Friday, July 25, 2014

2014 Pt England Immersion Assembly Term 3

The 21st of July Pt England had their first day back at school. So we started it, like always off with an Immersion Assembly. Teachers would stand on the stage and demonstrate what each team would be learning and Experiencing. This term we will be Experiencing about the Commonwealth Games (Game On).

The team one teachers demonstrated The countries around the world that are competing in the commonwealth games. They showed us by putting it together in a movie. It was really exciting and funny to watch. Did you know that the Commonwealth Games Is a family of 54 nations and India, Canada, Singapore, Mozambique and the Bahamas are the most incommon.

Team 2 teachers also shared a movie. They Pretended to be athletes competing in the 2014 world Commonwealth games. It was really funny but also really cool. They taught us about being champions and what it takes to be one. I thought that was pretty cool.

The teachers from team 3 talked about gymnastic people that complete in the Commonwealth Games. Mrs Barks explained how gymnastic people are really good at what they do. There really flexible and can do many things, I thought that was pretty amazing.

Next it was time for team 4 to show their presentation. They showed us, again in a movie how they could make sculptures out of mashed potato. It looked really funny and messy.  It was a challenge between them, to see who could make the best  and the most creative sculpture.

Another movie appeared on the screen from the team 5 teachers. Talking about the places and countries in the world they've been to the previously holiday. They showed us how much fun they've had and described the countries and places.

Immersion Assembly was all about the 2014 commonwealth Games. Our theme is Game On   

Sunday, July 6, 2014

My Holiday Highlight

As the holiday began my father took my siblings and I to Hamilton to see my little sister. We waited along time to see her and my dad. But......The first few days of the holiday wasn't as exciting as I expected it to be!.  

The first few weeks of the holidays were full of boredom. I guess all that was exciting was watching television all day. Hanging out with my baby sister is really fun, but she’s mostly always asleep. So Sometimes I Would go to sleep to lose a bit of time off the day.

Eventually a couple of days later my dad put on a BBQ for my whole family to attend. We had BBQ sausages and Chicken patties and potato-salad to go with it. It was amazingly tasty. Later that Day my cousins stayed the night.

As days went passed it sadly was time for us to come back here to Auckland City. My siblings And I had so much fun. And hope to go back again.

My holiday highlight was getting to spend lots of time with my baby sister.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Matariki Festival

Wednesday the 2nd of July the Pt England Kapa haka students were invited to participate in the Matariki festival. Which was held at the AMI Netball courts. Workshops and the Ki-ora-hai tournament was also held at the AMI Netball courts. Schools from around Panmure and GI also
attended this festival.

There is a Maori Whakapapa that we should mostly always start off with a Powhiri (special welcome or Greeting). So we did!. After the Powhiri the schools went out to start their experience. We went out making bracelets made out of Flax which was really Kool.

The second activity we attended was making Koauau (A Maori flute). Exciting and fun it was we even got to keep it. I myself can’t play one but practice takes time. The Matariki Festival was so exciting and amazing I hope we get the opportunity to do it again.