EARN AND LEARN ‘cheques’ into 6T

The Government jobs are: Bank Manager, Treasurer, Secretary,  and Deputy PM. If your would like to lead the 6T government – Applications are due this Tuesday 27th October!

Businesses: You need to write an application for a business. They are also due this Tuesday 27th October. Make sure you are thinking laterally when applying for your business. Remember to ensure 6T has stores that sell your ASSET LIST items.

Government Application

Business Application

Pay Sheet

Can you explain GST in Australia?

Can you identify the GST component of invoices and receipts?

How can you demonstrate the use of percentages and make connections between equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages to FIND the GST on particular products?

1) Watch and take Skinny Notes:

2) Complete the discussion questions on your iPad. Copy and paste these questions into the Pages app. Type responses under each question.

a) In your own words, describe what tax is.
b) What are taxes used for?
c) What does GST stand for?
d) Name three products that you don’t pay GST on.
e) Which products do you buy that have GST on them?
f) What is the difference between goods and services?
g) GST makes up ____% of the price we pay for things.
h) What changes might the government make to the GST?
i) Why is the government thinking of making the changes?
j) Name three thingsyou learnt watching the GST Changes story.


3) Let’s hit the shops! Study shopping receipts (dockets).

Collect shopping receipts to look for examples of GST. As a class or individually, answer the following questions:

  • What items have GST? Highlight
  • What items are GST free? Highlight
  • What is the total tax amount included in this receipt?

A helpful resource…

You can refer to the ATO’s website for a listing of GST free foods and beverages

4) Now, look at our School Canteen Pricelist 2015, to complete the following table in your maths grid book!

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Inquiry #post3

Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 9.48.06 amFind a newspaper article related to your Inquiry question. Insert a link to the article. Make sure you reference the article correctly.

Write a brief summary about the article.

Write 3 closed questions and 3 open questions about this article. Include the answers.

Term 4, Week 3: Behind the News

Click on the link above and view the BtN story on the recent earthquake in Nepal. Titled, Nepal Earthquake. Then you need to answer the following questions in your English books.

1. As a whole class, before you watch this story record in your books what you already know about Earthquakes? Then, create a list of topic related words. You will build on this throughout this activity!

2. What magnitude was the earthquake in Nepal?

3. Describe the devastation the earthquake caused.

4. What is the top layer of the Earth called?

5. What are tectonic plates?

6. Where do most earthquakes occur?

7. How quickly do tectonic plates move?

8. Why are big earthquakes unlikely to occur in Australia?

9. What do the people of Nepal need help with?

10. How did this story make you feel?

11. Research Question: Where have we had an earthquake in Australia? When did this occur? What was the magnitude?


Early Finishers: Explore the community’s action plan after a disaster. Amelia from BtN checks in to find out how the Nepalese kids are doing what aid is needed most. Titled, Helping Nepal.

Term 4, Week 3: Grammar Task


With the class, write a definition for the apostrophe in your books. Add 5 examples of when you would use an apostrophe.

Your turn:

  1. In your English book make a list of 10-15 words that include an apostrophes.
  2. Highlight which of your words include possessive apostrophes (apostrophes of ownership).
  3. Next you need to complete the following two activities in your English book.

Apostrophe Activity 1



Complete the following tasks:Apostrophe Pg1

Apostrophe pg2

Apostrophe Pg3

Apostrophe Pg 4

Apostrophe Pg 5

Monday morning tuning in!

Task A.

To find out what the following terms mean, pollution, deforestation, erosion, logging, wildlife, resource use eg. mining.


Task B.

Write statements on the above statements on strips of card. Students distribute statements into small groups and then categorise them – ‘true’, ‘false’, ‘unsure.

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