Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Gratitude: Being thankful!

Team 4 have an important value for children to learn alongside respect. We have been talking about 'Gratitude' and what this means to us and what it would look like to others. Here is a short movie about what some of our children think gratitude is and what they are grateful/ thankful for. Thank you to all the children that helped make this movie.

Gratitude from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Celebrating Niuean Language Week 2016

To finish off the week, our Niuean group performed an item for the whole school during assembly. Mrs Lagitupu quizzed the children on some words that we had shared on PENN News through the week. We had visitors from the Manaiakalani Trust come and speak to us as well as our new police constables for the Glen Innes area.

What a wonderful way to finish the week. Fakaaue lahi and thank you everyone for supporting us. We would especially like to acknowledge the Tusini-Rex family for their song Koe tau Tau Loga kua mole ki Tua. We love our culture! To find more resources, click here.
Niue Group item for Niue Language week 2016 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Niuean Langue Week: Days of the Week

Fakaalofa lahi atu kia mutolu oti. Greeting everyone! It's Niuean language week. Here is a movie of some of our children teaching you how to say the days of the week in Niuean.

2016 Niue days of the week from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Niuean Language Week: History and Fruits

Fakaalofa lahi atu ko e faahi tapu he Vagahau Niue. Greetings! It's Niuean Language Week. Over the week, we're going to be sharing some basic terms in Niuean with you. As a school, we watch these movies during the school news on television. At the end of the week, there will be a quiz and the winners will be announced during our school assembly on Friday morning. Check out a bit of Niuean history and our movie for fruits here. A big thank you to all the children who helped film and make these movies.
2. Niue history from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Fruits in Niuean
Fruits in Niuean from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Niuean Language Week 2016

Niuean Language Week has begun! Ponataki, Tukutaula ke Mauokafua e Vagahau Niuean. Bind, Anchor to Firmly Uphold the Niuean Language. Here is our video that we have made and shared on our PENN news for the school. At the end of the week, we will have a quiz so watch this space. (note: quiz is only for Pt England students who are present at assembly on Friday).

Niuean greetings from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Olympic Day 2016

Today was a Point England school Olympic event. There were eight countries that children were divided into. Canada, South Africa, Brazil, Jamaica, Fiji, Ireland and Japan. Each country had four teams, seniors (Year 5-8) and juniors (Year 1-4).
There were games for just the juniors and just the seniors. All teams had to compete against other countries. Third place was South Africa, second was Brazil and first place was Fiji. We've had so much fun.

(We were supposed to have the games last term but had to postpone because of the weather). Thank you Miss Va'afusuaga and all the teachers, helpers, students and parents who helped to make this event and awesome one.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Immersion Day

Team 4 had heaps of fun today. It was all about science experiments. Mr Somerville and Mr Goodwin looked at blowing stuff up (with dry ice), Miss West and Mr Baxendine looked at other experiments using dry ice and Mrs Moala and Miss Lavakula made a bouncy ball. Here are some photos and a short clip of what we did today.


Monday, October 10, 2016

Ch ch ch ch Changes...

School has begun and term 4 is finally here! This morning our school had an Immersion Assembly. It is the staff's way of introducing the inquiry to our children for the term. It is based all on Science and the material world. Here are some highlights of our assembly including Team 4's movie. Enjoy!

Team 4_Immersion Movie_Myth Busters from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.


Term 4 Immersion from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Term 3 Disco

Last night the Year 5-8 children had a night time disco. All the money raised is going towards senior camps next term. It was so much fun! Check out some highlights here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


This term for Kiwisport our class were lucky to have Kevin from Sport Auckland. The children learned skills like: how to hold the racket properly, back hand serve and others. Here is a short clip of us playing.
Badminton from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Friday, September 9, 2016

It's Tongan Language Week!!

This week is Tongan Language Week. This year's theme is Fakakaloa Aotearoa 'aki' a e faiva 'a e Tonga. Enriching Aotearoa with Tongan Arts. Thanks to Mrs Ria Tuala who made a bank of movies for our school to share on our weekly PENN News. Here is a movie that some of children made a few years ago. Malo Aupito.

Tongan Language Week from Team 3 PES on Vimeo.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Our Winners this week

The last couple of weeks we have been very busy with sports. We've had so many children represent out school. At the Eastern Zone tournament for rugby our Year 5 and 6 over 50kg's team came first. Our Year 5 and 6A girls team came first in Ripper Rugby. Our Year 7 and 8 boys rugby team played Dilworth and St Kentigerns College and won both games. We've also had Year 5 and 6 boys and girls play basketball on Wednesday nights. Our children are amazing athletes and we'd like to thank all our coaches, managers but especially Miss Sally Va'afusuaga who organises and co-ordinates sports for our school. Here's a picture of all the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from Cross Country a few weeks ago.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hiwi the Kiwi visits Pt England

Our school were very fortunate to have the Minstrel and his lovely wife come and talk to our school today about Fishing for our future, Boat safety and Seabird handling. We got to sing songs, listen to stories and some of our children won posters, stickers and other prizes.
Thank you Hiwi the Kiwi for visiting our school today!

Monday, August 22, 2016

School Cross Country 2016

Last week on Friday, our whole school took part in Cross Country. Our children ran in their year and gender groups. First up were the Year 1s right up to our Year 8s. All children tried their best and it was a beautiful sunny day for it too. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to Spark helpers who came along as well.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Harold and the Life Ed Van visits Pt England

For the first three weeks of the term, Lynn and the Life Education Caravan including Harold came to visit us. Each team learned different aspects and themes. Team 4 focused on relationships with others and values that make us good citizens. Our class also learned about empathy. During our assembly Harold came out to say goodbye to us all.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Term 2 Art Pieces

Here is a short movie from Term 2 that showcases our art.

Room 8 Art from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bubblegum Dance Crew visits Pt England

This afternoon our school were very fortunate to have the Bubblegum Dance from the Palace perform for us. They are off to the World Hip Hop dance competition in Las Vegas. We wish them all the best. Crowns Up!

Bubblegum from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Term 3: We are the Champions

Term 3 has begun and our tumuaki Mr Burt and Mrs Burt have returned from their trip overseas. Our school wide inquiry is called: We are the Champions and we are focusing on the Olympics. Our team are looking at the Olympics "Exposed". Here was our team movie and a short snippet from today's assembly. Enjoy and watch this space for more work from our class.

Team 4 immersion Term 3 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Team 5 in today's assembly

Friday, July 8, 2016

Art Process: As I See It

As part of this term's inquiry's focus: As I See It. Our whole school had to create a piece of art to share in the exhibition. We practiced a lot of drawing and noticed what we needed to improve in our drawings, which was using the space of our paper wisely. Check out the process. We used pencil, paper, crayons, pastels and paints. We will post another movie of our finished art pieces.
Room 8 Art Process from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Paul Martin

Paul Martin is a New Zealand comic book artist, graphic artist and ex-rugby player for the Chiefs. He came to visit our team to teach us about comics and drawing. Paul Martin talked to us about what inspired him to do what he loves and encouraged us to keep persevering even when things seems hard. Some of us were lucky enough to buy his book and he signed them and gave them to the children personally.