Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Class Councillors

We are currently in the process of selecting class councillors to represent our class on the Student Council. We have to elect one Year 7 and one Year 8 student. These roles are taken very seriously and we have a number of high quality contenders. We would like to invite our readers to please take the time to visit each candidates blog and read about their promises and ideas. Please also comment and question each candidate to discover more information. If you would like to enter a vote on the poll on this blog we will consider these results at election time.

Year 7 Candidates:

Kayleigh: link to be confirmed

Year 8 Candidates:


Thank you for your support!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Inspiring Teachers to Use ICT

As you know, Room 19, I am presenting to teachers about the possibilities of using ICT in the classroom.

I would like to give all of you the opportunity to contribute - the question I need answered is -

What is the most exciting thing about using ICT in the classroom and if you were convincing teachers that using ICT is a great thing - what would you tell them?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Check out this incredible video which morphs a range of artworks depicting women's faces.

Women In Art from Philip Scott Johnson on Vimeo.

by Philip Scott Johnson

500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

Music: Bach's Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 performed by Yo-Yo Ma

Nominated as Most Creative Video
2007 YouTube Awards

For a complete list of artists and paintings visit

Higher resolution version at

Contact information:

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Traits of a Successful Learner

Reflect on the Habits of the Mind and identify a trait or habit you feel is a strength and something you need to work on. Please explain why you think this is and perhaps provide an example of when you have demonstrated or applied this habit in a real-life learning situation.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Welcome to our class blog. We are a class of Yr 7/8 students from Hamilton New Zealand. We look forward to sharing our learning journey with you.

Room 19 students: please comment on your thoughts after day one!