Monday, 18 March 2019

Year 7/8 Polyfest Trip

This year, the year 7/8 students from Pt England spent the day at Polyfest exploring various future opportunities, while having fun building relationships with students from across the team.  Here is the movie we put together to show on PENN (our school news network).  We hope you enjoy and that when you are done watching, your class tries the "Polyfest Dance Challenge" too!

Friday, 15 March 2019

Friday=Spelling Tests!

Every Friday, after our school assembly the students of Team 5 have a special announcer conduct a spelling test over the PA system. Students who score 10/10 on their test go into a special drawing to win a sweet Friday treat.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Room 1 Garden

Outside of Room 1 is a rather large garden box. We quickly noticed that it looked rather sad and awful earlier this week and planned as a class to make it our project this year.

This morning, before the school assembly, Mr. Vogt came by to talk to Mrs Moala and he had noticed the same thing! 

So, in an effort to loosen the soil and hopefully begin cultivating our own garden, Mr Vogt suggested having some students fill the box with water and cover it.

We will continue to fill it for a few days (or weeks) and hopefully we will be able to see some results soon.  Stay turned to see what happens during the upcoming weeks...

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Learning Rotations Have Begun!

Today was Day 3 of the 2019 school year and the students in Team 5 were able to meet their Literacy and Maths teachers today for the first time as a cohort. Students rotated to their learning groups throughout the day and it was so fun to get back into the swing of learning new things!

Here are some pictures from Mrs. Moala's maths class working collaboratively to solve a problem with groups of 4 (of their choice) from their DMIC group (half of the class).

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Room 1 Home Class

We have spent the past two days in Room 1 learning about our space and each other. Once of the first activities that we did was play a game called "People Bingo". We were able to learn so much about some of our classmates and we were also able to learn the names of students we didn't know before today.

Monday, 4 February 2019

Welcome Year 7s

After being dismissed from the school assembly, the year 7 students walked into the Team 5 space for the first time as PES Intermediates. They were greeted by the year 8 students who were seated facing them. A beautiful Powhiri (welcome) was led by some of the year 8 students.

First 2019 Team Karakia

Year 8 Welcoming Waiata

2019 Has Officially Begun!

The 2019 school year has officially started and the students at PES eagerly entered the school gates this morning ready to meet their new teachers.

Mr Burt began the year with the help of our new Prefects at our First Day of School Assembly.