Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Film Festival 2020

This year, the students in Room 1 decided to recreate one of their favourite parody videos from YouTube. We sure had some fun filming our movie and trying to get our singing to line up with the actual music was a bit difficult at first. We hope you enjoy our movie, "A Day in the Life."

Thanks for watching! We love hearing from our blog readers, so please leave us a comment.

Monday, 14 September 2020

Everyday Theatre Workshop

 Today, Room 1 had an amazing opportunity to hang out with "Soy Sauce" from Everyday Theatre. She walked us through a fun interactive production game. Due to the Covid restrictions, the theatre group did a marvellous job adapting their script and follow up tasks to provide a fun and informative session. The name of the production was "The Family Game Reloaded." We learnt about six different characters that surrounded the day to day life story of a family going through some hard times. We were able to help the family come up with ways to help their situation and we had a fun day as a class doing so. 

Friday, 28 August 2020

Serving Others During the Lockdown

As our country is back in level 3 lockdown, the need around our community continues to grow. I was so happy to receive a text from Antzel's mum asking for him to be excused from his Te Reo Class Google Meet earlier this week because he was out delivering food parcels. What a great thing to be doing Antzel! We are so proud of you! 


Today I helped my mum and poppy to deliver food boxes to families who are in need of food. I made sure I wore my mask, my gloves and also kept my distance. 

I feel very happy, seeing families happy when the got the food boxes, especially the children. It is a blessing to help others. Thanks to those who are involved with helping families.

By Antzel.

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Matariki Fish

After reading "The Star Fishes" George completed his Create Task. He made origami fish with Uncle Tyson. Check out his blog post below and then click here to go to George's blog to leave him a comment.
Today me and Tyson made  origami fish.  ya :) and it was cool. Look at my origami fish!

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Thank You Rotary Club of Auckland South!

Today, the students of Team 5 were blessed by the Rotary Club of Auckland South with a special surprise. They each received a magazine packet to take home and enjoy.

Thank you Rotary Club of Auckland South!

Friday, 19 June 2020

Exciting New at our School Assembly

Exciting News at our School Assembly

Today At  Pt England School There was a surprise from the crowd it was a famous boxer, and a special guest. He’s Name  was Joseph Parker and his sister was amazing . Joseph Parker Had a korero about his career . He had said “ BELIEVE IN YOURSELF” “NOTHING  BEATS HARD WORK” .  When his speech was finished we had a Duffy award . Students from Pt England school ( which is my school) started a Duffy award so  this is when students from different classes got caught being good during the week or this term. Jason Parker and Elizabeth they were Shaking hands to people who were given the Duffy award . Students in my class have gotten rubber bands that say Jeep on it from Joseph Parker and Elizabeth Parker and their special Autograph. This was an amazing and unforgettable experience I had ever had. Thank you for Coming to our school . Thank you so much we really appreciate it.
Joseph Parker gets double boost before fight | issues a stumbling block for ambitious Joseph Parker ...

Thursday, 4 June 2020

SandArt Literacy


Today in literacy we watched a sand artist tell a story
on a light board, first he drew an eye after that he
drew a woman on her/his undereye and a male below
her/his upper eye. After that he used the sand to
make it look like it was raining. He then drew a maori
carving or face. He also drew a person in the corner
with sand. After he drew a picture that looked like
one tree hill or a mountain .  

Friday, 29 May 2020

Samoan Language Week

Here on Team 5 we have really enjoyed celebrating Samoan Language Week this week. We  have been blessed to learn two new hymns that we sang regularly during the week.

Here are videos that we have created with the help of our lovely Samoan Fiafia group. The words are included in case you would like to sing along.

Monday, 18 May 2020

Welcome Back Level 2!

Today, we were able to welcome back some of our lovely students to Term 2 under Level 2 of the Covid-19 Lockdown. We enjoyed learning from home, but we are so excited to be learning at school again!  All of our classrooms are open, and we are excited to see more of our students join us everyday!

Monday, 4 May 2020

Golden Rules for Level 3

This week, as our Nation moved into Covid -19 Level 3, we have some students and teachers back in school working and learning in "bubble classes." As part of our school livestream assembly, our prefects presented their weekly korero and they gave us the "Golden Rules for Level 3,"

Check it out!

Friday, 24 April 2020

Spirit of Anzac

During our weekly school assembly, our prefects presented our weekly korero. This week, as we prepare to celebrate Anzac Day tomorrow from our isolated homes, our prefects reminded us that there are many ways we can still allow the spirit of Anzac Day to continue from within our isolated bubbles.

Check out this video of their presentation from our live feed:

Friday, 17 April 2020

Good Manners for Good Meets

With Distance Learning sweeping the world, the students at Pt England are so lucky to be able to still gather together every Friday morning for our school assembly.  The only difference is that our assembly is live streamed of course!

Here on Team 5, we really enjoy seeing our prefects during the assembly as they present the weekly korero.

This week, our school korero is Good Manners for Good Meets. This is exceptionally important as we are all using Google Meets to remain in contact with our teachers for various reasons on a daily basis.

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

2020 Visual Mihi

Every year the students of Team 5 spend the first few weeks of Term 1 using Hyperstudio to draw their own visual mihi. Each student starts off by tracing a picture of themselves. It is important to note that when it comes to using Hyperstudio this is generally the only thing that are students are permitted to trace. Therefore, as you look at the different visual mihi in this movie you will see original graphic artwork from our students based on 4 important aspects of their own life as they see it right now.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

XtraMath Success Certificate

We just want to congratulate Patience for earning her subtraction certificate on XtraMaths while learning from home during the Covid-19 Lockdown.  Awesome job Patience! We are so proud of you and the continued work you are doing!

Friday, 27 March 2020

Distance Learning: Spelling Test

Today we decided it would be fun to have our own Distance Learning team assembly complete with karakia, mihi and waiata as we would any other day of the school term. It was great to see so many students hop on and join us this morning, especially since it was at 9am!

NOTE: Names have been blocked out because it is not Cybersmart to post last names online!
It was fun seeing some faces that we don't see in our general literacy and maths classes as we spent about 30 minutes together. Mrs. Flavelle from our office staff joined us and administered our spelling test. We completed the test using a Google Form, which allowed our answers to be submitted right away. It was fun to learn that the students with a perfect score will be entered into a drawing to win a special treat once we are back at school.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Covid 19: Isolation Begins

Yesterday, we learnt that there would be no more school for at least the next four weeks as we were placed into a nationwide isolation to help prevent the curve of the pandemic from growing too fast. The students of Team 5 were a bit nervous as they left not knowing what to expect.

Students on our first Google Meet.
However, nerves around Team 5 were calmed a bit when it was realised that the teachers were about 90% prepared for what was to come next. The class site changed a bit and teachers began teaching from the front screen instead of the normal maths, reading and writing pages. Videos were also being posted daily welcoming the students to their learning page.

Perhaps the best thing that happened was on the first day of the student isolation period, the teachers of team 5 were online at 9am using Google Meet to catch up with their literacy classes and again at 12:30 to catch up with their maths classes.

We hope to continue this while on isolation, except during the 2 week school holiday period. However, our students will be provided with our very own Easter Isolation Learning Journey that will appear on our site at the end of the term. This is based on our successful Manaiakalani Summer Learning Journey that occurs each year during the summer holidays.

Team 5 we are so proud of you for putting forth the effort to continue your learning while at home!  Keep working hard and joining in our Google Meets!

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Testing is on!

The students in Team 5 are nearly done with their Term 1 testing and they have been doing a fabulous job! This is a very important time for our students to help us to know if they are in the right learning groups, and to give us teachers a clearer understanding of what our next steps need to be as a class.

Room 1 Literacy students hard at work on their writing sample. 

Friday, 28 February 2020

PES Term 1 School Picnic

Today the students at Pt England School had a very special day at our neighbouring Pt. England Reserve and Beach. It was a lovely day of swimming, playing sport, building sandcastles (and burying our friends) in the sand and relaxing in the shade for our Year 7/8 students. It was great to see so many families from across our school come out for the day and spend time catching up while making memories with their students.

After returning from the picnic, the students of Team 5 spent the last 30 minutes of the day having some sing-a-long karaoke before being dismissed for the weekend. Some students didn't want to leave and had one last song and dance before heading out.

Thank you for such a lovely day Pt. England!

Friday, 14 February 2020

School Assembly Recognition

Today during our school assembly, our 2020 school leaders received their badges. Students from Team 5 received badges for being prefects, house captains, Rangitahi (te reo Māori leaders) and for being our Manaiakalani Ambassador. We are so proud of all of you and we can't wait to see where you lead us as a school in 2020!

Students were also recognised for their participation in the 2019 Summer Learning Journey. During this journey, students complete various tasks, post assignments on their blogs and communicate through blog commenting with advisors and other participants. Congratulations to all who participated!

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Kiwisport Fun!

This term, the year 8 students are having some fun on Tuesday afternoons learning how to play Foosball. We have two amazing coaches who teach us new games and techniques each week. This week, we learnt that foosball is often played indoors with a smaller ball than a normal soccer ball. Check out some of the fun we have had during our first week.


Monday, 3 February 2020

The 2020 School Year has begun!

This morning, the campus of Pt England was buzzing with excitement beginning around 7:30 and it continued straight until the 8:50 bell rang for school to start. The 2020 students of PES filed into the hall to sit for the last time in their 2019 class lines while they waited for their names to be called so they could discover who their 2020 teachers were going to be.

 Mr. Burt, our principal, along with our Year 8 prefects welcomed the students, and parents before talking about our 2020 theme of Never Lose Hope.  He then went on to dismiss our Year 8 students to their block, where they prepared for a few minutes to welcome the Year 7s to the intermediate block of the school.
When the Year 7s came in, they were greeted by the Prefects standing in front of the Year 8 class. Each prefect said something as part of the powhiri (welcome) and then both groups joined together as our 2020 Intermediate family to sing a waiata (song) together for the first time.

As part of the group that arrived with the Year 7s was Whaea Mary our new te reo teacher. She blessed us with her mihi and then spent the day in our block participating in our first day of school activities while meeting some of the students.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Welcome to Room 1 2020!

Kia ora! And Welcome to the 2020 school year!  This year, my class is once again representing the Year 7/8 students in Room 1 at Pt England School in Auckland, New Zealand. Our class is one of five homeclasses, and six literacy and maths classes in our intermediate block. 

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. Each year, our school chooses one of our school values to focus our learning on.  This year, our value is hope as illustrated in our lovely 2020 graphic.  We will be focusing on Kia mau tonu te tūmanako or Never lose Hope.

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.