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!
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.
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.