Grandpa Goes Crazy, by Archie, Year 3

Jack was woken up by sirens from firetrucks in the street. He raced to his window to see was happening. He saw his beloved Grandpa was on top of the building next to theirs. Grandpa had been doing this for eight months now, which had been scaring Jack, because lately his mind had somehow gone back to years ago when he was in World War Two. So to Grandpa, he thought he was in his Read more…

Exhausted, by Joshua, Year 6

Josh was finishing up primary school after seven years of going to the same place. Because of high school transitions and other activities, Josh and his family were out nearly every night and weekend over the last couple of months. The catch-ups were fun but they were exhausted because of all of the things they needed to do. Josh felt overwhelmed. His dad was sick and run-down and his mum was cranky. They knew the Read more…

Dog Park, by Zachary M, Year 7

Johnny and his friends, Max and Ollie, were playing down at the dog park. Johnny was chasing Max and Ollie all over the park, trying to catch them. “I’m going to get you”, barked Johnny, “Yeah, right!” exclaimed Ollie. They played for hours and hours non-stop. When they stopped playing, the sun was setting. They walked back to their owners and flopped at their feet. “Come on, boys. Let’s get you home”, said Max’s owner, Read more…

The Big Friday Bike Ride, by Isla, Year 4

Isla, Maddy and Sienna were going for a bike ride with school. They were really excited because they were riding along the bike path to Diamond Creek, which was 7km away. They had to carry a snack and some water with them. The weather was beautiful and they felt relaxed on the way there, but they were exhausted on the way back. Maddy lost her pedal and Sienna had an accident because the handlebars came Read more…

The Basketball Game, by Millie, Year 6

‘This is the biggest game of the year. If you play hard in offence and tough defence, like normal, we can we win,’ encouraged Coach Oar. The girls ran out onto the court, they were pumped, but still nervous. It was the first jump ball, but the other team won it and dribbled down and scored two points. This kept on happening and at half time the scores were 42-12, even though the coach gave Read more…

A Day At The Beach, By Olivia, Year 8

My cousin and I were sprinting along the beach at Sorrento trying to race each other to the ferry going to Queenscliff. It was already there when we arrived at the pier and so we boarded. Half an hour later, we were eating ice-creams at a cafe, then swimming in the sea. It was already 7pm by the time we were back at Sorrento and sprinting along the beach towards home. My cousin and I Read more…

Run, by Quinn, Year 6

Hello, my name is Jack. I am a gardener. I have won many prizes for my plants, their perfect stems and their leaves. One day, I saw one or two plants missing then more and more started disappearing into thin air, leaving big holes full of nothing but dirt. I started to get suspicious so I put up security cameras to see where they had gone. The next morning I looked at the footage. I Read more…

Two Lonely Fishermen, by Jamison, Year 6

Once there were two very lonely fishermen who could not catch a thing! They had tried every spot in a one hundred kilometre radius, but nothing would bite. They had tried all of the types of fishing styles out there, such as fly fishing, trawling, live baiting, blast fishing and cyanide fishing. There were other things they could try, but they were exhausted, so instead they went to the fishing black market to buy magic Read more…

The Fighting Boys, by Milan, Year 3

The Eltham Wildcats were fighting against Doncaster on the court. They had been playing for fifteen minutes and the score was 0:0 even though both teams had been up and down the court. Suddenly, Miller shot the basketball from downtown and splashed it, earning 3 points for the Wildcats, right on the buzzer. At halftime, the boys were sweating so badly, they nearly fainted from the heat. They went back playing, but they were exhausted, Read more…

The Trail Ride, by Maddy, Year 4

Crunch, crunch, snap! The sticks and leaves crumbled under the horses’ heavy hooves. The leaves overhead rustled in the warm breeze. My best friend, Riley, and I were out on our weekly trail ride near Hector’s Road. It was hotter than expected and sweat dripped down my back. “Kelly”, Riley called from the front, “Should we go on?” “No. The horses already look tired”, I responded, “and besides”, I went on, “We’ll miss out on Read more…

Homelessness, by Ella, Year 7

We sat there cuddled up, with thin towels around our shoulders. People stared at us. All they thought was, “Homeless people have crowded our streets”. We all had straggly beards and hair. Some asked for money. Some had given up on trying. We sat there, through day and night, hot and cold. Then a man came, wearing a suit and tie, with a microphone held under his chin. As he spoke, I realised we seemed Read more…

Comicon Adventures, by Angus, Year 4

One day we went to a place called Comicon and we waited in an extremely long line which had all these people in dress-ups that were very different, from Marvel to DC. Finally, we got inside, seeing the most extraordinary costumes. My Dad and I were walking and accidentally bumped into the news reporter from Channel 7, nearly knocking his microphone out of his hand. We apologised and went home soon after. That night, we Read more…

Morning Sunrise, by Fynn, Year 7

My brother, Jim, and I thought we’d have some fun and so we registered for the Cash Cow on Sunrise. The following week someone knocked on our door and so I took a peak through the window, then ran straight to my brother’s room. I told him to come quickly because there was someone who needed him. He opened the door and it was the Cash Cow, an interviewer and the camera crew. Jim was Read more…

The Racing Begins, by Mika, Year 5

We seemed to be on the television. I was doing a few laps around the track at Park Orchards when they announced that they were going to film a ‘Clubbie’ for Channel 10. A Clubbie is when you race for fun. When I got on the gate, out of the speaker I heard, “Riders ready. Didlididlidi”. The gate slammed down. I peddled and peddled. I was gaining on Tyler, who was leading. A jump came Read more…

The Witnesses, by Archie, Year 3

Kevin the Koala and Jeff the Jellyfish were at a restaurant next to the jewellery store. They were leaving when they witnessed a crime. Then suddenly, police came and started asking everyone what they had seen. The media arrived and Kevin and Jeff were asked to give then an interview. “So, this is what happened”, said Jeff, “We saw a tall, large man, wearing black clothes enter the jewellery store and come out with the Read more…

Brother vs Sister in Art, by Rex, Year 5

‘What do you think of this painting?’ I asked my sister, “I think it’s ugly!” She thought it was wonderful. We were looking at a painting called ‘Shearing the Rams’ by Tom Roberts. It showed men shearing sheep in a large wooden shed over one hundred years ago. “I still reckon it’s the most putrid piece of work in the nineteenth century”, I argued. My sister’s voice grew louder as she yelled back. She did Read more…

The Concussion Discussion, by Brookes, Year 5

We seemed to be on the television Because I had a little concussion After a conversation with a politician And his electrician About the extension of their vacation Did I mention that the politician Was also a Russian With ghastly nutrition? The camerawoman was on a mission With the cryptic optician To get permission For glasses from a limited edition Which was the latest fashion And her biggest passion Which is why I ended up Read more…