Tuesday, 18 December 2018

That's a wrap!

Room 5, it has been an awesome year teaching you all. You are a crazy bunch at times, but also very thoughtful, caring, clever and full of personality.

I want to say a big thank you to you all for your hard work (and parents) for your support over the year. I have been overwhelmed by the amount of lovely gifts received over the last few days. Not only have I been spoilt by you all, but so has my 'bump' and even my dog Lulu! It is a very exciting time coming up for me with the arrival of my first baby and it has been so much fun sharing my journey leading up to this experience with all of you. When the time is right, I promise to bring in bubba to show you all. 

Good luck for year 6, and have heaps of fun being the leaders of the school. Work hard and try your best, and make the most of every experience.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, be safe, wear sunscreen, and have lots of fun. I'll see you all at the start of the year, and look forward to hearing about your holiday adventures. 

Lots of love, 
Miss R

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Miss R’s Surprise from Room 5

Thank you to my amazing and thoughtful Room 5 students, who decided to throw me a surprise Baby Party. Lots of yummy treats and pink balloons, which we put to good use.

You guys are awesome! 
Love Miss Robertson

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Student Volunteer Army Project - check out our video!

The Sunnyhills School Year 5 students, registered to take part in the School Kit Squad's Student Volunteer Army initiative. For this project the students had to think of ways in which we could help our community. After lots of thinking and researching, Room 5 decided to visit the local Retirement Village, Room 11 visited the local Kindy and Room 6 did some work around our school grounds and also did some work with the junior students. We also gathered a collection of bits and pieces to deliver to the needy animals at the SPCA, as well as make 'Kindness Rocks' to anonymously deliver to some deserving recipients throughout our community. Here is Room 5's video of our journey. Big shout out to School Kit Squad for providing the plans, resources and truly meaningful and rewarding learning experience for us. Enjoy!

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Update on Room 5

Miss R apologises for no recent blog posts. Here are some exciting things that have been going on with us in the last couple of weeks.

Stay tuned to see what we have been up to with our Student Volunteer Army project...

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Book worms

It is so awesome to get stuck into a good book and be transformed to other times and places, as can be seen here by Chloe and Hannah, who chose to spend their lunch time in the senior courtyard reading! That's what I call Learning for Life :)


On Wednesday we celebrated Diwali and the week before that we were lucky enough to have some international performers come and show us some of their traditional dances/songs and instruments. There are always so many interesting things going on at Sunnyhills! 

What did you learn about Diwali?

Friday, 2 November 2018

Kampung Kids X factor

Team 5, we are AWESOME. Through all our orgaisation of the X Factor, we managed to raise close to $800 for Kampung Kids in Jakarta. Here are some photos of the finalists. A big congratulations to Emma who did a spectacular job playing her violin.

Also the Room 5 hosts (Bodhi, Keeley, Steven, Vera, Isabelle and Luke) and tech supporters (Joseph and Clyde) were AMAZING and made the show run so smoothly.


Thursday, 18 October 2018

Miss R's Gender Reveal Cake made by Keeley

Thanks Keeley (and Bannister family) for making such a delicious and special cake! Room 5 had a lot of fun anticipating the colour inside, and eating it of course!

Monday, 15 October 2018

Student volunteer army community project ideas

This term, Team 5 are going to volunteer their services by taking part in a community project. Right now we are at the Get Thinking stage of the inquiry process, where we need to FIND the perfect project to do.

We are interested in hearing from our family and friends and wider community to find out what they think would be a good project for us to do for our community. Please comment any ideas you get below.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Last day of term!

It was so nice to get out on the field today for some Team 5 Sport in the sun. What was your favourite game?

Have a safe and happy holiday Room 5! See you next term.

Number Talks with Mrs Madden

We were very lucky to have Mrs Madden come into our classroom yesterday and show us how to have 'Number Talks' in Maths.

She gave Room 5 the problem 18 x 5. Look at how many strategies we came up with. I wonder if our friends or whanau use any of these strategies or perhaps they have some other ones. It would be interesting to find out. Post any other strategies you can come up with in the comments...

Monday, 17 September 2018


This term, we have been practising Mindfulness with Mrs Driver, and learning how to focus our thoughts and breathing to feel more calm and relaxed during stressful times. We are getting pretty good at it. Here are some of the activities we did today. If you would like to find out more, just ask someone from the Room 5 team.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Gymnastics Team

Well done to Ali, Bodhi, Rose and Issey for your awesome efforts throughout the term with Gymnastics. These students have attended many practices in their lunch times and before school to perfect their Gym routines and on Thursday they all participated in the interschool Gymnastics competition. You guys are amazing!

Monday, 20 August 2018

This is Andrew, Neerav, Lucas Ai and Clyde at the disco. Did you know that Lucas (in the white nike shirt) got an American foot ball but he traded it for a soccer ball.

Lukas Ng’s Shield

This Shield tells a bit about me. The left corner box shows that I am born in a place in China and some other Chinese things. The right corner box shows who's in my family. The bottom left corner box shows what I want to be when I grow up. The bottom right corner shows where I like to be.

By Lukas Ng

Friday, 17 August 2018

Inter-school cross country

Well done to our superstar runners who were eligible to compete in the Inter-school Cross Country this week. Miss R is very jealous of your fitness levels...She better get training herself! Hmmm will this work?

Monday, 13 August 2018

Making persuasive adverts

We were learning how to make a persuasive advert, but it didn't have to be true.
Lucas Ai and I wrote this ad based on a golden spring.

What would you like to make an advertisement about?

By Clyde

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Howick and Pakuranga Dance Festival 2018

Well done to Vera, Rose and Isabelle, who have had a massive week with two late nights this week performing at the dance festival. You girls were AWESOME!

Friday, 10 August 2018

Cross Country!

Well done to all the students for their hard work training in the lead up to Cross Country. For some of you, your efforts really paid off. Keep striving to be the best you can be!

Special shout out to Lucas Urlich who came first place in the Year 5 boys race and Quinn Henry who came second! Awesome effort boys.

pop art

Bio Poem

This is a bio poem that I did. Bio means about you. So we started by doing it on the computer on a doc, and we had to think of three things that describe us best. Then we went on with what we like doing best. After we did that we had our bio poems. So please have a read and see if you think you are like me somehow and comment  if you have one thing that is like me in my poem.

By Stella

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Check out the art exhibition

All the hard work has finally paid off. Check out our amazing Koru Art on display at the Sunnyhills 'Art Matters' exhibition. We think Raewyn Harris would be proud of us. There are lots of other amazing artworks on display from all around the school. Make sure you pop in and have a look this week!