Monday, November 28, 2016

Kiwisport Softball

For the next four weeks, we are going to be learning about Softball. So far, we have learned about the different bases. A reminder for us is to make sure we touch the bases with our foot when we run around them. We also practiced our aim by throwing the softball and trying to hit the bat. Here's a short snippet of what we have done so far.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Maori with Whaea Saf

This term for Maori with Whaea Saf, we have been learning about a pepeha (which is a Maori mihi) that identifies not just Maori people but all people and where they come from. It helps people to recognise and make connections when they listen to people share their pepeha. We've also started learning a waiata. Do you recognise the tune?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Farewell Miss Clark

Last week on Friday, it was a farewell / "see you later" to Miss Clark. She has taught in Year 7 and 8 for the past three years and is off to work in a different career path altogether. We will miss her and wish her all the best for the future. Here is a short snippet of our senior children singing a waiata (song) for her during assembly.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Year 5s at MOTAT

Do you know what MOTAT stands for? MOTAT in Auckland, is the Museum of Transport and Technology. Our inquiry is called "Ch-ch-ch-ch changes" and it is all around Science and the Material World. We went to learn more from their programme called "Bust that Myth". Some of the myths included: You can turn a cup over without spilling water and Electricity cannot flow through people like wires and many others. Throughout the day, we got to explore and look at other exhibitions like: telecommunications, the Village, the Big Machine and the Get Smart space. It was a lot of fun even when the weather wasn't great and we learned a lot too. Thank you to Abby and her team from MOTAT who looked after us while we were there.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Year 6s are off to Camp!

Every year our year 6 children go off to camp at Kawau Island. They travel north, by bus to Sandspit and catch the ferry to Camp Kawau. We're very blessed to have parent helpers go along to help keep everyone safe. 

The children will take part in different activities like: kayaking, sailing, swimming, hiking, building bivouac's, a burma trail and more. We hope that they are safe and that the weather is sunny and warm for all of them. All campers will return on Friday afternoon.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Kiwisport: Touch Rugby 2016

We have been very blessed this term to have coach Lewis come and teach us skills and how to play the game of touch rugby. Children got to practice how to play the ball, run over it and then move to the side and back. They also got to play attacking and defensive games as well working with others.
We'd like to thank coach Lewis and his dad who came and took us during these sessions and Miss Va'afusuaga for organising this for us.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Athletics 2016

Today was our annual school athletics. The weather forecast was to rain but we were very blessed that it didn't. Thank you Miss Va'afusuaga for organising yet another successful school event. Thank you to all Spark helpers that volunteered and all parents and ex students of Pt England who came and helped out today too. Here is a small snippet of the year 6 boys at Tug of War.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Manaiakalani Kids got Talent

This year for the Manaiakalani Film Festival, our class looked at New Zealand artists and their songs. We looked at the lyrics and the music videos. Thank you to Justus and Skye for hosting this movie and David and Bryana for presenting our movie today. Please leave us a comment.

PES Lavakula Manaiakalani Kids got Talent from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.