Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Easter Disasters!

Hello fellow QZealanders,

I, Rio am going to hold a competition for my first time. It is going to be about your disasters in the five day holiday. Here are your instructions to enter this comp.

1. In some way present/send me something about a disaster that happened in your Easter holiday. Video, pictures, Google slides etc.

2. Make sure I know it is from you.

3.  For the title type My Easter disaster - (insert name here) and share it or send it to me.

DUE DATE: Friday 8th April


1st place - 300xp and S300
2nd place - 200xp and S200
3d place - 100xp and S100

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Why QZealand doesn't trust TC.

Trust issues with TC

So occasionally TC sends us for five minute breaks. But now nobody trusts her, Here's why.

The first time we went for a five minute break she set up an evil plan, to trick us all. The plan was a paper folding activity. She said we had to make the fold, with no further instructions. Nobody could guess how to do it though.

We all tried hard for a whole 15 MINUTE BLOCK and still didn’t get it. Half way through we realised she was sneakily roaming around the room, scribbling down all the comments we made on her idea.

She said she would show us all how but first she read out everything we said, SCISSORS! SCISSORS! SCISSORS! Was mainly the only things we said, After she showed us how to do it everybody said “I would have done that easily if I knew there was that twist”.

So yeah that's why we have trust issues with TC.

By Hayley



Lily is a very friendly girl and she loves cats. Lily has blonde hair and beautiful blue eyes. Daisy is lily's cat's name and lily adores Daisy. She is very supportive when it comes to stuff like cross country and swimming sports. Lily is in the house Tui (the same as me). Monty is lily's little brother. Lily is a very kind caring friend.

By Nadia Mabey

Sunday, March 13, 2016



This year in QZealand we have a new student who has never been to Riverdale School. Her name is Crystal and she has come from Bainesse school. Crystal has brownish hair and she usually has a blue ribbon in her hair. Crystal is one of the technicians in our class for her class job. She is a very friendly kind person.

By Nadia Mabey.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Lily and Maggie's writing about Nadia

​This is Nadia.  She is nice and she would like to help at any time. A lot of people are afraid to speak in public but Nadia will do it any time which I think is really fantastic.  In our class we have Blake and Nadia loves to help him out all the time.

By Lily

This is Nadia Mabey.

​She is a great friend. Maggie and Nadia take care of Blake after morning tea. For now Nadia has made Blake happy when Maggie is at her workshop. Maggie and Nadia work well with each other.  Blake is happy and he is doing very well. Nadia Mabey is a good leader when she is not getting annoyed or stressed. Nadia should be represented as a leader and Maggie should too but they both have done really well .
Good work Nadia.
By Maggie


Fraser is a funny and weird crazy guy. He loves playing on devices and playing with bugs. Say there was a spider in the middle of the class. Everyone would go into a circle because they are scared. But not FRIZ. No! He would go and pick it up. Over the past two years Daniel and DC have been in his class. He has had wetas, cockroaches, spiders and huhu grubs as pets. It was a little creepy at first but we got used to it. That's Frizz's personality. 

He has lots of nicknames as well, like Frizzle Frazzle, FRIZ Bear, FRIZ and Peanut. He has a friend who named two chickens after him. Their names were Frizzle and Frazzle.

-Dan (the Man)
-DC aka Washington or Flyboy

Saving my teacher!

!Saving my Teacher!8.3.16

Camp day 2

Dear Diary,
This is Day 2 of camp and we are going to the river. Sadly the current is too strong so we just get to look at birds, insects and that kind of stuff. I guess it's alright… I beg my teacher TC that my friends and I are really, REALLY good swimmers, but she still just says, “It's too dangerous. Only you are allowed to go swimming if you want to.” Just great. Whoops! That's the hooter for breakfast. Ggotta go!

We’re at the river and we’re having a class picnic. My best friends, Emma and May have been bothering me since I got here about how I take my diary everywhere. Oh well. Nothing that interesting here so I'll write later I guess.

OMG I just saved TC from drowning! I am so happy everyone is treating me like a hero! I hope that proves to TC that I'm good at swimming. I am right now going to write what happened at the time:

I walk slowly since I'm just trudging along the dirt footpath as we head back to the campsite. Then TC looks over at the river. “See I told you it's dangerous to swim there!” she says. “But you see I can swim in there.”

TC suddenly rips off her dress and under it is a neon green swim suit. Everyone is staring in horror with their mouths wide open. She stretches her arms up in diving position  and runs up to the edge of the crashing river, leaps and throws herself into the gushing water with a SPLASH! I gasp and we all run over to the water's edge. I search the water for a show-off teacher but all I see is a lady struggling to swim. “She's drowning!!!” One of the students yell. “What should we do?” says May. “Why don't we just let her drown since she's a stupid teacher…?” says someone from a gang of boys. Everyone glares, well, most of the pupils. I think, as I can hear my teacher screaming, “Someone help me!!!! I’M GOING TO DIEEEE!!!!” Then I think of an idea.

I sneak out of the crowd, duck behind a bush and get changed into the unused swimming togs that will be useful soon. Hopefully. I leave my bag and clothes behind the leafy bush and arrange my dark purple goggles to my eyes. Everyone stares at me like, ARE YOU MAD!? But yes I am going to do it. I crawl over to the gushing water that has carried TC further and further away. I stand up, stretch my arms up high and plunge into the overlapping current of the river. The water is ice cold and it freezes the tips of my fingers and toes so they're numb. I can feel pain stretching over my body from coldness as the water wraps around me. I push through the current as I swim towards my silly teacher. “Help me, HELP MEEEE!!!” What the heck? Well I am going to help her! As I grab onto her leg and start pulling her towards the other side of the river where safety lies I can hear over the crashing water, “HELP! A SHARK’S GOT ME AND IT’S TAKING ME TO ITS FAMILY TO EAT ME!!!” Wow. Overly dramatic. A shark would have bitten her leg off by now…

I pull her up to shore and she stands up, soaked, with a bunch of towels wrapped around her. I climb out, my body trembling and my teeth chattering. Goosebumps cover nearly every inch of my skin, my hands and feet have gone pure white and I can't feel them. Everyone watches me and TC is beaming. I smile at her as she thanks me so much. I get dressed behind my bush and I walk over with my BFFs back to our campsite.

Back to school

Dear diary,
Today was a magnificent day. I got so many answers wrong on my three tests and my teacher gave me a A+! I mean how cool is that? Also at assembly I got a Principal's Award, a Right Choice Award, the School Student Trophy AND I got to go in front of the whole school and they all cheered for me. Now, if anyone in the school is unkind to me in the slightest way they get lunch club from Mrs Peck. So cool right? But actually it's not so cool in one annoying way. It was ALL a dream… Well at least it was the best dream EVER! Well goodbye for now dream diary…

By Rio

Sunday, March 6, 2016

The 12:30 ghost

The 12:30 ghost

Lately in QZealand we have had a rumor going around about if it is true that there is a ghost in QZealand! For example the door from LC8 to LC7 sometimes swings open by itself which is a little creepy. And I have actually seen some shadows of people sometimes when no one is even near from where the shadow is coming from. QZealanders likes to call it “the 12:30 ghost” because a lot of the time when these strange things happen it is 12:30. But no one knows for sure if this is real or not………

By Nadia Mabey

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


This is Ariana and she is a  new QZealander. She is nice and kind and will help you out any time.
A lot of people are too scared to talk to her but I  can tell you she is really nice.  Ariana has said to me that anyone can come up to her, girl or boy, old or young and she will help out and do her best to fix the problem.

By Maggie