Monday, May 2, 2016

Term 2: As I see it

This term has begun. Our inquiry is called "As I see It". We are focusing on art. In team 4 we will be looking at comic art. Here is a movie that was made by Mr Goodwin to get our children hooked into the topic.

Teacher Vengers from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Raven from Mai FM visits Pt England

For our Duffy hero this term, Raven from the radio station Mai FM came to talk to us. She told us lots of things but especially about how much she loves reading. All our classes were presented with a box of reading books as part of the Duffy books in homes programme. Thank you Raven, Duffy Books and our sponsors for giving us these books to read.

Fiafia 2016

Fiafia Highlights 2016 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.
FiaFia 2016 Night snippets from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Every two years our school has a Fiafia. It is a chance for all the children to share an item to do with their cultures and their talents. There were 18 groups altogether and everyone takes part. Children could choose up to three groups of what they wanted to be part of. Here are some highlights from this evening.

Monday, April 4, 2016

More Camp Highlights

Here is a brief movie of our time on camp. The children have made presentations where you can check out here.
Room 8 Year 5 and 6 Camp Highlights from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Camp Highlights

Here's what we've been up to so far. We've had nachos for dinner and chocolate cake for dessert. We've also been practising our items for our camp concert tomorrow. The Year 5 and 6 campers are having so much fun!!

Year 5 and 6 Camp from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Year 5 and 6 Camp

Team 4 are now on camp. Every year we camp on school grounds. The school field becomes our home also know as tent city for the next two days. We hope the weather remains warm and sunny so we can enjoy all our activities. Here is a picture of one of the camp teams called "Kind Krew". Watch this space for more movies and pictures from our amazing camp.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Maori Rock Science by Sheena and Kerstein

The Kiwifruits reading group read an article called Maori Rock Science by Alan Bagnall. This is found in Connected 2 2003. Listen and watch as Sheena and Kerstein share interesting facts about rocks in New Zealand.

Keratin and Sheena's Maori rock science from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Be Kind

At school, our main focus is "Wheoritia te Atawhai". This means, "make kindness go viral". Check our movie that we've made to show what people do to show they are kind and what being kind means.

Room 8 Be Kind from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Duffy Theatre 2016

Every year we are very lucky to have the Duffy Theatre visit our school. Through acting, singing and dancing they encourage us why reading is cool. Our children had so much fun and we would like to thank them. Check out some of the highlights.

Duffy Theatre 2016 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Welcome to 2016

School has begun here at Pt England School. Our theme this year is 'Make Kindness go Viral'. Our inquiry for this term is The Point England Way. Our team are going to be learning about the wider Auckland area, in particular the volcanoes that are dormant. Here are some pictures of our first day.

Day 1 2016 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas

Our school year has ended and now we are all on holiday. We would like to thank you all for visiting our blog and leaving comments on posts. But, most of our blogs will still be active over the holidays. On our last day, we played games, had a small shared morning tea and final assemblies to farewell staff members but also our year 8's who move onto high school next year.
We wish you all a great holiday and wonderful Christmas. 
Love Miss Lavakula and Room 8

Friday, December 11, 2015

Point England Prizegiving 2015

Every year our children share an item for prize giving to celebrate their achievements this year. Also because our families and community love seeing their children on the stage. The children have been practicing very hard and have had heaps of fun along the way. Check out the Year 6 item.

Year 6 Prizegiving item 2015 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Year 5s applying for Ambassadors in 2016

Each year the year 5 children are given an opportunity to apply to be a Year 6 Ambassador. This year our year 5's were lucky enough to listen to our Year 6 Ambassadors give their presentation.
Here is Kaharau's application and you can find some examples here too. Good luck to all year 5 applicants for this year. To leave a comment on Kaharau's application click here.

Kaharau Ambassador from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Team 4 are Coding!

This morning we have a team from OMG Tech and Code Club. They have come to help us learn about coding. You can check out what we are doing here at Our kids are having so much fun!

IMG_2460 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 3, 2015


WALT: study information (data), collect it, summarise and present it

Our maths class have been learning about Statistics. Statistics is when you gather information to find things out. First I had to create a google form. Then I got my friends to fill it out. Using spreadsheet, I created my graph. 

In my class, six people liked picnic. Only one person liked Flake. Three people liked Snickers and dairy milk.

Next time, I would like to find out about how many children in my class like different movies.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Year 5s at the Auckland Museum

Last week on Thursday, the Year 5 students got to go to the Auckland Museum. Our programme was all about Entomology. We had so much fun. Here are some of our highlights of our trip.

Museum from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

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.