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.

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