Year: 2024

R.E – Bible

Over the past couple weeks, we have been taking a deeper look into the Bible and all of its different parts. We did an activity to refresh all of our memories of the bible such as Gospels, Stories and Facts. I really enjoyed this activity because it taught me new things that I didn’t know! It helped me to understand the depth and importance of the Bible and how lucky we are to have access to them.

Here is my work;

Here are some questions I have to answer;

One thing I know now? That there are 66 books in the bible

The most important thing I have learnt? How to find verses and chapters In a Bible.

Something that surprised me? That there are over 40 bible writers!

The thing that interested me the most? How many different parts there are in a Bible.


Do you have a Bible at Home? Do you read it often?


Today in Room 9 got taught about Pink Shirt Day and why it is related to this week’s virtue. Our virtue is Accepting this week, which is perfect because it ties into what our focus is for R.E. We had to design a pink shirt that helps encourage others to be kind. I really enjoyed this activity because it helped me realise the impact of bullying and how much being kind can mean to someone.

When I designed my shirt, I did it from scratch so that it could be more unique. I liked designing it because it was a really nice relaxing activity. Once we had finished the shirt, we were asked if we would wear it. I said yes because I liked the simple design!

Here is my shirt;

Do you know about PINK SHIRT DAY?

R.E – Gratitude Poster

Yesterday in Room 9 we looked at the virtues. Our school follows these virtues and they represent our school. I was in a group with Izzy, Quinn and Hunter and we focused on the virtue Gratitude. The sub-virtues under Gratitude are Prayerful, Reflective, Trustworthy, Hopeful and Joyful.

We had to think of ways on how we could show Gratitude next term (Term 2). It took a bit of thinking but it was a pretty chill activity! I really enjoyed this activity because it helped me reflect on how I have been showing Gratitude these past 10 weeks.

Here is the poster my group created;

How do you show Gratitude?


In Room 9, for the past week my reading group has been looking at Gallipoli, Chunuk Bair and Kemal Ataturk. We have been learning about the war and the amount of lives lost during that time. It is really sad to see how hard everyone struggled as well.

Learning about Kemal Ataturk has been very interesting. It is crazy that a small watch in his pocket saved his life. We also read a lot of texts about after the war. I made a google draw about Ataturk and what he did after the war.

Here is my Google Draw;

Have you heard of Kemal? What would you do in his position?

Autumn Learning Journey Velociraptor

In Room 9, we have been been looking at the Autumn Learning Journey (ALJ). We had to pick an activity to complete and post on our blogs. My friend Izzy and I decided to do the Velociraptor Day one. We had to follow an art tutorial on how to draw a velociraptor.

It was really fun to do because it showed me how  people interpret different things, and no one can do something the exact same way that you can. Our drawings came out completely different even though we followed the same tutorial, which is really cool!

Here is our drawings;

My one is the red and orange, while the blue one is Izzys.

What do you think? Would you do this? Why/Why not?

Duffy Books Term 1

Today at NBC, we were given our Duffy books. At the start of each term, we are given a booklet filled with books. We were allowed to pick 4 books in order from the ones we want most to least. Then, they try to give you your top 2 books. The reason why we pick 4 books is incase one of your books you wanted has already been taken.

After we were given our books, we listened to Melissa Stokes and her story about reading. Since she works at the news, she has to read out the information. It was really cool to see how she incorporates reading into her everyday life with her kids.

The 2 books I got were called Never Never by Serena Valentino  and it is a tale of Captain Hook. The other book I got was called If You Tell Anyone,  You’re Next by Jack Heath. It is a story about Jayden Jones and how he went missing.

Thank you to Avonhead Rotary for supplying these books;

Do you like reading books? Which one is your favourite?


For Math in Room 9, we have been looking at  the BEDMAS rule. BEDMAS is a rule that helps people solve complicated equations. BEDMAS stands for Brackets, Exponents, Division, Multiplication, Addition, and Subtraction. This is the order you would do the equation in. For example if you had 5 + 2 x 3, you would do the multiplication first because it comes before addition.

I really enjoyed this activity because it helped me understand BEDMAS better. Even though it is a complicated rule, it definitely makes math a little bit easier.

Here is a Google draw explaining what BEDMAS is and how to solve equations using it;

Did you know BEDMAS before this? Do you think we need BEDMAS?

Google Earth Activity

In Room 9 for Cybersmart, we have been looking at New Zealands landmarks. For this activity, I paired up with my good friend, Izzy. We had to pick between A or B, each letter containing different landmarks for us to pin on Google Earth. We picked A because we thought that the landmarks there were a little bit more interesting.

There were really cool landmarks including the Giant Kiwi, the Kaikoura Whale Watching building and the Beehive. It was really enjoyable because I got to look at some landmarks that I have never heard of. It also made me want to go exploring around New Zealand to see them.

Here is our New Zealand with the landmark pins;

Do you recognize any of these? Which ones do you recognize?

Week 5-6 Reading Hotspot

In Room 9 we have been looking at a reading hotspot for the past 2 weeks, and it is about Lent. Since Easter is coming up soon and we are a Christian School, our main focus for March is Lent.

I found this hotspot time consuming in some parts, but other than that it was very educational and I really enjoyed doing it. 2 things I think I have done really well are keeping track of time to complete all the activities and making high quality work. Next time, I think I would start with the hardest activities first so that I am more motivated to continue the hotspot.

Here is my hotspot; and if you want to see it in more detail, here is a link

How long do you think it would take you to finish this hotspot?

Food Fact Stack

In my reading group, we have been looking at Mahinga Kai. We read a text about Mahinga Kai and then answer some questions. After we had finished this, we had a follow up activity. Our follow up activity was the Food Fact Stack.

We had to pick a food that God has provided us or included something that God has provided us. I picked Butter Chicken. Once we had picked our food, we were told to fill out a google drawing which included a cost, taste and health discussion, aswell as some facts.

Here is my Food Fact Stack:

What food would you pick?