Monday, 3 February 2020

The 2020 School Year has begun!

This morning, the campus of Pt England was buzzing with excitement beginning around 7:30 and it continued straight until the 8:50 bell rang for school to start. The 2020 students of PES filed into the hall to sit for the last time in their 2019 class lines while they waited for their names to be called so they could discover who their 2020 teachers were going to be.

 Mr. Burt, our principal, along with our Year 8 prefects welcomed the students, and parents before talking about our 2020 theme of Never Lose Hope.  He then went on to dismiss our Year 8 students to their block, where they prepared for a few minutes to welcome the Year 7s to the intermediate block of the school.
When the Year 7s came in, they were greeted by the Prefects standing in front of the Year 8 class. Each prefect said something as part of the powhiri (welcome) and then both groups joined together as our 2020 Intermediate family to sing a waiata (song) together for the first time.

As part of the group that arrived with the Year 7s was Whaea Mary our new te reo teacher. She blessed us with her mihi and then spent the day in our block participating in our first day of school activities while meeting some of the students.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Welcome to Room 1 2020!

Kia ora! And Welcome to the 2020 school year!  This year, my class is once again representing the Year 7/8 students in Room 1 at Pt England School in Auckland, New Zealand. Our class is one of five homeclasses, and six literacy and maths classes in our intermediate block. 

Every student in our block has their very own Chromebook and all of our learning can be seen on our class site with our completed assignment tasks shared on our individual blogs. Each year, our school chooses one of our school values to focus our learning on.  This year, our value is hope as illustrated in our lovely 2020 graphic.  We will be focusing on Kia mau tonu te tūmanako or Never lose Hope.

We would love to have you follow our Year 7/8 learning journey this year as we work together to Learn, Create and Share on our class and individual blogs.

Monday, 16 December 2019

Year 7/8 Fun Day

This year, for our end of the year Fun Day, we traveled to our local Panmure Lagoon "Swimarama" Pools. We had a gorgeous sunny day to laugh, talk, and swim to end the 2019 school year. What a great way to end an awesome year together!

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Room 1 Shared Lunch

To end 2019, the students of Room 1 celebrated with a shared lunch. It was a nice time of laughter and yummy food.

Friday, 6 December 2019

2019 Prizegiving

This year, we had an amazing prizegiving to celebrate the accomplishments of all our students and the end to another great school year. In addition to the the awards and prizes announced, the students at each year level present an item that they have worked on during the term.

Here are the year 7 and 8 items:

Monday, 25 November 2019

Yr y Rainbow's End Trip

On Wednesday 20th November, the year sevens were fortunate enough to visit Rainbow's End. This is a trip that we hold every year, to celebrate the end of year seven, before we come back as the leaders of the school.

We spend the entire day there; we get into small groups with a parent helper and then get to explore the park with them. Here is a promo movie of the trip, we hope it will prepare next years year sevens for the amazing event!

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

2019 Manaiakalani Film Festival

This year, Room 1 created a movie for our annual Manaiakalani Film Festival called "Dear Future Me."  We had a lot of fun making our movie and seeing our faces morph from the 5 year old me to the present day student that we now are. We hope you enjoy our movie!