Characterisation of Fingerbone Bill and Storm Boy

I am aged and wizened and I adore Storm Boy as if he was my own kid. I like to educate people. Instead of Storm Boy my kid, Storm Boy and I are just best friends
I am …………………Fingerbone Bill

I am a young boy with a hideaway dad and a best friend named Fingerbone Bill. I am not petrified of storms and all the fish are my friends. I love being by myself on the beach looking for shells. Some people might think I am lonely or should be at school, but this is the only place I know and want to live in.

I am………..Storm Boy

What does your digital footprint say about you?

Today Room 6  learned to post positive things  about what we read on other people’s profiles. Also we learned that we have to make informed guesses about the information that others share.                                                                                                                                                         

Our Ki o rahi tournament

Yesterday room 6 room 7 and room 8 were going to play Ki o Rahi in our first ever tournament. We played in our houses and we have four colors – red for Rata, green for Kauri, blue for Rimu and yellow for Totara. I am in Rata and I brought me PE gear from home.

Coach Trey was the ref and he was really good because he kept the games moving. I was lucky to play two games. The weather was really sunny and warm and we were even happy when we sat out on the wall and watched others play. The winning house was Kauri. Everyone played against everyone and I felt bad for my friend Ramsey because he only got to play one game.

I saw some awesome players and some were in room 6 and room 7 and room 8.  It was a great competition.


Some pelicans live in Australia. They like to live near water like seas and also rivers or ponds. They also live on the land.


A pelican is a large bird and it has white feathers. It has a long beak with a sharp hook on the end. It has very short. Young pelicans have pink bills and legs and adult pelicans have orange bills and legs.


Pelicans like to eat lots of fish and crabs; also frogs and lobsters.


The baby pelicans grunt to beg for food a call that sounds much like the bark of a small dog.


Pelicans live 15 – 25 years

ANZAC Biscuit


Last week Room 6  was learning about ANZAC biscuits and why they are important to New Zealanders and Australians. In world war 1 New  Zealanders and Australians fought together in war. NZ and Australian women baked ANZAC cookies  for the soldiers to eat. The ingredients are butter,  flour,  golden syrup and baking soda. When I took a bite it tasted crunchy and crumbly like salty chips, but it was as sweet as sugar.


Celebrating our 175 Year Jubilee

On 17.03.23 it was St Patrick’s 175 year jubilee celebrations on Friday Saturday and Sunday. On Friday I woke up so early I was still tired. I brushed my teeth and washed my  face and got ready. When we got to school I played with some friends. When the bell rang I started to feel excited for the day ahead.

At first we walked over to the church. Father asked us some questions about the life of St Patrick. Afterwards we went outside to dig up the Time Capsule from 25 years ago. He asked something like what would we look like after 25 years and we all sang songs and all of us were happy.

Then we came back to school and had morning tea. After that we played tabloids in teams. My favourite activity was paper, scissors, rock.

On Sunday some of my family came with me to church. After church we went to the hall. We saw some dances and had lunch. It was the greatest celebration for our school and parish together.