And I'm Possum.
Today is going to be a very special day.
You know, I have a lot of very special friends.
You've seen some of them come to visit me here and today, we are going to have a surprise party for a very special person who is very helpful and wonderful.
I have lots of food and I'm going to put some decorations up.
We're going to have so much fun, you watch.
Possum will be here soon.
Sally, what's all this for?
Well Possum, I was actually just telling everyone that you were going to be here soon, and here you are.
Does that mean I didn't give you a surprise when I came in, Sally?
No, but it's nice to know that you're coming.
You've been such a good friend to me Possum.
You and I have been on many adventures and learned so many new things.
Sally, would you like a surprise?
Oh, yes, that would be nice but today, we're going to have a surprise, for a person who is always very helpful and they're a very good friend.
Who is it?
Oh, friends are really great.
Well, why don't we watch some children telling us things about their friends?
Yeah, let's watch!
It's fun to play all together with your friends.
I have lots of friends to talk to.
I like it when all my friends sit together when we eat lunch.
We can all talk and we have a good time.
Friends are always happy to see you.
When I'm feeling sad, my friends will come over to me because they understand me and they'll help me, and that makes me feel happy again.
I have lots of friends.
They love learning Auslan.
My friends and I all look after each other to make sure we're ok.
I have many friends.
I can play with them and I can go out and have fun with them.
When I see new people, I like to go up and make new friends.
My friends can all use Auslan and we can all chat.
My friends are fun.
They come with me and we have a good time.
At my school, I have many friends, both hearing and deaf.
That looked great.
Yes, it did.
Friends are really wonderful, aren't they?
I wonder who the surprise is for?
A person that's always helping.
Sally's always helping me and she helps others!
Sally, why are you getting the food ready?
That's not going to be much of a surprise.
Oh, I'm happy to prepare the food.
I've got my plans for everything, so I'm happy to do it.
It's not for her.
Who's the surprise for?
Who else could be?
Who's always very helpful?
Oh Sally, is the surprise for Skip?
It is, isn't it?
He's always helping everyone.
Oh, I love his shed and all the tools he has in it and his crow's nest. It's so cool!
Oh Possum, you're always solving mysteries, aren't you?
Yes, I am.
Sally, you keep preparing the food and I'm going to go tell Skip, ok?
Hang on Possum.
You can't go and tell him because if you tell him the surprise party is for him, he'll know and it won't be a surprise anymore.
So you can't tell him.
You'll have to keep it quiet.
I need to get Skip out of his house so I can prepare for the party.
Sally, you keep preparing the food and I'm going to go make a plan.
Alright then, Possum.
Skip is going to come through the gate.
All my friends will be here.
When Skip comes, we can go around the tree.
He'll walk past and once he's walked past, we can go this way, through the gate.
I'm going to go tell Sally.
I've worked out the plan.
I'm going to go and tell Skip now.
Off you go.
Oh, finally, he's gone.
That means I can get on with the preparations.
Oh hello, Possum!
How are you Possum?
How are things with you?
Oh good, thanks.
Oh, and I like surprises.
Do you know there's a surprise coming soon?
If I knew there was a surprise coming, it wouldn't be a surprise, would it?
Oh yes, that's correct.
I just wondered why you mentioned the word 'surprise', that's all.
Are you busy?
I'm always very busy.
I'm just doing this little job and I've got some things cooking in my galley that I'm keeping an eye on but they can wait.
What do you need?
Oh, that's lovely that you'd make time for me Skip, but if Sally was here, would you make time for her too?
Oh, that's great.
Sally is so kind, and she's always very helpful.
Yes, that's true.
She's very kind and works very hard.
Oh, are you planning a surprise party for Sally?
How did you know?
You're so clever Skip!
I didn't say anything.
I was right.
The surprise party is for Sally, not Skip.
I have a great idea, Possum.
Why don't we organise a party for Sally?
We can make some yummy food and put up some lovely decorations and we could invite all her friends as a big token of thanks for all the hard work she does.
Why don't we do it next week?
No, no, no, not next week.
Oh, that soon?
Oh, I better cook some more food then and I'll bring it over.
Ok, but don't tell anyone, though.
Oh, no, of course not Possum.
My lips are sealed.
Ok, I'm going to go now.
These look delicious.
Why is Amanda here?
Oh, I thought I was right the first time, but I was wrong.
Amanda is such a good friend and is always helping.
She's so kind.
The party must be for her!
This is great.
Oh hello, Possum.
Hey, Possum, look, everything is ready.
Why don't the three of us now take the balloons and the food over to Skip's shed?
You didn't say anything to Skip, did you?
Oh, no, no, no, but Skip is very good at working things out, so I was very careful not to tell him anything.
Quickly, behind the tree.
Come on, follow me.
It's going to be such a special surprise.
I'll just grab these decorations.
Ooh, I think I better go back now.
Look, they're here!
Come in, come in!
Oh, thank you.
Come in, come in.
Here we go.
I made this.
Oh, that looks lovely.
Pop that there.
Now, everyone's here.
Possum, I need you to go up to the crow's nest and keep an look out for Skip.
When you see him coming, let us know, ok?
Oh, Skip's coming!
Sally, Skip's coming!
Amanda, come with me.
Quick, come and hide!
Oh, this looks great!
Oh, I do love surprise parties.
All day, Possum has been trying to work out who the surprise party is for.
Well, it's great to have good friends, isn't it?
Yes, it is. Look!
Ooh…Sally, what's this for?
Well, this is a banner saying thank you to a very special friend.
Well, that means it's going to have Skip's name on it, and when it opens up, it'll say, "Thank you, Skip.
Well, Possum, why don't you cut the string and see?
Well…the surprise wasn't for Skip.
That's right. It wasn't for me and you thought the party was for Sally.
Huh, and it wasn't for me either.
The surprise party was for you!
Oh, thank you, thank you.
Sally, does that mean you're going to say "our time is up"?
Let's enjoy the party.
Let's eat and have some fun.
Great, let's eat! Come on.
Let's eat! Come on.
This is good.
Mm, mm, mm!
Ooh, ooh, ooh!
Come on, everyone.
Let's go play soccer in Sally's yard.
Come on, everyone!
10 hits, ok?
Can I have one, please?
Sally and I made this model.
It's a model of Sally's backyard.
Oh, look, look!
Oh, great job Skip
Oh, good job!
Oh quickly, come across.
Ladies, look, this is my garden, before there were so many awful weeds everywhere.
Oh, feel the breeze.
Doesn't she look great?
Such beautiful hair.
Who wants to have a look in my tree?
You want to?
Ok, come on!
In you go, in you go,
In you go, in you go!
Yeah, come on.
Wow, look at that bird!
Sally, thank you so much for today's party.
I really enjoyed myself.
I had so much fun.
Oh yes, Possum.
We've had such a fun day, haven't we?
It's wonderful to have such good friends.
Sally, you are my very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very best friend.
Oh thank you, Possum, and you are my very best friend ever too.
Well, our time is up.
Thanks for watching.
See you next time.
Ooh, Sally, come outside.
Oh, it was great! Just right!
Come on, Sally.
Here they are.
It's been great day today.
Such a great day, Sally.
Friends are very important and a surprise party is a good way to thank them, but who is going to be surprised at this party?