Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Lilly, Ngaio and Sophie have put together this short video to present their poetry. They have adapted it from the Discovery Channel song. Unfortunately the audio isn't great but as you can see the girls had fun making it and they have written some great poetry about our fantastic school.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Today our school had prize giving and these are the students that got awards from Room 9.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Middle school picnic

Today we went to the Blue lake and we found a rock to stand on.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Marvin on Renewable energy

Ashleigh, Ainsley and Ethan have been working really hard to produce a Marvin project to share some information about renewable energy.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Today we took part in the school tryathlon. It was great fun!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekly diary

By Harrison & Samuel

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Yesterday room9 sold milkshakes for $1.

We were selling them for fundraising for mathletics and because it was a hot summer's day.

If you found a star at the bottom of your cup you got a free milkshake or your money back.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Weekly diary

This weekly diary was developed by Rawinia, Sophie M. & Lilly.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Skipping for fitness

Here is a photo of our fantastic Student teacher Miss M.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Weekly diary

Wow! Caitlin you have done a fantastic job putting this together for you and Ainsley.

Hexagon's maths tutorial

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Wordle: un

For reading today we were learning about the prefix "un" We think un means the 'opposite' or 'not' or 'the reverse.'

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wheels day

Today we had wheels day because we had to check our bikes for the Tour de lakefront. Don't you think this bike suits Mr Macmillan?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Mary Mackillop

By Ashleigh and Ainsley using Crazytalk.

Hexagons maths tutorial

This week we have been learning to subtract by partitioning.


Today we wore funny and crazy socks for Socktober day. We brought a gold coin for Mission money.
By Jessica.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kayla and Jessica's weekly diary.

These girls have done a great job of capturing a week in Room 9.

Grant and Connor's weekly diary.

Wow the term has flown by, here is the boy's weekly diary that Grant worked hard to finish on the last day of the term.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

JPC band visit

Yesterday some students from JPC came to our school. They played a few songs, including one from the Pink Panther, one from Star Wars and one from Ghostbusters. I thought it was really cool. By Ashleigh

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Analysing different methods for cleaning water.

Analyse = look at closely.
We think sedimentation is the best way to clean water because it gets water the cleanest.
By Harrison & Hozanna.
We will leave the water overnight and check it tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Magic E

We know that if there is an e at the end of a word it makes the previous vowel long - say it's name.
Wordle: magic e

Monday, September 6, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Weekly diary

Developed by Ethan and Liam.

Measuring length

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Our magnificent baking day.

Yesterday we baked some delicious bread with Mrs Walsh. Firstly we set up the ingredients and pots and pans, then we mixed the ingredients.
Next we put the mixture into a silver tray and wrapped it in glad wrap to rise.
After it had risen we shaped it and added nuts and raisins to make faces.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Plant plant plant

Today we went into the School vege garden and planted out our beans. Our beans have been growing in our room since 18.5.10 and we felt that it was time we set them free.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

School cross country

Today we had the cross country at the Redwoods, Campbell won the year 3 boys and Ngaio won the year 4 girls. I came 10th in the Year 3 girls.
By Kayla.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Water springs trip.

On Wendesday the middle school classes went to the water springs near Pukehangi. We learnt that chlorine can kill bad germs in the water. We also learnt that the water coming from a spring is 100 years old.Then we found out that our water in our taps is better then what you buy at the supermarket.It was great fun.

From Samuel and Ethan.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hi Rawinia

We hope your leg gets better soon we are all missing you lots.
We have been busy doing lots of learning like - writing narratives, using a ruler to measure in cm and mm, how much water we use each day and the 7 Sacraments.
We guess you won't be doing the crosscountry on Thursday.
Check out Sophie S. and Caitlin T's weekly diary on Friday night.
See you soon , Room 9.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Term 3 Week 4 diary

By Jonty and Joshua D. with a little help from Liam.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Today in R.E. we were investigating different celebrations. We discussed and listed the different celebrations and the rituals and celebrations of each one. This is helping us understand the Sacraments.
Wordle: Untitled

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Making rainbows

Today Dolphins reading group were learning to summarise texts and we read about how a rainbow is formed.
We went to the gardens and made our own rainbow.
We wonder where the pot of gold is???

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Computer Skills

Ethan, Ainsley and Joshua Bp did the computer skills test. Joshua and Ainsley got participation certificate and Ethan got a credit.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Week 2 weekly diary

Rawinia and Sophie M have created this weekly diary using Photostory3.

Te Reo maths

This week was Te Reo week so we have been learning how to add using Te Reo.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cake stall

Today we had a cake stall ,we had a lot of success we raised $143.50
well done room9.
by Orla

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Caitlin R's holiday

Caitlin R went on an amazing holiday to England, Malaysia and Disneyland! At Disneyland Caitlin and her family went on a ride called " Big Thunder Mountain".
They had a great time!

Friday, July 2, 2010


Today was the last day of the term. We celebrated with an extra long assembly and played on the ipods for Goldentime.

Grant and Jessica recieved Principal's awards for their fantastic work looking after the mini laptops all year so far.
It's great to hear you are having such a great time Ainsley - We are all really jealous of you going skiing - especially Mr James!
Hi also to Caitlin R and Campbell who have also been away this week, we hope you are having a great holiday.
*****SEE YOU IN TERM 3******

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hi Ainsley

Thanks for your update Ainsley, yes of course we are having fun at school.
Cody says he has been to the Antarctica exhibitian and he said it was great.
All the girls are missing you and want to give you a big hug.
Today the year 4 students are going to a concert in town - the year 3's get to stay at school to do lots of really hard work!!!
Orla,Sophie and Ngaio want to come with you next time when you go on a trip and we mean it

From room 9.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Joshua our helicopter pilot.

Today I brought in my helicoper that my Nana bought me.

What a fun day in Room 9.

Today Viv came in to our class to help us make bags from recycled plastic bags.
Good fun.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Poetry competition

Today the 22nd of June 2010 we had a poetry competition. The year 3's went first then the year 4's. Ngaio and Orla did 'Bullrod the Bulldog'and both came in first place. Orla,Ngaio,Samuel and Campbell all got into the finals. IT WAS GREAT FUN!!!

By Ngaio and Orla!!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

A week with Connor and Sophie.M in Room 9

Whaka visit

Yesterday we went to whaka village to learn about their culture and watch them dance, it was good fun and I enjoyed it a lot. If you think I have explaned how cool whaka village is you should go there now!!!!! by liam:)

Joshua and Joshua finally get to finish.

It has taken a while but the boys finally got an opportunity to complete their weekly diary. Well done boys.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wel done Joshua & Joshua!

Today two of our Joshuas came back from a Rainbow reading lesson with certificates because they have been doing really well. We are proud of you boys - keep it up.

Monday, June 14, 2010


For goldentime on June the 11th ( Friday ) we saw a dog show. Harry's stepdad brought the dogs in from the Agrodome. We learnt that some dogs chase sheep with their eyes while others chase them with their bark. Harry's stepdad also brought in some geese for a dog to herd.
By Ashleigh & Caitlin T.

Friday, June 11, 2010


On Thursday we went to Whakatane for a gym competition. When we got there the springers had a practice then we competed against children from other schools.
It was a really cool day and we won lots of competitions.

Sophie S., Ngaio & Ainsley.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lego competition

Today at lunchtime we went to the hall and took part in a lego competition. Jonty and I came in second place. Orla and Caitlin T came fourth.
By Joshua R

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Orcas reading group.

Remember to show your family your latest writing you have uploaded or linked to your Knowledgenet page.
Mr James

Friday, May 28, 2010

Week 6 diary

Developed by Ngaire and Hozanna with some help from Grant.

Telling the time

Friday, May 21, 2010

Hexagons Maths

This week we have been learning to divide equally.

Our weekly diary

On Wednesday we had Catholic School's day and after lunch we had Tabloid sports against different houses.
By Sophie S.

Friday, May 14, 2010

How to multiply using place value

Watch this short clip to see what Hexagons have been working on in maths lately. Yes it should be called place not plave (a typo).

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Writing focus

What a fantastic morning we had at the sustainable garden at Hannahs Bay today. Thank you to the parents and the volunteers who helped. I know that the students enjoyed the trip and have learnt a lot.
Over the next three weeks we will focusing on explanation writing, students will be writing to explain something. Click here to see examples and here for the exemplars to see the success criteria.
Our topic for explanation is, "How does a plant grow."
Please talk to your child about their writing and help them develop the language of explanations.

Mr James.

Hannahs Bay trip

This is room9 making a compost and enjoying it.

Room 9 is making a garden out of bricks that we found. This is sophie's Pop teling us about worms.

Today the Middle school went to the sustainable gardens at Hannahs Bay.

This is Room 9 and Room 10 seeing how to make a plastic bag.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

We have been learning to write instructions

Ashleigh and Caitlin R. have made these instructions for making a healthy breakfast. They have used comiclife to make the instructions.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Weekly diary

Hexagons maths group have been using 2, 5 and 10 x tables to help multiply.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Anzac biscuit competition.

For homework we had a competition to see who could make the best Anzac biscuits. We all judged the biscuits on colour, shape, style and taste.
The winner was: JESSICA!!!!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tomorrow we have an ANZAC biscuit competition.

Mackenzie helped me make a batch of Anzac biscuits. I am not sure we were too accurate with the measurements but Mackenzie assured me that the chocolate chips ( she made me put them in) were tasty.
Mr James.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Did you know there is no such thing as rubbish?

We thought this bag could be reused as a plant holder, a rubbish bag, use it as a toy, dolls clothes, a shovel, to keep your room tidy.
We went outside to find some reusable rubbish.

Kayla and Sophie's poetry

Click here to read and edit the girl's poetry.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hi Ngaio and Ashleigh

You two have been busy posting comments - Fantastic!! Give yourselves a smiley each Monday morning.
Mr james

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Whakarewarewa trip 25/3/10

We are off to see some Maori culture for a couple of hours.
Remember to bring a raincoat/umbrella and some comfortable walking shoes.
Mr James.

Josh BP's dragon

I drew this dragon out of 'Deltora Monsters' drawing book. I found the wings difficult to draw.
Joshua BP

Monday, March 22, 2010

Developing routines and our weekly diary

Click here to see a short video of us using some ict tools in Room 9.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sophie's recount

Click here to read Sophie's recount. Check out the success criteria and leave her a comment to help her learning. Thanks and enjoy

Monday, March 15, 2010

School Athletics

Middle and senior school students need to meet at the stadium No. 2 field between 8:30 and 8:45 this morning. Students can support their house by wearing their house colours - no uniforms today. Junior students will break for lunch at 12:15 and be transported to the stadium for a 1:00pm start.
All students (except bus and afterschool care) need to be picked up from the stadium No. 2 field at 2:45pm.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Room 9 2010

Hi , we're back. we are the new Room 9 and we hope you enjoy seeing what we have been doing in our class. Please give us feedback on our learning, it really helps us.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

St Mary's swimming sports 18/2/10

The St Mary's swimming sports will go ahead today as scheduled. Students should meet at the Aquatic centre just before 8:45am.