Thursday, December 8, 2011

Weird Place Names

I (Hannah) have been doing some research and I have found out that there are quite a few funny place names in America.

Burnt Corn, Muck City,  Rooster

Blunt, Bummerville, Deadwood, Doghouse Junction, Frying Pan, Hells Kitchen, Last Chance, Scarface, Squabbletown, Sucker Flat, Timbuctoo, Toad Town, Volcano, Weedpatch, Wimp, You Be.

Good Grief, Beer Bottle Crossing

Beaver Lick,  Chicken Gizzard, Crummies, Do Stop, Monkeys Elbow, Oddville,, Rabbit Hash, Typo

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg (Search On Google Translate)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

STAD winners

Congratulations to our 3 winning teams that will be cooking for coming, 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the STAD Basic Facts for 2011 I think you will have a great time cooking. See ya later, Tyler.

New Prime Minister Of QZealand

Congratulations to Ana!  The new priminister of QZealand!
Also congrats to the new government... KIDS PARTY!
Well done Ana.  The new felts and marble run that you got us are awesome.

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Big Banking Crisis!!!!!!!!!!

Whats this?! People in QZealand are striking because no one is getting paid! Who is responsible for this terror!?(We're looking at you Aidie!) But seriously, this must be a computer problem. No QZealander would be so incompetent as to let such a thing happen! This crisis must be stopped A.S.A.P, or this event will terrorise QZ forever! Aidie is doing all he can to fix this insane problem . We have some comments from victims. Thomas Stannard said" I am outraged and want my snidges NOW!!!", Sara Hill said" I think it's very flippin' annoying and want my snidges back!", Jaime Duker said" It's Terrible, It's Terrible" and Tyler Kupa said" Mmm, Okay". WE WANT OUR SNIDGES, AND IF YOU AGREE COMMENT OR PERISH!!!( Well mabye not perish but you get the point.)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Digi Awards

A few weeks ago the 'Digi Awards' were held.  Everyone who got through did a great job but I'd like to tell you that all of the Adverts that got through were from LC13.  And did I mention that one of the groups from LC13 WON!

Early Pre-elections polls 10 November

Preferred Party:

  • QZ First 25%
  • Kids Party 25%
  • Sport Party 10%
  • QZealand Recycling 25%
  • Don't Know 15%
Preferred Prime Minister:
  • Caitlin 19%
  • Aidie 4.8%
  • Ana 28.6%
  • Natalya 23.8%
  • Don't know 23.8%

Monday, September 19, 2011

Spellling Update.

In first place is...   The Spellaticians with 277 points.
In Second place is...  The Thinkinators with 267 points.
In Third place is...  The Human dictionaries with 266 points.
In Fourth place is...  The Spelling Wizards with 263 points.
In Fifth place is...  The Bee's with 230 points.
In sixth place is... The Dictionaries with 220 points.
In seventh place is... The Spellbots with 210 points.

Well done every-body you are all in the 200s keep going with all your hard work.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ping Pong Comp

Ping Pong Comp               Starter            Elimination                 Semi Final                      Final

Sara vs Aidan                __________
                                               vs                 ___________
Thomas vs Samuel       __________                  

                                                                              vs                  ___________
Aidie vs Luke                 __________

                                              vs                   ___________           
Chaz vs Linda                __________

Saul vs Josh                  __________                                                    vs                   __________

                                             vs                      ___________           
Sophie vs Caitlin            __________
                                                                                 vs                 ___________
Fergie vs Cam               __________

                                              vs                     ____________     
Harry vs Jamie                __________

Rebecca vs Alana            __________

                                              vs                       ___________    
Camryn vs Cindy           ___________

                                                                                  vs                  ___________
Hannah vs Anna           ___________

                                               vs                       ___________
Natalya vs Maddi           ___________
                                                                                                                  vs                   _________
Jason vs Thor              ___________

                                            vs                          ___________
Lucy vs Ana                ___________
                                                                                 vs                     ___________
Sean vs Tyler             _______________________________      

As soon as you have finished your Home-Fun for the week you can start on your Ping Pong Comp, enjoy!

Also when you have finished your comp come and tell me and I will put it on the Qzealand times.

Have fun!

Spelling Update

In first place is... The Spellaticians with 197 points.
In second place is... The Thinkinators with 181 points.
In third place is... The Spelling Wizards with 179 points.
In  fourth place is... The Dictionaries with 170 points.
In fifth place is... The Human dictionaries with 167 points.
In sixth place is.. The Spellbots with 159 points.

In Seventh place is ... The Bees with 154 points.

Well done guys keep it up!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


At the moment in QZealand,  Everyone has been working on Technology. We are working on products and services for a big market for the whole school in week 5.  We have a range of products from Lemonade to Sock  Animals to Lollies to Friendship bracelets.  All the seniors are doing something.  I hope that whoever reads this can find the things they want or need at the market day and the businessmen and businesswomen have good sales! 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Class Newbie

So term 3 has started up and we have a new class member, Campbell Ferguson!!! Welcome to QZealand Fergy we hope you have a good time here and are hoping to learn some new things while we're at it!

Welcome back

Welcome back QZealanders, the QZealand times hopes you had a good holiday but now you better get on to your work or you be NEGATIZED(In other words, go into the negatives.):)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Gumboot Showdown

Finally, we have been victorious. We have the royal gumboot back in the land of QZealand and we plan to keep it here. Nobody can defeat the mighty QZealanders. The blood-curdling challenge had us on the ropes but we never back down and we reclaimed our rightful place on the pedestal (1st place!!!)

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Jets are coming. How exciting!

On Friday 8 July the Jets came to Riverdale School. A few of the Jets team members came and talked to the senior school about life as a basket ball players and what they did before they were basket ball players. After they gave a talk to the senior school a few kids from each class got a chance to play with the two Jet players. They played a game when they split up the kids and had two teams. One team were shooting at the hoop and the other team were trying not to get out and get a home run for their team. Everyone had a lot of fun.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Close Up Comp

The QZealand times are hold a new competition called 'Close Up Comp' We are going to post a photo of something in QZealand, close up! You can leave your answer in comments. We'll put a new photo on every week. The prize is...  The great feeling of winning! (Actually 20 Snidges per correct photo)

Mr Holroyd investigates... Beefeaters

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Spelling update

  • Spellbots 123
  • Thinkinators 80
  • Spellaticians 102
  • Spelling Wizards 95
  • Human Dictionaries 113
  • Dictionaries 88
  • The Bees 89

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Sorry Thor for forgetting about your photo! You were actually the only one who took the photo yourself. You are the winner for the photo comp!  We are going to give you the 100 Snidge check since you're the winner and I'll put your photo on the QZealand times in a new post.

Spelling Results favour Spellbots

Here are the latest scores:
  • Spellbots - 80
  • Thinkinators - 70
  • Spellaticians - 78
  • Spelling Wizards - 73
  • Human Dictionaries - 78
  • Dictionaries - 53
  • The Bees 73

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Photo Comp Winner And Other Entries

-Thor, 1st Place
The other pictures were disqualified because the people didn't take the pictures themselves!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Clicquot, The cutest dog ever!

Last Friday, TC brought her dog Clicquot (Cle-Co), to school! He is definitely, THE CUTEST DOG EVER! He is a Cavoodle (a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle). Clicquot traveled for years to the mysterious land of QZealand with his trusty sidekick, Mr. Possum! Together they make a great team - Well, when Clicquot doesn't bite him! But he has to have some form of bedding, that's why TC brought his special cave/crate to school. He must have his secret keys to open it though. OK, I'm about to tell you top secret information. The secret key code is... LEFT RIGHT LEFT UP DOWN RIGHT. I am not repeating myself so I hope you can remember. AHHH! Clicquot's bodyguards are chasing me away! Sorry folks, no more Clicquot news from me... AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is a video of him!

Any Ideas?

I know that you think we're smart enough to come up with ideas, but... We can't think of a new competition. This is sort of a competition. All you need to do is come up with an idea for a competition and give it a cool name. You can help us come up with the success criteria. We'll put the winning idea on the QZealand Times!

A Gone Gumboot

Its a tragic day for QZ. We have lost the gumboot to LC10 in a game of Runaway Robber! This tragic event has left us in a state of terror for without the gumboots magical shine the sheild is broken and the evil monsters are invading!!! They're taking us down 1 by 1, only five left and I think I mabye next (rumble...) Wha...AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

STAD Spelling... the story so far

Here are the latest STAD Spelling results:
  • Spellbots - 40
  • Thinkinators - 34
  • Spellaticians - 40
  • Spelling Wizards - 38
  • Human Dictionaries - 38
  • Dictionaries - 32
  • The Bees - 34

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Dopey Plonker

WARING! Words in this story may be too intense for anyone called Mr McCallum. After the 2011 phone books got delivered, Mr. McCallum threw his 2010 book in the garbage. But one brave QZealander, Jamie The Great, stood up from the shadows and corrected this Plonker and told him that phone book goes into the recycling not the normal garbage. THANK YOU JAMIE THE GREAT!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pigs in QZ

No... this is not a famous QZealander. This is a photo TC took in Vietnam. We were testing out Fotobabble and QZealanders made the sound effects.

Monday, June 13, 2011


Mr McCallum made a mistake when announcing the house cup.
 The REAL winner is...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Quiz Time!

I'm The Quiz Meister and welcome to the show! This week's question is... What is black and white and red all over? First correct answer wins 10 snidges. It may not be much but it can still get you some extra snidges!!!
(Put your answer in comments)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Its, Its....Reading Time With Saul?

Okay, so this year we haven't had much happen and so we can't really find any thing to write about but we've recently had a group meeting to brainstorm ideas, some were very weird... Like, Talk time with Sean The Sheep, farting contests. But the weirdest? Reading time with Saul. But we've decided to go with it to get more laughs (and views). So each week Saul will submit a story that we spell check and publish. So good luck (you'll need it).

Science Expo

The Science Expo was on Friday the 10th and 11th of June. We had things from people from 5 years of age all the way up to 11 years of age! The Juniors had 'Kitchen Chemistry' , The Middles had 'Land forms' and the Seniors had 'Ecosystems'. We hope that everyone who came to the expo, enjoyed it!


What a Horrific Sight! Once again LC12 and LC10 have again started Quiddage before us! This is the worst thing to happen in QZ History!!! Luckily we can maybe start Quiddage next Friday with Kill Code, Food Evolution (that's me), Passion Girlz, Creative Crafts and Eco Girlz. Also we are still more complex than any other class. None of the other senior classes have their own Newspaper, Goverment, Queen or catchy name and this is to all you QZealanders Rreading, WE ROCK!

House Cup!

In school singing on Thursday the 9 June the house cup was awarded. Kakapo came fourth, Kereru came third, Tui came second and Takahe came first! We asked Tui's house captains to see how they feel to almost getting the house cup " It was pretty exiting but when we found out that we didn't get it we were pretty upset." This is what Takahe's house captains said, "We were very nervous to wait to see who won but when we found out we won we were amazed. It was like an explosion that slowly dies down."

Briar Breaks Out With Ms. Sparks

Briar and Miss Sparks have left us to starve. We're all alone, trapped in the land of QZealand, starving for laughter. We're slowly fading away. First Saul, then Caitlin and now me and Hannah. If we don't find laughter soon we'll all DIE!!! (Sorry no pics)

Photo Contest!

On the 15th of June, The QZealand times are holding a photo contest. The photos have to be in by the 22nd of June, So you have one week to get your entry in.
  1. It has to be your own photo (not from Google)
  2. It should be in focus and not blurry.
  3. Not too bright, not too dark.
  4. It MUST have someone from QZealand in it.
You can email your photo to :
Hannah at-
Caitlin at-

(We're the judges as well)

We're looking forward to your entries!
P.S. You NEED to have a subscription to the QZ Times to enter


Sorry I was so late but here they are, the pics of HRM!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

His Royal Mayorness!!!

OK, You want the good news or the bad news first? Well I'll give you the good news. His Royal Mayorness, Jono Naylor came to our class on Friday!!! Awesome Natalya has been cleaning up graffiti for junior neighbour hood support watch but run out of supplies so she emailed Jono Naylor and there you go! The bad news, Natalya's going to Fiji for 2 weeks! And so soon! 1 Minute after our talk with Jono! Well it can't be helped but pics coming soon!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lucy, The Mighty Warrior!

BREAKING NEWS! Lucy the mighty warrior has come out of hiding. If you see this person, do not approach her. She is said to be ruthless and known to have contacts in the land of QZealand. If you are a teddy bear, WATCH OUT! She has taken many lives and so if you see her, Contact us on 0800 765 QZEALAND.If you don't have a phone email us on If you don't have a Computer, Scream HELP ME!!! And run for your life.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Camp Prep

Here is a photo of Thomas and Samuel setting up they're tent getting ready for 'Camp Courage'

A star in the making!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Super Lucy

There have been lots of posts on the QZealand times about Lucy but today, out of the blue Lucy came dressed as 'Super Lucy' Here are some pictures.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Teddy Bears

Lucy has recently been bringing her teddies to school and she keeps putting them on the stumps with books and things like that. But this time they're on Net Books as you can see the stumps are in a Teddy Teddy Thomas row (Three T's and three Stumps and Three Net Books) If only the toys had Riverdale School uniforms and socks!