Saturday, February 10, 2018

2018 Two Thousand and Eighteen

Room 9 morphed into the Hauraki Class in 2017 when we shifted into the new Senior Syndicate ILE space with two other classes, part way through the year. Now, we start 2018 altogether and will experience this new style of learning and operating together for the full yearly cycle. Day One started with a session of really getting to know each other and start to bond together in our Hauraki class.

We followed this up with a scavenger hunt session altogether, to start to learn some stuff about each other.

For the new Year 5 students to Te Waka Ako the excitement of finally getting to unbox their new chromebooks was realised after morning tea. True excitement! And for many of our previous students this was the first time they had used their chromebooks since the end of school in 2017.

We had a quick brainstorm altogether of what we remembered or what made sense, when using digital technology safely. Their enthusiasm to recall and discuss all the 'rules' was heartening for the staff. They have a very responsible attitude to being Cybersmart.

The Year 6 students were willing, eager and excited to share their knowledge with the Year 5 students of how to use the google drawing tool in a simple exercise.

Their task was to create a name tag with a photograph for their goal kete and their equipment box.



  1. Kia ora Hauraki,
    Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu for 2018. I am excited that your class has joined a group and I will get to check out your blog on a regular basis. My name is Tania and I am the organiser of Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu. I live in Whangarei, just a couple of hours north of you in Waikowhai. It must have been SUPER exciting to start in a new ILE and get to know your new class mates. It is great to see you using your cybersmart skills to think about using your chromebooks smartly! Well done to the year 6 learners for sharing their google drawing knowledge with the year 5's. After just a short time, what do you think the bonuses of being in an ILE are?

  2. its great to see the students engaged in their learning and enjoying their classtime

  3. its so wonderful to see everyone in the class get so excited about learning on their Chromebooks and learning how to be cyber smart.

  4. Hi Room 9 I love that you guys got Chromebooks love the photo hey could you make a stop over to my blog paste the link below into your URL here is the link to my blog and I go to p.c.s ok bye

  5. Hi there room 9 woow it will be really cool getting some new chomebooks to use in the class for school work hope you all like them woo and my name is Liam from yaldhurst molde school and I am a year 7 this year. Here are lots of you kids

    from Liam
    from yaldhurst modle school

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  8. Hey Mrs Sands. It's me, Saskia, from last year. I thought we were supposed to have no cyber footprint. I sill do that thing about trying to find photos of ourselves offline and I just stumble upon the class blog. I forgot about that. I go to Auckland Normal Intermediate now. It pales in comparison to Waikowhai. mostly because of the school camp for Waikowhai.