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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The Portal




Imagine finding a portal - a secret doorway where things move through space and time. Check out Room 2's film for the 2018 Manaiakalani Film Festival and see what some of the students get up to! What did the students in Room 2 find in 'The Portal? What would you use a portal for? Comment below and share your thoughts!


Monday, 13 August 2018

Vodafone Warriors - Healthy Living!

Wow what a great way to spend our Monday afternoon!   The team sent to teach us all about healthy living were awesome!

We had a team of 4 Vodafone Warriors lead us through a very informative session.  The headings of the 3 areas they covered were: Nutrition, Sleep and Hydration.  Three very important parts of our daily life.  If we do a good job looking after what and when we eat, drink and sleep we will be in top shape for our learning and more!

The style of teaching used quick fun quizzes after every short talk on these areas.  Chanting our team names was the way we identified which group would answer first.  'Warriors' and 'Nate is the best' were the two chants.

No doubt Team 5 will swing into gear to tell you more detail about our great afternoon with the Vodafone Warriors here at Pt England School.

Special thanks to Tohu Harris, Nathaniel Roache and...can you name the rest of the team.  Leave their names in the comments section to win a prize!


Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Believe in yourself! - Inspire Tour 2018

Covenant Events brings their 'INSPIRE TOUR' to Point England!

It was an awesome time for all our year 7 and 8 students.  Learning valuable lessons for life right now and into the future!

Here are some gems from the show:


  • How can we achieve the goals we set ourselves? Have you set yourself a goal?  Do it!
  • ASK - don't be afraid to ask for help.  It's the best thing to do when you're stuck. People WANT to help you!   
  • BELIEVE IN YOURSELF - having the confidence to give things a go is another key to achieving our goals!

Through play, song and dance Mayo and Levi entertained and taught us.  It's very likely a message we've heard from our own families, teachers and friends, however, it's always good to hear again.  Maybe for some of us we haven't heard it said enough.

Our Year 7 & 8 boys had the privilege of spending some time, up close and personal, with these two talented young men.  They got to have some real talk about being Pasifika, Maori and Kiwi boys who CAN achieve what they want to.

Thank you Levi and Mayo/Covenant Events for this wonderful experience.  No doubt other Manaiakalani schools will be keen to have you visit them too!

Malo lava le faasoa ma taumafai auā fanau a le Pasifika ma Aotearoa!

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!

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Maths Whizz - Making our time count!


At the start of Term 2, Ms. Tapuke told us we need to get better at using Maths Whizz. She showed us a video to help us learn about the idea of Return on Investment. We found out that we need to use our time wisely to get the best results!

Our goal is to  get 4 progressions in one week! Guess what? One of our classmates, Josh made a huge improvement - in just the first week back he made 7 progressions!

Check out the video and get busy with Maths Whizz!

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.