October 30

Valedictorian Speech

Welcome year sixes, parents, and teachers to the 2018 graduation.

The teachers have asked us to write a nice summary of our time here at school, but that would be a biased reflection of our time here. All of us have felt at one point as if school was like a giant box of moldy peanuts. Even if you chose what you got, you wouldn’t like it. We’ve all had that one day when we didn’t want to get up and go to school, but your parents forced you to come anyway. We’ve all had those times when we felt like school was a waste, but now all that time has been leading up to right now. Every choice we’ve made has led up to who we are now, and has created our unique personalities.

Despite how much we may or may not have liked our time at this school, I think that most of us will be sad to leave MPPS and all our memories from our time here.

Now that we’re leaving Moonee Ponds primary, we’ll be going other schools and probably leaving some friends. but our shared experiences here, good and bad, will always be a part of us, even when we’ve graduated from whatever high school we end up at. Although we’ve only spent about fourteen hundred days at school, it probably feels like much, much longer.

Looking back on our time here, we’ll all have at least one fond memory of our time here. We can only imagine how much different our childhood would have been if we had gone to some other school, and met other friends and had other teachers. But what happened in the past has happened and all we can do is be grateful for the choices we, and everyone else, have made in the past seven years.

I’d like to end my valedictorian speech with a quote from Dr Seuss. Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

October 12


Everything was dark outside. It reminded me of a time when all the power ran out and I couldn’t see anything. Except back then I had a torch, a way to see through the darkness. But this time I didn’t.

Something snapped in the darkness. I spun around, searching for the source of the noise, but there was nothing there. My nerves were tingling, and it seemed as though everything in the dark was watching me.

I couldn’t move forward. The icy cold fear gripped me as more twigs snapped in the distance.

Something was coming closer. From the shadows.

October 12


3: In 12000ish years the north star will change.

3: The Babylonians made calendars.

3: The Mayan long count calendar used a base of 20.

2: Why did they Greeks/Romans think the earth was in the centre of the universe?

2: How were things happening in space affecting the lives of the Maya?

1: This video reflected on three cultures whose knowledge affected the modern knowledge of space.