Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Code Club - Lost in Space!

Today was our second session of Code Club - we doubled our members from last week and now have SIX keen new coders! 

This week we tried out a new SCRATCH project called 'Lost in Space' - each student got to use new sprite animated characters and use code to make them move. We made a rocket blast off, change colour and shape and added in a floating monkey astronaut, a twinkling star and a bouncing asteroid.

Check out Andrew's coding work below:

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Code Club - SCRATCH magic!

Today Lehi, Andrew and Ben met in Room 2 for our very first Team 5 Code Club session! The club will meet every Wednesday lunchtime to learn new coding skills. Today they signed up for a new SCRATCH account and had fun getting started on their first coding project - creating a Rock Band with different characters or 'sprites' and using code to add realistic sounds. Check in each week to see what we get up to!

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

2018 Garage Sale - Fundraiser for Year 8 Camp

As part of our fundraising for Year 8 camp, Team 5 have their annual garage sale and this year we had it on Saturday 24th March. What a beautiful day it turned out to be with students turning up at 7.30am to help put their stalls together.

We had a long table filled with deliciously home made cakes, pineapple pies, cup cakes, muffins, cookies and some wonderfully made otai to quench the thirst. A candy floss stand was also a favourite for the kids. Parents got to enjoy some yummy seafood chowder made by Roz while our students were being great sales reps at the cheese toasties and hot dogs dogs.

It was great to see Josephine Bartley and Mrs Tele'a join us along with our Pt England babies.

We could go on and on but take a look at our video below to see more of our fun filled day.

A huge THANK YOU to our Pt England families and the wider community for coming down and supporting our students in their fundraising efforts.

We raised $1700!!! This is absolutely fantastic and will go towards our Year 8 Camp in Thames Valley.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Kia Ora! Talofa Lava! Malo e Leilei! Mingalaba! Greetings from Room 2!

To introduce ourselves and make our room look brighter and more colourful, we each made our first piece of art the year. We had to include our name,  a greeting in a language that meant something to us, and a fun fact about ourselves. 

Do you know what language these greeting comes from?
Write in the comments below and we'll let you know if you got them right!

A) Kia Ora 
B) Talofa Lava
C) Malo e lelei
D) Mingalaba
E) Fakaalofa lahi atu
F) Kia orana

Here are some close ups from David, Angel, Aneelis and Sheales.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Karakia, Mihi - Sabrina shows us how!

Team 5 starts every school day with an assembly for all Year 7 & Year 8 students and teachers. Each class takes turns to run the assembly. Two students lead the mihi and karakia and the homeroom teacher delivers the notices.

Every Wednesday, students from Room 2 take their turn.

Do you need to practice?

Well, Sabrina, a Year 8 student/prefect from Room 2,  has recorded the karakia and mihi to help you out! She hasd done an awesome job - Ka mau te wehi Sabrina! 

Click here to listen.  Follow along with the words below. Kia kaha! (You can do it!)

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

2018 - Here we come!

The holidays are over and Term 1 for 2018 has started back at Pt England School. Here in Room 2, we have Year 8s back for another year as seniors of the school along with a bunch of  Year 7s joining us - full of energy and ready to make the step up to being leaders of the school as part of Team 5.  Follow us through the year as we share our learning for 2018. Ka kite ano!

Friday, 24 November 2017

The Big Hoot - Community Art Project

Check out what David has been up to this week as part of The Big Hoot - an art project involving students from over 50 schools in Auckland including Pt England School. David was one of four Year 8s working with Miss Eadie to design and paint an owl that would represent our school and community. Awesome effort!

Hey guys I've been busy working on an amazing owl. The owl is a fundraiser for the cancer foundation. What we do with the owl is we paint it and when we finish we send it of to be place on the trail.The name of the program is 'little hoot'.It been fun working alongside my partners. Here are some picture of what we been up to.

Today (21/11/2017) has been good so far. The part I'm working on is the right wing. I finally finally finish the pattern  and getting started on the fish an the blow hole. Here  are some more pictures.