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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
28/08/17

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.


video


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!