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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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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