About the Bloggers!
We are a group of 5/6 students from Australia. We go to a Dominican Catholic school and we love blogging!
At our school we have around 300 students and in our class we have 23 people, 10 boys and 13 girls. We also have one cute, fluffy bunny called Teddy, he is our class pet.
We love learning and also being the leaders of our school. We have Prep buddies to help them through their first year of school and the Grade 6 students have teacher buddies as a special person they can go to other than their class teacher. We have lots of fun in our classroom and we all get along like one big family!
Our teacher Miss Baker is totally crazy and so is her dog Mr Von Krumm! She loves Maths too much but she loves us more!
Follow our adventures during the year to learn more about us and what we have been up to at school!
About where we live…
Camberwell is a small suburb located in Melbourne, Victoria of Australia, roughly 10 kilometres east of the Melbourne CBD. Melbourne is over 100 years old and was established in 1914. The name Camberwell is from the South London district of Camberwell after an early settler being reminded of the way three roads intersected in the South London district; Camberwell. The area of Camberwell is 5.8 km squared and the population in 1911 was 12,551. Also, the oldest part of the suburb is the Prospect Hill area.
Our top 5 places to visit in Camberwell would be:
The Camberwell Junction near Burke Rd and Riversdale Rd
The Camberwell Library on Camberwell Rd
Highfield Park on Riversdale Rd and Highfield Rd
Miss Frank Café in Through Rd
Degani’s Café on Riversdale Rd
We think that The Camberwell Junction is a great go to place for your shopping. You have hairdressers, supermarkets, clothes shops and gorgeous little cafes and restaurants to visit when you have that craving for food. This is a great place to go to and all those places you can visit are the main reasons I love to go there!
The Camberwell Library is a great place to go to when you are either looking for a good book to read or you need a quiet place to study. The flawless design makes the place such an inviting library for anyone; also don’t forget the gorgeous range of snacks at the café.
As for Highfield Park, offering great playground facilities and two ovals for cricket, football, athletics, soccer etc. After quite a recent renovation on the club rooms, Highfield Park shows a welcoming feel to the place. With cricket nets to practise your batting or bowling also a great playground with benches and a barbecue, not to forget the seasonal AFL posts.
If you are on the hunt for a trendy place for a nice breakfast or brunch out, a fairly new place to enjoy is Miss Frank; a café on Through Rd. The new café may be busy but it is all worth it, the options on the menu are mouth-watering. The café have a great success in such a great are for all the houses nearby. This is a great café and we would definitely recommend trying it!
Finally, Degani’s Café is another great place to visit if you are looking for a breakfast, brunch or lunch place. A wide range to choose from and again, a handy spot near all the shops in the junction. With a new owner, this café is still a great success for a beautiful coffee or meal. Yet, another great place to try in this Camberwell area.
We discovered that Camberwell is a district of London, England. There also happens to be a small village in New South Wales that is 196 kilometres north of Sydney, named Camberwell.
Being an Australian citizen is special because we know what the traditional owners of our land went through but we are the generation that can stop these tragic racism events and really clarify to the aboriginals our forgiveness. Usually you apply to become an Australian citizen, but the process may vary depending on the application requirements list but in general you will need to do the following:
Decide which type of application for citizenship suits your personal situations.
Check that you are eligible to apply for your chosen application type.
Gather your original documents that prove your identity, show you are of good character and support your suitability to the application.
Complete and lodge your application with the necessary documents and appropriate fee.
Wait to find out if you have been approved and, if you applied for citizenship by conferral attend a citizenship ceremony to validate the decision.
The reasons why we love being Australian are:
*Our Multiculturalism – We have now got heaps of people with different origins and from other countries which has made a big impact on everyone else. Without all these unique foods, languages, traditions, instruments, ideas and all the other diverse things they have all bought over, we wouldn’t be the country we are today.
*Our Acceptance of the Aborigines – Even though it took a while to get to this stage, most Australians accept the Aboriginals (The Traditional Owners of our Land) now after the Freedom Ride, Mabo Decision and many other events that shook Australia in our past. Most of us Australians accept, take care and support our Aboriginals, and now we can finally live at peace with each other.
*The Huge Variety of our Native Animals – We have lots of native Australian animals that we protect in Nature Parks or some that roam our open plains. Kangaroos, Koalas, Numbats and certain species of snakes, insects, birds and bats are just naming a few.
* How Australians bond and help each other – Everyone knows that if one state is flooding, experiencing a natural disaster, financial problems… or just in plain, old trouble everyone in Australia will pitch in to help them get back on their feet. We have generally happy, laid-back, friendly people who always say ‘HI’ in the streets to fellow Australians, help someone who is in need (regardless of if they are strangers or known to them) etc.
*Our Interesting Australian History – Wether it’s bushranging, The First Fleet, Aboriginals… we have some pretty exciting and interesting stuff that we have uncovered through time, stuff that all contributed to our country today. Ned Kelly, Eddy Mabo and Captain Cook are all some people that have made a difference in other areas; crime (Ned Kelly made our police improve in their strategies along with other bushrangers), acceptance for Aborigines (Eddy Mabo, along with other Aboriginal men, fought for the rights and acceptance of Aboriginals Australians and were granted both) and in the founding of Australia (Captain Cook was one of the first Europeans to walk on this land).
We have chosen to find the difference in law and government with Russia, Australia and India.
Australian government apparently have no explicit minister for science unlike Russia and India’s ministers; Russia’s minister responsible for science and education is Dmitry Livanov. India’s minister for science and technology is Jaipel Reddy.
Russia and India both have Communist Parties but Australia’s communist party dissolved in 1991. Russia’s communist party leader is Gennady Zyuganov and India’s communist party leader is Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan.
One song that always reminds us of Australia and how proud we are to be Australian is the song written by Bruce Woodley of The Seekers and Dobe Newton of The Bushwackers in 1987; I am Australian. This song states the main chorus as; ‘We are one, but we are many and from all the lands on earth we come. We share a dream and sing with one voice: I am, you are, we are Australian.’
This song reminds us of our home, Australia.
Thanks Gee and Lottie for putting this information together for us!
Miss B x