Saturday, January 31, 2009

New School

Hooray! I have had 8 marvellous years [mostly] at Peachgrove and have made firm friends there. It really is a special place.
Now I get to start again in a wonderful new school with loads of nice people and interesting students.
I'm a bit freaked out by Monday morning's powhiri where four of us need to sing a waiata in front of 900 people and I apparently have to speak on behalf of the newbies in response to the tangata whenua.
I met most of the new yr 7's on Friday and they all seemed cool. I even met a few of the returning yr 8's who also seemed lovely. There were MacLayne, Madison and Micaela - all the M names!?
I hope we have a really amazing class like my dear Room5ians. I know it will be different than an online school, lots of great interactions. It will definitely not be anything like a college class either. It's a shame that some silly people have tried to cause negative problems before we even started, but I know that the mature people will all cope with getting a new teacher and we should have as much of a good time as we did at Peachgrove.
Some of the exciting things we have at Fairfield are a tv studio, a radio station, flash rooms with loads of ICT stuff and a full time technician who is able to allow us access to anything educational that we need to be 21st Century learners.
I can't wait!
Have a great year all you bloggers out there in cyberland.
I shall create a new room 18 blog soon and provide a link to it here.

10 comments:

Roo said...

That's great!

I have enjoyed the first two days in my new class with Mr. Jones, he has given a good first impression. Really you just need to play by his rules and all will be sweet.

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rosiegal said...

awesome!!! Im really enjoying Mr jones too!

MrWoody said...

glad to hear you guys are enjoying Mr Jones :-)

Dreamenchantress said...

You might be going to have a new class blog but you still have to take care of this one as well. Goodluck for rm 18. Let's just hope you don't forget rm5.

Nei-Nei Neina-Marie said...

Is a room 18 blog in order? It seems mr jones is an awesome teacher, but you hAve to listen - and try not to twitch in asttle tests! Hes awesome.

mudpies02 said...

I'm really enjoying Mr Jones too! Good luck at Fairfield Mr Woodles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Road Runner said...

Yeah thats right he is now at our school and he is the MAN!!! =}

sportingking said...

Mr.Woody is great.
Hi Road runner