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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Garage Sale 2018

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.


Thursday, 22 March 2018

Where does all our rubbish go?



Have you ever wondered where your rubbish ends up?

When you drop your rubbish on the ground - where do you think it goes?

Team 5 have been learning about this as part of our inquiry around "Kaitiakitanga i nga wa katoa".We've also been pushing our message of "JUST CLEAN IT" and "PUT IT IN THE BIN". Enjoy!

Friday, 2 March 2018

Visual Mihi

As part of our learning about "The Pt England Way" we are required to come up with a visual mihi. This a a visual representation about 4 things we value in our family. We are all proud of our cultural heritage so this was a major feature in most of our drawings. Here is a short clip we made for PENN to show case some of the awesome and diverse students of Team 5! 


Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Welcome to Room 5 - Class of 2018!


Check out the beautiful faces making up Room 5 for 2018. We've had an awesome start to the year getting to know each other and also getting to know our teacher Mrs Ilaoa.

Keep an eye out for whats going on in our Team 5 block and also what we've been learning about this term.

Our topic for the whole year is a continuation of 'Kaitiakitanga i nga wa katoa - RESPECT'

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.

Characters:
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 


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