Monday, December 29, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Mele says Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

Why should we reduce, reuse and recycle? Mele has written why everyone should use the 3 R's! Listen and find out if what she says is right.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Kane and Tarzanna

Have you heard of Tarzanna? While I was away Mrs Maude read the children Tarzanna and they went away and wrote a recount about it. It sounds like a great story and the children wrote what they liked best about it too.

Friday, December 19, 2008

It's Holiday Time!

Yesterday our children at Point England School finished up for 2008. The children were all excited to go on holiday. Some especially the Year 6 children were a bit sad and got teary eyed because they were moving on to different schools for Year 7 in 2009. The staff wished them all the best. BUT, just because we are on holiday doesn't mean our blog is! Over the next few weeks children's work is scheduled to appear on our blog so please come back and have a look also leave comments. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Goodbye Miss Hawkins

This year at Point England School we have had a few teachers leave us. One of them is Miss Hawkins who taught year 3 in Room 9. This is our farewell movie for her.

Mele's School Athletics Adventure

Mele wrote about our school athletics. Listen and find out how well she went.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Onosai retells Tarzanna

Have you heard of Tarzanna? I didn't until I listened to Onosai's story. Listen and find out what his favourite part of the story was.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The NZ League Museum

As you know New Zealand have the Rugby League World Cup. As part of our EHSAS writing some of the children were given the chance to go and see it. Have a listen and find out what else is in our museum. It's amazing! Here are photos and a movie about our little trip there.

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The World Cup is at the Rugby League House in Penrose at 7 Beasley Avenue. You have to make an appointment so ring (09) 525 5592 and thank you to Mr Don Hammond who is the curator for the museum.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Nova tally's up the Rubbish

A few weeks ago Room 10 went for a walk around our school with a tally chart to see which pieces of rubbish were the most common to be found. Listen carefully to Nova's recount about what was the most common piece of rubbish found around our school.

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Point England School Film Festival

This term our topic is Go for Green and we have been learning about recycling and the 3 R's. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. For our school film festival we all took part in either being in a movie and some children got the chance to make their own movies. Here is some writing we have done and some pictures of the movies that we saw. There's also some photos at the bottom that you can have a look at. You can check out all the entries on our school website at and look under Events.

On Friday at Point England School we had our Film Festival in our hall. We saw lots of movies. I liked Room 7's movie because they were dancing like robots.
By Tauwhare

I liked the Keep it Green, Keep it Clean movie becuase it was funny. I liked Room 7's movie too because they made robots.
By Kane

I liked Room 9's movie because Raenan was dressed up as Mother Nature and he came out from behind the tree. Then Prince was chasing after Donyae and they ran across the field. Donyae was the recycling bin.
By Kobe

On Friday Point England School went in to the hall. My favourite movie was from Room 9 because Donyae was running away. He did not like things that can't be recycled.
By Logan

On Friday we had our own Film Festival. I liked the films that weren't made by teachers. I liked the one when Wayjo and his friend got bashed up by some other boy because they kept on chucking their rubbish on the ground. Wayjo was tired so his friend got bashed up too he was tired.
By Hueloata

I liked Room 18's movie. It was funny when Mokani was hiding in the tree. I like Room 7's movie too when they were dancing like robots.
By Onosai

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Vivienne's in Charge of Rubbish

What would you do if you were in charge of rubbish? Some of us got to write about what we would do. Listen to Vivienne's story and see if there's anything she might be missing about the big clean up.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Mele retells Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Last term we gave narrative writitng a go. Have you heard of Goldilocks. What did she do? Listen to Mele's retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Do you know where rubbish goes after it goes in the bin?

This term part of our topic we wrote about what happens to rubbish when it goes in the bin. Listen to Hueloata and see if you know where rubbish ends up.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Swimming Lessons at Point England School.

Julia wrote about what we do for swimming. We aren't quite expert swimmers yet but with more practise during summer I'm sure we'll all come back ready for swimming in Term 1. You might like to comment Julia and give her some tips to practise in the pool.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Point England goes to Wall-E

This is Kane's recount writing of the Wall-E movie. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. If you've seen the movie do you think that could really happen to us here on earth one day? I hope not and so does Kane.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Why should we Recycle?

What do you think the world would be like if we didn't Reduce, Reuse and Recycle? Our topic is called Go for Green. We have written about what we think the world would be like if we didn't Recycle and why should people Recycle. Listen carefully as Jasmine shares with you her views. Comment her if you have any more ideas.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Swimming at Point England School

Dante wrote a recount about what we do when we go swimming. Every year all the classes at Point England school do swimming lessons at the Glen Inne YMCA pools. What do you learn for swimming?

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Our thanks to the Kiwis

We quickly jotted down our ideas about what to say to the New Zealand Rugby Leauge Kiwi's team that won the world cup. We summed it up and came up with "Proud to be a Kiwi". Well done to both teams. It was a great game to watch. We are hoping we will be able to see the trophy in the next few weeks before it goes on a nationwide tour.

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Wall-E Movie

On Wednesday the 12th of November Point England School (yes the whole school except year 6 who were away at camp) got to go to the movies as part of our topic to watch Wall-E. Have you seen Wall-E? Well, we won't spoil it for you but listen to what Onosai thought was the funniest part of the movie for him.

Friday, November 21, 2008

The final Disco for 2008

At Point England School we usually have a disco every term. This term our disco was held at our school hall on Thursday 20th November. We were fundraising money for our Champions celebration day that's going to be held at Swimarama on Saturday 13th December. It cost everyone $2 to get in and there were snacks and refreshments on sale as well. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had heaps of fun. There were even games. Year 1 and 2 children played musical statues. Year 3 and 4 did the Limbo and Year 5 and 6 had a dance off. There were prizes as well for best dressed in our theme of Go for Green, best dancer, best Michael Jackson dancer and winners from each game.
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Nova dresses for the occasion

Nova chose something out of a catalogue that she really liked and wrote down why she picked it. Comment her and tell her what you thought of what she chose.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A great Summer cooking tool

Logan wrote why he would buy his product. Listen and see if you can come up with any other ideas of why else Logan should buy what he chose.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Would you want to buy it?

Jasmine wrote why she picked her product and gave great reasons why she chose it. Would you want to buy it?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Phontayne's Advertisement

Would you want to buy it? Why? This term apart from recounts we are learning about persuasive writing. We looked at magazines and catalogues and found something we thought we would be and had to write why. Comment Phontayne of what you think about the product he picked.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

What did you think of the Film Fest?

Our children got to go to Tamaki College for the Manaiakalani Film Festival. We've had a busy week and so as soon as we got back the children filmed their thoughts on what they liked best about it. All the films were fantastic. You can view them all on

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Film Festival 2008: PES Room 10 Goes for Green

This term we have been very fortunate to be apart of the Manaiakalani Cluster EHSAS Project. It's all about improving literacy at our school using ICT. It was a big day today for all of us who took part in sharing our films with the rest of the community. Our children are so proud of their work. You can view all other films on

Phontayne's away from school!

Do you ever wonder what some children get up to while they're away from school? Phontayne has written a recount about why he was away. Listen and find out if that has ever happened to you.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Team 2 practises for the big Athletics Event

This is Vivienne's recount about our team 2 athletic practise. Does your class practise before the big event? Find out what we tried out and how some of the children in our class went.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cross Country at Pt England

Listen to Nova's recount writing about our cross country that took place last term. Can you find out what place she came?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Icky gooey mud

Have you played in mud? Listen to Logan's recount of what it was like playing in the mud especially in winter time. This was written during the previous term.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

We need more recycling bins!

As part of our topic we have written letters to the Auckland City Council asking for more recycling bins for our school. Listen to Hueloata's letter and see if why we need more bins is right.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Room 10's athletic practise

Today is our school athletics. We have to practise for it because some of us are now 8 years old and we'll be doing senior field events like discus and shot put. Listen to Te Rina's recount about how Team 2's practise went and you might like to give her some tips of what she can do to do well next time.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Vivienne's Long Weekend Experience

What do you do during your weekends? Do some of your family members go away sometimes? Listen to Vivienne's recount of what she did. Please share with her what experiences you have in the weekend.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Te Rina goes away for Labour Day weekend

During the long weekend of Labour Day in New Zealand most people take the chance to go away and see family in other parts of the country. Listen to Te Rina's recount of what she did and share with her something you like to do during long weekends.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

As part of our topic our class looked at compost using apple cores. Listen and find out what we did. You can share with Logan something you know or have done with compost.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Jesiah's Long Weekend

Monday 27th October, 2008 was New Zealands Labour Day. Listen to find out what Jesiah got up to. If you're from NZ share with him what you did or if you're from overseas, what you do for your Labour Day.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Josh Williams says "It's cool to Read, it's cool to Achieve"

During our Duffy Assemblies at Pt England School we're very fortunate to have some famous speakers come and talk to us about Reading. Listen and find out what happened at our special assembly that took place in Term 3.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Room 10 goes on a Rubbish Hunt

Logan tells us where he went to find rubbish and what he found along the way. Listen carefully and you might to share with him some interesting pieces of rubbish you might have come across.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pt England Teachers Recycle their Rubbish

Here is Nova's version of Immersion Assembly. Pt England Staff and students kickstart each term with Immersion. Listen and find out what and how we do this. You might like to share with us what you do for the first day of each term.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Serena's 8th Birthday Party

Serena's 8 years old now and she celebrated it in the weekend. Listen and share with Serena what you did for your 8th birthday or if you're not quite 8 yet what you would like to do when you do turn 8.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Alex goes to a birthday party

This is Alex's first blog and he share with us what he did in the holidays. Listen and share with him what you like doing in the holidays. He'd love to hear from you.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Fashion show of Recycled Rubbish at Pt England School

Jasmine shares with us our Immersion Assembly here at Pt England School. Listen and find out other than a fashion show what else happened in our assembly. Jasmine would love to hear from you.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hueloata's Holidays

Like thousands of other children in New Zealand, Hueloata has just returned from the holidays. She has written a story about what her favourite part of the holidays were. Share with her what you got up to or what you like doing in your holidays.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Go for Green Assembly by Logan

First day of every term here at Pt England School we have an Immersion Assembly. This term our topic is Go For Green. The teachers got dressed up and put on a show for our children. Listen to Logan's story and share with him what happens on your first day of the term.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Term Four at Pt England

This is our last term for 2008 here at Pt England School. Listen and find out what our topic is and what it's about. Take note of the 5 questions we have come up with in our class and share with us your answers by leaving a comment.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Olympasifika practise here at Point England School

At the end of this term our school had an Olympasifika night. What is an Olympasifika night? Listen to Tui's story and find out what we did to prepare ourselves for this wonderful ocassion. Share with her similar experiences you may have had.

Thank you Bucklands Beach Lions Club

Here at school we are very lucky to have people buy books for our children as part of the Duffy Books in Home scheme. This term we each child was fortunate enough to choose two books to take home and read. Reading is cool and reading is fun. Listen as Vivienne says thank you and find out what two books she chose. Thanks again to the Lions Club.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Brian Daryl is a role model at Point England School

Heremaia tells us about who came to Role Model Assembly on Monday 15th September, 2008. Listen and find out what Brian Darly does for a job. You might have seen him on tv too. We were also fortunate enought to Leonie a famous New Zealand archer visit us and show us how she shoots a target.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Leonie comes to Point England School

Serena shares with us her writing of Role Model Assembly that took place on Monday 15th September. We, as a school were very lucky to have well-known role models visit us and share with us some of the things they have been doing. Leonie is an archer who took part in the 1980 Olympics and is also a sister of one of the staff here. Listen to Serena's story and leave her a comment.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Term Three Role Model Assembly

Mary shares with us what she saw and experienced in our school role model assembly. Listen carefully and find out who our role model was.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Dante and her fantastic weekend

Listen carefully and find out what Dante has five of. Here's a clue, they like to eat carrots, run really fast and live in burrows.

Jasmine plays on her Trampoline

Jasmine shares with you what she did in the weekend. Check out her drawings and see if you can figure out what she is doing.

Do you know what a Simile is?

Julia, Jasmine, Phontayne and Onosai wrote some interesting similes. They used the sentence starters: The rain fell like... and The vegetables slid down my throat like...
Listen carefully and you might like to share with them a different simile.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Kane plays tiggy in the weekend

Now that its spring, like lots of other children Kane likes to play outside. Share with Kane what you like to do in the weekends.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Oshyne has fun in the weekend

Oshyne shares what she did in the weekend. Leave her a comment about what you like best about the weekends.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Te Rina makes a Poi in the weekend

Te Rina shares about what she does in her weekend. Do you know what a poi is?

Monday, September 8, 2008

Vivienne's Weekend at Church

Vivienne shares what she does during her weekend. Listen carefully and leave a comment about what you do during your weekends.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Jesiah's Spaghetti on Toast

Listen carefully and find out what Jesiah thought his spaghetti on toast looked like. What do you think spaghetti looks like?

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Phontayne's Spaghetti on Toast Story

Phontayne uses some very interesting words in his writing to describe his spaghetti on toast. Listen and find out what words he used.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Vivienne's Spaghetti on Toast Story

Vivienne share with us what she thought spaghetti on toast looked like and tasted like. Listen and find out what she had to do after she finished eating.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Mele's Spaghetti on Toast

Mele uses some interesting words to describe her spaghetti on toast. Share with Mele what spaghetti on toast smells like to you.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Al Jay's Spaghetti on Toast

Listen and find out what Al Jay thought spaghetti on toast looked like. When you look at spaghetti what does it look like to you?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Michael's Spaghetti on Toast

Listen carefully and find out what Michael thought spaghetti on toast tasted like. Share with him when you like to have spaghetti on toast.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Logan at Team 2 Gym

Logan tells us about what he enjoys at gymnastics. You might like to share with him if you've done some things in gymnastics.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Jesiah at Team 2 Gym

As part of our P.E lessons and the Olympics we have been practising gymnastics. Listen carefully to find out who won our class handstand competition. Even the boys gave it a go.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Nova at Team 2 Gymnastics

Listen and find out what Nova came 3rd in. Also find out what she liked most about gymnastics.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Phontayne at Team 2 Gym

Phontayne shares with you what he's been up to in Gymnastics. Listen and see what he struggled in. You might like to share with him something you've struggled with in gym.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Te Rina at Gymnastics

Listen carefully and find out what she enjoyed the most about gymnastics. You might like to share with her what you like most about gym

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Dante's experience at Gym

Listen carefully as Dante tells you about what she does in Team 2 Gym. Find out what she thought was fun.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Vivienne at Gymnastics

In Room 10 we have been learning about sports and have given Gymnastics a go. Listen to Vivienne's recount of what we did and see if you can figure out what her pictures show. You might like to tell Vivienne something you like about gymnastics.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Catch a Rhyme with Logan

This term for writing we are looking at different styles of poems. Logan has written a short poem with lots of rhyme. Can you think of something he could say next?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Logan visits Kelly Tarltons

Kelly Tarltons Underwater World
Logan went to Kelly Tarlton's in the weekend. Watch this and find out what he got up to and saw there. If you have been to Kelly Tarlton's you might like to tell us about it in the comments.

Friday, June 27, 2008

How to make a delta paper plane

We have been learning about flight. Vivienne shows us step by step how to make a delta paper plane. Watch carefully with an A4 piece of paper and see if you can make one. Leave a comment to her know how you got on.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Te Rina's Weekend

Te Rina talks about what she does in the weekend. Find out what she did and what she bought. You might like to share with her what you did in the weekend too. Feel free to leave her a comment.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jesiah Gets Ready for School

In writing we have been learning to write instructions. Jesiah has told us step by step how he gets ready for school. Listen and see if that’s how you get ready for school or maybe you do it differently.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hueloata's day at MOTAT

Hueloata went on a trip to MOTAT. Listen and see if you can figure out where she is at MOTAT in her picture.

Te Rina's Trip to MOTAT

Have a listen to Te Rina's story about her trip to MOTAT. Find out what were some of the things she saw there and what her favourite part was.

Vivienne visits MOTAT

Vivienne went to MOTAT last Friday. Listen and find out what her favourite part of the trip was. It might be a place that you have seen too! (If you've been there of course)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

"Hot Air Balloon" by Wyatt

How large is a hot air balloon? Wyatt explains in his story about when the hot air balloon came to Point England School. Read his story and write Wyatt a comment.

"Hot Air Balloon" by Isara

The whole school was very excited when they heard that a hot air balloon was coming. Isara shares his experiences of the day. Watch and find out what shape Isara thinks the balloon looks like. Do you agree? Please write a comment to Isara.

"The Hot Air Balloon" by Tyla - Marie

What shape was the hot air balloon? Who could fit into it and why? Tyla-Marie explains this and more in her iMovie about the hot air balloon. Watch and enjoy and please ask Tyla-Marie some questions.

"Hot Air Balloon" by Kaycee

What colour was the hot air balloon and what shape was it? Kaycee explains in her super story about the hot air balloon that came to school.

"The Hot Air Balloon" by Jonita

Jonita thought that the balloon was enormous - but what was hanging onto the hot air balloon? Read and find out and please leave a comment for Jonita.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

"Up, up and away" with Logan

Logan wrote about Immersion Assembly. Listen and find out what our topic is for this term. He also has a drawing of a superhero. Can you see who it is?

Vivienne and the hot air balloon

Vivienne wrote about the hot air balloon that came to school. Listen and find out what it looked like and what it did to the sun!

"Up, up and away" with Te Rina

Watch and find out what Te Rina saw on her first day back at school for Term 2.

"Up, up and away" with Jesiah

Find out what Jesiah wrote about on the first day of Term 2. He also drew some graphics using Kid Pix. Can you see what they are?

"Up, up and away" with Al Jay

Al Jay wrote about our Immersion Assembly. Listen and find out what his favourite part was and check out the drawings he has done in class using KidPix.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Wyatt fixes his car!

Wyatt has a busy weekend fixing the car! Listen and find out what else he gets up to.

Weekend stories

Wyatt and Calvin share their weekend stories. Listen and find out who goes shopping at the Warehouse and who has a new bed!

Calvin goes bowling

Do you like going bowling? Listen and find out what happens when Calvin went bowling at the weekend. How many strikes did he get and who did he see there?

"Up, up and away" with Wyatt

Wyatt really enjoyed seeing the teachers dressed up on the first day of Term 2. Listen to Wyatts story and find out what all of the teachers were wearing and why.

"Up, up and away" with Tyla-Marie

Tyla-Marie was very impressed by Miss Hawkins singing in assembly. Listen to her story and find out why.

"Up, up and away" with Jonita

What is your favourite colour? Jonita shares hers when she talks about the first assembly of Term 2. Listen and find out what it is and what is has to do with Up, Up and Away.

"Up, up and away" with Isara

Isara came to school on day one, Term 2 to find out what the teachers would be wearing to introduce the terms topic, Up, Up and Away. Listen and find out what Mr Burt, the principal was wearing and why.

"Up, up and away" with Calvin

Calvin was very impressed to see the principal Mr Burt all dressed up in a very different outfit on day one of Term 2. Listen to Calvin and find out what Mr Burt was wearing and why!!!

"Up, up and away" with Kaycee

Kaycee was very excited to come to school on the first day of Term 2 and see all the teachers dressed up. Listen to Kaycee's story about Pt. England's Up, Up and Away Immersion Assembly and find out what those teachers got up to.
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