Favourite childhood memory.

A lot of my favourite childhood memories revolve around my cousins and horses. I got my first pony when I was 8, her name was Judy and she was a welsh mountain pony. She arrived on Christmas morning and I was so excited. I had been begging my mum and dad for a pony for a few years. Judy taught me a lot because she was really NAUGHTY! She used to take off on me in the paddock and race to the gate, slam on her brakes and try and toss me over the gate. Riding Judy gave me really strong legs.

My next horse was called Spice and he was old and lovely. My cousins and I used to ride him bareback all over the farm. He was so kind and would just patiently put up with us jumping on and off him.

Two of my cousins lived at the back of our farm – their farm and our farm joined up together, and we would spend hours together making huts in the hay barns, riding horses, playing cops and robbers on my mum’s old scooter. We had so much fun.

I am really looking forward to reading about your favourite childhood memory.

Welcome to 2020

Well, a lot has changed in my life so far this year. One of the most exciting changes has been starting a new job at Duntroon Primary School, and I am LOVING it! Here is my awesome class – minus one student who is away at the moment. They are a fantastic group of students who know how to do the mahi! I can’t wait to see what they can achieve this year.

Blogging challenge – week 7

This week the focus is on celebrations. We are going to share with the world, the celebrations and festivals that are important to us. We should learn a lot about other cultures as we explore other blogs – exciting.

Here is the link to the instructions for this week. Note there is also a google form for you to fill out where you select the celebrations and festivals you take part in.

WEEK 7 instructions

Don’t forget to put your blog link on the google form so others can see it.


Student blogging challenge week 4

I have approved so many wonderful comments on our blog posts since we have started. This week would be a great chance to make sure you are reciprocating – spend time responding to comments and making new comments on participant blogs.

Here is the link to the full instructions Week 4 instructions.

Don’t forget, if you do a free choice blog post, then you must fill out the google form with the link to your post. Here is the link for it. Google form

Blogging challenge

We are part of the blogging challenge again  which is exciting because we made lots of great connections last time we did this.

This week the focus is on commenting – how to comment, and making comments on other blogs in order to get those connections going.

Here is the link to the full page of instructions – Commenting instructions and resources

Please take the time to read it carefully, it has lots of excellent resources. It also has the links to the classes and students that are participating.

Don’t forget to fill out the google form with the link to your blog so others can comment.

The link for this is here – GOOGLE FORM

Jokes and memes

It’s the last week of the term – let’s have some fun. Everyone loves to laugh so let’s share some cool jokes or funny memes.  Here are some of my favourite teacher related memes.

P.S – whatever joke or meme you post, MUST be appropriate. Think carefully – will it make Mrs Campbell laugh?

Top moments from the school year so far.

It’s always great to look back and remember all the wonderful things we have done during the year. This week for blogging I want you to create a top 10 list.


After very careful consideration, in no particular order, here are mine:

  1. Watching the Year 8 netball team beat James Hargest.
  2. Listening to Mrs Meek speak at the assembly to honour the victims of the Christchurch shooting. She was so inspiring.
  3. My birthday – when so many students wished me happy birthday, the block sang Ra Whanau to me, Caitlin made me a beautiful cake, and Room 5 gave me a card they had all signed and a block of chocolate.
  4. When Room 5 got up at assembly and performed the waiata with actions, E Minaka Ana. I was so so proud.
  5. Watching my daughter win the school cross country.
  6. Seeing students persevere with the algebra pattern problems in term 2.
  7. Having so many house captains named from Room 5.
  8. Meeting nearly every single parent at the student led conferences. It was so great to be able to share all the progress everyone had made.
  9. Doing air guitar for the teacher’s item for House Choirs.
  10. Getting emails from parents telling me how happy their children are with their learning.