Such a sad day.

To all the bloggers out there – no doubt you will have heard of the terrible shootings in our city of Christchurch. These shootings are hate crimes who have targeted a particular group of people. I just want to say – this is NOT New Zealand, it is NOT who we are, and to quote our Prime Minister, the shooters are NOT us and have NO place in this country. To all the families of New Zealanders, new and old,Β  who have been a victim of this vicious and hateful act – our hearts go out to you.Β  Kia Kaha (stay strong) Christchurch – Kia Kaha (stay strong) New Zealand. Aroha nui.

Week 2 blogging challenge

Well, we made a great start to this year’s blogging challenge and it has been so cool to see all the comments that have come through.

Here is the link to this week’s challenge and important information you need to read.

Week 2 challenge information

Below is the summary of what you are expected to do this week, remember to read the instructions on the challenge site for help.


Blogging challenge google form

Let’s meet the other student bloggers in the 2019 challenge

This week I want you to check out all the other student bloggers who are going to be involved in the 2019 blogging challenge.

You need to click on the following links:

  1. A list of students

2. A list of classes

From these two links I want you to find people in other countries who have similar interests to you and leave comments. Find 3 from the list of students, and then 2 from the list of classes (you will need to look on the class blogs side bars for the links to individual students).

When commenting remember these things:

House captains and our wonderful class

Well today Room 5 was incredibly proud to have 7 students named as House Captains.

Sophie Notman, Ezekiel Goodsir and Blake White for Rata house.

Tom Dundass and Kalani Fisilau for Kowhai house.

Baxter Lewis and Hozayah Taylor for Ngaio house.

What was really special for me was how pleased the whole class was for these students – that in itself is a sign that Room 5 is full of leaders.


Over the first two weeks of this year, we have done a lot of talking about strengths. We have identified what strengths are important in our classroom, and which strengths we have personally. Last week you were asked to identify a strength that you wanted to work on and I would like you to blog about that.

What is the strength you want to work on?

Why did you choose that strength?

How are you going to work on it?

Why do you think it is important?

When you are writing your blog, please make sure that you write in full sentences so that anyone reading your post will understand what you are writing about.

Don’t forget to add some media to make it even more captivating for your audience.


WOW – Time sure does fly when you are having fun. Here we are at the beginning of a new school year and with a brand new bunch of AMAZING students. With 28 superstars, Room 5 continues to be theΒ BEST class πŸ™‚

Let’s introduce ourselves to the world


We are going to share 5 really interesting, but possibly very random, facts about ourselves. Here are mine:


  1. I hate pumpkin so much that it makes me vomit.
  2. I sucked my thumb until I was 13
  3. I can’t stand it when people say something is “for free” – it’s not, it is “for nothing” or it is free!
  4. When I was a teenager I was in love with the actor, Johnny Depp and my room was covered in posters of him.
  5. I love to knit


Student blogging challenge – week 8

Now we are back at school after our camping experiences, we can join back in with the blogging challenge. This week the challenge is all about celebrations. Because there are so many different cultures involved in the student blogging challenge it will be really interesting to see what other people celebrate.

Click on this link to take you to the information page about the challenge.