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.