Welcome to Room 13!
R13 goes Rock Climbing!
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Otago Museum Visit
On Tuesday 16th of August, Room 13 and Room 14 went to Otago Museum to visit their exhibitions and learn some tips and tricks on how to make a great exhibition.Visit this article
Peninsula Art Exhibition
On Thursday, Team 5 went to visit the Peninsula Art Exhibition at Bayfield. It was great to see such amazing artists on display. Congratulations to the students in Team 5 who were selected to be shown.Visit this article
Cross Country 2022
Well done on the students who took part in either the competitive or noncompetitive races in our Cross Country last Friday. A special mention to Gregor Watts who placed 8th and Iris Felthman who placed 6th in their competitive races.Visit this article
Isla brought her gorgeous chocolate lab puppy Milly in to visit this week. R13 was very excited and so was Milly! She helped vacuum up the classroom and gave everyone kisses!Visit this article
Tupaia the Master Navigator
This term we have been focusing on Kaitiakitanga and learning that we are all kaitiaki of the past (guardians)Visit this article
At the end of last term Isla and Gregor competed in the Extra! Spelling Quiz.Visit this article
Monohulls vs Double Hulled Waka
Last week we began looking at the different ways navigators were able to discover different countries. We looked into the different ships, we analysed the different key aspects of Viking ships, Monohulls and traditional Double Hulled Waka.Visit this article
Sir Ian Taylor Webinar
This morning we were lucky enough to attend a webinar with Sir Ian Taylor.Visit this article
Badminton for P.E
For the rest of the term we are practising our Badminton skills in our P.E sessions.Visit this article
This week we have been learning about Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Liquids. Today we made Oobleck!Visit this article
Gregor the Brain Buster!
Earlier on in the year, Gregor went up to Christchurch to compete in the TV2 show 'BrainBusters'. His episode aired on Friday. It was a nail biting episode but we were very excited to see Gregor come out with the win! We are all proud of the way he handled himself under the stress of the competition. He even scored himself $189 prize money!Visit this article
This week in R13 we have been learning about the periodic table. Each student choose an element to research. Each student had to research and find the atomic number and mass, its origin, physical properties and more. Check out their creations!Visit this article
Ice Ice Baby
For our Chemistry unit we have been looking at changing states. Today we made ice cream to look at the chemical reaction and changes of state between liquid and solidVisit this article
This week we began our Chemistry topic for the term. Our homework task was to choose one scientist and research interesting facts about them. We had Albert Einstein, Nano Girl and even local scientists to Otago. Have a look at what we came up with!Visit this article
Kings Coaches for Football
This week we were lucky to have two football sessions from some Kings Coaches who taught us some football skills and tips! Thanks boys!Visit this article
The Big Debate
In each months Extra Magazine, there is a Big Debate. This month was focused on, Should Western Countries send troops into Ukraine? Here are some of R13's thoughts...Visit this article
How do Jellyfish sting?
In Writing, we have been looking at explanations. This week we were learning about how do Jellyfish sting? Read some of our explanations below..Visit this article
Bronze Reading Badges
Congratulations to Isla, Camille and Iris who all earnt their Bronze Reading Badge over the few weeks.Visit this article
Hells Reading Challenge
This term the class have been working towards completing their Hell Reading Challenge Wheels. Children need to read seven chapter books each and at the end of the term, each student who completed their wheel gets a free pizza!Visit this article
Using drama in our reading programme
Performing and learning a play, was part of our literacy programme this week. In groups, childrens practiced and then performed to the class. We definitely have some future actors and actresses in R13!Visit this article
Hockey for P.E
For the last fortnight we have been focusing on Hockey skills in PE. For our first sessions we had our student teachers, who both play premier hockey, take us for a skill session. This week we had Evan and Flynn who play for the Tahuna A Team teach us some more skills.Visit this article
Rory's Piping at the Highlanders!
Rory has been selected to Pipe for the opening home games for the Highlanders this seasonVisit this article
Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
Every month R13 receives the Extra! ODT Magazine. In this months issue, some of R13s star writers were published!Visit this article
Isla the gymnast star!
On the 9/10 of April and the 23/24 of April I was competing for GGI Rhythmic Gymnastics Club.Visit this article
Gregors time at Brain Busters
R13 and R17 Visit Rongo Stone
Who let the dogs out?!
On Friday we had a furry visitor in R13.Visit this article
On Monday 28th March, Leila and Gregor competed in the Otago Virtual Triathlon. Leila did the rowing in a team of three and Gregor competed individually.Visit this article
Surfs up 🤙
Last week Keo Morrison attended two surf competitions in the South Island.Visit this article
Bounce, Catch and Pass!
For P.E this term we have been practising our catching and throwing skills. This week we have been playing using the crazy catch which has really tested our reaction times as we move quickly on our feet!Visit this article
Problem Solving and Puzzles!
This week in Maths we have been practising our problem solving skills!Visit this article
R13's School Leaders!
A massive congratulations to Gregor who is a House Leader for Takaroa and Flint who is a Sports Leader!Visit this article
Putting our maths skills to the test!
This week in maths we have learning about adding decimals and bigger whole numbers together - with the context of shopping for the family!Visit this article
Ki o Rahi Fun!
Using music to help our critical thinking and comprehension skills
In our reading sessions we have been focusing on music lyrics. We have been listening to different songs and using critical thinking skills to delve into the meaning behind the lyrics.Visit this article
Diary of a Room 13 Camper
Camp Day One
R13 and R17's Camp Concert
Camp Day 4: Activity Day
Cooking at Camp
Our on second day of camp.. we completed the infamous tramp!Visit this article
P.E - Ball Skills
This week in P.E we are focusing on our ball skills. We are practising our dribbling and passing. Room 13 love a competitive game!Visit this article
Camp First Aid Sessions
This week we were lucky to have a First Aid session around injuries at camp from St John.Visit this article
Room 13 Class Councillors!
A big congratulations to Rory and Leila who have been elected as Room 13s Class Councillors. Also a congratulations to Flint and Stasa who are our deputy councillors.Visit this article
A great start to 2022!
Although school looks a little different in Red Light, we have had a great start to 2022 in Room 13.Visit this article
Getting our bodies moving!
Room 13 is very competitive and loves getting outside and playing different sports.Visit this article
Literacy Reading Contract
This week we have begun learning the routines and expectations in our Literacy time.Visit this article
Basic Facts Fun!
Each week we have a Basic Facts day.Visit this article