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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Genomics Hui

Today, the students of Pt England were joined by the year 7/8 students from Glenbrae and Glen Innes Primary to have a celebration hui. For the past term (or more), we have been studying Genomics along with Dr. van Hees and Dr. Theirry from the University of Auckland. Our students have learnt so much and it was so fun and rewarding to come together with the other two schools and celebrate by sharing our learning.

Here are some pictures from our celebration.

Mrs.Ilaoa welcoming the students to our learning space and introducing our timetable. 

Students were put into mixed groups to share their learning and compete against the other teams in a Genomics quiz.

Students were awarded spot prizes for their learning achievements during the term and the competitions of the day. 

PENN Term 4

This term, the students of Team 5 are dancing their way around the world. They are spending a few afternoons with each teacher on the team learning some history of different countries as well as the story of the dance they are learning with that teacher.

For PENN (our daily school News) we shared some footage from three of the countries we have visited so far. Enjoy!


Thursday, 24 October 2019

Immersion Term 4: Life's a Stage

This term, we Inquiry topic is "Life's a Stage."  On Team 5, we will be studying drama and dance from various cultures around the world.

To kick off the term, the students of PES began Term 4 will our Immersion Assembly.  The teachers of Team 5 treated their team to a dance performance.  Hope you enjoy!


Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Testing Has Begun!

This week, the students of Team 5 have started their end of the year testing. We are so excited to show off everything that we have learnt this year!  

Friday, 18 October 2019

Niue Language Week

Today marks the end of Niue Language Week and here at PES we were treated to an amazing cultural performance by our Niue Cultural group.  We are so proud of these students for supporting their culture and for others who chose to learn about a culture other than their own.

 

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!