Valedictorian Speech

Good morning all grade 5/6 teachers and students,

As we come to the end of primary school experience we look back on what a journey we have had, from the spectacular scientific GTAC excursions to the Amazing adventures of camp Currumbin.  It’s hard to believe I’ve only been at this school 6 years I feel like I know everyone to well It’s going to be hard saying goodbye to all these talented people but in the words of Alexander graham “When one door closes another opens but often we look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

I like to think of life as one jigsaw puzzle. As we move on through the chapters that unfold in front of us all the more pieces we add to our life puzzle until in the end our puzzle will slowly turn into a fully formed photo. Leaving this amazing community of people and moving on to meet others will just be one piece added to our personalized life jigsaw puzzle. One of the hardest things to do in life is let go. Let go of what at the time seems like the only option in life. It may not seem like it but we have been through this before 7 years back when we wore only little tykes and did not know our left from our right. And we will be doing it again in another six years to come when we will be moving on to adult hood.

I have never met such an amazing group of young well educated people I don’t have a doubt in my mind that everyone else agrees with me. From Jacobs poetic poems, eves funky dance moves Lillis brilliant singing voice and Devin’s wonderful worm dance the list just goes on. We have all been through a lot when I came to this school in grade one I saw such an amazing community and although this sounds weird I was so happy to actually see grass in the yard. I’m sure back in the day it seemed hard to get over the first Friday with no Friday fun or to come to the realization that maths would not always be done with a bit of fraction chief but as we have all realized we got through it and there was a light at the end of the tunnel.

I have been very privileged with my leadership role this year. Angus and I wanted to make this school a better place but quit quickly we came to the realization that that was going to be very hard as the school was already bursting personality, happiness and care. I would like to thank all the teachers that have lead me in the right direction the second I came to this school, The five six teaching team for making my last two years at primary school the best ever and finally I would like to thank all the year six  students for making every memory an exciting one.

It’s going to be hard leaving an adventure that had seemed to last forever and for most of us next year we will be looking forward to a regular day at school for different reasons but in the words of Charles dickens the pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. So as we all go our separate ways next year I know everyone will keep in their hearts that we are the class of 2014 and I know one will ever forget that.


School Captain Application


Good morning year 5 students my name is Brigitte Coulsell and I am going to persuade you to give me the opportunity to be Moonee Ponds Primary’s school captain for 2014. My sister, Hannah Coulsell, came to this school in 2008 and the second she moved she was a happier and brighter young lady. I moved to Moonee Ponds in 2009 as my family had explained that it was a terrific school. Getting school captain would be a great and amazing experience because I know it sounds pretty cheesy but I have been planning this in my head since I was only a little girl.


I am always open to new learning experiences for example I was chosen to audition for a solo in the Australian Girls’ Choir and some of the skills they were looking for were someone who would listen and cooperate with the teachers and someone who was very organised to make it to all six compulsory rehearsals and happily and confidently speak in front of a crowd of 1000 people. I was happily chosen to be one of the very lucky girls to achieve this dream. I was also selected for a Leadership course with G.A.T.E.W.A.Y.S. At G.A.T.E.W.A.Y.S I learnt lots of organisational skills and was given lots of sheets to help improve my organisation ways. I have taken a lot away from that course and I felt like I learnt a lot more organisational skills than I knew before I went to G.A.T.E.W.A.Y.S.


I have worked with many different people in many different roles. My mother, Tracey Coulsell, has recently started a new career in aged care. I plan to do community work at Dorothy Impey Home through doing activities with the residents e.g. reading to them and chatting with them. I have already been to Dorothy Impey Home twice and made many new friends with most of the residents.  Glenda, myself and the other quirky residents always hangout in the loungeroom playing cards or reading and sometimes I jump on the pianola and burst out some tunes but only when they want me to. I also spend quite a lot of time at my aunty’s house in Glen Waverley. Every time I go there I am happily joined by Max . Max is a thirty five year old man who is very disabled. I   always love going to Aunty Trina’s house because Max and I always go for walks around the streets and have slight conversations about what has been going on in his life recently. Finally there is my little cousin Alexandria. Little Alex is a four year old who I love spending time with. Whenever we see each other she comes running over and we always spend time playing and sometimes we even work on our alphabet. I have recently taught her how to pronounce W, X, Yand Z


I have also been doing Calisthenics for ten years and we do six competitions every year. One of the requirements of calisthenics is always being ready to go on stage when the judges are ready for you. To be able to meet this requirement we have to have our mind set on our routine that we are performing. We also need to make sure that our team can rely on each of us us to be able to remember the choreography that we have been set. This year I was fortunate enough to get to be a leader. A leader is someone who stands at the very front of the stage and the rest of the team are able to copy if there are any mishaps whilst preforming. I have also done the gutsy challenge. The gutsy challenge is a challenge was you have to eat a certain amount of fruit and vegetables to raise money for cancer. I raised a total of $150 dollars for cancer. Being obligated to achieving this goal means that you have to be very organised and have very good time management skills to fit the amount of calcium into your daily routine.


Finally being school captain would improve me because it would really help me mature from a young girl to young lady as it gives me the chance to work with more people and more ideas than ever before. It would give me the confidence to show people that I have more to me than what you see at a first glance by giving me the opportunity to build my leadership ways but also show the leadership skills that I already have.


In conclusion I hope I have persuaded you to give me the opportunity to be Moonee Ponds Primary’s school captain for 2014 and most importantly I hope you have enjoyed my speech. Thank you for listening.


Kind regards,

Brigitte Coulsell




“What things have you done in the past that would help you in this role?”

I have been involved in many different roles and leadership states including being part of the Australian girls’ choir. I recently was given a solo this solo meant that I had to confidently sing in front of 1000 people. Being able to complete this task meant that I had to be able to make it to all six compulsory rehearsals and manage my time wisely. To be able to manage my time I had keep a timetable to make sure that I was always there to do what I have to do. Another example of leadership and time management was when I went and visited Dorothy Imply Home. To make sure I was always available to visit my friends I had to again keep a time table.


“How do you see the values of our school incorporated into how you will do this job?”

I would make sure that all the students, teachers and parents in our community are involved in organising fundraisers and activities. It is important that nobody is left out and segregated. We need to work as a community. I am a very caring Pearson and I would respect other people’s opinions and ideas. I would try to lead an example and, hopefully, others would follow by being respectful to each other. Everyone has a voice and a right to be heard and listed to.

  ” Why do you think the job of school captain is important to our school and to you personally?”

The role of being a school captain for me would be a great honour to represent MPPS. It is important for the school to have a captain to highlight to visitors the great values of our school. A captain is one who leads by example and is willing to try to improve procedures and ways. I feel I would learn a lot if I was given the opportunity to represent MPPS and would pass these qualities on to the school captains the following year. 

Maths mate term:4 sheet:8 question:22

Predict: I predict this will involve decimals

Read: which will cost less per litre A)75c for 500ml B)2$ For 2 litres

Clarify: —

Solve: I started with letter B half of 2 dollars is 1 and half of 2 litres is 1 so be would workout to be $1.00 and A would workout to be $1.50.

Mathematicians toolbox: I used guess, check and improve

Summery: my final answer was B


Camp Reflection

On camp we went to Canberra. It was very fun. One of my highlights was when we went to Questacon. Questacon is just like science works except WAY bigger and way more fun.

As we arrived at Questacon everyone was excited as the talked about the “Free-fall”. What’s the  free-fall? you ask well… the Free-fall is a big slide at Questacon. Basically you go up lots f stairs until you reach the top. One you finally reach the top you are greeted by the pleasant sight of people letting go of a bar and just falling ( that is why its called the free-fall). I didn’t do it but my friends did and they all had different reactions.

As an hour passed we had reached the half way mark of our trip to Questacon. There was still so much to do in so little time. Lilli eve and myself went to the building station as we were building i could not believe it when my tower just fell over it took ages to build and then i just fell.

Questacon was so and I enjoyed it allot. I think this camp was amazing.

Spelling week 7

Carbon dioxide,
Nitrous oxide

activity 3


self i get confused

world people get confused with all the there’s

text my grammar story


self i do stuff that is irreversible

text also known as irreversible

world some chemical change is irreversible


self i get very hot, heat is a temperature

text  temperatures vary in all books

world in all countries all temperatures change




Maths mate sheet 6

Predict I think this will involve multiplication

read  tonys number if months is the same amount of  years as His grandpa if the number is 72 how old is tony


work out   I know that there are 12 months in a year so  the answer is 6 1/2

answer 6 1/2


Maths mate term 4 sheet 5

Prediction: I think this will involve multiplication

clarify: nothing

read: Fill in the missing boxes to complete the sum

solve:  well first I did 9×6 which is 54 so I put down the four and carried the 5 then I put 5 in the box and 9 in the  other box and carried the 3 so I ended up with 159 x 6 = 954

Maths Mate term 4 sheet 3

Prediction: I predict that this will involve guess check and improve.

Question: What is the probability of rolling a number less than 3 with one roll of a die.

answer: well its a six sided die and only two numbers on the die are less then 3 so its 2/6

mathematicians toolbox: guess check improve

answer: 2/6




spelling term 4 week 2


Particular  of or pertaining to a single or specific person,thing, group, class, occasion, etc., rather than to others or all; special rather than  general     adjective

Generator   a power source of source of energy. noun

Renewable    something that is able to be renewed or reused  noun

Environmental: doing things for the environment or to help people help the environment  adjective

Harnessing: to be harnessed is to be strapped or safe adjective

Historically:pertaining to, treating, or characteristic of history or past events   adjective

Culturally: to be involved in culture or to be cultured  adjective

Interrogating:to ask questions of (a person), sometimes to seekanswers or information that the person questioned considers personal or secret.  verb

Ethical: pertaining to or dealing with morals or the principles of morality; pertaining to right and wrong in conduct. adjective

act 2