Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Year 6 Campers are off!!

Every year our Year 6 children are very fortunate to go to Camp Bentzon on Kawau Island. They are there for 3 nights and 4 days. They are going to enjoy lots of activities from swimming to kayaking and sailing. There'll be lots of other activities too. Here are a few photos from this morning seeing them off. We hope they have heaps of fun!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Pt England Athletics 2015

Last week Friday we had our annual School Athletics day. Our junior school did one rotation and our seniors did another. Here are some highlights from the Year 6 girls perspective. Thank you to all our helpers and to Miss Va'afusuaga for organising a wonderful and successful day.

Athletics from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2015: I'm the Man MTV by Aloe Blacc

Here is our movie for the annual Manaiakalani Film Festival. We based our movie around the song "I'm the Man" by Aloe Blacc. We felt the lyrics were uplifting and reminded us that it's ok to do well and be proud of it. We are all special and unique in some way and to keep trying even when things get hard. Please leave us a comment once you've viewed our movie.

PES_Lavakula_I'm the Man from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Weetbix, Cream and Apples!!

Last week to help motivate our students with a riveting writing experience, we got them to eat half a piece of weetbix with some cream on it and then eat a whole apple. You can view here the amount of fun it was to watch but not so much to eat. Here are some highlights of the fun we had and some gems that the children have written:

Some people were cheating by using their hands and eating it - Daniella

My favorite part was when I got revenge on Charles. I put whip cream on his face and I put the apple over his face. - Josh

But after my turn my buddy Sheena was the one I had to feed when I put the Weetbix up to her face she nearly bit my finger cause she gobbled up the Weetbix snack - Dekorah

Well I hope we don’t do it again because that was the worst thing I ever tasted in my life - Kosini

Silly Food Eating Comp from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Testing Week

Like most schools across New Zealand, now is about the time that all school students undergo "End of Year" testing. Last week we had our writing sample, you'll see some gems soon. Yesterday, we had our PAT tests for Reading Comprehension and today we had our PAT test for Maths. Here are some photos of us under serious concentration.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Rocketry Science in Team 4

Today our children were very fortunate to have Gerry and Emily from New Zealand Aerospace Education. They came in and taught us history of rockets, science around forces of rockets and we were very lucky to build rockets in groups of threes and launch them after lunch. Here are some photos and a small video clip of today.

Rocketry from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Royal New Zealand Navy Band

Our school were very fortunate to have the Royal New Zealand Navy Band perform for us today. They played lots of familiar tunes that the children loved and enjoyed dancing too. We all had lots of favourite parts especially when Sponge Bob Squarepants came out and when Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker were fighting. It has inspired lots of children who love music into playing different instruments. We're all very grateful and would like to thank them all for coming. If you would like to know more about the Navy, you can click here. Here are some highlights from today.
Royal NZ Navy Band from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Niuean Language Week: Vagahau Niue 2015

Fakaaue fakamua ke he Atua ha ko e haana tau levekiaga kia tautolu oti. Ko e faahi tapu nei, ko e faahi tapu he Vagahau Niue.
This week is Niuean Language Week. Here is a short video of what we did here at our school to celebrate. This year also marks a special event. One hundred years ago 150 Niuean men left Niue and joined New Zealand troops in World War 1.

Thank you Mrs Lagitupu who organised our children into the Niuean group and got them to practice during the holidays too.

Niue Group Item 2015 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Term 4 Inquiry: PES Survivors

This term our inquiry is called "Survivors". We are going to be learning about animals, creatures and living things and how they adapt to survive in their environment.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New Zealand National Shakeout Day

Today is Shakeout Day. In support of this, our school took part at 9.15am. We heard a deafening destructive noise on our loudspeaker and we all had to find somewhere to "Drop, Cover and Hold".
Here are some photos. Check out more information on this site here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Run, Jump, Throw

This term we've been so fortunate to have coaches come and teach us skills for Athletics. Coach Vaughn taught us the correct starting positions when getting ready to race. Some of the tips he gave us was to face forward when racing, start on your stronger leg and to pump your arms fast.

We had another coach teach us the correct technique of how to perform high jump. And coach Eric taught us how to correctly throw a shot put and a discus. It was so much fun! Thank you to everyone involved and thank you Miss Va'afusuaga for organising this for us.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Building up to Market Day in Team 4

Here is a short clip about what we have been up to with our inquiry. Watch this space for how our Market Day went. It was so much fun!!

Team 4 Trade and Enterprise from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Tasha Hohaia performs at Pt England

Yesterday we had our whole school Duffy Rolemodel assembly. We were so lucky to have Tasha Hohaia come and speak to us about why reading is cool and why she loves reading. She also performed a song for us. Here is some footage.

Tasha Hohaia performs at Pt England School from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Mr Somerville

Today is Mr Somerville's birthday. A committee of children organised a birthday movie that they made all by themselves, organised a cake, brought in decorations and poppers. We all love and care for Mr Somerville very much and wish him a wonderful day.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Revolution Tour at Pt England School

Some of the students here, were lucky enough to hear the Revolution Tour! The children got to listen to stories shared, dance and sing. They even got to do the 'Whip and Naynay' to the Little Einstein's song. It was so much fun this afternoon and we all enjoyed the positive messages that were shared.

Revo Tour from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Homeware Winners

As part of enterprising, we had a jar of lollies to entice customers to our groups. If any children ordered a candle, soap, potpourri, air fresheners, vases or coasters then they were allowed to guess how many lollies were in the jar. The correct number was 143. Heather from Room 6 got the closest guess which was 150. Revival has the most orders so she won a prize too. Congratulations Girls!! And THANK YOU to all the children that ordered from 'Homeware'.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Team 4 Trade Fair

In our team, we have created our own economy with a currency. Last week on Friday, our team had a Trade Fair to share and sell our items within each business. The businesses are Kitchen that sells food, Homeware that sells candles, soaps and others, Toys, Custom Stationary that sells stickers, key rings, magnets and Accessories that sells bracelets, jewellery and other sorts. Here are some photos from our Trade Fair. Credit and thanks to Miss Williamson for taking these.
The children took orders and now in the process of making them to deliver to their customers.

TradeFair from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Term 3 Inquiry: Trade and Enterprise

This term our schoo-wide inquiry is all about Trade and Enterprise.
Team One are looking at products and having a Market Day. Team Two are going to market and produce Ice Cream. Team Three are investigating jobs in today's world. Team Five are looking at different ways of being financially responsible.

Our Team are going to focus on having our own Economy with our team. The students are going to looks at ways of creating a product to market to consumers. They are going to learn about the step and processes of how it all works. Here is a short clip of what we did in Immersion Assembly.

T3 Immersion from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Talking to Bat Man

The Kiwifruits group have read an Interview by Dr Colin O'Donnell. As part of their activity the children had to write and record an interview. Here is Flynlay and Martin's interview that they have recorded using an iPad. This article was in the School Journal Level 2, April 2013. You can find our activity here in our site.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Tavake's Game Animation

This term the children had to design and create their own game. They had to plan their backgrounds and their characters. They also had to think about the purpose of their game and what the player had to do. Here is Tavake's game. He wrote his own voice-over and didn't need much help putting this together. Well done Tavake!

Tavake Black Male from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.