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!