Thursday, 19 October 2017

Word Problems - Week 7

Task: This week we have been learning about finding strategies to solve word problems. Here I have filled out these questions. 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Musical Madness!!!

Musical Madness!!! Yay, the term has officially started. This terms topic is "Musical Madness". Today we had our whole school immersion assembly where each year level/team performed an item based around the topic "Musical Madness". This term the topic is going to be based around composing music, how it fits into story telling and how it affects our emotions and lots more.

The assembly started off by our senior management team performing there item/song called "Musical Madness". They sang their song about musical madness and talked to the school about our topic and what we are doing this term. My favourites teams by far were Team's 3 , 4 & 5. I found Team 3's item interesting because it was about story telling through music. Their aim this term was to tell stories using music and sounds.

Moving on to Team 4. Team 4's item was movie of their teachers in car lip-syncing to different songs. Their aim this term was to find out more about music and make there own instruments. Then the best team (Team 5). Team 5's item was a live item of the teachers watching a movie and how music affects the mood.   They played a series of different music sounds and to the same movie and chose which one fits in the best. Their aim this team is how music affects the mood and how it fits into movies. 

Overall I am looking forward to Term 4. I am so interested and excited to learn more about music and how it affects our lives. I enjoyed this terms immersion assembly and I can't wait to learn about "Musical Madness". 

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Floundering Project!

FLOUNDERS!!! They caught more than twenty flounder's!!!!!!!!  Today the whole of Pt England School gathered together for our very first Floundering project. We started off at the hard courts where the whole school gathered to get ready to walk down to the Tamaki Estuary. Twelve Pt England students were chosen to go down to the beach and gather at least 4 baby flounders for our floundering project with Kauri Flats School. As we got to the place where we were watching the project we sang a few waiata's. We had a prayer in hope of catching flounders and staying safe in this weather. We then headed back to school. 

Flounder is a flatfish specie. In New Zealand most flounder live up to two years old with a few living up to five. According to fish scientists female flounder live more then male flounder. Flounder usually have an oval/flattened shaped body. If you didn't know flounder are actually carnivores meaning they are meat eaters. They eat things like smaller fish, crabs and shrimps. Here is a picture of baby and adult flounder.
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Friday, 15 September 2017

Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori - Kia Ora Te Reo Maori

To those who didn't know this week is Maori Language Week. The theme for this week is Kia Ora te reo maori. To celebrate Maori language week at Pt England school the senior Kapa Haka group performed to the whole school. Also throughout the week Whaea Saf has been teaching the Team 5 block some Maori phrases that helped brighten our day up. This week the maori leadership team presented there Korero to the school. The Korero this week was Whanaungatanga, meaning "Acting as a Family". Overall I enjoyed Maori Language Week this week. Here are some photos :)Image result for maori language weekImage result for maori art

Monday, 11 September 2017

Multiplication Pyramid

In todays math class I completed this Maths multiplication pyramid poster.
We had to multiply each number and we eventually ended up with 11664000.
I hope you enjoy and learn.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Maths Problems

In todays maths class Yvonne & I completed the word problem presentation. Yvonne was very at good at doing these problems because she is smart and did most of the questions as I found some of the questions difficult. I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Transformation Word Problems

In math class today we started doing Transformations. As you can see in the presentation we have been adding decimal word problems. I enjoyed doing decimal word problems because I find decimals quite interesting. Have a look through the presentation of mine to find out more about word problems and decimals.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Reflecting Shapes

WALT:Rotate, Reflect & Translate shapes

In today's math class we started learning about shapes and seeing them from different perspectives. We talked about how it would look like if we rotated shapes or how it would look in a reflection. Carrying on from our maths learning I then did a 10 question quiz about resizing shapes. Here are two questions from the quiz I did. The first pictures is a question I found easy because I knew about it. The second picture I have is a question I found difficult

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Happy Sapate Tamai

Image result for happy fathers dayThis Weekend I celebrated Fathers day with my family. We started our day off by having a delicious breakfast at home. Then we went for a drive to the cemetery to visit my beloved grandpa. After spending time with my pa we then headed to Sam Woos to celebrate fathers day. Last but not least after we ate we went to Carls Junior to have dessert. Overall I really enjoyed the fathers day weekend with my family. I was a good time for us to bond and spend time with one another. 

Happy Fathers day to all the fathers out there in the world. Also happy fathers day to the mothers who have to play the mother and father role in there child's life. I hope you all had an amazing day with your children and family. Happy Fathers Day! Ofa Atu xo

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Word Problems

In today's maths class we finished and started a whole presentation about Word Problems. We had to solve each word problem and then show how we got out answer. Something I think I need to word on is Fraction word problems, read my presentation to find out what our maths class learnt. 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Geometry Rockets

In maths class today we focused on Geometry and seeing things from a variety of perspectives. We were given the task to create a rocket out of cubes and take various photos of the rocket from a side, front , top and perspective view. We then put our images into our presentation. Take a look through this presentation to find out more about views and perspectives. 

Tuesday, 29 August 2017


Today in Literacy class we were given the task to post our advertisement poster plan on to our blog. We were spilt into groups and given different posters. Our task was to state down the things that were good about the poster. Each group presented there work to the class and told stated what they all wrote down.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Geometry Work

WALT:1) Draw a 2D representation of a 3D model
2) Draw a plan for the side, front and top view of a 3D model.

In today's math class we started doing Geometry.  We were given the task to draw a 2D representation of a 3D rocket made out of cubes. A part of our task was to take pictures of the rocket from 3 different perspectives (Top, Front & Side) views. We then put our photos into our presentation and carried on with our work on Geometry.

While we were doing our geometry work Mrs Ilaoa took photos of the class doing there work so we had evidence to put on our blog. I look forward do doing geometry this week because it is something I have never done before and I am willing to learn about it. 

Here is a photo of my groups work and what we did.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

GEGNZ Sudent Summit @ Ormiston junior College

Today the Yr 7 & 8 extension group got the oppurtunity to attend the GEGNZ Student Summit at Ormiston Junior College. More then 400 students from around Auckland attended this wonderful event. We did a variety of different workshops throughout the school that were based mostly on Technology. 

Our extension group was one of the very first schools to arrive so we got the chance to look around there amazing school. Once we arrived we entered the auditorium where the Ormisiton Junior College students gave us some house keeping rules. Then we got into our 2 groups. Our extension group was spilt into 2, we had a PENN group and a Scratch group. Each group got to present and also go to other workshops. 

The day started off at the school auditorium where we gathered with all schools to talk about the event and house-keeping rules. Once that was completed we then moved on to either present or do a workshop. It was time for my group (PENN) to present. In our presentation we taught the students about how we do our news network at school and how it operates. 

Meanwhile the other group (Scratch) were doing workshops taught by other students from different schools. Once both groups were done presenting we both we around to the workshops.

Overall I enjoyed the GEGNZ Student Summit. I enjoyed learning things from other schools. I think that the event was really enjoyable and it taught me a variety of things.  

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Term 2 Reflection

Have you ever had to create a game using code? 
For the past 10 weeks (whole term) Presayus, Yvonne and I have been creating a game using code based on space. Mrs Lagitupu gave us the task to create a space game using code from what we knew from the previous term. Personally I felt that this task was pretty challenging because I am not the best coder ad I don't have as much knowledge as the others. 

Beginning the game was quite easy. It was a simple first level but as we moved up in levels it became harder and harder. It started off by creating our sprites and backdrops for the game. Then we had to start coding to move our sprite and eventually it became an actual game.

My group faced quite a bit of challenges. We had problems throughout our whole game. Luckily we had Zoe and some of the other students to help us with our game. I think level three was the one with the most challenges by far.

The highlight of last term would have to be actually creating a game because I don't think I would ever be able to make a game. I felt like term two went really slow which means there were more problems and challenges. Overall I actually enjoyed term three and I enjoyed creating a space game with Yvonne and Presayus

Friday, 28 July 2017

Let's Rock Term 3!

The term has officially started! Let's rock Term 3! This terms topic is "Guardians of the galaxy". Today we had our term 3 starting immersion assembly. This event happens every beginning of the term. This term is going to be based mostly on the planets around Earth, the solar system and taking care of our planet. 

Our term 3 immersion assembly was so interesting and fun. It started as Mr Somerville flew the drone from the back of the hall to the stage as if it was a UFO. Suddenly two alien looking creatures emerged from the side of the stage as they started a battle with the earths protectors, Mr Jacobsen and Mr Somerville. Eventually the earths protectors won the battle. It turns out the two alien looking creatures were just Mr Burt and Mrs Nua. 

After there wonderful item it was finally time for Team 1 to show off there moves. Team 1's item was a video of the teachers flying to the sun,moon and mars. There focus for this term is planets. Team 2's item was a remake of a David Bowie song rewritten by Ms Gaston. There focus is on space. Team 3's item was quite interesting. There item was a video about a day in there lives. From calling your friend to having fun in the weekends. There focus is on the seasons changing. Team 4's made a video as there item based on the Mars one project. Finally Team 5 (THE BEST). Team 5's item was a live concert of the teachers singing a spacey version of the Moan classic "How far I'll go".

I really enjoyed Teams 4-5 items because they showed interest in my age year. There items were interesting yet fun. I am really looking forward to this term because I think the topic is cool and I would like to do my learning to the best of my abilities.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Persuasive Writing - Reasons

Task:This is activity 5 of this weeks Persuasive writing task. In this task we had to state the reasons of our topic. My topic is "Why we should stop terrorism?". Here I have written down some of the reasons of why we should stop terrorism. 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Changes in Space Travel

This is just one of the changes that have happened over the years of space travel. If you would like to read more about the changes that have happened over the years click this LINK. In ext lately we had to read about space & the changes that have happened.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Mixture Of Problems

Identify the equation to solve the problem
Task Description:This week I have been learning how to solve a mixture of problems using a variety of equations. Using this presentation has made me more confident within this task & how to solve these kinds of problems. 

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Cooking @ Tech

Today in Cooking Tech @ Tamaki we made oreo milkshakes. In our milkshakes we had oreos, chocolate sauce, ice cream and milk. On top of our shakes we put whipped cream, sprinkles and an oreo. I really enjoyed cooking class today because I love food and sweet things. Today I made my milkshake with Vinolia. I enjoyed cooking with her because she is very cool.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Home Learning-Week 3

This is the presentation I have completed for this weeks Home Learning. This presentation is based mostly on maths. I hope you enjoy and learn.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Home Learning-Wk 2

This is what I have done for my home learning this week. This weeks home learning focus is Maths. In this presentation there are a variety of questions that are about maths. Enjoy

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Mixture of Problems

WALT - Solve problems using various strategies
Task: This is our maths presentation from this week. This presentation is focused on decimals. It helped me quite a bit because I know struggle in decimals. This has made me more confident about decimals and working with them. Enjoy

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Word Problems-Fractions

Walt: Order fractions with different denominaters
Task: This was todays task given to us by our teacher Mr Wiseman. This presentation is focused on fractions and word problems. I hope you enjoy and learn something from the presentation

Friday, 31 March 2017

Decimals, Fractions & Percentages

Walt:Solve problems with fractions, decimals and percentages
This is our other task we were to do in maths this week. This presentation includes questions about decimals, fractions and percentages. If you would like to play the games on the last slide feel free to click on the link and learn more about maths. Enjoy

Read And Write Decimals

Walt:Read and Write Decimals

Task Description:This week our task was to read and write decimals. In this presentation my teacher has given us a variety of questions about how you read and write decimals. Enjoy !!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Place Value

Walt:Add decimals to 3 decimal places

Task Description:This week we were given the task to finish this presentation using the knowledge we already know. In this presentation we have a variety of questions using/about decimals. For example one of the slides is based on adding decimals and how to add decimals. 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Roald Dahl

Task:My task was to create a presentation or doc explaining the back ground of Roald Dahl. In this presentation I have included 3 slides about Roald Dahl and his life. This is one part of my novel study so I will keep you updated through-out the week.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Water Crisis-Te Taiao O Tamaki

Task:Our task was to answer the questions in the presentation. In the presentation it talks about the Auckland flooding crisis and how the city was affected. First we answered all the questions in the slides then on the last slide it said to make a poster or film about the problem. Here I have done a poster about the water crisis and how we can help. 

Friday, 17 March 2017

Pacific Poly Pride

Have you ever been to Polyfest? Polyfest is a festival where  different schools perform in a variety of different cultural groups. There are many stages where you can perform such as Samoan, Tongan, Cook Island, Maori, Niuean and more.  Yesterday the Yr 7 & 8’s of P.E.S got the opportunity to go and explore the Polyfest Festival at Manukau Sports Bowl. The first thing we did was go to some of the cool workshops they had at Poly. The workshops were there to teach us and all the other schools about our culture and many more things.  I have to say it was pretty cool. There were some cool performances and delicious food.

One of my highlights would have to be eating all the food. The food was so nice it tasted like heaven. There were Island food, Cook Island donuts, Mango and Strawberry smoothies, ice cream in the pineapple and watermelon, panikeke, otai and many more.  The food was absolutely delicious.  

My second highlight was probably watching the Diversity stage with my group. The diversity stage was very entertaining because I got to see how other cultures perform and express their culture. It was cool seeing an ex-pt englander on the stage performing in the Fijian group.

I think it is important for students to go to Polyfest because they get to go and learn at the new workshops. I think it is important because they get to learn about all the different pacific islands and cultures. I think more schools should go to Polyfest and learn because it is really fun and you learn.

Overall I think the Polyfest was very enjoyable and fun. I learnt heaps from the different workshops and enjoyed every moment. I loved watching the different performances but my favorite part of the day was eating the lovely food. Thank you to Mrs Sio for buying us food!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Te Taiao O Tamaki

During the past week Auckland has faced a flooding problem. Auckland has recently been flooded from all the rain that has come through. The council has asked all Auckland residents to start saving at least 20 litres of water to help have enough for the years ahead.

Some tips for saving water are-
*No washing the car for a while

*Don't waste any water from the tap
*Take shorter
*Turn off the tap while you are brushing your teeth or shaving 
*Don't water your garden or lawn until there is enough water
*No Baths 

Here are a few links about the Auckland Water Crisis
Aucklanders Fail To Save Water
Making the most of the wet weather 
Water Crisis 

Largest Water Crisis in 23 years

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Alphabet Multiplication

WALT:Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages
Here I have completed my Alphabet multiplication poster. First we had to figure out how much the letter was worth, then we had to add up all the letters in the word to get our final answer. I hope you enjoyed and learnt something :))

Connecting Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

WALT:Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages
Task:Our task was to complete the presentation given to us by Mr Wiseman. In our presentation we have a variety of questions. In our presentation we are connecting fractions, decimals and percentages. I hope you learn something and enjoy ;)))

Monday, 6 March 2017

Te Taiao O Tamaki-River Talks

Last week I got the opportunity to go to River Talks at the Omaru creek. Our creek is horrendous. It is filled with rubbish, fat, kids toys and even rotten mattresses. At the River Talks people talked to us about making the river cleaner, becoming a cleaner community and changing our environment. 

At the River Talks there were about 5 schools, there were Pt England, Tamaki College, Glen Innes School, Te kura kaupapa maori o puau and Glen Taylor. Back then our river used to be clean, people were able to swim in it. Nowadays its disgusting, no one can swim in it now. 

How can our community help? We need to fix our river immediately. Its disgusting. 

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Thirst-Paul Mason

Walt: 1-Find evidence from the text to support my answers
         2-Analyse the text to understand the key themes and messages

Task: Our task was to complete this presentation given to us by our teacher Mrs Ilaoa. In our story it talks about a boy and his sister who is thirsty. Aqua-Plex shows up to the neighbors and puts water into there tank. The siblings are in desperate need of water so the brother connects the hose to the tank and pumps water into there pipes.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Te Taiao O Tamaki-1

Te Taiao O Tamaki

What it is?
Te Taiao O Tamaki is a saying us Manaiakalani schools use. It means, The Environment Of Tamaki. This year that is one of the focuses in all Manaiakalani schools. It simply means our environment.

As most local people now we have the Pt England Beach. We have the Glen Innes and Panmure pools and even the Oamaru creek. 2 years ago I attended an event called River Talks. The river talks was held at the Oamaru creek. At the river talks we talked about our river. Why is it so polluted? Why is it green?

Some people from the area talked to us about how it was back in the day. You could swim in it they said. Most people know how this is caused. It is caused by us throwing rubbish away. The rubbish can go through drains, fly and eventually end up in our now disgusting river.  We talked about how we could fix the problem too. We all agreed to help clean up our river and community.

On the other hand Pt England Beach isn’t the best either. As most people know we have had some pollution at the beach too. Our beach was filled with rubbish at some point. Does that effect the community?

Te Taiao O Tamaki, The Environment Of Tamaki. As a student of Pt England School and a child from the area I expect our area to be clean and healthy for the next generations. I want them to have green grass, clean waterways, everything. What if our water gets so polluted everyone moves out of the community? What is going to happen for the next generations?

Water Worries

Walt: 1-Find evidence from the text to support my answers
         2-Analyse the text to understand the key themes and messages

Letter to Council

Pt England School
130 Pt England Road
Pt England

Tuesday 28th February 2017

Dear Council,

My name is Venetia. I am a year 8 student at Pt England School. The reason why I am sending you this letter is because I would like you to fix this on going problem of our water. What can we do to fix it? How can our country help? Why is there not enough water?

What is our problem? Our problem is our water. Why is there not enough for our country? My suggestion would be you fix this problem so there can be enough water for our whole country to enjoy. Wouldn't it be cool if everyone in the country had enough water?

All im asking is for you to fix this problem. Can you imagine our earth without water in 100 years? Our earth is losing a lot of water. If our country can do it then maybe the rest of the world can. Can you listen to your people for once?

Yours sincerely,