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.