House captains 2017

Wow -Room 5 is very proud of the 8 house captains from our room who were named at this afternoons assembly. These people have been chosen because they have shown leadership skills. With such an honour comes responsibility -they are expected to continue to be iDEAL students and be role models within our school. I look forward to seeing them fill these roles admirably.



Since we have come back to school we have been looking at the strengths that we have, and the ones we want to develop. We even created our class agreement based on the strengths we think are important.


One of the strengths we chose as being important was ‘BRAVERY’. I want you to blog about a time when you showed bravery. It doesn’t mean that you had to have saved someone from a burning building – just a time when you did something that you weren’t comfortable with and yet you still did it.

Welcome to Room 5 2017

We have had a great start to the year – I am super excited about Room 5 this year. We have been getting to know each other over this first week. Now I would like you to share how you spent your holidays.

On your blog, you need to create a new post entitled “Summer Holiday”. You can add pictures to make it more interesting. Below is my example about my holiday.


“Summer Holiday”

In January I was lucky enough to travel to two amazing countries – Vietnam and Cambodia. Both are in South East Asia and are so different from New Zealand.  I rode a motorbike around Ho Chi Minh city (the capital of Vietnam), went cruising up the Mekong River, visited local schools, saw incredible food markets and visited temples that are 1000 years old.

It was very hot the entire time we were there as both countries are close to the equator. Each day it was around 33 degrees Celsius, and I loved it. I would much rather be hot than cold. We were very lucky to have a pool on the boat we travelled on, so if it got too hot we just took a  dip.

It was only my husband and I who went on the trip. Our three children went to stay with their grandparents up north and we did miss them a lot. However they had a great time going to beaches, swimming and fishing with their cousins.

The thing that will stand out in my memory about my trip was the food I saw in the markets. It was amazing what the Vietnamese and Khmer people eat. There was lots of interesting fruit and vegetables but also things like deep fried tarantulas, skinned toads, skinned rats and fried scorpions. As much as I loved the food I ate over there, I was not brave enough to try these things.

I would love to go back at some stage and explore more of the north of both countries – 2 weeks was just not enough.