Friday, December 5, 2014

Te Tuhi

A few days ago class 5 students from Pt England School participated in a class trip to a place called Te Tuhi. Our Tour Guide Jeremy took us through the gallery and talked about what he had planned through the time we were there. It wasn't long before we were looking at amazing art work displays on the wall and even across the road from where we were. It was just a matter of time when we were going to start our own art work.

Our first experience was making our own Tapa that presented our family, interest, home and culture. It was cool that we got to die our paper for another group that was going to do this experiment after us. The good thing about it was that we had papers died and already for us to start drawing on. So the pattern I did that presented my family was one large Koro which was my mum and six small Koros running down the front of the large Koro that presented her children. My interest was a Net ball because the sport has been my favorite sport for a long time. For my home I drew a beach where I come from and used to see a lot. The final one presented my culture and I drew Maori patterns.

The second experiment was looking at art that was inspired by many artist. Some of the art was very inspiring like this video we watched which took along time to be watched, but we could see a lot of detailed and a lot of work put in it. Then there was another video that we watched but there was no sound and colour in was all black and white. There was some many beautiful art work and it was just so amazing.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Yr 8 Camp 2014

On the 28th of October Yr 8 students from Pt England School enjoyed a week of exciting activities. It was an awesome played out Yr 8 camp at Marsden Bay Christian Camp. Even during wet and cold days, our helpers and parents stayed strong. As exciting as it was, I myself was very pleased of how it all turned out.”Have you ever been on a long and exhausting hike......?.  
On day one, Before we showed up at Marsden Bay Christian Camp. We were taken on the most exhausting and Longest hike ever. People were falling, Slipping and obviously getting very dirty. As we made our way to the end of the long walk, we were finally taken to the beach for a nice swim that we deserved. I thought to myself ”Way to start a year 8 Camp!”.   

As the next day came we were already split into groups and each group had 1 or 2 helpers looking after us. We started off the day with breakfast, then it was time to start our first activity. Surfs education was our first exciting activity. We spent as a group a whole day learning about surfs education and what it meant to be as a lifeguard.

The Life guards Chris and Nick explained the rules and why they mattered around beach areas. They explained how to be sun smart and what to do when your in a rip (Current). Nick mostly talked about everything that they do as lifeguards and he also talked about his life story and how he was inspired to be what he became (a lifeguard). A few minutes after we were taken on a tour around the club and we were very inspired on what they do and what they use in emergency. After the tour it was time to do some lessons in the water. They were exciting and fun but it was very cold. Day 2 of camp was an awesome played out day.

As the second to last day came, we had a day of fun activities planned out for us to enjoy. As we were in our groups, we all started at different activities. So my group North Beach B started with the confidence chorus that we had a kayak lesson then our second to last activity was archery, last and finally we had a mini camp fire just for our group. We ate mash malos and we cooked an in an orange skin.  it was very delicious but over cooked. I would love to try it again.

On the last day of camp, we packed our things and loaded them on the bus one by one we slowly went on the two bus’s ready to go. But the good thing about leaving camp was that camp wasn’t over. we still had a day of swimming at Waiwera Pools and it was the most amazing pools and slides I have ever been on and in.

Thanks to all our helpers and to our cook selwyn.   



Friday, September 12, 2014

Netball Prize-giving 2014


On the same day as the Cross Country run, Pt England School Netball Players had their Prize-Giving (in the evening). Held in the school hall at Pt England School. Parents and Coaches attended to see their Net Ball players, get certificates. Everyone was proud to be there and receiving their gifts from coaches and Managers.

Before everything started everybody was asked to have dinner, they were asked to bring a Plate or Pot to share with each other. We went off from the youngest to the oldest meaning form the Netball players to parents and coaches. A lot of people were very hungry and so was I.

As everyone finished eating, `the Netball prize giving was about to start. When everybody was settled down, we took a sit. Mrs Va'afusuaga our sport teacher that made everything possible walked up on top of the stage and started calling everyone up. The teams were called up to the side of the stage waiting to receive their certificates. Everyone received one and a few received another for Best Sportsmanship,  improved and most valuable players had received a second certificate.  

As teams went by, it was nearly time for my team to go up. When we did our coach Miss Paget and manager Valerie made a speech on there highlight on being a coach to our team, Yr 8 Team 2 Soul. We each received a certificate, but myself and two other players in my team received 2. I  got my second certificate for best Sportsmanship.  

I really enjoyed spending the afternoon with mine and other Pt England Netball teams.  

Pt England Cross Country Run 2014


On the 11th Of September Pt England School had their Cross Country Run. It started at 1 o'clock in the afternoon. Parents, Staff and Teachers co-operated and encouraged their children to do their very Best. The children were settled down, ready to go and have fun. Before everything started we sat in lines, lines of every year group, Boys and Girls(for example Yr 1 girls/Yr 1 Boys).

As the Cross Country run started, we were sent out to start from yr 1s to the yr 8. Because it was crowded the Yr 7 and 8s were moved to a better place so that we could see the runners running past trying there best. We cheered for those that were in our house groups, Te Arawa, Matatua, Takitimu and Tainui. My familys house group was Te Arawa.

I had siblings that participated before me and I saw that they tried very hard to be one of those top 3 runners. Two of my brothers came 1rst and one came 3d, even though my other siblings did not come anything they still tried their hardest. Me on the other hand also tried my very, very best to come 1rst, 2nd or 3rd.

Myself actually came first out of all the year 8 girls who participated and tried. Not only myself, but my family was very inspired and proud of me. I was so pleased that I was one of those girls that tried there everything and now is participating in the Finals.

I want to thank all the parents, staff and teachers for making that day happen. I am sure everyone is very proud that they participated and gave it their all.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Reading-Explorers Of The Sunrise By Jeff Evans and Damon Salesa

In class 5 at Pt England School classmates including myself have been Reading a book called Explorers Of The Sunrise By Jeff Evans and Damon Salesa. We learn’t by this book that along time ago Polynesians voyaged a lot in a Waka similar to the one I have drawn above.

Reading and reading we found out that when the Polynesians traveled they used a navigator, a person as there navigator. In our days we use a digital map or a map on paper as our navigator. The navigator had to be a professional was to use the stars at night and the ocean and clouds in the day.

Reading this story was really entertaining. It helped me learn a little about the Polynesian and how they voyaged a long time ago.