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Friday, 1 September 2017

Blog of the Week: Sabrina - Team 5 - Speech Contest

Sabrina shares her thoughts below on the Speech Contest finals for our Year 7 and 8 students last week. Feel free to read more of her posts here.

On Friday Team 5 and Team 3 came together and there was 15 students that came and shared there speech to everyone and the person that said her speech was Amelia and her speech was about her nana and her mother and Amelia Nana was the cleaner at a school in. Pakuranga and it is called Riverina and her nana always smile at Amelia when she sees her.Also Amelia told us that her nana had passed way and my favorite speech was Muba
The most entertaining for me was president Muba. His topic was about if I were a president for a day. He talked about if he was a president for a day, the first thing he would do, would to provide a shelter for the homeless people. The second thing he would do, would to Take the pollution level down as well as bill depts. And the last thing he would do is to make the world a better place. The reason why I thought President muba was entertaining was because he would provide a shelter for the homeless people, and the first thing that came to my mind was that he would be an awesome president one day. He’s actually funny as well, he even knows how to make people laugh and that is one of the things I like to do as well. Is to make people happy and also make them laugh as well. it was a great time i enjoyed it 

Friday, 25 August 2017

Blog of the Week: Ta'ani I Wonder Animation

Blog of the week this time comes from Ta'ani - he has created a colourful animation for his 'I Wonder' question for our inquiry topic this term on Guardians of the Galaxy (Space). Check it out below.  For more of his learning, click here.


Today i made a movie on my opinion what i want to find out and to tell other people about where the sun goes so please watch my movie and hope you enjoy

Friday, 18 August 2017

GOOGLE Student Summit 2017

Today the Year 7 & 8 Extension group went to Ormiston Junior College for the GEGNZ Student Summit 2017. We went arrived in two groups which were P.E.N.N Team and The Scratch Team. Registration was the first place we went and were handed lanyards to put on.
( PS: I was apart of the PENN Team)

The GEGNZ Student Summit was attended by over 400 students from : Ormiston Primary, Ormiston College, Tamaki College, Stonefields School, Bucklands Beach School and many other schools. We went to many presentations and workshops where taught different things from different schools.

The P.E.N.N Team was the first to go back after the introduction in the Auditorium. Two groups of schools came to our Presentation were Holy Cross and Ormiston Primary School. After presenting, We let the school make their own NewsTo be honest when we were trying to pick workshops to go to, it was tough because most of the workshops required ipads which didn't have.

To Reflect upon the day, I have to say it was pretty fascinating seeing how technology has improved and has become part of our daily lives. What I learned from the trip to GEGNZ was how to use a program called Teleorgami. It's a app where you can record yourself saying something, and it has a avatar replaying

Friday, 11 August 2017

Blog of the Week: Lanzie - How long is my arm?

Lanzie is our blogger of the week. He has been learning how to take measurements and convert between different metric units. For more of his learning, click here.



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