For my passion project this term I’m going to try make some drum sticks for my little cousin, I am going to see if my drum teacher can help me, because he has experience with wood-work (and he’s my drum teacher, drum sticks, drum teacher, anyway) I’m not quite sure on how I am going to shape the drum stick, but I have watched a couple of people on YouTube make sticks, and they have put a long rectangular piece of wood on one of those wood spinning thingy’s and then carve it. I am really exited to learn how to use the wood/power tools. As well as see the look on my cousins face when he gets them. I also might make myself some custom ones! 🙂



For our first RVE session on this topic, we were given the challenge to make a country report on a double spread page. As shown. we had to write about several sub-headings. Social Behaviours, Religion and Customs.

Fiji has some of the differences to us here in Australia.

In Fiji, staring is considered offensive, public displays of affection even between married couples, is discouraged. It is also considered very rude and impolite to refuse a refreshment like tea.

In Fiji, Rugby is the most popular sport, we prefer AFL, although they also enjoy swimming and volleyball. Among the men drinking Yaqona (Kava) is an important social ritual.

People in Fiji believe in lot’s of religions, the main ones are Christian, Hindu and Muslims. Freedom in Religion is guaranteed by the constitution.

But Fiji and Australia have some similarity’s

Fiji and Australia are very passionate about Rugby and swimming.

They also wear some western style clothes like us.

They have the union jack in their flag, as do we.

They it is also very warm at times in Fiji.

The two country’s have some similarity’s, but the thing I would enjoy most would be seeing the spectacular sunsets and sunrises. One of the things that I would find difficult in the culture would be not refusing some of the refreshments like tea and juice.

Building Views

The activity that we had to do, was that we were given a problem sheet and some building blocks and we were asked to build the buildings on the sheet, then we were told to draw the buildings in our book, it looked like this.

We then had to do the same thing but with out the building blocks to help us. After that we had the Views of the buildings but with no grid or numbers to help. As well as having a block limit of 15. That bit was tricky.

Some of the strategies that I used to figure out some of the maximums and minimums of each building were to build the View and then take away take away the blocks until I had the correct View and number of blocks, that’s what I did to find the maximum. What I did to find the minimum, was to do roughly the same thing for the maximum. I built the View with the maximum amount of blocks and then took away the maximum amount of blocks so I could have the correct View and have the least amount of blocks.

What I found challenging was trying to find the maximum and minimum amount without a grid or numbers to help me. Also trying to find the right view as well as have the correct number of blocks.

I learnt how to solve problems like this using creative strategies to help me. I also learnt that figuring out maths problems isn’t rocket science, but it isn’t easy either. As well as using the maths tool-box we have to help us work out problems like this.


Today in Triple R we focused on digital citizenship, and watched a video about kids who where having problems with their devices and personal information, one of the kids that I am going to be typing about, is Kerian.

Kerian is having problems with his video games, from the age of 7 he was spending way more time on his ps4/Xbox than he should, but by the time he was 15 he was spending 13 hours on it a day, and that was negatively affecting his life.

this was negatively affecting his life because his friends at a young age left him and, when he was 13/15 he had stopped brushing his teeth and washing and was falling asleep in class and rushing home to play, and when he was 15, he dropped out of school, to play. he needed to stop.

He came out of his room one day to let his dad know that he needed help with his game problem, so his dad got him a psychologist, who helps kid with addictions, and then he eventually stopped.

When he was a  young kid    




so far in my P.P I am nearing the completion of my shot list and am beginning to scout for places to film, Zephyr has agreed to let me use his camera, 30+ Nerf guns and be on the cast. I am going to be looking for cast members over the next week, if you are reading this and wish to be on the cast please let me know (also send me a picture of the Nerf guns you have if you have any), I will be taking people from all classes, and wish to start filming soon as possible. although I have a funny feeling that I might not meet the deadline for the competition or the due date, to this may continue on to next term, I may have to construct a passion project plan B. hope for the best!

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for my passion project, (P.P) I am going to make a film to enter in screen it, I am going to try rope Zephyr in to help me film with his camera but also to add someone to the cast so I have less stress when it comes to looking for people to act. I am really looking forward to seeing what Zephyr’s new camera can do but also to see how far we can push with editing and effect, I am really exited to see how this will unfold, hope it goes well!

D.C Cartoons

In this session, we looked at some digital etiquette cartoons such as this one, we discussed why some people would find it funny, and we discussed that some people would find it funny because the guy is on his phone getting and sending lots of tweets, while the girl is sitting on the bench looking at a beautiful, bird singing a song, or “tweeting”

the message is that you should not be addicted to your phone, and have a look around at the nature of things, and don’t be addicted to your phone.

this is an important message because if you are addicted to your phone you only know the people on your phone and you don’t form lasting relationships.

now that i have analysed it i still get the joke but understand the meaning behind it.



I sort of completed what I had set out to do, I had some difficulty making final edits to the song, so I wasn’t able to create a beat drop, unfortunately. I had recorded the track in sections creating a beat drop would not work through the entire piece and would create some timing difficulties – this has been a useful learning experience for me, rather than beginning from scratch I decided to leave the track without the addition. I didn’t have enough time to record lyrics for the song. Having said that, I think this track stands alone well without lyrics as an instrumental piece only. I could extend (and will extend) the album so I can put the songs on the charts.

Digital Etiquette

this week in triple R we watched a quick video on digital etiquette, here are the questions.

  • Netiquette using the correct or acceptable way of using the Internet. like when your at the dinner table you need to use manners, and behave as you are expected to.
  • Flaming / Flame Wars are when people get in an argument on line and people insult others.
  • Trolls are people who deliberately trigger others just to have a laugh at them.
  • Anonymous means when someone sends you something and you don’t know who they are, you would say, “someone anonymous sent me something.”
  • Communicating clearly means, saying what you mean to say, being open and honest,
  • Permission is when you need to ask someone if you can pass their email on to someone else, add them to a group chat, or to use their info to access something like a computer game of phone.
  • once your message is out, it’s out, means that if you post something on the internet or social media, usually you can’t take it back, so be careful of what you post.