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. 

Here are some of greetings used by students in our class:

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

Do you know what culture/language each greeting comes from? Scroll down past the artwork to check your answers.

Close ups from of our artists in Room 2:  David, Angel, Aneelis and Sheales.


A) Kia Ora - MAORI
B) Talofa Lava - SAMOAN
C) Malo e lelei - TONGAN
D) Mingalaba - BURMESE
E) Fakaalofa lahi atu - NIUEAN

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.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Blog of the Week: Loseli - Running: Sport or a Way of Life?

This week Loseli watched different videos and read some texts to get ideas to create a poster on the benefits of running. What do you think - Is running a sport or a way of life?

Friday, 10 November 2017

Blog of the Week: BRADLEY Question Cube

Today I made a cube with question my question were what who where when and how why I watched a video called (EL Sistema) In USA is about kids play instruments. Here is a picture for my cube some bit failed because it was sticky. My Question  when are  we be good at playing instruments, Who inspired them to play,

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

The Misfits

Kia ora koutou! Well, it's no secret that most of us in Room 2 at Pt England School love playing basketball. Check out our movie and see if a group of Year 7 & 8 'misfits' can work together and match up against the 'cool ' kids - enjoy!

Friday, 3 November 2017

Blog of the Week: BEN The Guest Speaker

this morning we had a guest speaker Mr Patterson he came to talk to us about our future he asked a couple of people what is there dream job he pointed at me and I said game designer. after he asked everyone about there dream job he asked us to figure out a little math question it was about our motivation he told us to figure out what the letters stood for  it was motivation , inspiration , aspiration, it stood for aim to aim for our goals.

he told us two story's the first story was about Mr Patterson at the airport in Australia his flight was cancelled so air New Zealand had to book a hotel room for all the people who were suppose to be on the plane. when he went to  the line he saw these two young adults with three kids at the back of the line so he put them all in the front of the line everyone in the line didn't complain about it they just let it happen. 

for the second story he told us that an eleven year old boy named Uili gave his lunch and his lunch money to a homeless man for two weeks the homeless man almost lost everything his job his wife and his house. after the eleven year old boy gave all his lunch money and lunch some people helped him as well now the homeless man has a job a rental home and is happy. in return for helping the homeless man the homeless man went to his school and told the school about what he did so Uili was rewarded a golden certificate. 

In conclusion Mr Patterson gave us a lot to think about for our future and that it has challenges in the future when we get older but to go for our dream job and to help others out in need like give someone at school doesn't have lunch then give the lunch to the person who needs it. I look forward to the future because then ill be older ,taller and hopefully have my dream job about being a game designer