October 11, 2013
On the 18th of September, all the 5/6s went to camp at the Anglesea Recreation Camp. When everyone arrived at school, we put all of our bags and sleeping bags in the bus and we boarded the bus to go to Anglesea. When we reached there after a one and a half hour drive, we unloaded the bags and sleeping bags from the bus to an empty space in front of the dining room.
After that we had a little talk about the safety rules and regulations about the camp, we played a game called GAGA, it was very fun and all you had to do is to hit the ball into other peoples legs and you have to try to avoid the ball from hitting your legs.
After everyone had a go at the game we brought our bags to our cabins to get ready for the activities. I was in group 2 therefore we were doing archery and rock climbing first. Both of the activities were very fun!
After the rock climbing, we went to wash up for dinner. After shower, we had some free time and then we went for dinner. After dinner, we did camp’s got talent and it was very fun! After that we went to our cabins to get ready for bed time.
The next day we had breakfast and then we went for our activities. My group went to low ropes first then giant swing, yabbying then canoeing.
My favourite activity was canoeing.
After the activities, we had a shower and then dinner. After dinner we had a night walk and it was very long walk. When we came back to the camp we got ready to go to bed.
The next day my group could go for another go at another activity because when we did the rock climbing, all the other groups didn’t get to go for their activity because it was raining.
After we went for the activity it was time to go back to school.
August 26, 2013
On the 19th of August we went for our 4th session at New Wave Systems. This time we learnt how they keep track of their reserved items! First we used a program on the computer which we used a couple weeks ago it was called “Lightspeed”. We picked an order that was created for the four of us to do, we each picked one and we got a list of items on the shelf for us to reserve for people that was so fun that the items where hard to find and we got some help from an employee we got like a mouse pad, a bag, a cord for transferring a video, a magic track pad and many more!
After all that we got to learn about IPads! By the way Joe asked a question about an item on the shelf which was an EYETV and David replied it was like an apple TV which connects to the internet more specifically to your apple device like IPhone, IPad, IMac or even your mac. Anyway, about the IPad, he told us that most people know the word “WI-FI” but most people don’t know what it actually means he also told us that there was more words that people commonly known but don’t know what it means like broadband he also told us that only the Older people are brave enough to tell him that they don’t know what the internet is.
One of the questions we asked was “How do they store all the stuff inside the IPad for it to work” and he actually didn’t know how they fitted all the stuff because he has other employees that do that stuff like build the stuff inside a IMac and a IPad and even more that he doesn’t even know.
We learnt about the reserved items and how they worked, the reason they do this is because if a person has reserved an item and they sell it by accident and when the customer comes they get really mad because they say that they don’t have stock because they sold it to the guy. So that’s the reason why they print pieces of paper that says an item is reserved.
Well, we enjoyed the 4th session and we have two more session for our inquiry and we’re hoping it will be the best! Hope the next session is going to be AWESOME!
By Aaron, Raymond, Joseph and Ignatius
August 1, 2013
On the 29th of July, Raymond, Aaron, Joe and Ignatius went to New Wave Systems! We started walking there at around 9:20am and arrived there at 9:30am and we were amazed at the store because it was not what we expected it to be. We asked the questions that we wrote and the manager answered them. He also told us some stories about his business.
We also got to use IMacs and he showed us a computer’s RAM, what it does and how to install it. We thought it was awesome that he showed us the insides of a computer. He let us install a RAM into a computer and showed us his security system. RAM is the part of the computer that makes it faster and that when there is more space so the computer is more efficient.
The Manager showed us what hard drive does and that a hard drive collects everything done on the computer, he also said that even if you shoot the computer and no damage is done to the hard drive and the data on the computer is safe.
We really enjoyed our first visit to New Wave Systems and all of us can’t wait to go again!!
By Raymond, Aaron, Joe and Ignatius