Sunday, June 26, 2011

Talk about it!

When you're feeling sad or angry, talk about it! Here's a movie produced by a keen team of actors of students and teachers from Pt England School. This movie was part of our korero this week during assembly. You will also hear part of a song composed and sung by Mr Max Jacobsen.

Talk About It from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Pt England @ the Museum Movie Awards Night

June 19th saw Pt England school pick up three major awards at the I am making movies Awards evening. It was a wonderful night. This movie shows you two of the three awards we won. Congratulations to the students and teachers involved in the production of these amazing movies!

I am making movies 2 Pt England Wins from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Awards Night at the Museum

An awards evening was held last night at the Auckland Museum for the 2011 'I AM MAKING MOVIES 2' film competition.

Finalists' movies from Primary and Secondary Schools across Auckland were screened during the night, including 3 entries from our school.

Congratulations to Miss King and Room 13 for winning their category.

Well done and congratulations to the extension group and students from Team 5 (Paulitia, Sela, Helen, Kezia, Henry and all the animators) for winning their category and for taking out the top prize of 'Supreme Award' winners. Well done!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Immersion: Creativity with Ms Tito

For this term our theme is “Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger”. In other words we are studying how technology has changed over the years. To help us out with what we have to learn, we have immersion classes. The first rotation activity our class did was “Creativity”. Ms Tito was the teacher for this activity so I was sure that this would be fun!

As part of our task we had to create a way of creating our name in anyway possible. The whole senior team could enter this competition and the prize would be to throw water balloons at your class, including the teacher!!! I looked around the classroom seeing many cool designs. I knew that this task was not going to be easy!

When I was thinking about some ideas I looked around the class room and saw people already starting! That showed me that I really needed to pick up before time ran out! I had an idea but it was quite complicated. In the end of the session I had just finished in time, I don’t think it was my best work that I have done but I just hope it would be good enough to be a contender at least.

At the end of the day I really enjoyed the activity and I would like to do it again!

By Tanielu

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Immersion: Discovery with Mrs Nua

Our last rotation was discovery with Mrs Nua. We first did an acrostic poem for discovery. Afterwards we had a competition to see who could create a shield or a barrier to protect an egg from cracking, when dropping it from 1 metre high. As we planned and got ready for our final design, we all started our experiment. We were given an egg, several straws, popsicle sticks, rubber bands and measuring tape. Our groups were in three’s and I was with Sela and Kezia. We placed out the newspaper and each group made their way outside to start.

Our final results didn’t turn out so good. Apparently our egg cracked, but it was very cool though. The winner was Casey and Tanielu. So what I learned from discovery was whether we could find out if our experiment worked or not. It was such a lot of fun.

By Helen

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Our History Our Heritage

This is an entry from the year 8 extension girls for the 'I am making movies 2' 3 minute movie challenge. A good amount of research was made to complete this movie. Congratulations to the animators and voiceover team who worked on this great movie. Well done team!

Our History Our Heritage from SchoolTV on Vimeo.