Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Winners - Digital Thank You's

Congratulations to Team One for their winning entry.  Thank you to all the people who voted (All 147 of you).  Well done both teams for representing PES and I am sure they were appreciated by Mr Wetere and Dr Bruce Bryant.
The Boys team have won themselves a free lunch provided by Ms Tito. 

Well done BOTH teams :)

The winning entry...

Puna Kupu from KPE TV on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Vote for your favourite 'THANK YOU" message

You had a sneak preview today during PENN.  If you wish to watch the 'Thank You' messages again click below.  If you want your vote to count, click on the link underneath the movies and choose your favourite message from either Team One or Team Two.  Only one vote per student please. Don't forget to watch PENN next monday for the results.

Team One

Puna Kupu from KPE TV on Vimeo.

Team Two

Thank you Mr Wetere from KPE TV on Vimeo.

Click on this link to VOTE

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New whanau for Room 19 and PES

We have a new student in our class.  I asked him to share something with us about his new class and school.  We are lucky because he is another student who is fluent in Samoan... Yay another clever bi-lingual student.  Heres what he wrote:

olu igoa o ieremus ou te sau mai samoa. olu faiaoga igoa o mstito e lelei ma tou faiaoga e sosoani
i mato e manaia le aoga. fafetai mo ms tito.

My name is Ieremus.  I come from Samoa.  My teachers name is Ms Tito.  She is a good teacher.  I am happy that she helps us.  I love this school.  Thank you Ms Tito.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Today is Netbook day!

We thought this day would never arrive.  The students of Room 19 received their Netbooks yesterday and spent the last part of the afternoon labelling and doing initial log-ins on their very own netbook (well, I should say loan netbooks until the end of the year).

This morning after Karakia, Mihimihi and Himene the students had their first 'play' with their netbooks.  The classroom was filled with excitment and there was a definite buzz of activity throughout the morning block.  There were moments of excited "Oooooooooooh's" and frustrated "Awwwwwwwww's" as students worked through the basics and setting up process.

I managed to capture a few moments via video and photographs in between supporting students.  Take a look at a snippet of our 'Netbook' morning.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Technician beginnings

These are our technicians that are learning how to use our new net books that have arrived here at Pt England school. First they started off with unpacking the net books and then they started to Image them . Being a Technician you have to be reliable and when something is wrong with the net books they are the students who fix them so that they can work properly.

If you look above you will see two technicians trying to image our net books known by the names of April and Nathaniel.  They are two of the year 7 students
As you can see here are some more students working on the same project.  "Working hard technicians. "

Ko Ngaina Mihaka mo Room 19

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Room 19 spent a term learning about two Mighty Teenage Mariners called Jesse Martin and Jessica Watson.  During their study 'Boy' the movie was released.  The movie inspired the students to recreate their own snippet of 'Boy' using 'Jesse Martin' as the main character.  This film was written, planned, animated, filmed and edited by Year 7 students.  We hope you enjoy 'Jesse'.
Jesse from KPE TV on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Our new intermediate

 Our new intermediate is looking fantastic it's almost finished and looks better than our school it's self. We all can't wait till it's up and running all the builders are working hard and so you get an idea of what it looks like so far here is a little slide show of it still being built.  Posted by TomJoe Tavita.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Brand New Buildings

Feki has been given the responsibility of documenting and sharing the progress of our new Senior Block currently being built right here at Pt England School.

Class of the Week - East and Bays Courier Article

At the end of last term a wonderful reporter by the name of Amy McGillivray interviewed the students to write an article for the 'Class of the Week' section in the East and Bays Courier. The students put together a mini presentation for Amy answering the question "What is great about our class?" Amy chose to write about their blogging. Check out what Room 19 students had to say about their blogs.

Students share their work with the world
East and Bays Courier
29 Sep 2010

With thousands of blogs littering cyber space a class at Pt England School is leading the charge towards this form of communication. Each student in room 19 at the school keeps their own blog with posts ranging from rugby league to reports they have...read more...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Giant Cockroaches by Zane

Zanes post gets to feature first as Post of the Week.

This term we are learning about little critters. This is what I have learned about Giant burrowing Cockroaches.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Vaha's Quiz

As part of our studies about ‘Mighty Teen Mariners’ our class is looking at the Multiple Intelligences. We used our interpersonal intelligence and we put together a little quiz for you. We are looking at Blooms Taxonomy also and have shown our understanding of what we have learnt by ‘Creating’ the quiz.
Why don’t you check it out because you might even learn something new from these questions. You can answer the questions in the comments box and we’ll let you know if you answered correctly.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Multiple Intelligence Challenge

As you can see this is just a little snippet of the Famous Mighty teen Mariner, Jesse Martins voyage.
We were given a time limit of only 1 hour and 50mins to complete our task.
Ms T taught us about the Multiple intelligences. We chose two of them, which was Visual/spatial, that involves art and Musical/rhythmical.
We used hyperstudio to create our animation and we edited using Imovie. We also created a soundscape using garageband for our amazing background music.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Pukeko and Bubbles

Last week the Pukeko group made some fabulous Bubble artwork. This movie was filmed by the students and edited by the wonderful Mrs Clarke. Aren't they lucky!

Well done Brennan, Jane, Junior and Charlie.

Post of the Week - Week 4 Term 2

Kia ora koutou - Hi everyone. I had an easy choice this week. Raven wins post of the week due to his effective paragraph writing. The students chose to learn about the legend of Mt Taranaki (you might have heard we are studying Volcanoes this term). Students were asked to retell the legend in their own words. Our big writing focus this term is writing effective paragraphs and we are slowly moving into writing full pieces of writing. This is a very good example. Students are now turning their pieces of writing into various kinds of digital learning objects - so, watch this space as their DLO's are due in next Wednesday. Oh, and by the way, Raven also had the privilege of sharing his writing with Mr Burt (our wonderful Principal). I am very proud of your efforts Raven. Keep up the great writing. To all you fans out there, don't forget to leave a comment on Ravens' blog.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Post of the Week - Week 2 Term 2

My goodness! It's getting harder and harder for me to choose posts of the week because the students in Room 19 are just pumping out some jolly good posts. I have chosen Feki's post 'We had fun' because his writing to support the video was a good example of an effective paragraph. That's what we have been practising during our writing sessions. Well Done Feki.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Student Reflections

The students were asked to reflect on a number of things related to creating their DLO. This is the same group that has their movies and rubric posted below. Here's what they had to say...

They also had to think about what they would do differently next time, how they could use 'new' information/knowledge in real life situations or future classroom situations, were they given enough time to complete their DLO?

Keep an eye out for their new 'full reflection' posts where each student will individually answer each reflection question.

Tracey, Feki, Mauina, Vaha and Ngaina.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Nga Pukeko at it again...

The Pukeko reading group had such a great term last term. I can see they are rearing to go for gold again this term.
Here's a movie put together by Mrs Clarke - the students read the story 'The Mud Slide', wrote a script together, were given parts to read and were recorded for you to enjoy.
If you wish to give them feedback please go to their individual blogs and leave comments.
Thanks again Mrs Clarke.

Jane, Brennan, Ronald & Junior

DLO of the Term- The Pt England Way Korero.

Last term the students were asked to make movies showing their understanding of some of the korero that helps our students remember the 'Pt England Way'. Students worked in groups and were assessed on a number of things.
The post you are about to see is the 'top' DLO of the class. If you check the rubric (above), you will see their final assessment.
Please leave comments for the students on their own blogs, they would love to hear from you :)

Well done Tracey, Feki, Mauina, Vaha and Ngaina. All your hard work paid off.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Post of the Week

Jonty wins the post of the week award. He has chosen to write about a mythical creature 'The Hydra'. It is exciting to see him playing around with language and experimenting using descriptive words. Well done Jonty... Bring it on! Have a read and let him know what you think.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Pukeko and Mrs Clarke.

Room 19 are blessed to have the fabulous Mrs Clarke work with a group of students during Literacy. All our reading groups have been named after NZ Native Birds and Mrs Clarke works with the 'Pukeko' group. Throughout the term I have observed a number of wonderful activities this lucky group get to experience with Mrs Clarkes guidance. Here is a movie made by the Pukeko group explaining how they made their kites.

Thanks Mrs Clarke we love you!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Blog of the week

Tomjoe's Blog is my (Ms T's) choice for blog of the week. He was the first student to chose a new 'bling' or background for his blog and has a number of people from all over the world checking out his posts. It helps to have whanau or family spread around various parts of the world too - read some of his comments from family members and feel free to leave one yourself. The competition is fierce with Feki 'blinging' his blog today :) Click on the link 'Blog of the week' to check out Tomjoes interests etc. I loved the Avatar theme he chose - Great movie! Oh by the way, students are encouraged to post regularly and get to 'bling' their blog and add 'extras' to their blog to personalise them.

Meet Ngaina


Meet Jonty


Meet Vaine


Meet Hajira


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Meet Tracey


Meet Raven


Meet TomJoe


Meet Nathaniel


Meet Maree


More Room 19 students

Kia ora koutou - Hi everyone.

Thank you for all your comments. We check our blog as a class most mornings and we are grateful for your feedback. Please let us know where we can improve and if there is anything specific you would like to know about us. A special shout out to 'Digi Donuts' our newfound friends in Room 22 at Roslyn School in Palmerston North.

Here are a few more of our tremendous students.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Meet April


Meet Zane


Meet Etta


Meet Vaha

Meet Feki


Meet some of the Year 7's

Well, here we are in week two. The students have settled in nicely to the rountines of being a senior student (again) at Pt England School. To kick off our year I asked the students to introduce themselves and share their thoughts on being a Year 7 student. They were also happy to share with you one goal (of many) that they will be striving to achieve throughout the year. Enjoy our wonderful Year 7's.

Monday, January 25, 2010

We're Here!

Year 7 I hear you ask? At Pt England School? You better believe it! For those of you who haven't heard... Pt England School in now a full primary, which simply means our year 6 students who would normally head off to an intermediate, can stay here and continue their learning journeys through to year 8.