Friday, 4 August 2017

Cook Islands Language Week/Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani

Kia Orana from the students of Pt England School. The week past we had the opportunity to practice using the Cook Islands language! In team 5 we sang himene in Māori Kūki ’Āirani and used some basic phrases to start us off each day.

This year's theme is`Ei rāvenga nāku i te tuatua i tōku reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani ka anoano au i te turuturu ā tōku ngutu`are tangata `ē te matakeinanga. An encouraging home and community environment is what I need to build my love and my confidence to speak my reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani.'

We are so very proud of our year 7 & 8 students who took the lead in preparing this beautiful range of items. They gave up every lunch time to practice together for our Friday school assembly. A huge thank you to Mrs Lagitupu and Roimata's mum, Puna, who helped all week long.  You are awesome!

Watch and find out for yourself how proud our students are of the Cook Island culture and language. Meitaki Maata tamariki

Friday, 28 July 2017

Winter Blogging Champion! - OLIVIA

We joined Rachel Williams and her team for the WINTER LEARNING JOURNEY. The challenge was to blog for seven days throughout the Term 2 holiday break while 'taking a tour around New Zealand/Aotearoa. Points were given out for the number of posts each student made AND the number of positive comments they made on other blogs. The winner would be the student with the most points.

Aneelis and Olivia participated from Room 2's home class. Aneelis had a creative idea for a new New Zealand flag here while Olivia's blogging efforts earned her a prize 3rd equal with Mitchell, another Year 8 student. Check out more of Olivia's award winning blog entries here. and see what she won below.

Watch out for the next LEARNING JOURNEY at the end of the year for the 2017/18 Summer break!

Monday, 29 May 2017

Year 8 Leadership Camp 2017

Y8 Leadership 2017
from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Here's some pics we captured while away on our leadership camp this year! Wednesday 26th - Friday 28th May. Our group was slightly smaller this time around but still jam packed with a lot of fun and learning opportunities! We had a range of workshops where our students had to step and out as leaders and active team members.

 Key phrases like 'Build up, positive self talk, service to leadership 'O le ala i le pule o le tautua', show support and we kept a focus on. Why do we have camp? Naturally as year 8 students there is an expectation that students will step up and lead. This camp is to support our students to do this. You'll all agree the act of leadership and even teamwork is not something all people do naturally, many of us need to shown and taught this! So camp is where we get to do this together without any distractions! The building of self confidence to stand, speak and participate was developed during camp. We took part in - leading groups around rotations, taking charge in team challenges, and showing 'kaha' when we needed to be brave. Being the hosts even during our meal times was a job all teams carried out which included prayers in all our various languages, songs and chants that always made meal time so enjoyable!

 We have video that we are currently editing so you can see for yourself what we've shared here. A big shout out to all the year 8 students, their whanau, teachers for the great support you gave. We are very thankful! Fa'afetai tele lava. Andrea Tele'a

Friday, 14 April 2017

GET WATER WISE! - Te Taiao o Tāmaki - Te Oro Celebration

During the last week of Term 1, students from different schools in the Manaiakalani cluster came together at Te Oro in Glen Innes to share their learning on the inquiry theme -Te Taiao o Tāmaki/The Environment of Tāmaki.

OUR CONTRIBUTION: Students from Room 2 created a short movie, 'Get Water Wise!' to make people aware how easy it is to waste water and to suggest different ways to save water at home. Check out our movie below.

BACKGROUND: In the last couple of weeks it has been raining very hard. The heavy rain has unsettled silt in dams at a treatment plant where Auckland gets about half of its water from.  
This means the supply of clean drinking water in Auckland is now very low because only half the usual amount of water has been treated and is okay for us to drink. 
This is the worst water crisis in Auckland for 23 years!

ISSUE: Until the rain stops and the silt in the dams settles again, Aucklanders need to use less water than usual. In fact,  as a city, we need to save 50 million litres of water a day. This equals 20 litres or 2 large buckets of water for each person, every day.

If we run out of the clean water supply, we will have to use partially treated water - we will need to boil it before we can drink it safely.

SOLUTION: Let's find as many ways as possible to reduce the amount of water we use each day while we wait for the silt in the dams to settle and more water can be treated.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Blog of the Week: POLY HIGHLIGHTS - Kerstein

This week, our blog of the week comes from Kerstein, a Year 7 student in Room 2. She wrote about Team 5's trip to Polyfest 2017 in Manukau.  Check out her highlights from the festival below and read more from her blog here

Click here to see Kerstein and her digi poi group perform

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Visual Mihi - DLO Project - Term 1

Nau mai, haere mai!

The first DLO project for every student in Team 5 in 2017 was to create their own visual mihi. Each student had to design a graphic that included a picture of themselves and four images that represented things that had personal meaning or importance to them. Check out the visual mihi created by Bradley, Angelica, Benioni, Aretafaye, Angel and Sheales.

What do they have in common? What items are different? What images would you include in your own visual mihi?

Feel free to visit their blogs (click on the name links above) and leave a comment.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Summer Blogging Champion! - LOSELI

Over the school holidays, students from around the Manaiakalani cluster of schools joined in the Summer Learning Journey organised by Rachel Williamson. 

Each student got to choose one country to 'visit'. They then spent four weeks completing different tasks and blogging about what they learnt about the destination's people, language and culture. There were prizes for the Top Bloggers in each school. 

One of the lucky winners at Pt England School is from Room 2 - Loseli won 3rd prize for blogging about Germany - check out her blog here - Congratulations Loseli for your awesome holiday blogging work!!!