Room 9

Nau mai haere mai, we are Room 9 of Hampden Street School and this is our website. Room 9 is a Year 1 & 2 class at Hampden Street School in sunny Nelson, New Zealand.

Room 9 Gallery

In response to our website's feedback, we've started up a Room 9 Gallery so you can get a quick run visual run through of we're up to at school.

Karakia Timatanga (opening karakia)

Whakataka te hau ki te uru (get ready for the westerly),

Whakataka te hau ki te tonga (and be prepared for the southerly),

Kia mākinakina ki uta (it will be icy cold inland),

Kia mātaratara ki tai (it will be icy cold on the shore),

E hī ake ana te atākura he tio (may the dawn rise red-tipped on ice),

he huka, he hauhunga (on snow, on frost),

Pai marire (Peace)


  • We will be swimming every day this week and next week. Thank you for everyone's patience around our ever-changing swimming timetable. A decision will be made in Week 8 as to whether or not is still warm enough to continue swimming. Fingers crossed it is!!
  • A reminder that your child still need to bring a sunhat to school every day.