Friday, December 16, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Jean Luc's story

This story was drafted on the ipad usng Toontastic and then Jean Luc wrote it in his book. Finally Jean Luc has used Photostory3 to make this story come to life.
Great work Jean Luc!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

American Penpals

Today we got a parcel from the USA. In it was some things from Stanford Avenue School in Oroville , California.

There was maps, postcards, a class photo, book marks and Penpal letters from the students.
Sophie is going to take these things to her new class next year so they can write back.

Thank you Mrs Peck.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Peter Pan

In the weekend Cara and Shaya performed in Peter Pan.
Some of the main characters were:
Peter pan
Tinker bell
Mr and Mrs Daring
Captain Hook
and of course the clock (that's what we were) .

Friday, November 25, 2011

Brae's diary

Brae has spent all afternoon putting together a diary of what has been happening at St Mary's this week. Well done Brae - you even taught yourself and others.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Our vege garden

"Today I took a photo of room 9's garden. It is in good condition, some of the vegetables could be ready to pick soon." By Finn with a little help from Harrison.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Awards and stacking cups

"Today in Room 9 when we went to assembly,George and I got our Maths Certificates , George Got High Distinction , His score was 35/40 and I got Credit , My score was 25/40." Hozanna
For Golden-time today, Room 9 had stacking cups. It was crazy and noisy.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Can you make 12 out of these numbers?

5 5 3 1 3
You can only use the four operations and you must use every number once.

Yesterday's hail storm

This photo was sent in by Viv.
Yesterday there was a hail storm, it went on for a long time.
The hail was so deep that a mouse could hide under it but it would be really cold.
I felt like I was in Iceland because of all this hail. by Sarah. free online photo editor, fun photo effects free online photo editor

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Shaya's big pencil

Daniel.K "That is a big pencil compared to my pencil".
Sophie.M " That will lats a whole year".
Shaya.W "It is bigger than my ruler".

Friday, November 4, 2011

Looking after our vegetable garden.

"Today we went gardening with Mr James it was fun." Finn
"The gardening was fun, there are no weeds to take out yet." Jean Luc

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Unscramble this word


Please help Smartwords group N do their work!
Post a comment if you know what this scrambled word is.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Pass It

Today Room 9 had PE , we were learning to make a chest pass and we learned a new game called Flush.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Defining symbols

Today we used a define map to define symbols' Here are some of our definitions.

Friday, October 7, 2011


Today Kapua brought in a lovely flower and we decided that a nice place to put it would be on top of the class' Actiview camera. This way everyone could see it throughout the day.
Thanks Kapua.

Making word - art

Orla and Ryleah have used Wordtoons as inspiration for making their own Word-art.

What a busy day

We played coin rugby, it was great fun.

Today in Enrichment we went to Benidect's dad's work called "Super Dooper printers." ,We made our own diary books. We used lots of machines to make it like printers , a cutting machine , a machine that straights a pile of paper together and lots more.

I enjoyed when I was cutting a yellow book, with permission I got to keep the spine part. It was freaky but got through it. "Hozanna"
I enjoyed making my book and I learned to never ever give up so that you keep trying. "Cara"

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Can you help us unscramble this word - it has something to do with the rugby.

The smallest pencil in the world.

"Oh Daniel, your pencil is teeny weeny like a little mouse. How can you write with this pencil. " Jean Luc.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Chocolate truffles

Today Joshua, Jayme and Hozanna made yummy chocolate trufffles.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Yummy In My Tummy

"Yummy I can't help, it we ate TWO Whole Biscuits !!!!!!!!!!!"

We put all the ingredients in and mixed it with our hands it was fun" Sarah
"I liked eating them they were so yummy" Orla
" I made a huge chocolate ball the size of two walnuts" Alec "

Monday, September 26, 2011

Rugby world cup

Yesterday I went to the rugby world cup game,Ireland v Russia at the Rotorua International stadium. The game went for about two hours.
I nearly made a Mexican wave but the people in the seats were lazy and did not do it but I still had fun.
There were a lot of people cheering for Ireland including me and my family.
It took a long time to get ready because everyone got their face painted.
By Sarah.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Weekly diary

Angus and Campbell worked on this project very patiently today as the computer was painfully slow. They did a great job of taking photos throughout the week but it was just taking far too long to upload them today , here is a small sample of what we did this week.

Goldentime today

We had electronics for Goldentime and Ryleah, George ,Alyssa and Dan were having a canoe race on the Wii.

"That was so much fun!" Ryleah

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Using our new cooking trolley

Today Sophie, Daniel P. and Jorja made Pizza Boats with Mrs McKenzie. We used our new cooking trolley. The class and Mr Macmillan tried the pizzas and everyone agreed they were yummy.

How do we follow Jesus?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Today we were learning about Global influences on us here in New Zealand. Firstly we needed to find out what influence meant. We also found some synonyms.

Our blog says learning zone because that is where we are at school

ImageChef Word Mosaic -

Happy Birthday Vivvy

Room 9 hopes you have a nice birthday. Sarah says a special happy birthday and she'll see you after school.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sophie and Campbell's RWC video

Sophie and Campbell have used our Flip video camera to get some reasons why we like having the RWC here in NZ.

We are getting better at holding the camera still and it is now easier to put the video clips together on the computer.

We have learnt that we need to pause before pressing stop at the end of recording as the clips overlap when they are all put together.

Learning about the 12 Apostles

Wordle: room9
Today we have been learning about Apostles and Disciples. Joshua has listed the 11 od the 12 Apostles here. Can you see which one he has left off?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sophie and Jorja's raisin face

Today Sophie and Jorja made a fantastic face out of a pancake and a few raisins.Dosent it look cool and funny. Sophie came up with the idea by imagining it and picturing it in her head.Jorja decorated it.

Cupcake day!

On Thursday room9 hade a cupcake day yum. We were raising money so we can join Mathletics. We raised well over $200 - thanks everyone who made or bought cupcakes.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Persuasive language

Some of us have written and then recorded an advert to advertise our Cupcake stall on Thursday.
We then used Crazytalk to get our cupcake to talk.

RWC countries 2011

Where are the countries competing in the RWC ?
Make yours @
Make yours @

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

RWC 2011

Orla and Cara put these photos together using Photostory.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Adding adjectives

Today Jean Luc, Laurence, Jayme , Campbell and Nicole made a list of adjectives on this photo which was taken by Paula.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Help us develop ideas for our persuasive pamphlets.

What must visitors to Rotorua do before leaving?... at

Daniel P is ready for the Rugby World Cup.

Today Daniel wore some rugby clothes in preparation for the World Cup starting on Friday.
On Friday our school is all wearing their World Cup colours to show support for their country.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Word ladder

Today we used a word ladder to learn some new words .

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The prodigal son

We have been learning about forgiveness and have been reading 'The prodigal son.'

Check this out on Chirbit

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Where do our whanau come from?

Where are our family from
Make yours @

We have used an interactive map on Big huge labs to show where our families come from.
Make yours @

We have been finding where other students at St Mary's come from. We have also been learning to use out class Flip video camera.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Why you should come to Rotorua.

We are writing persuasive letters to tell people why they should come to Rotorua for a visit. Here are some of the reasons why you should visit our great city.
"You can do whitewater rafting." Nicole
"It's quiet here in Rotorua, you can even hear the birds." Hannah.
"You can go fishing on one of our many wonderful lakes and catch a big rainbow trout." Angus
"You can go mountainbiking in in our clean forests, within five minutes you will tearing down the best single tracks in the world - and it's free!" George.
"You can do lots of fun adventure activities." Sophie.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Poetry finalists

Tomorrow we have the Middle school Poetry recital finals. We have all written our own poems and tonight we will be practising.
Our class will also be reciting 'Bedtime Cat' by Joy Cowley.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lachlan - Our very own World Champ

Yesterday we had a camera crew from Close Up in our class filming Lachlan. We already know Lachlan is great but next week they will tell the whole country.
Today we had wheels day to help clelebrate Lachlan's big win and he rode through all the students at school so they could show appreciation for his win.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Can you believe it snowed in Rotorua today?

This morning it snowed, it was windy , freezing and icy.
We missed maths because we got to go out to play in the snow.
It was a light flurry of snow and we had great fun playing in it although it felt freezing.

I wish it would snow all day "Ryleah"
It did not last long "Finn"
We loved playing in the snow "Angus"
Why could it not last all day? "Nicole"
The snow tasted like foam. " Lachlan"
I didn't like it when it went in to my eyes "Alyssa"

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

An Olympic champion visited us yesterday.

Rob Waddel, an Olympic Rowing champion spoke to the school yesterday. Rob told us about his life and how hard he had to work to achieve his goals. He said that he rowed over 15,000,000 strokes during his training for the Olympics.
Hannah thinks that she couldn't row that fast.

Monday, August 8, 2011


We have been learning about the Sacraments.
Wordle: Sacraments

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Spanish lessons

This term we have been learnign Spanish with Miss Sendra. It has been great fun learning about a new language and culture.

Sadly Miss Sendra has left to go back to Spain but we will be in contact again when she starts school in Spain again in September.

Liadhan is leaving us.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Room 9 students are seeing the world.

Sophie is in America visiting family and we look forward to hearing about her adventures.
Lachan is heading to Europe to race in the BMX World Champs. He has made a short video to show where he will visit.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Old friends

Thank you Jack and Campbell W. for commenting on our class blog - we really appreciate it. Make sure you show your classes all the exciting things we do in Room 9.
Are you coming to Rotorua for the holidays?
Keep in touch and we look forward to your next comment.

Speech and Drama Competitions

Last weekend Cara had a speech and drama competition. Cara was placed for 3 different performances. Those were two poems and one improvisation. Cara also did a play with her group called Alice and wonderland. When you do a competition you compete against other people.

"When I did it I felt really sacred but I just looked at the back of the room. I had a great time". Cara
By Sarah, Hozanna and Hozanna.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

On Thursday I made a hot milo store in the hall foyer. I borrowed the kitchen to make the milo then sold it for $1 each. There was a line stretching all the way out the door. Thanks to my helpers -Mrs Greentree, Mum, Libby, Dylan, Rlyeah and Sophie.
We made over $100 to buy stationary for Samoa.
By Alyssa.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Adding using columns

Hexagons have been patitioning and now we are learning to use columns to add larger numbers.

This week's Golden student is Daniel K.

Wordle: daniel

Friday, June 17, 2011


Today for Goldentime we saw who could make their Minties wrapper the longest - Mr James got his to 92cm. Do you know how many mm that is?

Simeon sucked on his mintie for 51 minutes! Room 9 Champion - Maybe we should check the Guinness Book of World Records?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hi Jessica

Our friend Jessica is living in Christurch, here are a few messages for her and her friends and family.

"I hope you are safe." Brae.

"I hope your city gets fixed as soon as possible!" Ryleah.

"I wish there were no more earthquakes." Daniel P.

" Hopefully your school is up and running soon." Finn.

"I wish that your friends and family are safe in Christchurch." Alyssa.

"I'm sure that you will stay safe." Hannah.

"I will be glad if you are not scared by the earthquakes any more." Nicole.

"If you want a break from Christchurch , please come to Room 9." Talei.

"I wish you the best of luck." Cara.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Adding by partitioning

"Partitioing means breaking something up." Daniel K.

"We partition these numbers when adding so it makes it easier - we can add the Th, then H then T then U." Ryleah.

"If there is too much for one column we carry it to the next one." Hozanna.