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.