Friday, 15 December 2017

2017 Staff Farewells

At our assembly this morning, we said farewell to a few of our amazing PES teachers who are off on new adventures in 2018. Some will be traveling, and others will be having babies! 

The Pav is so thankful to Mrs. Lai and all of the help she has given us this year!  We are going to miss you heaps, and we are so excited to meet your new little baby!

We are also going to miss Whaea Saf tremendously!  However, we are so proud of you and your decision to head to University next year to get your teaching certificate!

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Jr School Christmas Carnival

The Junior School student had a fabulous fun day today at our 2017 Jr School Christmas Carnival.  We had so much fun hanging with our friends traveling to all the super cool activities and seeing our teachers all dressed up in their colourful tutus!  Thank you everyone for a fabulous day!

Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas CRE with Mrs. Clarke

Today, we had our final CRE session with the amazing Mrs. Clarke and we were so blessed by her sharing with us the Christmas story.  It was lots of fun because she made it so interactive.  We were able to wear costumes and act out parts of the story.

Mrs. Clarke leading a refresher session on the things we learnt this year. 
Devante and Leah as Joseph and Mary (holding baby Jesus of course!)
The 3 Wisemen following the star to find the King of Kings. 

Musical Madness Animations

This term, as part of our school wide topic inquiry "Musical Madness" the students of Team 3 worked together to animate some of their favourite songs.

Mrs. Moala's literacy class put together two animations this term, and we used part of one for the beginning of our school prize giving item.

We hope you enjoy!

Friday, 8 December 2017

2017 PES End of the Year Picnic

The students and staff at Pt England School are definitely blessed!  We have the gorgeous Pt England Reserve/Beach right next door, and we took off to have our school picnic for the whole day. Once we arrived at the beach, students were able to play in the sand, or stay up on the reserve and play rugby, cricket, volleyball.  Students were also able to hang out with their friends and play on the playground.  After being there for a short time, it was time for Team 3 to have their swimming block!  The teachers made a human circle and the kids had a blast swimming and splashing around with their friends. 

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Hour of Code with OMG! Tech

The students of the Pav were very excited to have the Year 4 boys from Room 13 join us for an hour of code with two amazing volunteers sent to us by OMG! Tech.  Vivian and Ruth took the time to help us individually as we worked to complete an Hour of Code activity.  We had a blast and learnt so much!

2017 Year 4 Prizegiving

Mr Moran and I are so proud of all the students we have had in the Pav this year.  We have had an amazing year and everyone has tried so hard and improved so well!  We love you all and wish you all the best in the future!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Film Festival Love...

Today, the students of Room 11 spent some time responding to the many comments we have received on our blog for our 10th Annual Manaiakalani Film Festival  movie submission.  The students were so excited to see so many amazing comments from students and classes all over New Zealand on our blog post for our movie "Just Dance".  They had a lot of fun responding to the comments and checking out the blogs of the students who shared their URLs with us.

One of the links shared with us was from LH1 at Ormiston Primary School.  We were so excited when we checked out their blog and found a video of their students dancing along to our Just Dance video!  Awesome job LH1!

Do you think your class can copy our movies?  If you do, let us know and we will happily share your video on our blog as well!

Friday, 10 November 2017

PES Athletics Day 2017

We had an amazing day this year for our PES School Athletics. All of our Year 4 students did an amazing job at each station and we saw lots of support and team spirit.  We can't wait to see how much our Year 4 students improve as athletes in the years to come.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Just Dance! Film Festival 2017

This year, the students of Room 11 decided to make our very own Just Dance video to one of our favourite songs.  We hope you enjoy and we'd love to see you and your class jumping up and following our dance moves! So, have your teacher record you and your friends dancing along, and after you post your video to your blog, send us the link in our comments below!

Monday, 30 October 2017

Sharing with the Year 3's

Today we had some special visitors from Mrs. Nalder's class come visit the Pav after lunch.  We met in groups of three (2 year 4's and a year 3) to show them all the cool things we are able to do on our Chromebooks.  The year 3's did a fabulous job exploring and asking questions, and we enjoyed sharing our learning tools with them.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Pav Race Day

Today we have been sneaking into the field to race so we could write about the race.So first we had to wait for Mr Moran to let us go line up. So Mr Moran first  called out every signal group at the right time so everyone would not get pushed. So next when everyone was outside we had to put on our shoe or go bear feet.Then when  everyone  was outside we lined up in 2 lines one boy line and one girl line.Then Everyone was ready to sneak pass the class. So first before I lined up I felt nervous so I was shaking with fear but I still had to run for our writing. Then we all walked down quietly to room 17 and sat on the concrete and waited for our turns so first Mr Moran counted each girl and boy. After he was done counting us he spite each girl and told them to get in a lane. So first the others girls raced then

Finally it was my lines turn to run so I stayed normal and went into a line.Then I waited for Mr Moran to clap a weird thing it was like 2 blocks sticked together but not with tape so when he clapped the 2 blocks together I ran as fast as I could and I used all the energy I had left but I did not make

It i did not come 1st or 2d or 3d or 4th but I did not care I tried my best but to me I was close but I did not win and I felt good because I ran and I have not run like that in ages since my leg got really sour for weeks
So then it was the boys turn and they did a great job to me then when everyone was done doing the race it was close to the final race so the girls who won the race had to race each other and then some of the girls who won the othe race did not make it next it was the boys turn and some did not make it

Finally it was the final race girls vs boys the race was called the sprint race next when everyone who was racing  was getting ready then Mr Moran told us a secret he whispered the secret to us and told us that its not gonna be a sprint race it is going to be a crab race so first Mr Moran told the other kids who are going to race and they were like what so also Mr Moran was gonna race with them so even doe he was a bit older then everyone he let some one else do the blocks so

At last everyone was finish racing and the winner was Mr Moran and after that we went back to class to do this writing...see you later.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Term 4 KiwiSport: Volleyball!

Today we had our first Volleyball session with Coach Renee.  It was awesome to see our net hanging on our new hardcourt this morning ready for our session.  We had a blast today learning from Coach Renee and we are so excited to continue to learn from her for the rest of the term as we further develop our volleyball skills.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Farewell Ms Vani!

We have been so blessed to have an amazing Social Worker in our school the past few years named Ms Vani. We are so excited for Ms Vani and the new adventure she will be on with here new job.  However, PES will miss her greatly!

Ms. Vani's farewell at our Friday Assembly

Niuean Language Week

We are so proud of all the Pav students who decided to support Niuean Language Week and join the Assembly performance group this week.  They had so much fun working with Mrs. Langitupu and Ms Teleso to learn a little bit about Niuean culture, language and dance. 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Term 4 Immersion Assembly

This term began with another amazing PES Immersion Assembly! Each team of teachers creatively presented a snapshot of what their team will be learning this term.  Check out Team 3's Musical Madness video and watch for future posts of our own assembly recounts.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Athletics Practice

This term will will be having our school wide Athletics Day.  The students of Team 3 have started to train hard with rotations every Wednesday afternoon.  Here are some pictures from our first day of training.

Students are practicing skip roping and sack racing.

Students are practicing throwing and high jump.

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!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Term 2 Immersion Assembly: Now That's Thinking

This term, we will be looking into Technology with our school-wide focus "Now That's Thinking."  The students of Team 3 will be diving deeper into Māori uses of kites and various ways to make them.  Students will be exploring different materials and different methods to make the best kite for flying.

We will also be exploring Māori mythology and Matariki.  The students of Team 3 will be working to complete their very own animations of the Māori myth Tamarereti.

Check out our Immersion Assembly movie of Tamarereti below.

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.