Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Mr Patterson's Speech

This morning in literacy class, the whole of team 5 had to meet in the street at 9.30 for a special guest speaker. Before that we did a bit of literacy before we gathered in the street. His face was familiar, I notist him from last year. He came and spoke to us with two students from Tamaki College. This year he came by himself.

Today he was talking about inspiring things. He had a presentation ready for us to see. On one of the slides there were these 3 letters... "A + I = M" He gave us time to try figure out what it meant. It was Aspiration + Inspiration = Motivation! 

One of the other stories was how he was coming back to NZ from Australia, ans his flight got cancelled. So Air New Zealand had to book hotel rooms, and at the hotel, there was this long line and a young couple with 3 children under the age of 5 at the back behind 100 people. So he let them in front of himself, then another person offers them in front of the line. The point was... The more you give the more you get! 

He also talked about this 11 year old boy called Willy who was walking to school and saw a homeless man crying of sadness, so he gave him his lunch money. He did it for about a week. The homeless man was so impressed he walked with Willy to school and told the principle. Willy got a golden award! 

Friday, 20 October 2017

Addition and Subtraction Word Problems

It's finally term 4! The last term of school for 2017! In fact,
the last term for us year 8's! This week my numeracy 
teacher Mrs Ilaoa has given me and my group this 
presentation to complete. We had to try to use different 
strategies to solve problems. It is Term 4, week 1! 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Immersion Assembly Term 4 2017

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 Mrs 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. 

Wednesday, 27 September 2017


This morning (27/09/17) the whole of Pt England school walked down to Riverside reserve to support Mr Burt and some of the year 7&8's to catch flounders. The reason being is that when we catch them we put them into the massive tank in the huge white container outside in the court. This morning the whole of Pt England school gathered together and we had a little meeting. It was 10 past 9 and team 5 started walking to the court outside next to the tuck shop. Mr Burt used his siren microphone so that he does not have to scream! He announced out what we were going to do step by step. The meeting took about 10 minuets. 

After the meeting the juniors started walking, then the 5&6's, and last was us seniors. As we walked, we walked very carefully on the pedestrian crossing, Miss Hare was guiding everyone to get over safely. We then crossed Tamatea Ave, Miss Wilson was on that street trying to keep us safe when we cross. We kept on walking till we turned right on Riverside road. As we were walking through that street we crossed the road in our class lines, at that point we were on Riki road. We got to our destination, we started singing a waiata. The 12 year 7&8's were catching flounders with Tyson & Mr Vogt. All together they cached about 20 flounders. Afterwards the whole school walked back in one piece! 

Friday, 22 September 2017

Tongan Language Week 2017 - Ke fakakoloa a Aotearoa aki ae nofo ae kainga!

Last week on Friday the 8th of September Pt England was in for a very special performance from us proud Tongans in Pt England School. The last following week from Monday, whoever wanted to come and perform was to meet in the Creative Space with Mrs Lagitupu & Miss Timmi. Ever since Monday we practised and practised until Friday. The girls were doing a Tau'olunga, which is an Graceful tridational dance for girls who have not gotten married. The boys also did a Kailao and the Haka. Here are some photos to enjoy!

Monday, 11 September 2017

Multiplication Pyramid

This is a warm up task that my numeracy teacher has given
me and my group. I have completed this in 10 minuets with
Venetia & Yvonne. I have used place values to complete this
presentation! It is currently week 8 term 3!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

I Wonder - Animation

This is my animation that I have completed this term! I am very happy that I have finally finished this! As you know, this terms theme is Guardians of the galaxy! My question is... I wonder why stars shine??? So I reasearched on the internet to find out why stars shine? Watch my animation to find out more. Hope you enjoy!