the sample below as a guide you can begin writing using all of your research to support you.
- The introduction introduces your topic
- A biography is chronological
- You need to include many details of your person’s life to explain how they worked towards their significant achievements
- Your conclusion explains what your leader is doing now OR what they are remembered for
- Make your writing interesting (include adjectives)
- Remember to proof-read and edit your writing for correct spelling, punctuation and grammar
- Quality Work!
You have new neighbours living next door and they are completely new to the area. They have asked you for assistance and it is your job to come up with all the essential information they need for your area. Your new neighbours the Bryce family are a family of 6, Mum Sally (who is pregnant with a baby due soon) and Dad Larry, 13 year old Frank, 8 year old Mya, 4 year old Gus and Grandma Zinia.
Your local council is responsible for many of the services that the Bryce family will need. These services may include rubbish collection, kindergartens, senior-citizen services etc. Using the website of your local council, collect all the information you can for the Bryce family.
Visit the Nillumbik Council Website and make a list of the services offered by the Council.
Can you identify any services that you or your family have used?
What are some of the issues that a Local Council might have to deal with? (e.g. parking, rubbish, pets).
Extension: visit the websites of some other councils (Whittlesea Shire Council, Banyule Council, Manningham Council) and compare the services offered by these councils to Nillumbik. Are there similarities? Differences? Can you think of any reasons why the services offered might be different?
This week we are starting to examine the Literature Circle roles. The first one is Character Captain.
Watch this episode of Little Lunch – The Cake Stall and complete the following activities in your Language book:
Select two main characters then:
- use adjectives to describe at least 4 characteristics of each character
- draw a picture of each character
- Find a few characteristics that both characters share and represent this in a Venn diagram.
(You may like to support your ideas with an example taken from your book).
Click on the link below to read the article about saving a pet pig called Bacon.
Pet owner saves her beloved pig Bacon – 20 June, 2018
Respond to the article by completing the following activities:
1. Should Mrs Huveneers have been allowed to keep her pet pig?
Think about this question from each of the following viewpoints and give reasons FOR and AGAINST for each. You may get some ideas from the article but you will also have to think as if you were each person (or animal).
- Mrs Huveneers and her husband
- The neighbours
- The local council
- Bacon or Pigsy (the pet pig)
Present your reasons in a table format:
||Mrs Huveneers and her husband
||The local Council
||Bacon or Pigsy (the pet pig)
2. After looking at this problem from a number of perspectives, what do you believe was the right outcome. Was the council right to let him stay?
Write a letter to the Onkaparinga Council stating your point of view and your reasons for it. As this is a formal letter make sure you address it and set it out correctly and make your points using polite and persuasive language.
Click on the link above and view the BtN story ‘Mentor Kids’. After you have watched it complete the tasks below.
Imagine you were a “Mentor Kid” at Apollo. You have been assigned to look after a new student who has recently come to Australia as a refugee. Think about what you might do with the new student and draw an illustration of the two of you doing the activity.
Extension: Think about some of the challenges that the new student might have coming to a new school in a new country. List these and come up with some ways you could make things easier for them.
For the beginning of our inquiry unit we got onto the Australian Bureau of Statistics ‘Spotlight’ website and researched the statistics shown and how they linked to us.
The website is below.