My home, my school, my country

 A grade six student wrote this as a response to the ‘From me to you’ project that we were involved in.

About Me:  I am 11 years old but in May I will be 12. · I live in a small town called Koroit. · I have an older sister , 22 and she is at Uni living in Geelong. I also have two older brothers, one is 21 and he lives in a small town called Macarthur. My other brother lives at home with mum and I. He is 14 and in year 8. · In my backyard I have a big Labrador cross Dalmatian called Spud. We also have a rabbit named Prince, a guineapig named Hammy, goldfish Harold, Taipan and Arnold, a cat named Basil and 2 cockatiels named Michelle and Larry. · Whenever we go to Melbourne to see family our neighbour looks after our animals. · I travel on my school bus for an hour each way, each day. · My favourite sport is soccer, we play it at school. · My mum is a receptionist at a medical clinic and she works at the Port Fairy Abalone farm. My Hobbies: · I like to draw when I have some spare time. · I love to sleep in a lot. · When it’s a nice day I like to take my dog for a walk. · Sometimes I play with my rabbit and guineapig, they are really cute. My sister has a little puppy and our rabbit is way bigger than it, he is nearly bigger than our cat too! I also love to Roller skate with my friends up and down the street.  School:  I am in grade 6. · We have all different subjects. · At lunch and recess I love to hang out with my friends and going to see my buddie. · Our subjects are Writing, Reading, Mathematics, P.E, S.O.S.E.\Science, Library, Art, Buddies, ICT, and L.O.T.E. Buddies: We have a class called buddies, it’s were we have little friends in Prep and they are called our buddies. My buddies name is Torie, she is very small. In those classes we play games, draw pictures and all sorts of different stuff. We have a canteen in our school. It sells hot food, drinks, some lollies, icy-poles and ice-creams In grade 6 we get to have special t-shirts, we design them and then get them printed. There are about 240 students in our school. There are 5 school buses. Hawkesdale: · There are about 500 people in the Hawkesdale community. · In Hawkesdale there is a Post Office, Pub, A Rural store, 3 churches and there is a swimming pool. · At the start of the school year we do swimming lessons every day after lunch for 2 weeks. · There is a nice little park called Apex. Last year and the year before my grade went down and both times planted about 800 native grasses.   Victoria: ·       Sometimes the weather is cold but lately because we’re in summer it has been really nice.           Attractions: · There are some great theme parks around Geelong and Melbourne, Luna Park is one. When I stayed with my sister in Geelong she took me to Adventure Park. It is a theme park and a water park. · Eureka tower. In Melbourne the golden tower there is a thing called a sky deck. · The twelve apostles, but now there’s only 7. · The Otway fly tree-top walk. I have been there twice, it is great. There are lots of birds, lizards, beautiful organic plants. In the middle of it there is a huge spiral tower, as your walking up you can feel it sway in the wind.  Australia: (Mostly attractions) · Uluru, when I’m older I would love to travel there · The Great Barrier Reef, I would love to go there as well · The Harbour Bridge. On New Years eve it was on television and there were fire works and everything, it was amazing. · Sydney opera house. · Goldfields.  In grade 4 we went to Sovereign Hill, it was terrific. Some of my friends and me went on an old horse cart. We passed all the others Gold Panning in the creek.  Mornington Peninsula. It’s one of the prettiest places in Victoria.