Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Entrant Dreamers

So, what do you want to be when you grow up?

Our movie is about a 5 year old student who dreams about what she wants to be when she grows up. Maybe she could become a doctor, lawyer, sports star or someone really famous.

Our movie is showing today at the Manaiakalani film festival at Sylvia Park in Auckland. We hope that you enjoy watching it and hope that it might inspire you to think about what you really want to be in the future.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


This term we will be learning about 'Little Critters'.

So far we have been learning about spiders. We have been writing about spiders and drawing lots of pictures.

We hope you like our pictures.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fiafia night

At the end of term three Pt England School had a Fiafia night. Everyone in the school was involved in a group item. On the night there were many amazing performances.

Team One were one of the first groups to perform. All the practices paid off as the students performed their best on the night.

Well done Room 23 and Team One!

You guys were amazing and everyone was so proud of you all!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Can you name all 7 canoes?

Can you name all seven canoes (waka) that came to Aotearoa? What kinds of things did people bring with them on the wakas? Listen to Room 23 share their learning.

waka pictures

Take a look at some of our waka pictures.


Listen to Waimaria as she talks about a waka. She memorized all her lines before we filmed and didn't even need to look at the script. Isn't she clever?

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Room 23 have been learning a lot about wakas (canoes). We have drawn pictures and have been looking at all the different parts of a waka. Listen to Rosalina as she talks about a waka.

Friday, September 3, 2010


TJ talks about how the people in the waka came to NZ (Aotearoa).

Billy and Zackariah

Listen to Billy and Zackariah as they talk about two of the things that are really important to take on a long journey.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Trip to Devonport

Yesterday Room 23 and Team One went on a trip to Devonport. We travelled by bus to Auckland City, then we caught a ferry to Devonport.

When we arrived we had lunch at a nearby park near the beach, and then each class enjoyed playing some fun games and activities.

We all had an amazing time and we were so lucky that the weather was great. Thank you so much to the parents who were able to help us on our trip (Vinolia's mum and cousin, Rosalina's mum and John-Amour's Dad).

We hope you enjoy looking at some photos of our trip.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tom's waka

Tom's waka has paddles on each side. Tom learnt that the sail on a waka helps to move the waka along the water when it is windy.

TJ's waka

TJ has drawn a great picture of a waka. Can you see the sail and the shelter for the people on his waka?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Vinolia and Dezarae singing ABC

Room 23 have been using the alphabet song (ABC) to help them with their reading and writing. We also like singing the song for fun. You can sing along with Vinolia and Dezarae too!

Rosalina and Waimaria singing Humpty Dumpty

Listen to Rosalina and Waimaria sing 'Humpty Dumpty'.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king's horses
And all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.

Dezarae Sings "1,2,3,4,5"

In this movie Dezarae sings a nursery rhyme called 1,2,3,4,5. The children in our class really enjoy singing. Sing along with her if you like, and please leave a comment.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kupe and the 7 canoes

In term 3 our school wide topic is called "Mighty Mariners". Team one will focus on the story of Kupe and the 7 canoes. Legend has it that a man called Kupe was the first to discover NZ, and that a great fleet of 7 canoes came from the South Pacific to Aotearoa.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Make it Click

Last term we learnt about Road Safety with Constable Teina. We practiced how to look right and left and how to listen out for traffic before we cross the road. We also learnt that wearing a seatbelt is really important for our safety.

Meet Room 23

Kia ora everyone! Room 23 is a new entrant class ( 5 year olds) at Pt England School. Most of the students in our class began school in Term 2.

Last term we learnt about Road Safety with Constable Teina, and we went on a cool trip to Mission Bay. In this movie you will see students introducing themselves and talking about some of the things they like about school. Please feel free to leave a comment on our blog.