Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Term 3 PENN

This term, the students on Team 5 are working with two professors from Auckland University to learn about Genomics. So far, we have gained an understanding about what genomics is, discussed the scientific view of the Tree of Life and we have begun to explore the Fragile Web of Life.

We were very lucky on Monday of this week because our very own scientist, Dr. Thierry from Auckland University's Medical School, came in to visit each class and share some special living things that he recently found in a rock pool in the northern part of New Zealand.

For our PENN video this week, we decided to share a it of our fun with Dr Thierry and share a few things that we have discovered.

We hope you enjoy learning with us!

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Tamaki Tech: Blogger of the Week

Each week, the year 7 and 8 students at Pt England School head over to Tamaki College for their technology courses. The students rotate through four different courses over the year and they love learning something new from the high school teachers.

This week, John was in Robotics working to code his robot to do a series of actions. John persevered and was so excited to make it happen!  He did such an amazing job that he was recognised by Mr Dunn and awarded Coder of the Week!

Well done John!

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Rm 1 PENN Movie Term 2

This term, the students of Team 5 have been exploring different countries around the world as we learnt about the locations of the seven continents. We also spent time learning how to code using Scratch.  We took this information and our own Hyperstudio drawings to create our own scratch animations. Here is the movie we showed on PENN this term to showcase some of our work.

Friday, 31 May 2019

Samoan Language Week

"Lalaga le si'osi'omaga mo se lumana'i manuia
Weave an environment for a better future."

This is our theme for Samoan Language Week 2019. In Team 5 we've enjoyed learning words and phrases we can use everyday like saying "tulou". Always excuse yourself if your movements are going to obstruct the view of others.

Check out some highlights from todays assembly.

Fa'afetai ma ia manuia tele le toe vaiaso.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Our Garden Update

During the last week of Term 1, we had quite a surprise during lunch one day!  We had a lovely lady come in from the community to help Pt England student volunteers pour new soil into our garden and plant some lovely vegetables.  Hopefully, later this year we will be able to have a yummy meal made with the vegetables from our class garden.

Geometry Pre-Test

This morning, the students of Team 5 had an opportunity to show off their Geometry skills by taking a pre-test.  This test will be used by the teachers to help with planning for upcoming Geometry lessons and to help show the students exactly what they have learnt over the time we study Geometry this term.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Duffy Was Here...

Today, we had the amazing actor's from Duffy Theatre come to Pt. England School.  It was such a treat to see Duffy again and to end our day with laughter and a reminder about what reading good book can do for our lives and our imagination.