About Us

Welcome to room 13 A.K.A best class in the world! We have a big class room with 27 students in our class. We have a very musical class inspired by our teacher (Mrs Gribben.) We have a different teacher on Wednesdays & Thursdays (Mrs Ollerenshaw) She does P.E. & Art with us. We do this very fun homework called Current Events it involves a group of three. We have 10 questions which have happened in the previous week World-Wide. We start on Monday and mark on Friday. We do Ukulele as a class, we already know how to play C, F, G7 and AM. We've got a lot of tech. We have 3 purple mini ipads, 4 blue mini ipads, 4 normal sized ipads, 1 silver Mac books, 2 mini chrome books and 5 white Mac books. So that's that. by Dylan and Adam.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Futsal Champions

Futsal Champions

Yesterday on the 29th of November we played Futsal in the division 1 final. We played against Fairfield wave. They were the only team we hadn’t beaten. Last week we drew against them 2-2 but this week we beat them 6-2 for the trophy.

They played really well but they didn’t play as a team. They had a major go-to man but we played as one. Cam’s brother Jack, his mum, Andrea and Carter's brother, Fletcher were our coaches. They helped us a lot.
By Corey.

I was keeper for the whole game and they kept passing around us to their go-to man who has a strong shot but somehow I managed to only let him score once. I feel that the main reason we won was because our passing and the fact we played as a unit. I’m really glad we pulled off a victory. By Adam.

On Tuesday we played futsal in the final vs Fairfield Wave. Our coaches for the game were my brother Jack and Carter’s brother Fletcher and of course my super coach
Mum, Andrea. They really helped us in the all the games especially the hard games that we played.
By Cam and Carter.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Bottle Flipping

 Vili has bottle flipped his bottle onto the basketball hoop. He is a star at bottle flipping.This morning we were bottle flipping it onto the ground and then Vili wanted to bottle flip it onto the basketball hoop.

Here is a picture.Yesterday Vili bottle flipped it over the wall outside the hall he landed it. By Jesse & Vili

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

More Science!

Yesterday we did a science experiment with chalk,water and felt pen. The aim was to observe what will happen if we put a piece of chalk and place it in water. The method was to use a felt pen to make a coloured line around a piece of chalk. Then place the piece of chalk in a glass with 0.5cm of water in it. Observe what happens every 5 minutes. Repeat using a different colour. In the end the felt pen line was all the way at the top of the piece of chalk. For the brown felt line on the piece of chalk it had a lot of different colours in the end of the science experiment. I really enjoyed doing this science experiment yesterday.   

Monday, October 31, 2016

Year 5 Camp

Year 5 Camp
At Waiora
When we first got there we unpacked and settled into our bunkrooms. Some boys had a chalet with four people in one bunk room  and 1 or 2 parents in each chalet. One of the groups when we first got there got to abseil. But first they had to practise on smaller ropes then we did the big one it was really scary at the first part but overall it was really fun. On Thursday we had free time for a while so we got the cricket set out and  started doing some pitches with the bull and bat then Brent saw us playing out of the kitchen window so he came out and told us some rules of cricket then a heap of kids started to play then we ended up with pitchers, batters and fielders. Shelby stayed in for ages with batting. Malak and Ousama should be in the Black Caps when they’re and older they are that good at batting.
By Maddi S and Ruban Mc

Chalk Chromography

On the 31st of October room 13 got a glass with 0.5ml of water, and then we got a chalk and a pen then we made a line with the pen and put it in the water for five minutes. After five minutes all the colours were bleeding. Then we went for another five minutes and when the another five minutes the colours went up to the top.  We watched it for another 10 minutes. During the ten minutes the colours reached the top of the chalk. After the 10 minutes we had another look and the line from the top was starting to bleed down the chalk. By Connor 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Science in Room 13

In Room 13 we have been doing science. Our first experiment was fermentation ( sugar, water and yeast). It turned out frothy and smelly with a brown colour. How we did it is get lukewarm water and mix yeast and white sugar. For the fermentation we will be changing the  type of sugar (e.g: honey, caster sugar, raw sugar, golden syrup and see if fermentation still happens. We might be make a ginger beer bug to make homemade ginger beer. 

By Srinath and Olivia 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Susie Bates- Olympic Ambassador

Today we were so fortunate to meet Susie Bates.  She is a famous NZ Cricketer for the White Ferns (she is the captain).  She has also played basketball for NZ as well.  
She said that the most important things were; friendship, respect, and excellence when playing sports. She also said to never give up on your dreams, and to try new sports so you can see
what sport you like the best, or you are the best at. 
Charlie, Zach, Iziah and Mariah had a game of Knock Out against her.  
We really enjoyed her company and learnt lots from her. 

By Makayla and Connor (Room 13)

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Tournament Of Minds

A team of  Year 5 and 6 students from Wakari travelled to Christchurch for the South Island  Regional Tournament of Mind competition. We won the Language and Literature section for Y5/6 so now the team is off to compete at the National final in Wellington.

Art Gallery Visit

Last Thursday we visited the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. John took us on a tour of the gallery, showing us various artworks. He talked to us about flight (our art visit topic).  Once we were settled into the art studio John taught us painting techniques and then let us be creative as we got busy painting birds. . The art is on display in Room 13 if you want to pop in and see it.
Alyssa behind the screen...
Learning from the best! 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Introducing our Weather Man

Recently Srinath Berry in Room 13 has been updating everyone on the weather ahead for the past few weeks. A few days ago he decided to make a weather chart and tell us the weather for the next few days. Srinath is also our technology man which means when something goes wrong or we don’t know how to do something he is always ready to help out. So when you need to know the weather, go to Srinath and maybe get pleasure.
By Kate and Srinath  

Monday, July 4, 2016

The Pug Thief
This story is about my brother and I looking for the pug thief that has taken all the pugs in the world. When we first set off on our adventure we find a little cottage just one block away from our house. When we ring the tiny doorbell, the door of the cottage swings open at lightning speed! Ok that is all. I don’t want to give away the ending!

“This story is amazing. It had me guessing right down to the end. 10/10 is what it deserves. Even the harshest critics wouldn’t be able to fault it.”
Comment by Ella Cone (:
It’s about four puppies and their mom & dads. Some  are soft & fluffy some are sort & adorable. Like kittens. by KRYSTAL ROES SWAN.
The Ugly Piglet
This story is about an ugly piglet who is lonely.
My mum is really mean and not fair at all.
She said I love my other daughters but not you.
And my story is selling for $100 each or get one get one free. Comments “It is really cool.” Shelby.    
My Grandpa is a Superhero.
When little Lucy’s Grandpa goes into space she wants nothing more than to see him again but wants to seem brave to her father so hides it. A brilliant book for little kids and even adults. A story from a kid’s point of view. Lucy never gives up, the only thing that keeps her going is the hope of seeing her grandpa.

“This book has a fantastic storyline and great describing words that will make this story a top seller in every country around the world! This story needs to be seen by everyone! It is a great book for all ages, and the original would probably sell for over $150!”
Comment by Kate Ward(:
 This is a very cool book that you can buy in my shop, Maddison’s Book Shop.
In this book there are four people called dad, mum Breeana and Toby. Breeana and Toby were bored one day. Guess what happens next? Read it to find out.

My book is called The Three Little Dogs. This book is written by Carter Graham and this story is about three little dogs and a big bad cat. So the cat  tried to eat the dogs. But did the cat eat the dogs? Maybe the dogs come up with  a plan.

P.S buy now half price just $4.99 great deal.

             WAS BULLIED
My name is Vili. This is a book about
the puppy that was bullied by the  big dog. Comment “I like the part when the puppy got  bullied.” from Jesse.

If you love football and your dad then read this AMAZING book. My book is about my dad who plays football. I  just think he is absolutely awesome at football but just at the end of every week he would drink the rest of the lemonade in the kitchen.
Comment. “Your book is very imaginative and inspiring to others to try to be the best that they can be. I also love the part when your dad drinks the rest of the lemonade.” By Kate   
                                                                     By Alyssa 
The Big Game
This is a book about the writer's first netball game. She was scared but she did it.
She was a great goal shoot. She had fun and she was happy. Our team won. We all were happy. I am not saying more about the book.Did something  bad happen.
Read to find out. Only $9.95.
“It is a great book. I love it.”Shelby Marsden
“This story was full of excitement right down to the wire. Loved everything 5 stars full stop!”
Ella Cone.

           The 3 Little Cats
   Hi this is a cool book you can buy it in Shelby’s book
Shop. It's called  the 3 Little Cats. It’s all about 3 little cats that go
in the woods and when they get back there is a dog in their
house the dog goes on their beds and the baby cat’s bed is
the one that the dog sleeps on.
Comments:” I like it. It's awesome to me.” from Srinath.
“Love it so much. It is fun to read. So cool. “From Olivia.
Who wants a book about Mosquitoes!
My book is about Mosquitoes doing amazing things!
My book is 50% off!
Come on buy this book!
Come on come on buy this book!

The Bulldog Who Just Wanted To Be Famous.

The bulldog who just wanted to be famous is a fabulous book and that's not just me that says that but I have proof that many other people say that such as Roald Dahl, Margaret Mahy, J.K Rowling and David Walliams. Some of the words they use to describe this book will make you unable to resist reading this fictional story! A little spoiler alert but I'll go ahead anyway, the storyline of this book is Doggy-woggy (the main character) is bullied by three Dobermans and he struggles to find something else to do after he quit doggy school until...   
Please note that there is  very limited time to bag 1/30 published for $57.50 at Whitcoulls and The Warehouse. P.S. Many people say it's money well spent!! 
The Little Puppy
My book is about a little girl and a puppy.
The puppy gets found stuck in a bush with sharp thorns.
While the girl is running around trying to get the puppy free!!!
Can she get the puppy out???
Read to find out!!


“A very cute story, very well done and the illustrations are phenomenal”
Ella Cone
This book I made was about a man and his friend that loved sky diving but one day the dive went wrong. We did the draft in our draft book then we put it down on the computer. My book is called Sky Boy. Come and get it now for half price $100. By Ruban.Jul 5, 2016 9:55:07 AM.jpg
The Fluffy Dog Goes For A Walk.
My book is about a fluffy dog who goes for a walk and finds some friends. Call now and get it half price just
$9.99 quick call now 0800 898 724!! Remember call now!!!

Wendall and Dr Frizz

Wendall and Dr Frizz is about a scientist who wants to take over the world. He tries to do this by taking advantage of a boy named Wendall (who isn't very bright) but then Wendall's dad makes a phone call to a man who saves the day. Then they have everyone's favourite meal. By Corey Gulliver.

Reviews:" It is really cool and I think Wendall was smarter than the average bear," By Dylan Hill McLean.
Motorbike Sell Out!

Best selling books in New Zealand come get them now! Best Motorbike and holiday guide it's all about a dad and a boy going for one awesome awesome holiday and you go on Motorbikes, Boats and more read the book to see what happens. If you want come and get it only $5.00pb. By the famous handsome book seller Dylan Hill-McLean and you will even get his signature on the front cover! Wow that's a great deal I recommend buying one before they are all sold out. It has an excellent guide to have a perfect family holiday. “Ladies and gentlemen put your hands together for the grand selling of Motorbikes”. “Woohoo Clap Clap Clap”
P.S The books sold out in 5 minutes and Dylan Hill-McLean became rich and sold the best books in the world.
The 5 Penguins
This book is about 3 baby penguins and 2 adults.  The 3 baby penguins were born in the cold ice. The next day there was a big snowstorm with ice. Overnight the snow formed into ice then the 5 penguins found themselves under ice. They broke the ice then swam up then fell down the hole. All the penguins drowned.Then 1000 penguins arrived. The 5 penguins left the lunch to cool then another 5 penguins came to take the food.
Cleaning My Dog
We have been making picture books. Mine is called Cleaning my Dog. First we had to write it in our draft books. Then we typed it on an ipad. I like the part when the boy falls in the whirl pool. By Jesse.
Bob’s Adventure
My book is called Bob's Adventure and is about a kid named Bob. He lives with his mum in Jeff's apartments and mum and Bob love to shop. One day mum asked him to go to the supermarket and then he got lost outside.
I won’t spoil the ending for you. Buy now for just $13.99 and you will be the coolest person ever!
Luke Rooney

The Panda and the Cat
This book is about a panda who loves
bamboo but hates cats. When he has a run in with
a cat and some bamboo he is confused about what to do. Will he make friends with the cat? Or will he take the bamboo and go?
Three Little Rabbits

Three Little Rabbits is a simple rhyming story for all ages. In this story three little rabbits are walking down the road to call on old friend toad ,when all of the little rabbits get tired and have to stop at a mysterious person's house.
"I really like it. It is cool how it repeats. The front picture is so cute. 10/10" Corey Gulliver

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Caring for Animals Fundraiser

On the 24th of June the school had a dress up like an animal day fundraiser for the SPCA. We raised $200 and got 71 cans  and packets of pet food. We would like to thank everyone who brought a donation.
By Amber and Pyper on behalf of the Caring for Animals Group

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Friday Project- Cooking

For Friday project in Room 2 we are doing cooking. The cooking group has 18 kids. So far we have cooked eggs, pizza, soup, scones. This Friday we will be making macaroni cheese. We had to pass food licence number 1. We also made a learning journal and kitchen safety poster.

Monday, June 20, 2016


In the seniors we have all chosen a topic. We go to learn our chosen topic every Friday morning. I have chosen woodwork.
We started off with making cardboard boats and practising using tools.
We have learnt different ways to make it easier to saw, hammer, chisel and drill. We have used clamps, hammers, drills, saws, sandpaper and chisels.
We are working on making little wooden boats. First we measured out our wood then we had to saw it, we sanded the rough edges, cut our mast to the right length and measure out our sails.
We have also made pencil holders we had to drill,sand and use a hot poker to put on our design.
By Ella.

Friday Project- Architecture

My Friday project is Architecture in Mrs Brown's class.
We design our dream houses on a app called Sketch Up.
A couple of weeks before we went on a field trip to lots of buildings that were in construction it was really cool and exciting. On the way back to school the architect, (Cam) stopped at the bakery and bought us all a massive brownie each then we went back to school and carried on with our dream houses. By the end of week I think we will have some awesome houses made on Sketch Up and then next term we get to pick a completely new project like wood work ,engines,  robotics, music, dance, cooking and stuff like that.
By Dylan  

Friday Project

Hi we are Kate and Amber. We are in the Caring for Animals group for the Friday project. The Friday project is a thing where everyone in the senior syndicate chose a project to learn about. We chose the animals group. So far we have been to the groomers and had a visit from the pet warehouse. This week we are having a visit from Nicola the vet. We are also raising funds for the SPCA by having a dress up as an animal for the day. The fundraising part of it is that people can bring a gold coin donation or a can of pet food for the animals in need. We have learning journals to show what we have learnt from caring and working for animals.

Kate and Amber 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Science at OBHS

This week on 11th May 15 Senior Syndicate Students got the opportunity to go to Otago Boys High School to do some super science. We had Mr Ashdown and he told us how to extract D.N.A. from a Kiwi fruit. It was the most fun that I have had since yesterday. We got to go loco like the hulk when we were smashing the Kiwi fruit. After that we used a bunsen burner and heat 4cm of water. Then we put the bag of kiwi fruit in the boiling water and waited for 2 mins. After 2 mins we folded filter paper and put it in a test tube and extracted the small strings on the surface. Once the class was over Mr Hall A.K.A (The principal) brought us ice blocks.

By Mariah and Ruben

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Term Two Art

This term we are making sculptures. We have started making the shape of our birds and taping them into place using masking tape. We used cardboard to cut out the wings and the tails. We ripped up lots of little pieces of newspaper and then we are gluing them onto the birds.  We are making papier mache birds!

This is us starting and we will put pictures up of the finished birds later.

By Olivia and Shelby 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Eagle Mural

This term Rm 13 have been making a very colourful piece of art. We made it out of pastel, chalk and black paper. Our idea originated from Rm 2 and 3’s amazing lions. Our favourite part is how colourful it is. It looks great in our classroom so come and check it out.

By Olivia and Mariah

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Easter Bunny Hunt

Last Thursday the whole school went for an Easter bunny hunt and we all got an Easter egg. Everyone got a random Easter basket. We went with our buddy class Room 14. All the kids were looking all around the school for clues it was really fun.
Have a look at the photos below.

By Srinath and Krystal

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Buddy Classes

Our buddy class is Room 14.  Today we made Easter bunny baskets for the Easter bunny hunt for next Thursday. Our buddies Easter baskets look cool.  We had fun and like spending time with our buddies.

By Jesse and Carter

Counting in Mandarin

Every second week in Room 13 we have been learning the Mandarin language. Our Mandarin teacher is Rebecca (Yu Ting) she teaches mandarin in all the Senior Syndicate classes. We also played a game by counting up to 5 and hiding an object, if they got closer to the object we shouted louder and when they got further away we went quieter. She taught us how to do hand actions to count to 10 as well.
by Cam and Maddi

Monday, March 14, 2016

On Tuesday the 8th of March, the Year 6`s went to the KVC sports day. We went in two groups, Group 1 was RM 12 & RM 13, Group 2 was RM 2 & RM 3 + Adam & Corey. Group activities were kiwi tag, softball, hockey, lacrosse, athletics, orienteering, petanque, and football. Group 2 did football first and then kiwi league tag, softball, hockey, lacrosse, athletics, orienteering and petanque. My (Adam) favourite sport was athletics because we got to do an obstacle course with hurdles, and a step ladder. After the obstacle course we did a mini pole vault. My (Luke) favourite sport was football because it made me get into football. Altogether it was a magnificent day!!! :D

By Adam and Luke.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Flag Referendum

Last week the year fives and sixes did a flag referendum. What we did was we had a post box and we had a scrutineer,  a counter and a  returning officer.  What the scrutineer does is all the checking and making sure the counter does not cheat. The Returning Officer  gave all the voting slips out and  the counter does all the counting. The end results are in and it was 49 for the current flag and the 40 for new one. So the new one was out voted.

By Alyssa and Liam

The Match

I felt my heart beating as I walked onto the pitch.  It was a sunny summer’s day and I was with my team. I looked over my shoulder to see my family’s smiling faces.  Joe scored the first goal. Tim had made 2 great saves. But while we were celebrating the opposition scored. That made the score 1-1 with 2 minutes to go.
I retrieved the ball from a through pass. Racing down the field, time ticking away. I drew back my foot to shoot and just as I was bringing my foot down, a small coin fell onto by boot. I stared at it. Ten seconds to go. I couldn’t shoot with my good foot with the coin on it but I couldn’t not shoot. I lined up my foot and kicked. The little coin went flying and landed on the face of the goalie. A few moments later the ball flew into the net. “GOAL!” my team screamed.
It had been  a good day we were playing a match at half time at Forsyth Barr Stadium at the Southern United Game. I never knew so much could happen at half of a soccer match. I enjoyed playing that match at half time. It was an excellent experience.

By Ella

The Race

The Race
It was an AWESOME day in Queenstown and this is why.
It was a really sunny day and me and my family were going to go on the luge. In no time we were on the gondola going up and in the middle of the ride it stopped. For some reason, and since we were moving quite fast when it stopped, it swayed back and forth. IT WAS FREAKY!. But soon it started again YAY!. Finally I’m out of that death trap….. ‘Woohoo’ that was the sound of me zooming down the luge. Me and my Dad were racing down leaving mum and Jess behind. “NO!” BANG. that was the sound of me losing control and me crashing and my dad zooming past and taking the lead. It really, really hurt but I hauled my kart back on the track and hopped in. I started gaining speed……. It was neck & neck between me and Dad. Never do what I did next. I went and banged into dad and he lost control and banged the corner barrier I passed him and went across the finish line. YES I WON!
But now my dad was furious and seeked revenge but that’s a different story….

By Dylan

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


We have been learning about Futsal with 2 people from Football South.  We learnt tricks - how to step over the ball, stop and go, and draw back. 
We played a game called "Stuck in the Mud".  Next week we will play some games.  We are really looking forward to next week.

By Cam and Ella

Monday, February 29, 2016

Year 6 Camp

Last week the Year sixes went on school camp at Iona. We did a lot of fun activities like Archery/air rifles/raft building/kayaking,yachting/confidence course/the gorge trip.
The gorge trip was a new activity. It included ziplining, abseiling and rock climbing. We had 2 instructors called Cam and Tim.  We also went on a campout. One of the parents ran out of the bush screaming and yelling.We ate pikelets and went down a big steep hill in the dark.

On the last night all the parents were waiters for tea. After tea that night we had a year 6 dance. We waltzed and had a disco. Every day we went to the swimming hole the water was warm and there were lots of big rocks to sit on. We also went on the slide,  it's really steep and really fast you have to have people to catch you at the bottom.

One of the parents on the confidence course got wiped out. They got a HUGE bruise from the balancing beam. Miss Robinson got the best time trial on the confidence course.

Camp Iona was an amazing experience.
By Ella and Alyssa