General

The Updaters

 

Let’s give a warm welcome to the new Updater,  Sophie Knight.

Sophie is in Year Five.

Sophie is learning from Mrs. Robb how to update the website. She can write her own articles about school events. She sometimes has to be corrected before publishing.

Sophie is enjoying updating the website – so far.  

Sophie Knight                                                                  Written by Sophie Knight

East Gippsland Schools Network Awards Night

On Wednesday the 10th of August I raced to the Bairnsdale R.S.L. for the East Gippsland Schools Network Award Night.

It was followed by a delicious three  course meal. I went there because I have the honour of being Orbost North Primary School’s only year 6. When I went on the stage to get my award I felt anxious and nervous. When Tim Bull gave me the big award, he said he was one of the two people in year 6……..kinda like me.

This is Elliott's certificate.

This is Elliott’s certificate.

 

Junior School Council

Beau (front left) is really excited at his first Morning Tea With the Principal.

Beau (front left) is really excited at his first Morning Tea With the Principal.

Ms Dacy-Broome looks happy to be back with the students.

Ms Dacy-Broome looks happy to be back with the students.

Junior School Council (J.S.C.) is a fun thing we do. Julie is in charge of the council and she has the final say on what we vote. We enjoy working with Julie because she always brings Tim Tams to our meetings! Julie always listens to our ideas and is fair and kind.  Twice a term we have meetings to decide what events we do . J.S.C. includes Cass, Sara, Rhiannah, Kyah, Bryce, Jessica, and me,Bot.

We have already prepared and organised one event which was a morning tea with the principal but there was a twist. Instead of one lucky person there was the whole school. How funny is that? Not very…….. but it was good to see the surprised look on Mr Clark’s face.

Mr Clark has lost his surprised look.

Mr Clark has lost his surprised look.

Introducing the New Webmaster

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Elliott at Work Updating the Events Page

Elliott at Work Updating the Events     Page

Hi, I’m Bot and I’m the new Obost North Primary School website updater.

I think this is an excellent role. This role includes adding posts, updating the Events Page, finding pictures and writing sports reports.

ANZAC Day at Orbost North

To celebrate ANZAC Day at our school we planted a pine tree which will take 100 years to grow to maturity. It was given to us to plant on April  25th so we remember all those who fought and continue to fight in war.

This Lone Pine tree comes from the seeds of a pine cone which was sent home by one of the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli. His mother grew the seeds and decided to plant the trees in a place where people could remember the soldiers who died at Lone Pine in Turkey. A plaque was placed at its base in remembrance of her son who died.

She sent seeds from the trees to Canberra where they, too, planted a tree in the grounds of the Australian War Memorial.

Students from the senior class had researched WW1 and read this to the other students and teachers.

“World War 1 started in August 1914 when the Archduke from Austria-Hungary was shot in Bosnia by Gavrilo Princip, a man from Serbia.

Austria- Hungary declared war on Serbia and this created a chain reaction where Germany, Italy, Turkey, France and Britain became involved in the war. 

In 1915 Britian wanted Australia to join them in the flight. 416,809 Australians volunteered to go. Australia’s first fight occurred on the Gallipoli Peninsular in Turkey when we landed at ANZAC Cove on 25th April 1915. 

Australian and New Zealand troops landed on the wrong beach which meant that they faced steep slopes and ridges. They come under heavy fire from the Turks who were ready at the top of the hills. 

Our troops forced the Turkish armies back from the beaches. Then they dug trenches and made shelters to protect themselves. This is how they got their nickname “Diggers”.On this very first day 2000 men were killed and 1800 were wounded. 

The Turkish and Australian trenches were so close together they could hear each other telling jokes and smell their tobacco. They often swapped food and joked with each other. Both sides had a lot of respect for each other. 

But life in the trenches and on the battle field was terrible. They didn’t have much food and each day soldiers had to survive on only one bottle of water. There was a terrible smell from all the dead bodies. Many of the soldiers got sick and were unable to fight. 

During this battle our Australian troops developed a reputation of perseverance and courage. They were known for sticking at it no matter how tough and bad things got. They developed strong friendships with each other and always did their best to look out for their mates. 

Australians fought in Gallipoli for 9 months before they were allowed to leave on 20th December 1915. In this short time there were 25000 casualties which included 8700 deaths. 

Our soldiers’ acts of bravery helped shape who we are and gave us all courage to stand up for what we believe in. It is important that we remember their courage, bravery, endurance, mateship, determination and sacrifice.”

                         Let’s make sure we never forget.

 

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