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Senior Boys are Back!

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We saved the bananas from the old garden because it all got burnt. Nobody was looking after that garden when Wendy was gone.

 

But now, Wendy is back and gardens are back! We plant the bananas at the new front garden in a circle. We give them water everyday and seasol and now they are green and growing new leaves.

The new garden makes us feel excited and proud. When we work in the garden the little kids come and help us too. We already know about gardening from year 5 all the way through so we are going to learn new things.

When the garden is growing we will ask Richard to build a chicken’s house and get some chickens back to school.

By Shane Mutujangal and Johnson Mayawuku

The Garden Gang is Back!

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Hi Everyone,
The Garden Gang is back! We have been a bit quiet for a couple of years because our school garden hasn’t been running. We will tell you more about that a bit later….

But now, I want to tell you about what we did on Friday at the Church; we brought the markets back!

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Kids from across the school came together to help with the market. I wasn’t here when it used to happen but it was amazing to see the markets happening and everyone was excited and a bit nervous. I had butterflies in my tummy, but it was extraordinary to be a part of the markets.

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We made pumpkin muffins and pumpkin dip in the classroom. Little kids made recycled paper and then big kids made them into cards that you can send. Then the person that you send them to can plant them in the ground and grow beautiful zinnia flowers.

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Gapany was our first customer and then we had lots of other people that wanted to buy our amazing stuff. The kids were doing all of the selling and Wendy was helping us. She donated lots of homemade jams, chutneys and chilli sauces from her Fresh Batch range.

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We had lots of fun and we will use the money that we made to make more stuff for bigger markets. Also, we will use it to support the Garden Gang and grow a beautiful new garden at the front of the school. Stay tuned for more news!

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By Dorothy Hewett

(in Williams 4)

7 Deadly Graduates

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Yesterday, there was Graduation ceremony for the 2015 Year 12s. We all went to the Turtle area.

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Cathy Freeman, Adam Bester and Jiminga Burton were all waiting at the front and they feeling really proud and excited. Adam and Jiminga were the teachers for the Year 12s.

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First it was Garrawurra clan and they bring Sheena, Nathan and Taris.

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Second was Milli and Garrawurra clan again.

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Then Zelda and Sarah came with Gapu (water) clan.

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Then Jasmine came with Yunipingu clan.

 

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Evelyna, Cathy and Simon making speeches. Tony was reading a story from Hilary, she was the Secondary Principal, and all the kids happy and smiling about that. Cathy was giving the awards.

 

 

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Then last, everyone was taking photos and feeling so happy and proud. Evelyna, Cassie and Emily are all from the Cathy Freeman Foundation and they happy too.

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Those students have a good future now.

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By Lilly and Kira

The Chicken Gang

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These boys from our Tigers class have been helping us with feeding the chickens and looking after them. We have been teaching them how to look after chickens and do that job.  The boys are Merril and Elijah and helping us are Israel, Johnson and Simon.

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Simon says “I like working with the chickens and getting eggs and getting treats from Wendy.  We get the keys from Tony and go to the garden.  Garden is beautiful we got lots of rain so it is green.  Goodbye.”

Johnson says ” We been getting the eggs.  Sometimes in the box and sometimes we got to look under the bushes.  We got to clean the chicken house with shovel and put the poo in the compost. We want to get more chickens for more eggs.”

Israel says “Looking after chooks is fun.  I like going out of class and doing jobs. We are Tigers class and we got respect for the garden.  Wendy take us down there when we are in Year 6.  We want more jobs around school like cutting grass, plant bananas, and spread the chicken poo around the school to make plants grow. Thats all.”

My time in Melbourne

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Last year, Serina was lucky enough to be selected for a trip to Melbourne. Somehow, we forgot to publish this story, but with the next CFF trip just around the corner…now is a good time to remember just how much fun Serina, Lena and Shikayla had whilst learning so much and making new friends!

I got picked to go to Melbourne for the CFF (Cathy Freeman Foundation) because I had excellent attendance and I have been putting lots of effort into my work and attitude this term. Rita went with us to take care of us and Shikayla and Lena were picked by their teachers too.

The weather in Melbourne was really cold for us because it is nearly always hot on Elcho Island. Also there were lots of big buildings and I have never been up that high in a building before.

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On the first day, we went to this really cool place with lots of trampolines. My family always has bouncing castles at my house so it was really nice to jump on the big trampolines and run around everywhere.

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On all of the days we did fun things together with all the kids, like playing in the games room, learning how to rock climb or learning about balancing outside. We also played a Mario game with potatoes.

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We were learning lots of things in Melbourne. We went to the MCG sport museum and we saw the Melbourne university.

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We went into the university and saw lots of adults learning. I learnt a lot of things in Melbourne and I learnt about the history about Melbourne.

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 We all went surfing, the water was really cold and I looked like a teenager in my wet suit.

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And we did presentations, I met lots of new people and made lots of friends.

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Every afternoon we did journal writing about what we did in the day time.

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On the last day we went to a restaurant and had dinner with Cathy Freeman and her crew. 

It was hard being away from home because I missed my mum and home. But I loved my time in Melbourne. Everyone that took us places and looked after us was really really nice to us. It truly was an amazing and exciting experience for me away from home.

By Serina

Flash suits and happy families

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Last Thursday, I came to the Graduation dinner with my Mum and my Dad. We were all dressed up and I was wearing a suit and tie that my family bought from Townsville. Samson had a suit and tie too, and Scotty was wearing all black with light brown boots.DSC04442

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We all felt really good to celebrate together and also celebrate for all the year 6 kids from Ellemor 8 and Ellemor 2.

The best thing was getting my award because I felt proud.

It was an amazing night.

By Walter

Fun run at ALPA

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Last Friday  they where having a great  fun run. It started next to ALPA and everyone was having a great time.

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All the people in the community went and I see Dave Dunlop and his girlfriend she went running fast!

All the old ladies where happy to be heathy and fun because they where good runners. I see one lady was doing happy dancing and one boy was running so fast.

Robert Decastella, I see  him he run slow all the way start  from ALPA  and around the community.                                

by  VanessaDhurrkay