Sunday, February 19, 2012


This week we completed letters introducing ourselves to the children at our sister school in Uganda. We described who we are and told them something we are proud of. Mrs Nicholson took our letters to the Post Office and posted them on Thursday. Now we can't wait to get replies.

We cannot skype them or even email them as their school is so poor it doesn't have any computers. In fact they really don't have much as you can see in the photographs below. So writing letters and using the post is the only way for us to communicate.

We would like to raise some money for the school to make things a little easier for them. All their funds currently go on feeding, clothing, and keeping the students healthy with the little left over for going to paper and pencils for their learning. They don't have desks and chairs like us, or a playground to play on at breaks. Do you have any ideas on how we could raise money? Have you done any fund raising over the web before? What has worked? We are very new to this and would love to hear of any successes you have had.

The children doing a test.

The children at a breaktime

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Exciting news

This week someone in our class had exciting news. Listen to what they had to say.

Sonny Bill Williams took just 2 mins 54 secs to stop Clarence Tillman.

Friday, February 10, 2012


Everyday we have swimming. We have people who are learning to get their faces wet by playing ring-a-rosie.

Some of us are learning to kick so the water bubbles.

And some of us are learning to do freestyle without splashing the water by cupping our hands.

On Fridays we get to practice our swimming by having free time. It is fun!

Today we made a whirlpool. We made it go fast and it started dragging us. Then we went the other way. It was hard because the water was pushing us back. When we finished the water was pushing us along.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Patrick and Shackleton Bear

On Friday we had two very special visitors come to our school.

Shackleton and Patrick are part of a 50 crew team that are traveling for 30 days on some of the world's stormiest oceans. Look where they are going . . .

This is the boat they are going on. They leave this Friday, the 10th February to travel from Bluff to Antatctica and the sub-Antarctic Islands.

If you would like to follow Shackleton's adventures with us, you can follow him on You will be able to follow their blog, leave comments, and ask questions. There is also a school competition that you can enter.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Class of 2012

The school year has begun and Room 14 is happy to be back at Hamilton East School, ready to learn. This year our teacher is Mrs Nicholson. Welcome to our blog.

Class of 2012 on PhotoPeach