What is G.S.T?


Let’s discuss!

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?

Research questions: Australia’s goods & services tax

Conduct your own research to answer these questions. Create a Keynote or Pages document to present your information.

What is a tax?
Did you know that there’s a tax in Australia that even kids have to pay? Name this tax.Goods are things people buy with money, and services are things people do for money).page2image6448

What does GST stand for?

What is the difference between goods and services? (Goods are things people buy with money, and services are things people do for money).

List some goods and services.

What is the GST?

When and why was it introducedpage2image17648

What goods and services have GST?

List some goods and services that are GST free.

Why are some goods and services tax free?

What does the government use tax money for?

Kids News – Saving the bacon

Read the article about saving a pet pig called Bacon.

Pet owner saves her beloved pig Bacon – 20 June, 2018

Respond to the article by completing the following activities:

1. Should Mrs Huveneers have been allowed to keep her pet pig?

Think about this question from each of the following viewpoints and give reasons FOR and AGAINST for each. You may get some ideas from the article but you will also have to think as if you were each person (or animal).

  • Mrs Huveneers and her husband
  • The neighbours
  • The local council
  • Bacon or Pigsy (the pet pig)

Present your reasons in a table format:

Perspective Mrs Huveneers and her husband The neighbours The local Council Bacon or Pigsy (the pet pig)
Reasons FOR


2. After looking at this problem from a number of perspectives, what do you believe was the right outcome. Was the council right to let him stay?

Write a letter to the Onkaparinga Council stating your point of view and your reasons for it. As this is a formal letter make sure you address it and set it out correctly and make your points using polite and persuasive language.

Australian life in 1901 – Daily life, jobs, transport, entertainment. 


Explore benchmarks in the next 100 years

*Migration: Who were the people who came to Australia? Why did they come?

View key dates and events on following website:

*What contribution have significant individuals and groups made to the development of Australian society?

Industry – trades/skills/jobs/tools



Arts – Music



Celebrations – Festivals

Integrated Curriculum – History


1885_Primary School Questions


Strategy 9: Distinguishing between Fact & Opinion

W4T2 Fact & Opinion


Strategy 8: Drawing Conclusions & Making Inferences

w3 Drawing Inferences

w3 Biography Sample

w3 What’s Happening? 

Strategy 4: Recognising Cause & Effect

Individual Learning Task: Shark (Info. Report)

Strategy 6: Making Predictions

Strategy 8: Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences

Strategy 10: Identifying Author’s Purpose - http://www.sparklee.comAuthors Purpose Presentation

Complete the online reading activity here and identify the Author’s Purpose for each example.


Strategy 11: Interpreting Figurative Language

Figurative Language Devices

Locate these images and other posters for Reading and Comprehension Skillshere.

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