Tuesday, 5 September 2017

2017 PES Cross Country

This past Friday, the students at Pt. England School took the the back field, pasture and Pt. England Reserve as we held our annual Cross Country/Fun Run.  The students of Team 4 have been preparing for this event all term, and we were really pumped to get out there and show our stuff!

We hope you enjoy our movie highlighting some of the days excitement.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Team 3 Visits the Stardome

This past Wednesday, the year 3 and 4 students from Team 3 spent the day at Auckland's Stardome.  We had so much fun exploring and learning at the Stardome before watching the very cool Planetarium movie. We also had a time period to hang out outside and have some kai before playing on the amazing playground, which included a flying fox!

Here is a short video highlighting some of the fun we had on our trip that we played during our school newscast PENN.  Enjoy!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

The NED Show

We were very blessed to have a very cool assembly this week called "The NED Show.'  Ned reminds us all that there is a champion inside everyone.

NED reminds us all to:
1. Never give up
2. Encourage others
3. Do your best

Not only did we get to hear all about what NED stands for, but we were also able to see some pretty cool yo-yo tricks.  Students were even given a chance to purchase their very own NED yo-yo to practice their own tricks.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Cook Island Language Week

As part of Cook Island Language Week, we had an amazing group of students perform during our school assembly today.  It is always exciting to see our Pt. England students sharing aspects of their cultures with others. In the Pav, we were mostly proud of our sweet Lydia not only for performing beautifully, but also for being brave enough to speak in one of the Cook Island languages to open their performance. However, both Mr Moran and Mrs. Moala had a great time dancing up on stage when they were selected to be part of the "Around the World" dance at the end of the performance.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

KiwiSport Tennis Week 1

This week, the students of Room 11 started learning how to play tennis!  We had so much fun learning how to use our rackets from our new coach, and we are so excited for the rest of the term with him.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Welcome Mr. Helmhout!

This past week, the students of Room 11 have been blessed to work with Mr. Helmhout.  Mr. Helmhout is a student teacher from AUT and he will be with us for for the next four weeks.

Monday, 24 July 2017

CRE with Mrs. Clarke

Today the amazing students in Room 11 Maths spent some time after lunch with Mrs. Clarke learning about putting forth our best efforts in order to be the most successful person we can be.  Mrs. Clarke told us that we need to be sure to make good choices.

Mrs. Clarke introduced us to Wynton Rufer, an amazing NZ soccer player, who wanted to date a young lady named Lisa.  Lisa was a Christian and told Wynton that she would not go out with him because he was not making the best choices in his life.  This made Wynton change his ways, and he later became a follower of Jesus.  Lisa gave him another chance and the two are now happily married.
Wynton created a WYNRS academy that trains world class soccer players and world class citizens.

Mrs. Clarke showed us a video of Mr. Rufer persevering to keep a soccer ball off the ground and we were able to try it ourselves using a balloon.  Mr. Rufer is now the coach of the PNG soccer team and he wants his team to be good role models both on the field and off.

Term 3: Immersion Assembly

This term, the students at Pt. England School will be studying "The Guardians of the Galaxy."  The amazing students of Team 3 are going to be learning about why we have time and the seasons, as well as the awesome things happening in Space.

The teachers of Team 3 created a movie for the assembly showing "The Days of our Lives."

Friday, 19 May 2017

We Found a Silver Fern!

Look who we found at the Netball courts!  It's Irene Van Dyke from the New Zealand Silver Ferns!  We were so excited to meet her and even more excited to get a picture!

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Te Taiao o Tamaki Celebration

Today students across Manaiakalani are sharing their learning about Te Taiao o Tamaki at the Te Oro Arts Centre in Glen Innes.

While back at school, the students of the Pav watched the live stream of the event and spent some time blogging about what they have seen.

Watching the live stream.

Blogging about what we have seen.

Some lucky students from the Pav were able to take a bus down to Te Oro and spend time looking at the various exhibits that each school put together.  

We have really enjoyed learning about Te Taiao o Tamaki this term, along with the rest of the Manaiakalani cluster.  

Friday, 31 March 2017

Team 3 is Just Dancing!

Check out the students of Team 3 enjoying some Just Dance in the hall for our team athletics this week

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

A Work of Art

As seen on Eva's Blog:

A part of Te Taiao o Tamaki our reading were reading a play called a work of art in the play some students found piles of rubbish at the park and diced to pick it up and put it in the bins unflinchingly the piles of rubbish were actually a piece of instillation art to remind people of what being a guardian of there community  just like we are learning about kaitiakitanga i nga wa katoua this year as a school we are the guardian of our environment next we read a new articular artist in  about artist in Auckland who had there installation art removed because someone thought that it was a pile of rubbish constructed by the homeless for shelter. 

Looking at all our new Chromebook boxes we decided to make our own instillation art we had so much fun working together to create our very own sky tower using the Chromebook boxes.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Welcome Mrs. Grady!

This past week, the students of Room 11 have been blessed to work with Mrs. Grady.  Mrs. Grady is a student teacher from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and she will be with us for until the end of the term.

Mrs. Grady reading a chapter of our class novel aloud to the Room 11 Literacy ako.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Juia: New Zealand Birds

As seen on Julia's Blog:

i learnt about birds about piwakawaka kereru and karearea. Then i learnt about how they move piwakawak turns quickly when they fly we also call them fantails. i also learnt about karearea they also fly fast as a car.    

Cree Ann: The River Talks

As seen on Cree Ann's Blog:

My whole class and the year 8s went down to the Creek so we can see people from different countries performing what talent they got and why we need to do to look after our lovely creek.At first,there was a man that introduced us to everybody that was performing. His name was Tamati and he was wearing waders so the yuck water didn’t get on him. When he was done introducing us to them,we watched this lady pretending to make a fire, so she can pretend to burn the  that lived in the river like, dead lady's dress but not for real. The lady that was making a fire was singing a scary song that I was kind of scared of, but Then she stopped and the other lady stopped dancing.then it was time to go to the next thing.The next thing we saw was a man and two ladies, talking about our river to see what we could do to help our river. So they sang a lovely song about the river. After that, we listened to the man that was talking about the fish and all the other stuff that lived in our river like ducks, but most importantly our kaimoana cause apparently they have been getting sick that's why we need to look after our kaimoana and all the other stuff that lived there.
Meanwhile, before we left the creek, we watched Mr Vogt do his speech about the weta hotels that we made. He said if you make one of these  the hang it on the harakeke bush because wherever you hang it the birds will see it and then eat them. { which is sad} but after that we watch these cook islander play the drums about the river. There sound effect  sounded AWESOME but then it was lunch time and we had to go back to school. It was so cool that I wanted to go again but we couldn't because they have to go to a diffrent school I think?

Monday, 6 March 2017

Special Visitors

Today, we were very blessed to have Mr. Moran's grandpa and his wife (Mr. Moran's special Aunty) come visit us in the Pav.  We really enjoyed showing them what Mr. Moran does everyday and they were both so excited to see the amazing way we learn, create and share using our Chromebooks at Pt. England School.  Hopefully, they come to visit again soon!

Showing Grandpa and Aunty how MathsWhizz works.

Singing a special Waiata for our visitors.

Whaea Saf joined us for our Waiata.

Maker Space Weta Hotels

The students of the Pavilion have been working with Mr. Vogt in our MakerSpace to create Weta Hotels that will be hung at Omaru Creek.  Here is Jane's recount paragraph of the procedure they followed as a class when making their hotels.

First, We had to put on gloves goggles & protective shoes. Then we went to go and cut the bamboo with a really sharp saw. After one person finished cutting they they put the saw on the table and give  the other people have a turn. After a while we started painted them black so when we put it in the harakeke it will blend in. Meanwhile Mr Vogt was drilling holes through the bamboo so we could put wire through the hole so we can hang it at the creek so the weta will have some where that bird can't eat them. Eventually we got to put the wire in it was kind of hard because we had to do a not and it was hard to bend.

Here is Mr. Vogt's presentation at the River Talks last week where he shared with those present about our amazing Weta Hotels that are starting to pop up around the creek.

Hanging the hotels in the bush at the creek.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Glen Innes River Talks

Each year, Madd Ave Productions hosts an amazing event at the Omaru Creek right behind Pt. England School.  This year, the students of the Pav attended on Day 2 and we enjoyed the first four stations before heading back to school.  We loved learning more about Kaitiakitanga and taking care of our awa through drama, cultural performances, and informational presentations.

Friday, 3 March 2017

2017 School Picnic

Today, was an amazing day!  The sun was shining and there weren't many clouds in the sky as the children from Pt. England School crossed through the side gate onto the Pt. England Reserve.  How blessed we are (as a school) to be so close to such a gorgeous reserve.  We had a great time swimming, playing sports, eating with our families, hanging out on the beach, singing, and dancing.  Another successful school picnic is in the books, and we are so pumped for the rest of the 2017 school year!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Can We Blog Before School?

Check out these amazing year 4 girls, who came into the classroom this early this morning begging to get their "blog on"!  These girls are each reading a special novel (chapter book) from a collection that Mrs. Moala has put together and they are part of a select group of students who will be blogging at the end of each chapter.

Eva, Oalii and Jayah-May blogging before school.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

The Omaru Creek

The Omaru Creek
By: Jane M.

On friday Miss Moala's reading and writing class went to Omaru creek.

Before we left the pav Miss Teleso took the roll then we did the waiata then did our mihi then we got in two lines and off we went to Omaru creek.

To get to the creek we had to open the gate and walk through the yucky grass and we finally got to the creek.

At the creek we saw some pukekos dog poop and some bird poop to and lots of bushes and empty plastic bottles.

The most important thing I saw was all the fishes/eals were gone. Because some people 
flushed some baby wipes down the toilet and some of the fishes/eals died.

So you have to be carefull what you flush down the toilet becuase it could wreck the envermint.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Bike Track Grand Opening

We had such an amazing celebration this morning at Pt. England School with the grand opening of our brand new bike track!  Some pretty amazing organisations worked very hard to help raise the funds to have a very cool bike track installed around our back field, and donate two containers full of bikes and helmets for our students to use.
We had a very cool school assembly this morning in front of the bike containers, and we were able to hear from people from the donating organisations.  Then, a group of students were invited to put on helmets, hop onto bikes and, after the big red ribbon was cut, ride around the track while everyone cheered.

The students of the Pavilion are so excited to try out our new bikes and bike track!  We just want to say thank you to everyone who helped to make it happen in our community!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Te Taiao o Tāmaki-Rubbish Pick Up

This morning, the students of Team 3 went on a walking adventure to the Pt. England Reserve.  We all met on the back field and walked through our school gate onto the gorgeous farm that borders our school.  After crossing the bridge, we took class pictures in front of Omaru Creek, which is currently drained of water for an environmental clean up procedure.

As we walked further onto the farm, the students of The Pav stopped along the way to pick up the small amount of rubbish we came across.

We quickly emerged onto the Pt. England Reserve and saw that one of our neighbouring horses was at the fence.  It was so fun to be so close to one of the horses we often watch from the school side of our fence.

Perhaps the best part of the morning was when we reached the playground and we were given some time to play with our friends from other classes.  However, the most rewarding was realising how clean our Reserve area was because we picked up such a small amount of rubbish.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Testing Has Begun!

This week the students at Pt. England School are taking a number of tests to provide some baseline data for their learning during the 2017 school year.  The students of The Pav are very excited because this is the first time that they are sitting their tests using their very own Chromebooks.

We are remembering to get a good night of sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and to try our best at the test.

Side Note:  This is the 100th Blog Post for Mrs. Moala as a teacher at PES!

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Duffy Assembly 2017

We're going to read our way around the world! Jump on a plane and go real far! We are Duffy kids and we are stars! We're going to read about it!

  We are so blessed to have the Duffy Books in Schools program in our school.  Our students love receiving their books throughout the school year.  We also love when Duffy comes to our school with some of his friends to share some songs, and a short play with us each year.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Te Reo Māori with Whaea Saf

Although today was the hottest day of the summer, the Maths students in Room 11 had an amazing Tuesday afternoon! After lunch, we met in the Whare Fono for our weekly Te Reo Māori lesson with Whaea Saf!  The students in the Pav love singing waiata and this week Whaea Saf taught us a new one for us to work on learning.  We are working very hard to be the leaders of our school and that includes being able to confidently sing all of our school waiata.

It was so hot and sticky so Whaea Saf let us have a "relaxed" mat session this afternoon.

Our First Field Hockey Session

Today, the lucky students in Room 11 Literacy were able to begin their day with a Kiwi Sport field hockey session! We were so excited because this would be the first time playing field hockey for most of the students.  We learnt many important things like holding out stick with our right hand on the colour, keeping our stick on the ground, and keeping our eyes forward, bum down and knees bent. We also learnt about dribbling (taking our ball for a walk), and heel-toe dribbling.  Our coach was so proud of us!  She said that we did a superb job!

Friday, 3 February 2017

Chromebook Delivery #1

Finally!  The BIG day has finally arrived and the first round of Year 4 students have received their Chromebooks.  We are so excited to begin completing our learning tasks on our very own Chromebook and sharing our work with people all over the world on our personal blogs.  Before our Chromebooks were delivered, Mr. Burt stopped by to have a korero with us about how special it is to have our very own Chromebook.

Check out this video about our special day!


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Welcome to "The Pav"

The Year 4 students in the Pav have had a great start to the 2017 school year!  Our first two days have been filled with excitement and laughter, and we can already tell that our new whanau is off to a great start!