Week 5 Homework

Who is there to offer assistance to those experiencing the devastating effects of natural disasters?


Visit the homepage for the Victorian SES.

  1. There are links to 4 natural events  on this homepage.  List the 4 events.


The homework this week is very timely due to the weather events happening in Australia.

You are going to be investigating the services available to people in need of assistance and right now one of the major services is the SES.





Use the flow chart above to answer these questions.

2. What types of incidents does the SES attend?

3. How do you contact the SES?

4. What can you do to support the SES?



Make a list of the operational and non-operational  roles of a volunteer .



5.What does each symbol mean?

There are many other organisations around the world who assist others in need due to Natural Disasters.

You need to choose one organisation and prepare a brief presentation to the grade explaining their role and give examples of world events they have been involved in.

You may prepare a speech/ Keynote/ mini movie/ poster. However you choose to share your information it must be your own! Do not copy slabs of information from the internet.

Be prepared to answer questions about your organisation.

Shelter box (is an example- not one for you to choose because we have already looked at it in the grade.)

Maths- continue on with your own Mathletics levels.  See your teacher if you are experiencing difficulties opening some tasks.

5S Quality Work

20 Comments on Homework

  1. Andrew
    June 16, 2013 at 10:38 pm (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith & 5S,

    My favourite things at camp were,

    1. Abseiling, because it was so cool hanging off the rock face and at the top there was a great view.

    2. Red faces, because there were some really funny acts and good dances.

    3. Dress up dinner, because there were so many cool and funny outfits. It was heaps of fun and I was Bart Simpson.

    4. I also liked high ropes because I was a bit scared but i still did it and the leap of faith was awesome! The guy that ran it was funny and told jokes! (8

    5. Also archery was awesome! I was so close to hitting the board and that was my second time doing it.

    6. Orienteering because I loved looking around the whole camp site finding every single letter. It was awesome!

    From Andrew

    • Mr Smith
      June 16, 2013 at 11:33 pm (5 years ago)

      Dear Andrew,

      It sounds like you really enjoyed your experiences on our Grade 5 camp. Well done on completing the High Ropes even when you were a little bit scared. You obviously challenged yourself to complete it.


      Mr Smith

  2. Elise
    July 28, 2013 at 1:46 am (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith,

    Some examples of how we can be smarter online is if we actually read the terms and conditions because most of us just click “yes” before we sign up to a website.

    Another example is if we set our online profiles to private not public because if you are on public anyone in the world can see you, but if it’s on private only the people you allow to see it will see it.


  3. Jess
    July 28, 2013 at 4:49 am (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith,

    Some examples of how we can be smarter online are …. Never tell anyone online that you are not home or if your friends are not home or even where you, are like your location, because anybody could read it. Another example is always read any terms and conditions and never just click YES. Always read it before you click yes so you know what it is telling you about in case it is important.

    Regards, Jess

  4. Talissa
    July 28, 2013 at 4:56 am (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith,

    Some ways people can be safer online are by setting their social networking accounts to private and only being friends with people online that you know in real life.

    Another way to be safe online is to not open chain mail and to never reply to it or send it on. Remember if it sounds to good to be true it probably is.

    From Talissa 🙂

  5. Jayde
    July 29, 2013 at 7:30 am (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith,
    Some different ways of being smart online are…Always read the terms and conditions and don’t just click YES. Set things you want just your friends to view on private ie, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Finally, NEVER EVER tell ANYONE your personal details on social media as people might find this information out. You can tell your friends at school some personal details face to face.

    From Jayde 🙂 🙂

  6. Grace
    July 30, 2013 at 6:58 am (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith
    Online users should be careful with whatever they’re doing because you never know who’s watching you. If you have to read terms and conditions you shouldn’t just click YES straight away you must read the rules.
    From Grace

  7. Matthew
    July 30, 2013 at 7:00 am (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith
    A way of being smarter online is not giving away personal details online like phone numbers or full names. Or just clicking yes all the time instead of reading the terms and conditions.
    By Matthew

  8. Isabel5s
    July 30, 2013 at 7:54 am (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith and 5S,

    All users online should be careful with what they write because you
    don’t know who’s watching you. It could be the people who have
    invented it or even hackers.

    Another way to be safe online is reading the terms and conditions
    that’s why it’s there. When it says read the terms and
    conditions most people don’t bother.

    Don’t ever trust chain mail it could come from hackers. It comes
    from online which can be dangerous. It collects all people’s emails
    and they can get onto your bank account and a lot of other precious things.

    One more thing to be safe online is not putting your email into an ad
    like getting a free iPhone if you put in a password and your email.

    By Isabel

  9. C.J
    July 30, 2013 at 9:58 am (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith,

    I think a good way of being safe online is try not to put too much information about your self. Don’t add random people as your friends because you never know who they can be!
    Always read and check with your parents before clicking yes to anything.
    And never click YES to …..You have just won $100,000,000 or a new ipad ect.
    Never give credit card details or your home address, or pictures of your family or house because there are HACKERS out there that are looking for people’s personal information.
    From C.J.

  10. Harrison
    July 31, 2013 at 7:07 am (5 years ago)

    Dear MR SMITH

    I think people can make better choices when they’re online by not putting info where they are or what work they do. Thay can start to be more cyber safe by not putting personal info on they’re social media websites. Never give credit card details or your home address, or pictures of your family or house because there are HACKERS out there that are looking for people’s personal information. SO REMEMBER KIDS ASK YOUR PARENTS BEFORE GOING ON A SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE.

    From Harrison

  11. Thomas
    July 31, 2013 at 10:00 am (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith

    I think that people should think before they do, especially if they’re online. If you get a spam message, you should never accept it, because if you accept it and you press the yes button, you will have to write imformation about you. If you write imformation about yourself you could get hacked and people could look at your personal imformation.

    By Thomas

  12. Chloe
    July 31, 2013 at 10:52 am (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith
    I think people can make better choices by not putting personal information online (eg:your name, where you are and what your school’s name is.) I also think that you should read the terms and conditions and not just press yes. This could help you make smarter choices.

    Regards, Chloe

  13. Jackson
    August 1, 2013 at 6:49 am (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith,

    Some ways that you can be smarter online are, if you have facebook make sure you only have people you know and not strangers as friends. Keep it on private not public and never give your personal details away to strangers. When you get a email saying you have won 1 million dollars but you have to give your credit card number always delete as it is a con.

    Regards Jackson

  14. Jack.J
    August 1, 2013 at 6:57 am (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith and 5S,

    I think people could be more safe online by:

    Setting their social media accounts to private.
    Not giving away personal information such as last names, addresses, birthdays etc.
    Setting a higher difficulty password (eg: kraff1ty).

    Regards Jack J.
    (P.S. that example of a password is not my actual password)

  15. Jack B
    August 1, 2013 at 7:52 am (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith and 5S,

    I think people can be make smart decisions online by:

    Never giving away personal info online.

    Regards Jack B. 🙂

  16. Liam
    August 1, 2013 at 7:52 am (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith and 5S,
    A good way to stay safe online is when you’re online never give away personal information or information about yourself and don’t put up photos of your self or of other people without there permission. Also never give away your credit card details.

    From Liam

  17. Jarrod
    August 1, 2013 at 8:57 am (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith,
    I think people should not tell other people where they live or where they are at that moment.
    I also think people should stay safe online by not talking to people they don’t know. Also don’t to try to see a person that you don’t know because they can be older than you.

    Regards Jarrod

  18. Charlotte
    August 1, 2013 at 10:20 am (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith,
    You should always read the information carefully before you click accept or proceed on a website. It might be a virus or unsafe site. I clicked on a free game that looked like fun on a website I was using, and it gave our home computer a massive virus that nearly wiped out the whole memory.

    Thanks, Charlotte

  19. Nathan
    August 1, 2013 at 9:48 pm (5 years ago)

    Dear Mr Smith,
    The better way to be safe online is to never give away personal information to a person that says: congratulations you’ve won 1 million dollars! Please enter full name and email address.

    From Nathan


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