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.

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.

Untitled from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

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.

Basketball in Term 2

For the past 9 weeks, our maths class have been very fortunate to have two coaches: Vinnie and Shanice from Auckland Basketball, come and coach us. They have been teaching us skills: passing, catching, stop jump, dribbling the ball, guarding the ball and lots more. We got to play heaps of games like: Golden Child and 3 on 3 and so forth. We just wanted to say a huge "THANK YOU" to our coaches and to Miss Va'afusuaga for organising this for us.

Wheels Day!!

Last week on Friday 26th June, our school had Wheels Day and Wacky Hair Day. Here are some photos and footage of our children enjoying having wheels at school. Even the teachers had a go with wheels too. It was heaps of fun! All the money raised by our school is going to be donated to the schools in Dunedin that were affected by the recent floods.

Wheels Day from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Magic Show by KGJ

Our class are having a Talent Show today. It was optional for students. They've been practicing for the last five weeks. They came up with their own items, songs and performances and practised during lunchtimes. Here is one item from Kaharau, Germaine and Joshua.

The Magic Show KGJ from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Kosini's Pigeon Post Animation

Kosini read the article called Pigeon Post. He created this animation in two days. This was to show how people used pigeons to deliver mail a long time ago. Well done Kosini. Check out his blog here.

Kosini from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Glennes' Pigeon Post Animation

The Buzzy Bees reading group read an article called Pigeon Post by Phillipa Werry. This is an article School Journal Part 2 Number 1 2006. It was about pigeons being used a long time ago to transport messages quickly.
Glennes made an animation using hyperstudio. Well done Glennes.

Glennes pigeon from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Torty the lucky Tortoise by Room 8

Here is a presentation about Torty, the lucky tortoise. Thanks to Charles who drew this picture above.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Verbs by Alex

Here is Alex's reading activity about Verbs. He had the support of Miss Williamson. Well done Alex! You can visit his blog here

WALT: Read and find verbs

The jets and the rockets baseball. thowing.

The Jets and the Rockets. played baseball.  Zoe hit the ball. Luke threw the ball.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Synonyms by Revival

Here is Revival's presentation about synonyms. Click here to check out her blog. And leave her a comment. Well done Revival.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Chocolate Game by Room 8

Last week our class got to play the Chocolate Game. If you don't know how to play here is a short video that explains how and what we did. No children were harmed during the filming. Check out Room 8's Literacy Class that wrote a recount about it.

R8 The Chocolate Game from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Fangapulotu and Isaac's Photo Album

The Jandals group read a story called "Grandpa's Photo Album" by Peter Friend and Alicia Ponder. The story is about grandpa and his new computer. He changed photos by adding himself to them using applications. Here is Lotu's example on her blog and Isaac's too. Can you see the differences? Lotu Isaac

Monday, May 4, 2015

Room 8 Brain Teasers

Here is our movie that we made about Brain Teasers. Watch and see if you can answer them all correctly. If you know the answer to the last question then leave us a comment on our blog.

Room 8 Brain Teasers from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Anzac Day

Today our school had a special assembly in remembrance of ANZAC Day. Lots of us have learned a bit more about why this day is special and why we need to remember this. We were very lucky to be given a field for us to gather around. We heard and hope that other schools around New Zealand held something similar too. We had a minutes silence and our prefects did a special karakia too.