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.