Saturday, September 7, 2013

A Finishing Week






Master J (18) designed and built this huge remote control plane from scratch as a major project for Design and Technology at school. It's a magnificent piece to look at, however try as he may, he couldn't make it fly as well as he had hoped.




This week he and his class mates had to display their work and accompanying portfolios (Master J's was 87 pages long) ready for the state markers to inspect.






His class mates designed and constructed a variety of projects, each rather impressive. 




Today we have watched four of our children playing in three hockey grand finals. Miss O's game was drawn and both teams declared joint winners. Master T's team lost. The twins' mixed team had a draw but lost on a penalty shoot out after full time. The twins have their ladies' team grand final next Saturday. It's been wonderful to see each team make it to the very end of their hockey season. (I registered 6 of our children this morning for the upcoming cricket season).

Today also brings an end to a very long national election campaign in Australia. It seems we will have a new Prime Minister by morning.....

Winter officially ended this week, September 1st marking the start of spring here.

With finishes come a sense of accomplishment, fresh beginnings and new seasons. Life is very interesting.

16 comments:

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Finishing and new beginnings... You've had a busy week. Wow - Master Js plane is really awesome to look at!

Łucja-Maria said...

Welcome Karen!
Congratulations on your wonderful children.
Nice to see their excellent results at school.
With great pleasure watching pictures and read your post.
Have a great weekend.
Greetings.
Lucia

Erica Sta said...

Dear Karen,
very nice to see MasterJ's plane ... It's looking fantastic.

You getting springtime and here in Bavaria, a part of Germany ... Famous with The Octoberfest ... We are going into autumn. Today we have sunny weather.

Wishing a nice weeking to you from Bavaria, Heidrun

Beth said...

Master J did a beautiful job on the plane!

Elise Lea said...

Master J's plane turned out beautifully, even if it didn't fly quite like he wanted. He is certainly a talented designer and I bet if he made another plane it would fly even better than the first.

Looks like the rest of your family is doing well too! Spring looks wonderful and I hope it brings you and your family much joy and beauty.

LisaS said...

That is a huge wingspan! A very impressive project. ;)

flowersandhome said...

Congratulations to Mr J. Amazing and very beautiful plane. He must be so proud of his accomplishment, as you must be as well.
Summer is slowly going into Autumn in this part of the world and so far it's been a treat weatherwise.
I heard about the Australian elections in the news today. Something about a new political era.
Marian

Patchwork and Play said...

Mr J's plane does indeed look spectacular! New beginnings, fresh hope?! Well, the sun came up this morning, so that's a start!

geanina said...

Beautiful plane! Complimenti!;)

Nancy said...

Isn't it so much fun to watch kids play in their respected sports. I watched my grandson play football this afternoon and it just makes my heart happy...

Master J's plane is quiet an accomplishment....I know he is so proud...

tinajo said...

Wow, that looks great! :-)

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Gina said...

So many finishes and so many beginnings for 1 week.. Too bad your sons plane did not fly as well as he planned, it looks very impressive!! Yay for a great hockey season for all :)

Joop Zand said...

Good photo's again.....always nice to visit your blog.

Greetings, Joop

Linda R said...

That Plane your son made is awesome. Sounds like you had a busy week. Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Hugs~

amanda | wildly simple said...

Happy Spring to you & yours' Karen!
So much fascinating activity surrounding you! My grandpa & my dad were both pilots at one time (my grandpa was for life, and I have a nostalgic passion for the small plane. Your sons' creation looks great! (as do the other kids' projects.)
It's football season here, our twins had an exciting win Friday night!

Filip Demuinck said...

A very big plane, hope it flies well and for a long time.

Greetings,
Filip

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