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

Monday, 30 October 2017

Inquiry - Parts of the Orchestra

Check out the inquiry work from Angel and Amethyst...

This week we are working on a presentation that will be showing you about different instruments and  also different parts of a orchestra.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Blog of the Week: INEZ Explanation Writing - Regular Exercise

This week our blog of the week is from Inez who explains 'why regular exercise is important'.

Read her awesome piece of writing below and check out her blog to see more of her work.

Greetings, I will be explaining ‘Why is regular exercise important’. There will be three main points that I will focus on, in this piece of writing. Why we need to exercise, What happens if we don’t exercise, and How you can do regular exercises.

Firstly, Why do we need to exercise? It is important for everyone to exercise, because it will lower the risks of us having diseases. Also it’s unhealthy for our bodies to not get exercise. When you exercise it helps you sleep better. Exercising can also help those who struggle in life. It can also take your mind off things and make you feel better. It can sometimes be boring and tiring, but if you make it fun, you will enjoy it. When we exercise it reduces stress from our minds.

So, what happens if we don’t exercise? If you don’t exercise it can cause the immune system to weaken. It also makes it harder for our bodies to fight viruses, such as the flu and cold. You’re likely going to find yourself getting sick more often, if you do not exercise.

Finally, How can you do regular exercises? You can do your own exercises at home. There are awesome sites online that can help you exercise at home. Also if you sign up to a local gym, there are people, classes, and sessions, that can help you with your regular exercises.

In conclusion, regularly exercising can help make a difference in your life. But it’s all up to you if you want to exercise or not. I think it’s good for our bodies to get exercise. Even though I don’t really like exercising.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Musical Madness

Welcome to Term 4! Loseli is a Year 8 student and shares her impressions of the Term 4 Immersion Assembly at Pt England School. Check out the highlights on the video above!

Hello people, the is the start of a new term which is Term 4. The topic for this term is called Musical Madness!!!. Teachers from different teams have created their own skit or item during the school holidays to present to the students of Pt England for the last term of 2017. Each team did a very good job entertaining us with their awesome skits and singing. 

To start off this term we had an eye-opening performance by the remarkable senior management team and one astonishing teacher who are followed by Mr Burt, Mrs Nua, Mr Somerville, Mr Jacobson and Mr Wiseman (astonishing teacher). They were singing their new song Musical Madness Saves the Day. Each teacher had an instrument to play. Mr 

Burt was playing the guitar, Mrs Nua had her tambourine, Mr Somerville was rocking out his drums, Mr Jacobson playing with his trumpet and Mr Wiseman playing the bass. Together they made a wonderful band.

Team 1 teachers did a item when they were playing cards and listening to music. There focus for this term is listening to music and how it affects their emotions. Team 2 did an amazing performance of Miss Gaston singing "The Lion sleeps tonight". As she was singing other teachers came in with different instruments. Miss Peck was playing the castanet, Miss Tumahai was playing the xylophone and last was Miss Nalder playing the bongos. 

Teachers from Team 3 made a movie about songs in real life. They were also lip syncing to different types of songs as they were talking to each other. The teachers involved Mr Moran, Miss King, Miss Eadie and Miss Davis. They were singing different songs. Team 4 teachers made a little movie kind of like carpool karaoke but they were singing different songs in a car. Each of them had a turn driving while they were singing their hearts out!! The teachers are followed by Mr Somerville, Mr Goodwin, Miss Scanlan, Miss Parent, Miss West and Miss Buchanan. 

Last but not least was the wonderful Team 5 teachers who performed an excellent item. The group of teachers are Mr Wiseman, Mrs Ilaoa, Mrs Tele'a, Ms Tapuke and Whaea Kelly. They were acting as if they were a family and they also watched the movie Lion King for their family movie night. There was different music in the audio and whenever it changes their emotions change too. It was really funny and amazing.

My favourite was Team 4 and 3 and 5. They had wonderful movies and made me laugh the whole time. It is pretty sad for me because it is the last Immersion assembly before I go to college.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Blog of the Week: JUNIOR - HTML Coding

Hi everyone, this is my coding that Iv'e done with Miss Shearing. As you can see that Iv'e been coding. Did you know that we are doing the exact same coding as the year 12's at Tamaki College, Amazing right. If you want to do your own coding then just go on Coding is basically another language, but a Computer language. If you want to color your font then just type in <font color="......">. If your wandering what the dots are for, its for the color so just type in any color, but make sure it starts with a capital letter. So enjoy my blog!

Friday, 15 September 2017

Blog of the Week: SHEALES - 3D Shapes (Screencastify)

Check out a post this week from Sheales - scroll to the last slide and listen to her describe properties of different 3D shapes. To see more of her work, click here.

WALT  identify and describe 3D shapes
For the past 2 weeks or so we have been learning about 3D shapes. We also have been learning about how many edges faces and vertices they have. If you look through my presentation you will see my 3d shapes and you will also see how many vertices faces and edges they have I also have made a screencastify about it. Enjoy!

Friday, 8 September 2017

Tongan Language Week - Fakakoloa Aotearoa ‘Aki ‘Ae Nofo 'Ae Kainga’ — Enriching Aotearoa with our Family Values. 3 - 9 September, 2017

Mālō e lelei!  Tongan Language Week / Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga is being held from 3 to 9 September 2017. The theme of the week is ‘Fakakoloa Aotearoa ‘Aki ‘Ae Nofo 'Ae Kainga’  — Enriching Aotearoa with our Family Values.

Here is a blog post from Bradley who performed on Friday at the full school assembly to celebrate Tongan Language week.

Last week on  friday  it was Tongan lauguage week Girls & Boys perform I was in the Tongan groups along with my Firend’s Andrew & Taani. We practice Monday to Thrusday We had last practises about we got on stage. I was Pretty Scare I was at the front. The girls we on first then we came we did the Tongan Haka people were cheers after that we got our sticks and did the dance after that we were done. I like Tongan Language week because it my culter. Later Tongan people had a Share Lunch we had Hot Chips Pizza Drinks.

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

Friday, 26 May 2017

Blog of the week: Vili - Team Building with Year 7s

This week Vili writes about what he and other Year 7s got up to this week while the Year 8s were out at camp.

These last three days were the best days of my life. Our team name was churry it was so fun we played really fun games we all enjoined all of it here's pictures of the fun we had...

Friday, 12 May 2017

Blog of the week: Kerstein - Statistics - Graphs

Walt: Identify and interpret different graphs

I learnt how to do a line graph by hand is was so amazing in my presentation you will see my picture I took of my line graph. I have leanrt that there is other graphs like: Line graph, Leaf and steam graph, Pie chart, Bar graph and Pictograph obviously Line graph.

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!!!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017


Kia Ora from Room 2  - so far it's been a busy start to 2017 - new teachers, new routines and of course a new home class! The Year 7s are quickly getting used to being in the senior school while
the Year 8s have kicked off their last year at Pt England School.  Room 2 is looking forward to the year ahead and the new experiences it will bring. Read our class blog to share our learning journey! Ka kite ano!