Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pt England Survivor

This is Room 21's entry for this years 'Student vs Wild' competition organised by Genesis Energy and OPC (Outdoor Pursuits Centre). Students had to demonstrate how they would survive a week at our school if there was some kind of crisis e.g. a zombie attack! Winning schools get to attend 5 days at OPC's award winning adventure challenge at Tongariro or Great Barrier Island.  Please vote for us!

You can click on this link to vote for us:


or go to the 'Student vs Wild' website to find out more. You can vote once a day for the next 24 days!


Pt England Survivors from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Just another ordinary day at PES

This movie was created by Jasmine, Ashleigh, Shoal and Vivienne. It stars Lesieli who is in Year 6 at Pt England School. The students decided to create this movie to show what a typical day might look like for a student here at our school. Of course Lesieli is a little more special as she is one of our Pt England Ambassadors, but most of what you see might be a typical day for most of our netbook students. We hope you enjoy.

JASV An ordinary day from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Monday, April 15, 2013

About My little Nephew

Hi this is my little nephew. His name is Joseph . He was born in June 2010. When he was first was born I got told from my sister, I had tears in my eyes. On his first birthday he had a big party. My sister (Joseph's mum ect) dressed him like a gangsta. Man you should've seen him, he looked really cool. The weather was really bad, because it was pouring down with rain, but lucky my sister had the tarpaulin up and also the gazebo.

Walking under the gazebo I took notice how brilliant the decorations were set out. The main colours of the decorations  were, green, black and white. Every person that came had given an goodie bag. He was so lucky because he got given lots of presents. My mum gave $30 so I could buy Joseph a gift. I brought him three cars that cost $15.70. Then with my change, I brought him some red and black slippers. 

Before it came to this special day, his mum and dad paid some money to get a 1st key done. When it came out it looked amazing. Looking at the key I see, a gorgeous face sketched on it. When I saw the cake I was like Mmmm yummy yum yum chocolate cake my favourite. We sing Happy Birthday. After that we had a piece each. Man I shoved the cake in my mouth because it tasted fabulous.

Now looking at him he is still my gorgeous, gangsta, really cool and amazing nephew. Joseph is now 2 years old. He is a really kind person to meet. But sometime he can be a little brat. For christmas last year he brought me some new shoes and a big make-up chest. Man even though he can be a little brat and annoying I'll always respect him and love him.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Assembly (by Levi)

FiaFia was the bomb because I was in it. I am the man at drumming. I was on the Electric drums, Shayne on guitar Isara on it as well and Neo and Howard. We joined in with Stan walker’s song (you gotta take it easy) and it sounded very cool. Then we ended with a big finish.

Stevenson is a Soapbox Derby Nationals contestant and we will get the report on Friday. If they win this they will go to America and I will be jealous because they will challenge other people in America. Do you want them to win??? I do.

We had junior drummers and that included me and it was amazing and everyone loved it because they were cheering. Mr Burt ask the Cook Island drummers to drum after and they were awesome. It was about two minutes and that was a pretty long time.

Thanks for reading my story.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Skateland Day Today!!!! WOOHOO (by Mele)

“Mele do you want to go to
skate land”? “Yeap I want to come” “ OK go and get ready and I will be warming the car”. So I got ready and went with my aunt but first we went to go and pick up some of my cousin’s and left. When we got there we had to wait for a bit because there were people playing hockey and we had to wait until they were done playing. We waited for about five or ten minutes when we all went in.

My aunt paid for all of us so we all went in grabbed our skates put them on and went on the rink. I was the first one to go on the rink so I went around the hole thing and I was about to fall but my cousin came on and helped me up. Everyone came on the rink and were skating my brother Jacob was skating backwards so I tired and I kind of did it.

Ten minutes after that these people that worked there put on some races for us so we all lined up. First it was the girls to had to race and we had to go around the cones three times and when he said go I was going fast. I was coming last so I was trying to go fast on on our last lap I went as fast as I could and I came first “woohoo I caught up woohoo.”

So it was the boys turn to race so my brother cousin and and my other cousin jumped in the race and it was only them three because no other boys wanted to race them. So when they were racing they were pushing each other and making each other fall so the man that was reffing the game told them they only had to do one lap so they ran fast and my cousin Amu came first then my brother then My other cousin Samuel.

After all the races were done we all started playing tag and I had to be in because I was the youngest out of everyone that we playing. So I tagged my brother and he ran after my sister Selina and it was funny because I kept on crashing into people. So it was time to close so we went off my rink took our skates off gave them back and went to get a feed.

So we left the skate land place and went to McDonald and I got a chicken burger. I ate it all up and waited for my cousin’s to finish even my sister and brother so they finish so we left. As we were going back to my house I saw some of my friends going up my drive so I got out of the car and said hello to them.

After that I went to my Mum said hi and asked her if I could go with my friends and she said yes so I left. So I went to one of my friends house and she asked her Mum if I could sleep over and her Mum said yes. So I went home told my Mum packed my bag and went to my friends house.

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Day When 4 Rugby Balls Got Stuck Up In A Tree (TRUE STORY)

Once upon a time, a bunch of girls had two rugby balls but didn't know what to do with them. They weren't really into rugby or touch but they did enjoy kicking the ball, so they decided to play kicks with the two rugby balls. The girls names were Shoal, Ashleigh, Rita, Brooklyn, Huelo-Ata and Vivienne. They went to the top field and started their little game. Half of them went to the left and the other half went to the right. As they played they started making up their only rules such as if someone catches it they had to do 1 push up. They were all having FUN!!!

“Lets see who can kick the ball the highest” Rita yelled out. Everyone was keen to show off their skills so they all wanted the ball. It was a bit difficult for most people but a piece of cake for like only two people. It was going all smoothly when.... “OH NOOOOO!!!”

“What’s wrong?” Vivienne and Shoal said with a confused face. They tried to see what the problem was when all of a sudden they saw everyone's eyes looking up. Vivienne’s eyes looked up and saw the problem. The good news was that they had one ball still on the ground but the bad news was.... Yep, you guessed it, the other ball was stuck in the tree. This was really bad. They knew that if they left it up there there teacher Mrs Lagitupu would notice a rugby ball missing. “Who kicked it up there?” Everyone asked.
“Sorry, that was me...” Huelo-Ata said quietly.  They tried to think of a solution to solve the problem.

They knew that they had one more rugby ball still on the ground so there answer to the problem was simple. Throw the other rugby ball up into the tree. Hopefully for them the other rugby ball will somehow fall off. Simple right? Well, you thought wrong. It was really difficult. They tried with all their might to get the ruby ball down but they failed. They were not strong enough so they decided to call a boy name Logan. Logan thought of a strategy to help those poor girls get their rugby ball down. He was given the ball, and everyone was expecting him to do something to get the ball down. He threw it up and it came back down. He kept trying and trying and believe me, his plan was not working. Suddenly... All they see is two rugby balls stuck up in the tree.

Ball after ball they finally stopped. They looked up again, and saw 4 rugby balls. Everyone didn’t know what to do. The only way was to tell Mr Malloy. “How is Mr Malloy going to get 4 rugby balls down those trees? They are Massive!!!” Brooklyn said. To Be Continued.....

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Lotto Ticket (by Shoal)

Wilson grasped the lotto ticket in his hand. He walked into his home, hoping for a win. The results were set to be announced on Saturday and couldn't wait! He had a long wait though as it was only Tuesday when he got the ticket. The days had gone past so quickly and it was Friday when he decided to go for a swim.

He tucked the ticket in his jeans pocket and went for a swim in his swimming pool. He did ten laps in the pool and went to get a drink. In that time, the wind picked up and the water became more rough. " I don't care!" Wilson dived in the water, doing the backstroke up and down the pool.

The sky grew grey but he kept on swimming. The manager of the pool soon came out to tell him that there was a storm and that he needed to go home as they were closing. He gathered his belongings and went to his car.  

He was stopped by the view from the harbor bridge. He starred in awe, praying that he would win Saturdays big draw. The wind blew furiously and he held his ticket close to his chest. He loosened  his grip which was a very bad idea. the ticket was ripped out of his hand by the wind and sent him flying over the edge of the bridge. 

As he was falling, he grabbed the ticket and excepted that he was about to die. He was still foolishly holding the ticket and praying that a miracle to happen. " Please don't let my obsession over that one ticket determine my fate!" He screamed at the top of his lungs.

But to his surprise, he landed on a boat that was travelling to Rangitoto and he was safe! Wilson was so thankful and happy that he had landed on that boat. He still had the ticket in his hand though as he explained what had happened to the couple on the boat. They took him back to their home and he washed up. 

The very next day he sat in front of the t.v looking at the lotto numbers. 35, 67, 18,22 all numbers on his ticket. The last number was called and he nearly fainted. The numbers on his ticket were a match! He speed to the nearest lotto shop. Wilson was over the moon and felt like the luckiest guy in the world!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A visit from Paula Bennett

Our school usually hosts many visitors during the year. Yesterday we received a visit from the honourable Paula Bennett, Minister of Social Development. She briefly visited our class with Mr and Mrs Burt and Pat Sneddon. We were later told that she enjoyed being in our class. She was interested in what we were doing and how we used our netbooks for our learning.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Vivienne's podcast

HOORAY!!! I have finished my first podcast for this year and apparently it is the first podcast on the KPE blog for 2013 as well. My podcast is called Wolves Of The Beyond written by Kathryn Lasky. My DJ was Marvin and it was a great chance for me to work with someone I never work with. If you would like to check it out click this link My Podcast.

For those of you who don't know what a podcast is you can go to the KPE blog and view some cool podcast created by us Pt England students. If you still don't know what it is keep reading. So the first thing we do is pick a book that we know we are going to enjoy. It is better if we choose a New Zealand author but if we don't have a book written by a NZ author, we can choose any. When we finish reading the book we write a script to inform the audience what its all about. Next we choose a DJ to record it with as well as take pictures. Then we have a choice if we want to edit it by ourselves or get help from our teacher. Then we email Mrs Burt who is in charge of the KPE blog to post our podcast so the whole world can view it. This is basically how we create a podcast. For you this might sound like it is hard but we are use to trying things new. Thats how we can become the best we can be.

My goal this year for podcasting would be to win the end of the year award which is the Best Podcaster. To achieve this I have to create a podcast every term. It would be a great opportunity for me to win. This is the end of my story. I hope you have learnt something new!!! Happy Easter Everyone...