Sunday, 18 December 2016

2016 Class Fun

This past year has been amazing!  The students in Rooms 6,7, and 8 have learnt so much together and perhaps the most valuable lesson is how to be a team and treat each other like family.  The teachers of team 4 are so proud of all of the year 5 and 6's and we wish you all the best over the summer holidays!  Keep reading and posting to your blogs (we will be watching!)

Here is a little snapshot of some of the fun we had during our class party and last day of school.


Friday, 16 December 2016

Last Friday Assembly...Another Farewell

It is so hard to believe that the last day of school is here already!  We have had an amazing year in Room 6, and we are going to miss Ms Lavakula and Mr. Baxendine so much next year!  We wish you both all the best at your new schools!  Those students are so lucky to have you!

Final Sports Awards of the year.

Farewell Mr. Baxendine! You will be greatly missed!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Farewell Assembly

This year, we are sad to say "Farewell!" to three amazing staff members who have worked at PES for over 10 years.  We are especially sad to say good-bye to Team 4's very own Mrs. Lavakula!

Ms George, Ms Garden and Ms Lavakula we wish you all the best next year and the years to come!

Friday, 9 December 2016

School Picnic

We finally did it!  After many cancellations during Term 1, we were able to successfully have our school picnic!  It was a beautiful sunny day at the reserve and some kids even enjoyed swimming after lunch.  Check out a short video from our day below.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

2016 Year 6 Prize Giving Item

Each year at our school Prize Giving, every grade level puts together an item to share with the rest of the school and their parents/family.  This year, the year 6 students were absolutely amazing!  Check it out!

Year 6 item Prize Giving 2016 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Kiwi Sport Term 4

We are so lucky this term!  We get to learn how to play Softball and we also have the opportunity to learn more about Cricket.

Here are some pictures of our amazing Room 6 Maths (Softball) and Literacy (Cricket) students improving their athletic ability.

Monday Mornings

Team 4 begins each week by meeting together with all five classes. During this time, we discuss important announcements for the week, a goal around kindness, and we celebrate successes of our fellow team members.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Farewell Year 6 Campers

Today, our Year 6 students left Auckland and headed to Kawau Island for the week.  Ms Lavakula and Mrs. Moala were left behind to look after the Year 5 students, but they were both very sad to see their amazing year 6 students drive away on the buses.  Check out the busses driving away in the video below, and be sure to check out the Year 6 blogs to hear all about Kawau Island.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Film Festival Presenters

A BIG thank you to our film festival presenters Noah and Mitchell!  We are so proud of you and the enthusiasm you displayed from your first practice until after the night show!  You are both amazing superstars!

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2016

Each year Manaiakalani (our cluster of schools) holds an annual Film Festival at Hoyt's Cinema in Sylvia Park Shopping Centre.  Each class submits a 3 minute movie, and has the opportunity to attend a viewing session with other students from their school.  We even have a night viewing for family and friends to come and see a select number of movies from across the cluster.

This year, the students of Room 6 Maths put together a movie entitled "The Hunt for the Manaiakalani People."   We had a lot of fun filming at our neighbouring Pt. England Reserve/Beach and farm.  We were even able to catch a few drone shots flying over our amazing area.

We hope you enjoy our movie!

Monday, 31 October 2016

Colour Run Super Star!

This past weekend, at the Pt. England Reserve, a Colour Run was held to help promote Suicide Awareness. Our very own Indiana Juggernaut Quist was on a team that came in second place! Way to go Indy!

Thursday, 13 October 2016

PES Olympics

Today was the day! After being postponed a number of times last term, we finally had a perfectly beautiful day for our School Olympics! Here are a few pictures that were taken of our fun today! Our morning started with the school gathering in our country teams before getting instructions. Check out the first rotation sky walkers! Mr. Burt had a crazy idea to make the Olympic Rings and have our drone take a picture. Keep an eye on our blog to see the final product someday soon!

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Coke Bottle Explosions

As part of our team Inquiry Immersion Day, students spent time in three different experiment situations.  One of those experiments dealt with Diet Coke Bottles, Mentos and Dry Ice.  The explosions from this experiment could be heard across the school!

Check out Penny's Learning:

Here is one of our explosions from during the day.

Making Bouncy Balls

Today, the students of Team 4 had a Science Immersion Day, which was so much fun!  Students were able to participate in three different experiment settings that explored various physical and chemical changes.  One of the activities that students participated in was following a lab procedure to create a bouncy ball.  Students completed a Scientific Method report during their experience.

Here is Leatham's Report:

Here are a few pictures of students creating their bouncy balls:

Friday, 23 September 2016

Surprise Pizza Party Thank You!

Class 6 Maths enjoyed a special thank you from the video team that filmed Noah Samuels as part of a short series on the Spark/Manaiakalani Program featured in the NZ Herald this past term.  It was a very exciting surprise and a fun way for our class to end Term 3!

Thank you Spark people for all you continue to do to support and love on our Pt. England (Manaiakalani) children!

Monday, 12 September 2016


This term, we have been learning all about different things that have been happening behind the scenes of the Rio Olympics.  Our animations have been based on one Olympic event, and we were challenged to include body movements while animating our athletes.  Check out these three animations that were highlighted on our school news PENN.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Term 3 Immersion Assembly

It is a new term and it is Term 3.Term 3 we are learning about the Olympic games and our theme for this term is We are the champion.There was a special visitor that came to our school and it was Mr Burt our principal he came back from his vacation.

The first team that started off the term was team 1.This term they are learning about healthy food to keep themselves fit and have more energy so when it come’s to cross county they will be able to not stop well running.

The next team after that was team 2.Team 2 are learning about other sport and how they can be just like the sport players.

Team 3 they don’t know that much about sport and they are having a quiz game to see how knows they most about sport player and sport games.

The most funniest team was team 5 cause of Mr Wiseman.Mr Wiseman had a tutu on and a pink Singlet and the team was AUS,AKL and USA the team that won was KIWI.

The team that I’m in was Team 4.We are learning about Geography,Rio,Virus,Contamination and Advertising.

This that I mostly enjoyed was my team's video they made.
They thing that I looking forward this term is finishing off my word for next term.

Posted by: Kei

Friday, 8 July 2016

Comic Artist Paul Martin Visits PES

Our Team 4 students have been studying Comic Art this term. They have also been looking at the elements used to create a comic/graphic novel in their literacy classes. New Zealand Comic Artist Paul Martin came to spend the day with our students and here is Charles recount of the day.

Has a comic artist been to your school before? On Wednesday the 22nd a special guest came to our school. PAUL MARTIN. We had a art day. He taught me how to sketch and draw better.

As a team He told us that he played for the chiefs. Paul Martin had to come to one of the classrooms the first class he came too is my class room 6. He Told us what should we pick out of background and how to draw anything else. I picked backgrounds. Sabrina gave me are pencil. I went off to a table and drew a background. I drawed space with the planets.  

The teachers had to pick 10 kids in a group to do a session with Paul and I was one of the kids that got chosen. He drawed a kiwi called Kory. Paul made Kory. Some people got his book I wasn't one of them that got a book. The book cost $15. After lunch he had to go. Thank you for coming Paul Martin we all thanked you for helping us and helping me draw better. THANK YOU I hope you come back soon.

WALT: Use capital letters and punctuation correctly.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Term 2 PENN Movie

This term, our team has been looking at Comic Art and all the elements that go into writing and reading a comic book or graphic novel. Here are three of our animations from this term.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Kei's Paul Martin Assignment

This term, our team has been looking at Comics and Comic Art.  We are so lucky to have a New Zealand comic artist coming to visit us on Wednesday!  As part of Kei's (click on link to leave her a comment) literacy assignment last week, she read about Paul Martin and created a poster that shows what she learnt about our guest.

This term we are learning about Paul Martin because he is coming to our school. He is coming to look at our blog's to see what we are doing this term and telling how he makes his comic.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

School Ambassadors 2016

A group of very special year 6 students from Team 4 have the privilege of being the Pt. England Ambassadors each year.  The Ambassadors are the face of Pt. England School (& Manaiakalani) for many different events throughout the school year.  The Ambassadors work together to show our visitors from all over the world the unique way we use Chromebooks (and iPads in years 1-3) in our classes to Learn, Create and Share.

Term 1 PENN Movie

Pt. England School has their very own News program that airs daily in all of our classrooms.  Each class takes turns making movies that show the cool things that we are doing everyday.  Check out our movie from Term 1 about volcanoes.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

KiwiSport: Snag Golf

This term, we are learning how to play Snag Golf for our KiwiSport.  We are so lucky to have an amazing coach and this week he taught us how to put using our putter.

Listening to coach give instructions on how to put.
Check out our form!
Ana is a superstar lining up her putt.

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Team 4 Testing Has Begun!

Today, we began our beginning of the year testing in Rooms 6, 7, and 8.  We are so lucky to take our tests on our netbooks!

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Welcome to 2016!

Rooms 6, 7, & 8 Discussing our Class Treaty

Welcome to the 2016 School Year!

That's right!  We're back at school, and this year Mrs. Moala is so excited to be part of the fabulous Team 4 teaching years 5 & 6!  

During our first day back, we had a great time getting to know our team.  We started the day off by having a lot of fun at our team sports rotation.  After morning tea, we spent some time working on our Chromebooks updating the About Me sections on our blogs.  Then, we talked about our Class Treaty and started our graffiti wall name plates, which we worked on for the rest of the day.

We are so excited to see all that this school year has in store for us!