On Friday we had an ANZAC Day ceremony. Derek came to school and he was wearing his NORFORCE Uniform. I was looking at his badges because we learnt about them in our classroom. I call Derek my Uncle.
Yesterday I went fishing and my cousin caught a big shark!
The shark was pulling my cousin towards the water.
Then my uncle got up and cut the line and it swam away.
Then we got back home and at was a scary day.
Tiyrel is my brother. He is a cheeky boy sometimes, but he is also very caring to his little sister and he loves her.
Tiyrel likes to make beautiful things and he is good at art.
On Sunday, some boys came into our school and killed four of our chickens. When we went down to the garden, we felt so upset and angry at those boys. They were not showing respect and hurting animals is not Yolngu culture. We love our chickens and they had no reason to kill them. We all dug the holes and buried them.
Tiyrel likes caring for our chickens and he wanted to show respect to them so he was putting the flowers on the graves with Merril and having a ceremony for them.
Last night the two Bali nine men were executed by the Indonesian Government. All the family were very sad and it was not right thing to do. I was very sad . I think they should keep them at the jail. Because they did the good painting, and teaching other people to do good with their life.
Last night the Bali nine two boys were shot by the Indonesian government. I think it was wrong and I’m feeling sad because we are feeling worrying about their families. This morning we were watching the news.
Last night the Government shot the people from Australia. They are dead and their family is crying for those Australian people.
I cant believe they shot those men. They should let them go to their families.
The men were in the jail for ten years then the policeman came and take them to the lsland and shot them with a gun. Then we feel sad because I think they should have worked for policeman to stop drugs.
Today I was learning about the two men who were shot in Indonesia by police. I’m sad because they shot them and they died.
I think that the Indonesian government should change their that mind to let the men come back to Australia for locking them up.
Last night two men were executed and the Indonesian Government didn’t tell the Australian Government. They are sad because they are Australian people so they should leave them in the jail. The Indonesian people are happy people, so shooting people is not normal for them.
We have been working very hard in the garden. We are putting cardboard boxes from ALPA onto the weeds and plants to make a new area for growing. We need to make that new area because the two cyclones killed our whole garden.
We always work with teamwork. Sometimes we work altogether, but mostly we find our own jobs with little teams because we are independent and strong and smart in the garden.
We have got to do big jobs because we do all of the work in the garden. We work like grown ups and use our muscles. But I like that work. I feel good when I am working in a team, and being outside and staying fit and healthy.
On Friday, we had an ANZAC ceremony at school. The little kids showed the whole school their posters of 100 poppies to remember World War 1.
Tatiyana, Sylvia and Faith read a poem about Indigenous Soldiers because they had unfair treatment after they came home. They were very brave for reading in front of the whole school and community. Kaye and Valeska were also reading famous ANZAC poems.
We put our wreaths and all the kid’s poppies on our memorial garden to show respect to all the people who died in wars.
Then, on Saturday it was really ANZAC day and we were selling tickets for another chook raffle. Then we cooked the chicken for the winner, Johnny Minyarama.
We sell those tickets for raising money for rebuilding the garden.
When kids take photos in the garden, they record all the different things they are doing. Sometimes its the jobs we all decided to do, but a lot of the time its to record new discoveries and problem solving. Last Thursday, this is what we found on the camera at the end of the day.
Gadi was feeding the soil with Seasol and feeding the worms to the chickens. He was also chasing lizards!!
The girls were working as a team to move lots of woodchips to use as mulch.
The chickens were happy as always, and had a really good feed of scraps from ALPA store.
Lastly, here is a video Sylvia secretly made when she was talking to the chooks!