Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Story Time with Aunty Tala

Do you remember having story time when you were in Year 1? Did your teachers make up their own storylines to make it interesting? Were they animated and act a bit crazy?

Well our Year 7 & 8 students in Room 5 have been reminiscing about their story time days when they were in the Junior School. They've brought along their Aunty Tala to help tell her version of Rapunzel. So we hope you enjoy it as much as we did filming it.

Aunty Tala - Justus
Rapunzel - Vinolia
Evil Witch - Evan
Prince Charming - Kyron
Leprechaun - Damian
Class - Room 5

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

AIM for Success

Today, our Year 7 & 8's were treated to words of wisdom from a great motivational speaker - Mr Andrew Patterson.

Mr Patterson is not new to us here in the senior block but every time he comes around, he always has a new gem to share with us. Today was no different.

A + I = M
Aspiration + Inspiration = Motivation. This was a powerful message and formula especially for our Year 8 students who are coming to the end of their Primary School years and heading into high school. What do you ASPIRE to be? Who around you INSPIRES you? This is what MOTIVATES you to do what you do!

Patterson shared inspirational stories about an 11 year old boy making a difference in someones life, as well as his own story of being stuck in a long queue of travellers whose flights had to be rescheduled. (Have a read of some of our other individual class blogs to find out more details about these stories)

Another one of Patterson's talking points was to "Be a GIVER"! This means thinking and taking care of others rather than being a taker and always thinking about yourself. Our whole block definitely enjoyed their talk with Patterson and I'm sure they all had plenty of precious 'gems' to take away from it. So remember to use this formula to AIM for success and continue to be a Giver!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Welcome back to 'Musical Madness' Term 4!

Immersion Assembly

Yesterday morning was the first day of term 4 (16/10/17). It was that time of the day when team 5 had to met in the street to do our usual routine. We did our mihi and karakia, as always. Then Mrs Tele'a explained about our day. It was 9 o'clock and we filed out in our GB lines (girl/boy) into the hall from the street. We were finally seated in the hall and the assembly began. 

We were greeted with a song from Mr Burt, Mr Jacobson, Mrs Nua, Mr Somerville, and Mr Wiseman called musical madness. They played instruments and sang at the same time. As some of you know, the theme for this term is Musical Madness, so they sang a song about music. After the song, Mr Burt announced to the school that it was time for team 1 to perform. 

So the teachers in team 1 are Ms Hockley, Mrs Lal, Miss Szymanik, Mrs Dwyer, Mrs Squires, and a teacher who will be with them for 4 weeks, and her name is Miss Clark. In their performance they were playing a game of snap! While they were playing they had music on. Their main purpose was to show how music can change your feelings and emotions. For example they played The Last Post (Anzac music). It made them feel sad because of the people who died in Anzac. 

It was time for team 2's item. The teachers in team 2 are Mrs Tumahai, Miss Peck, Mrs Gaston, and Miss Nalder. They sang a song. The song was In The Jungle. They also used instruments. Mrs Gaston sang and played the ukulele at the same time. Mrs Nalder used a Bongo drum. Mrs Tumahai played a xylophone, and Miss Peck played a little instrument that sounded like a tambourine. 

Team 3, it was time for the teachers in team 3 to perform. The teachers in team 3 are Mr Moran, Miss King, Miss Davis, Miss Eddie, and Mrs Moala. They didn't perform, they made a video. Their video was Songs In Real Life. They used different songs to define what they are saying. It was really funny and also entertaining. It was one of my highlights of the Immersion Assembly. 

Mr Somerville, Mr Goodwin, Miss Parrant, Miss Scanlan, Miss West, and Mrs Buchanan are the teachers in team 4. They also made a video clip instead of performing. Their movie was about riding to school in a car listening to music. Kind of like carpool karaoke. They also expressed their feelings when they were listening to songs. This was also one of my favourites. I was very interested in their movie. 

And finally, the last but not least, team 5! These teachers are the teachers of the seniors. They are Mrs Tele'a, Mrs Ilaoa, Mr Wiseman, Whaea Kelly (Who replaced the beautiful Mrs Judd), and Ms Tapuke. Their performance was about how music and sounds can change the way of the movie. They used a clip from The Lion King, and used different songs and sounds to show how it can easily change the feeling and mood. 

By Vinolia 

17 10 17 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Cross Country Fun Run 2017

Cross Country Fun Run Competition 2017

2 months from Friday 1st September, Team 5 had been running and training to achieve our personal best. It’s the event that we have been training for. That’s Right - The Cross Country Fun Run for 2017. I love training. Training helped me get more fit and faster for me to have my turn running at our, Cross Country. I was so excited.

Finally, last friday was the special day, Pt England School had been training for for a long time round. Cross Country Time. For that special day, we had an early lunch time. During then, we had to get changed into spare clothes that we had brought from home. They mainly had to be the colour of our houses. The house colours were - Yellow (Hikianalia), Blue (Hinemoana), Green (Hokule’a), and finally, Red (Te Aurere). I was in Hokule’a, the Green house.  And then, at 1:00pm everyone had to meet on the hard courts near the field. The court was filled with bright coloured students ready to compete and run. There were a lot of younger kids that would just get up and dance to any of the songs they knew that were playing throughout the rest of the day.

For the year 7 and 8 students, we had to run 2 laps around the, Pt England Reserve to reach the finish line. Altogether, we had to run 3 kilometres. Year groups had passed and all I heard from the front was, Mr Jacobsen say, “Year 7 girls, it is your turn to run.” I stood up slowly and tried to look proud and excited to run, but really inside, I had butterflies in my stomach and in my mind, I was feeling more nervous than excited now. I felt really excited before it was my turn to run, but now, I was feeling so scared and nervous, thinking about what place I would come. Would I come last or near the end. Furthermore, I remember what my teacher had said to me. She used to always come No. 46 out of 50 when she ran, but she was proud of herself for pushing through the pain and never stopping even when she thought she really needed to give up. She never ever gave up on herself. So… that is exactly what I needed to do during this competition. I just needed to pace myself. Jog lightly and not sprint. I later on realised that when I was pacing myself, I never needed to stop. I was told that when you keep going and then you stop, it is really hard to start running/jogging again at the same pace.

On the track, parents had just shown up to become marshalls and help tell the runners which way to go and what puddles or obstacles to watch out for, so that we keep safe. They encouraged the runners to keep on going to the end. I took their advice and ran for as long as I could. As soon as I was about to reach the finish line, I could hear heaps of people cheering for me and I could see my whanau standing by the finish line. They looked so proud to see me finish the race.

To this day, I still don’t really know what place I came after I had finished. I realised that it didn’t matter if I came near the end, it only matters that I never gave up and completed the race. For me, it was a big accomplishment to complete the run with only a little bit of training before. I feel so proud of myself to know that I didn’t give up. So, this is a message also to those people out there who think that they’re not fit enough or fast enough to complete the race. Well, it doesn’t matter how fit or how fast you are, as long as you pace yourself and never give up or stop. Note that it is harder to start again once you have stopped. Try your hardest to achieve your personal best.  

Atareita - Room 5

Friday, 1 September 2017

Glow in the dark Disco night!

Last night Years 5 - 8 had our first disco of the year. As everyone started to pack in, the music was banging through the speakers and the lights went out. Glow in the dark DISCO time!! It was so cool to see all the glow in the dark lights and white t shirts standing out in the dark. We had Mrs Nua at the door collecting everyones $3 entry fee. Ms Takarei and Ms Timmi were in the kitchen selling drinks and snacks for the night. Our DJ's and hosts for the night were our prefects and they did an awesome job organising games and competitions in between the dance brackets. We really enjoyed seeing teachers get into it as well and as the smell of sweat made its way around the hall, the night finally came to an end at 7.30pm. We hope we raised enough funds to help our AIMS 7's rugby boys make it to Tauranga. We had an awesome night and we wish the boys all the best for their tournament coming up.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Farewell Mrs Sio!

We have been very fortunate to have Mrs Sio join us as a student teacher in her 3rd year from Auckland University. She joined us in the last two weeks of Term 2, then completed 5 weeks of full control this term. We have been very fortunate to have Mrs Sio with us as she has built a great rapport with students in our Room 5 home class, literacy class and numeracy class. Here's an awesome ending to what has been a great practicum. Thank you Mrs Sio! Hope to see you back again soon!
Shared lunch with Mrs Sio!

Monday, 28 August 2017

Geometry - 2D drawings and 3D models

Hey bloggers! Today Room 5 maths class did some Geometry! We were asked by Mrs Ilaoa, if we could build/create a mini rocket using some square/cube shaped blocks! We simply picked out some cubes for our creation and started building! My one had six shapes on the outer side then 5 going down and so on until 1! You can see on this image here! : 
If you cannot see my image try zooming up!
Me drawing a side view of the building!

Anyways we then opened up our maths books and started drawing what our rocket ship would look like from different side views such as a : bird's eye view, a perspective view, and upside down view and more! To build/create a building simply put some blocks together and on top of each other!

You can use different colours and also make some patterns in your shape! I did also make some patterns with my shape by simply adding the blocks from 6 blocks, to 5 blocks, to 4 blocks, until 1 block

It was really fun doing geometry and I will post more about geometry on my learning evidence, which will be coming up soon.

See you later!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M

Team 5 Speech Finals

Last Friday on the 25th of August there was a speech final in team 5. During the middle block in literacy the top three people in each class was getting ready to say their speech in front of the whole of team 5! Can you
imagine how nervous they could have been? At around 12 every class sat down in the street (Team 5's meeting
area) in our home class lines. There were 3 students in every class, that got chosen, there are 5 classes. So 
altogether were 15 people who read 
their speeches.

 There were 2 beautiful judges, Mrs Judd and Ms Tapuke! They were also filming the speeches. There are two people who will get chosen to say their speech in front of Pt England School. I think that Amelia's speech was good, Mubashshir's speech was kind of like a comedy speech. I was looking forward to listening to Venetia and Yvonne's speeches. Their ones were great too! We are going to find out who is going to be reading their speeches today (Monday, 28th).
By Vinolia

Monday, 21 August 2017

Production craze!

Last week, all our Year 7s and some of our year 8 students went along to the AGGS matinee for their production - Grease! This was perfect timing as this term, our school is also putting on a school production. We were all so excited and it was really cool to see some of our past pupils from Pt England doing their thang on stage. Here is a short snippet we shared with the school on PENN.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Cook Island Language Week celebrations @ PES!

PES Cook Island Language Week Item highlights 2017 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.
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.'
Kia Orana from the students of Pt England School. The week past we had the opportunity to practice using the Cook Island language! In team 5 we sang himene in the Cook Island language as well as practicing some other basic phrases to start us off everyday!

 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 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!

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Now thats thinking - Team 5 Expo

To conclude the end of our inquiry for Term 2 - Now that's thinking, Team 5 put on an expo to show case different things we created to try and make our space in Team 5 better. Some of our best ones were the bag hooks, shoe racks and even indoor games for the cold term up ahead. Take a look at some of our photos.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Samoan Language Week 2017 - Vaiaso o le gagana Samoa

"Ma'au i lou ofaga. Maua'a lou fa'asinomaga" - "Keep your identity alive to thrive"

This was the theme for this years Samoan Language week. Here is a snippet from last weeks assembly. We were honoured to have MP Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga join us. We are so proud of our Junior Samoan group who performed Savalivali. Well done kids! Check them out and don't forget to leave some positive comments.

Tofa Soifua
Room 5

Vaiaso o le gagana Samoa 2017@PES from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Year 7's - STEP UP!

Last week the Year 8's went away to camp for 3 days. While they were away the Year 7's took part in a 'Team Building' Step-Up programme. Now that the Year 8's were gone, they needed to be the leaders of the school. In order to do this, they had to work together as a team to complete certain activities as well as encouraging others. Take a look at some of the fun things we did.

Friday, 28 April 2017

O le ala i le pule o le tautua

  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 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, 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, 31 March 2017

Atareita's Water Cycle Animation

Hey there!! This term, team 5 was given a task to create and animate something around the water cycle. So, i did just that. I added extra by creating buttons which go to different cards with transitions. It was quite difficult, but I got through it. So... here is what I have created for my task this term. Take a look and I hope you enjoy. Oh... and also feel free to comment down below and send me some of your feedback on my animation. Thanks a lot. 

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Taking it back to pen & paper

Yesterdays Maths lesson with Tape Measures group, we looked at finding a fraction of a number. We started by going over our knowledge of fractions and how we solve problems like what is 3/4 of 24? Our group did really well and solved that easily. They were then modelled the steps to solve problems like the one shown in the presentation below. It was quite handy using pen and paper as it made it easier to manipulate numbers and writing fractions. Take a look at our hardworking group and don't forget to leave us a comment! We really enjoyed our maths lesson!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Pacific Poly Pride!

Have you ever been to Polyfest? Polyfest is a festival where different schools perform in a variety of different cultural groups. There are many stages where you can perform such as Samoan, Tongan, Cook Island, Maori, Niuean and more.  Yesterday the Yr 7 & 8’s of P.E.S got the opportunity to go and explore the Polyfest Festival at Manukau Sports Bowl. The first thing we did was go to some of the cool workshops they had at Poly. The workshops were there to teach us and all the other schools about our culture and many more things.  I have to say it was pretty cool. There were some cool performances and delicious food.

One of my highlights would have to be eating all the food. The food was so nice it tasted like heaven. There were Island food, Cook Island donuts, Mango and Strawberry smoothies, ice cream in the pineapple and watermelon, panikeke, otai and many more.  The food was absolutely delicious.  

My second highlight was probably watching the Diversity stage with my group. The diversity stage was very entertaining because I got to see how other cultures perform and express their culture. It was cool seeing an ex-pt englander on the stage performing in the Fijian group.

I think it is important for students to go to Polyfest because they get to go and learn at the new workshops. I think it is important because they get to learn about all the different pacific islands and cultures. I think more schools should go to Polyfest and learn because it is really fun and you learn.

Overall I think the Polyfest was very enjoyable and fun. I learnt heaps from the different workshops and enjoyed every moment. I loved watching the different performances but my favourite part of the day was eating the lovely food. Thank you to Mrs Sio for buying us food!

By Venetia
Room 5

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Literacy happenings!

Check out what our Bunnies literacy group have been up to. For the past 2 weeks they have been working on their novel studies. Each member of the group chose a novel to read and write about. The novels were some of Roald Dahl and David Walliams books. Here is Alisha's work around her character study. Enjoy and remember to leave her a comment.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Visual Mihi

Talofa Lava! Each year we always start our very first DLO as our visual mihi. This is a picture of ourselves surrounded by the things that are important to us and our interests. Take a look and please leave some feedback for our tamariki in Room 5. Kia ora!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Place Value with Scales maths group!

This week we have been working on our place value knowledge! We used place value houses, place value blocks and dice to help us remember the order of the place value houses. Check out our Scales group with Angels, Chyrus, Justus and Pou as they worked in pairs. The activity came from Miss Fepulea'i and her maths group. They had to roll 5 dice, order from largest to smallest, then be able to say the number out loud to their partner. Ka Pai Scales group!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Matching Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Atareita has done an awesome job matching the correct fractions, decimals and percentages.
Check out her blog for more fractions work! Link here

Marshals Water Cycle

Our reading the past 2 weeks have been about the water cycle. Based on the texts we read and the diagrams we saw, we had to create the water cycle to show our understanding. I hope you like it. By Marshal - Room 5

Fractions with Mrs Sio!

Check out our Scales group learning all about fractions with Mrs Sio. They used cars and containers to help show whole numbers and how to find a fraction of that number.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Evans alphabet multiplication

Here is Evans maths warm-up - The point of this activity was to practice his timetables using an alphabet code and multiplying with really big numbers. 

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Nau Mai Haere Mai!

 Welcome to Room 5's blog. Here is our class for 2017! Our teacher is Mrs Ilaoa and we also have our student teacher Mrs Sio with us throughout different parts of the year. Our support staff Mose is also a huge help in our space. We hope to share through our learning our "Learn, Create, Share" pathway here on our blog. So watch this space! and please leave us a comment, we'd love to hear what you think about our learning.

Tofa Soifua
Room 5