Rohi the Kea

Room 11 have had a special visitor in class for nearly two weeks.  Rohi the Kea came all the way from Auckland and is now moving on to Raumati Beach.  You can read about her and her further adventures at this shared blog – Rohi’s Travels.

By Room 11

40 000 Cake!

On the last day of term we had a cake to celebrate our forty thousandth visitor.  The cake was in the shape of a google map pin.


Room Niners – can someone write up a story to go with this please.  Email it to me or write it on the wiki and I’ll cut and paste it here.  Thanks.

Hope you’re all enjoying your holidays!

Mr F

Forty Thousand Visitors

Well, you did it!  Room 9 have now had 40 000 visitors.

40 000

It happened last Tuesday evening at 8:02:53pm and our 40 000th visitor came from….

40k jakartaJakarta in Indonesia.  Here it is in Google Maps

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and here’s a view in Google Earth.

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The city of Jakarta has about twice as many people living in it than the whole of New Zealand.

A big thank you to all our visitors, readers and commenters.  Well done everybody and keep those stories coming.

Cake all round later this week!

Mr F

Thirty Thousand Page Views


It doesn’t seem long ago since Room 9 did this last year, but I just checked and our class blog has had 29, 169 visits. It took 3 years to reach 20,000 and just 6 months to reach nearly 30,000 visits.

On April 4, 2009...

On April 4, 2009...

We have about 100 visitors every day from all over the world, but that won’t be enough for us to reach 30, 000 before we finish school on Thursday afternoon.

It looks like we’ll have to celebrate our 30, 000 milestone after the holidays.  Well done to everyone who has published their writing, artwork, photos or movies.  Special thanks to the Room Niners, parents and family who have commented on blog posts and an extra special thank you to all the people in New Zealand and around the world who have visited and commented.

Cupcakes all round next term! [shall we make them and bake them ourselves?]

Mr F.

Visitors from New York


Tackan from Google Earth

Tackan from Google Earth


Wow!  We have been contacted by a class of fourth graders at Tackan Elementary School, Smithtown, New York in the USA. They would love to find out about life and school in New Zealand  We’ll use comments on this post and on their blogpage to pass messages back and forth.

What would you like to ask our visitors?  What can you tell them about Hamilton and New Zealand?

Mr F