Monday, 16 December 2019

Year 7/8 Fun Day

This year, for our end of the year Fun Day, we traveled to our local Panmure Lagoon "Swimarama" Pools. We had a gorgeous sunny day to laugh, talk, and swim to end the 2019 school year. What a great way to end an awesome year together!

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Room 1 Shared Lunch

To end 2019, the students of Room 1 celebrated with a shared lunch. It was a nice time of laughter and yummy food.

Friday, 6 December 2019

2019 Prizegiving

This year, we had an amazing prizegiving to celebrate the accomplishments of all our students and the end to another great school year. In addition to the the awards and prizes announced, the students at each year level present an item that they have worked on during the term.

Here are the year 7 and 8 items:

Monday, 25 November 2019

Yr 7 Rainbow's End Trip

On Wednesday 20th November, the year sevens were fortunate enough to visit Rainbow's End. This is a trip that we hold every year, to celebrate the end of year seven, before we come back as the leaders of the school.

We spend the entire day there; we get into small groups with a parent helper and then get to explore the park with them. Here is a promo movie of the trip, we hope it will prepare next years year sevens for the amazing event!

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

2019 Manaiakalani Film Festival

This year, Room 1 created a movie for our annual Manaiakalani Film Festival called "Dear Future Me."  We had a lot of fun making our movie and seeing our faces morph from the 5 year old me to the present day student that we now are. We hope you enjoy our movie!

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!

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Rm 1 PENN Movie Term 2

This term, the students of Team 5 have been exploring different countries around the world as we learnt about the locations of the seven continents. We also spent time learning how to code using Scratch.  We took this information and our own Hyperstudio drawings to create our own scratch animations. Here is the movie we showed on PENN this term to showcase some of our work.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Welcoming ERO to Pt England

This term, we had the ERO team come into to assess our school and our lovely Team 5 students had the honour of welcoming the team to our school as part of our daily morning assembly.

As a team, we begin each day with all five classes meeting together in our Street (shared space) area. We begin with our version of a traditional Maori pōwhiri.  Once the students recited our school karakia and one of our students shared their mihi, Mr. Burt brought the ERO team up to introduce themselves to the students.

It was great for the students to understand what the ERO team does and who was a part of our team this year since they would be around the school for the week.  We are so excited to see what ERO has to say about our amazing school.

Friday, 31 May 2019

Samoan Language Week

"Lalaga le si'osi'omaga mo se lumana'i manuia
Weave an environment for a better future."

This is our theme for Samoan Language Week 2019. In Team 5 we've enjoyed learning words and phrases we can use everyday like saying "tulou". Always excuse yourself if your movements are going to obstruct the view of others.

Check out some highlights from todays assembly.

Fa'afetai ma ia manuia tele le toe vaiaso.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Our Garden Update

During the last week of Term 1, we had quite a surprise during lunch one day!  We had a lovely lady come in from the community to help Pt England student volunteers pour new soil into our garden and plant some lovely vegetables.  Hopefully, later this year we will be able to have a yummy meal made with the vegetables from our class garden.

Geometry Pre-Test

This morning, the students of Team 5 had an opportunity to show off their Geometry skills by taking a pre-test.  This test will be used by the teachers to help with planning for upcoming Geometry lessons and to help show the students exactly what they have learnt over the time we study Geometry this term.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Duffy Was Here...

Today, we had the amazing actor's from Duffy Theatre come to Pt. England School.  It was such a treat to see Duffy again and to end our day with laughter and a reminder about what reading good book can do for our lives and our imagination.

Monday, 29 April 2019

Term 2: I Like Your Latitude

Today was the beginning of Term 2 here at Pt England School. We started the day with a school assembly where we learnt what our school wide topic focus is for the term, which is "I Like Your Latitude" and our focus question is "Where in the longitude and latitude is that?". 

We are very excited to travel the world as Year 7/8 students while learning about the 7 continents. We are also exploring how to locate places around the word using longitude and latitude and around our own community using a GPS.

Later this term, we will be coding our very own choose your adventure stories and participating in PES Greatest Race.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Career Guest Speakers

Today, the students of Team 5 completed their Malaga study with some amazing presentations from 3 professionals about what they are doing in their lives and what it took for them to get there. Here are some of the Room 1 summaries of the presentations.

2019 Garage Sale

Every year the students of Team 5 have a Garage Sale to raise money for Year 8 and other fun activities that happen around the Year 7/8 Block.  Here is a little movie to show what happened during our Garage Sale this year.

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Attitude Talks

Attitude Talks
By: Donte

Today we had Jannah from Attitude come and talk to us about being good friends. being good friends is to pay respect to other when they are talking to you, like if you are talking to someone that is on there phone that don't listen.

6 friendship tips.

1)Be friendly: being friendly could be as simple as smiling at someone.

2)Be yourself:being yourself allows you to have real, friendship.

3)Be positive:if you are positive you attract positive friendships.

4)Remember the special times:remembering important times in your friends life.

5) learn to listen: paying attentions to others.

6)Remember names:it is important to remembering peoples names because it is respectful.

Garage Sale Fun

This weekend, the students of Team 5 took over our school hall on Saturday morning for our annual Year 7/8 Garage Sale.  The students showed up with some amazing baking for our bake sale.  They also stuck around to help run a number of different booths.  We had some students selling hot beverages (Coffee, Tea and Milo).  There was the bake sale table team who worked really hard to sell the beautiful baking for a good profit...after all we're trying to get out kids to camp!  Mrs. Flavelle had some help selling at her garage sale table, and we sold tickets for our Easter hamper raffle.  Students worked to sell fresh fry bread, and cheese toasties, too!  We even had a sausage sizzle! 

Thank you to all our family, friends and community that came out to help support our students as we prepare for our upcoming Year 8 Leadership Camp.  We had a great day and awesome turnout despite the rainy weather.

Stocking the bake sale table.
Showing off some gorgeous cakes!
The toastie team hard at work!

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Hope's Māui Post

During literacy this year, some of the students in Room 1's Paua group read the story Maui.   Students were asked to complete a learning task about how an author uses words to paint a picture.  They were then asked to read an article about the Māui dolphins in New Zealand before writing and recording a VLOG post.

Here is Hope's blog post.  Please check out her blog and leave her a comment.

  WALT: Recognise words and phrases that "show" not "tell".
Task description: We read the book Māui and did a task for it, we had to answer questions and see if it is correct. We also did a show don't tell and we had to show what was happening in the picture and create a different picture by showing it in words. We even created our own task to do and it was related to the book Māui.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Leiite: Plot Line

This term, the students in Rm 1 Literacy have been looking at the elements of Plot and familiarising themselves with what a plot line looks like for various types of literacy works.

Here is an example from Leiite's blog.

WALT: Recognise the elements of a plot.

For this week my group and I was working on our Exposition, Rising Actions, Climax, Falling Actions, and Resolution.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Year 7/8 Polyfest Trip

This year, the year 7/8 students from Pt England spent the day at Polyfest exploring various future opportunities, while having fun building relationships with students from across the team.  Here is the movie we put together to show on PENN (our school news network).  We hope you enjoy and that when you are done watching, your class tries the "Polyfest Dance Challenge" too!

Friday, 15 March 2019

Friday=Spelling Tests!

Every Friday, after our school assembly the students of Team 5 have a special announcer conduct a spelling test over the PA system. Students who score 10/10 on their test go into a special drawing to win a sweet Friday treat.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Ko wai au?

This term, as part of our Inquiry study, the students of Team 5 will be answering the question Ko wai au? Who am I? While studying the Malaga (or Journey) that their family has been on to bring the students to this point in their life and what their futures may shape up to be we have been working on the first of two animations for Term 1. 

We hope you enjoy some of our Visual Mihi's.  Please click on the link below each picture to leave a comment on that student's blog.



Thursday, 7 March 2019

Life in Team 5

Ever wonder what it is like during the day in our Intermediate block at PES? Check out this amazing video Mrs. Stone put together for our school news PENN.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Room 1 Garden

Outside of Room 1 is a rather large garden box. We quickly noticed that it looked rather sad and awful earlier this week and planned as a class to make it our project this year.

This morning, before the school assembly, Mr. Vogt came by to talk to Mrs Moala and he had noticed the same thing! 

So, in an effort to loosen the soil and hopefully begin cultivating our own garden, Mr Vogt suggested having some students fill the box with water and cover it.

We will continue to fill it for a few days (or weeks) and hopefully we will be able to see some results soon.  Stay turned to see what happens during the upcoming weeks...

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Learning Rotations Have Begun!

Today was Day 3 of the 2019 school year and the students in Team 5 were able to meet their Literacy and Maths teachers today for the first time as a cohort. Students rotated to their learning groups throughout the day and it was so fun to get back into the swing of learning new things!

Here are some pictures from Mrs. Moala's maths class working collaboratively to solve a problem with groups of 4 (of their choice) from their DMIC group (half of the class).

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Room 1 Home Class

We have spent the past two days in Room 1 learning about our space and each other. Once of the first activities that we did was play a game called "People Bingo". We were able to learn so much about some of our classmates and we were also able to learn the names of students we didn't know before today.

Monday, 4 February 2019

Welcome Year 7s

After being dismissed from the school assembly, the year 7 students walked into the Team 5 space for the first time as PES Intermediates. They were greeted by the year 8 students who were seated facing them. A beautiful Powhiri (welcome) was led by some of the year 8 students.

First 2019 Team Karakia

Year 8 Welcoming Waiata

2019 Has Officially Begun!

The 2019 school year has officially started and the students at PES eagerly entered the school gates this morning ready to meet their new teachers.

Mr Burt began the year with the help of our new Prefects at our First Day of School Assembly. 

It was during this assembly, that the students of Pt England were introduced to our 2019 school year theme: Kia pai te kotahi "Better Together." We will spend the year exploring what this means to us as individuals in the context of a class and team (family), school, community and nation. 

Students will also spend Term 1 looking further into the Pt England Way as we learn how to properly manage ourselves as Pt Englanders. The students of Team 5 will also be spending some time answering the question Ko wai au? while working through the Malaga program.

Welcome to Room 1!

Room 1 is one of five classrooms that are the home to Year 7/8 students at Pt England School in Auckland, New Zealand. Every student in our block has their very own Chromebook and all of our learning can be seen on our class site with our completed assignment tasks shared on our individual blogs. We would love to have you follow our Year 7/8 learning journey this year as we work together to Learn, Create and Share on our class and individual blogs.