Blog Entry #3 – Debating Reflection

1.       How would you rate your team’s performance out of 10? (Indicate whether you won or lost and provide an explanation/justification about the result).

4/10 because we weren’t prepared and we had to get someone else to fill in for a missing team member. We lost the debate. I was the chairperson.


2.       How would you rate your individual performance out of 10? (Indicate your role and describe your preparation and delivery on the day).

6/10 because I didn’t prepare many rebuttals for my team and I didn’t make sure I had a copy of everyone’s speech. 


3.       What could you and your team have done to improve your debating performance overall?

Prepared more and talked more about our speech to make sure our speeches made sense.


4.       How do you feel about debating in general? What sorts of skills do you think it develops/improves?

I don’t really enjoy debating but I think it improves your ability to speak in front of large groups of people and that would develop your confidence. I also think it develops your ability to think on the spot. 


5.       What are your personal goals for participation and/or future improvement in debating?

If I have to do debating again I will make sure I practice making my voice clearer and louder and make sure I look up more.


Blog Entry #2

1) Describe your response to the unit undertaken in Term 1 and the topic of refugees and asylum seekers. What did you learn? What did you come to understand?

In Term 1 we learned about refugees and asylum seekers. We learned some stories of refugees and asylum seekers coming across to Australia and being settled down here and also about people who left their country and their families behind in search of a better life. I came to understand how difficult it is for refugees and asylum seekers to leave their homeland and their families, so they could be safe and perhaps have a better life than what they would have had if they had stayed in their country. I also came to understand how I feel about refugees and asylum seekers. I came to feel that the government is making the wrong decision in sending them back.

2) Describe your performance over the course of the unit. What were your results like and were you satisfied with how you approached the work?

I think I worked well to understand what we were learning. I struggled a little when I was writing the Visual Text Analysis but I eventually became comfortable with it. I am happy with my results for Term 1.

3) What strategies are you going to put in place for further development and improvement in your work performance? How will you do this?

To help myself I will study more at home so I become comfortable with the topic. I also need to concentrate more on my work in class. I will also try to ask for help if I need it.

4) How would you rate the unit out of ten overall? What feedback or suggestions can you make to improve your enjoyment of the unit further?

I would rate the unit 9/10. I really enjoyed learning about refugees and asylum seekers.

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Refugees are people that are outside their country of origin because they have experienced (or have a fear of) persecution due to race, political opinion, religion, nationality, are member of a persecuted social group, or are fleeing from war. Refugees are considered an Asylum Seeker until they are recognised by the state where they make a claim. Asylum Seekers are people who have fled from their country but do not yet have the title of “Refugee”.  People often mix up Asylum Seekers and Refugees.

In Najeeba’s story she spoke about when she fled from Afghanistan with her family. She shared her experiences while fleeing to Australia. She and her family were put in a detention centre for years while waiting for their visa. Eventually they got their visa and lived in Australia.

Raph’s story was similar. He and his family left Sudan and went to Kenya to avoid the war. Raph then left his family to find his brother and ended up staying in a refugee camp. He then left the refugee camp to be with his brother and resettled in Australia.

I think that Najeeba and Raph’s stories were interesting and inspiring.


Game of 31


Cards Ace – 6

A partner


1. Make rows of 4 with the cards. A row of Ace, a row of 1, a row of 2…a row of 6 etc.

math game

2. Take turns flipping over cards and each time you flip a card keep adding up your score.

3. The first person the flip the card and land on 31 wins



If you land on 24 that does not allow your partner to exceed 30. All you have to do is flip the card that allows you to reach 31 and you win the game.

Other games:

Other games can be played using the same cards but different targets. For example Game of 28 and Game of 33.

To win Game of 28 you need to land on 21 and that does not allow your partner to exceed 27 and like in Game of 31 all you have to do is flip over the card that lands on 28 an you win. The same is with Game of 33 but you have o land on 26 to ensure your victory.











Visual Texts As Tools Of Communication

There are about 5000 languages spoken in the world today. But before words, humans had to communicate in another way. Through pictures. Pictures have allowed humans to communicate visually for years. What we see has a massive effect on what we do and how we feel. Visually communicating is one of the oldest ways of communication. Thanks to millions of years of evolving, we can now communicate through speaking.

Pictures were used to tell stories and teach younger generations so they can continue passing on stories and knowledge. Pictures are still used today for communicating. For example, signs on the road have pictures to indicate a warning or rule. They’re used because it’s quicker to see a picture than read a sign.

Pictures can have a massive effect on emotions. For example, if you see a picture of a person crying or an animal being killed, it will trigger some kind of emotion towards the picture.

Over the years humans have evolved many languages and different ways to communicate. This has taken millions of years lots of hard work so we can be thankful of the ways of communication we have today.

Cyber safety

What we had to do:

We had to go onto a website that taught us about cyber safety.

Some cyber safety tips:

1. Don’t give your password to anyone!!!

2. Keep your accounts privet.

3. Don’t give out your personal details to anyone!!!

4. Put you password in a place nobody will get it.