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.