Friday, December 4, 2015

Pinnacle Point Caves in Mossel Bay, South Africa

This term the Year 7 & 8 Extension students had the amazing opportunity to video conference with a scientist (Dr Nilssen) in South Africa. This was a chance to find out more about the Pinnacle caves at Mossel Bay in South Africa which is recognised as the possible home of the very first group of modern humans thousands of years ago. It was also a chance to reconnect with crew from the Malama Honua and some schools in Hawaii.


Mossel Bay video conference from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Tiritiri Matangi Island Trip

In Term 2 the Year 7 & 8 Extension students were lucky enough to visit Tiritiri Matangi Island which is a wildlife sanctuary. This trip was part of a collaboration with DOC (Department of Conservation) who sponsored this amazing trip. We went by ferry to the island and had plenty of tour guides to show us around the island. It was a fantastic experience seeing some of our endangered species as we went on the bush walk e.g. Saddleback, Stitchbird, Takahe etc. We would like to thank all the representatives from DOC who made this trip possible.


Tiritiri Matangi trip from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Great Barrier Reef

This is a short movie about the Year 5 & 6 Extension students who had a chance to video conference with a scientist who was underwater at the Great Barrier Reef Aquarium. This was also a chance to reconnect with the crew of Malama Honua who were part of the hangout.


GBR hangout from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

GEGNZ Student Summit

This is a short movie that shares some of our highlights and experiences at the GEGNZ (Google Educators Group NZ) Student Summit which was held at Hobsonville Point Primary School this year.


GEGNZ Student Summit 2015 from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Check out these student blogposts as well to find out more:

Jordenne
Mary

40 Hour Famine and the Extension Group Sleepover

Thanks to Yvonne for this great post from earlier in the year about the 40 Hour Famine. Most students in Extension took part in the 20 Hour Famine buy collecting sponsors, fundraising and attending the sleepover at school.  We managed to raise over $1,300 and four Year 7 & 8 students were invited to attend the World Vision Intermediate Scholarship Day.


The 20 hour famine by Yvonne



We stayed at school but why?


Last week on the 22nd of May the year 5, 6, 7 and 8 extension group's participated in the 20 hour famine. We had a sleepover at school and we weren't allowed to eat for 20 hours can you believe that? Well not technically we were only allowed to bring barley sugars and juice your sleeping gear and a box which I will tell you about later. So when we arrived at school we had to put our things in the library where we were going to sleep.
Then we got a bit of free time in the hall we got to choose from either playing ping pong, basketball, soccer or karaoke on the stage. Then after a bit of fun we got settled into our team colours Red, Blue, Yellow and team Green. By the way if you wanted to know I was in team Green.


Later on that day two ambassadors turned up to tell us about the 40 hour famine. We played games and it was fun we also got prizes balloons and bands. A while after that we met another ambassador Emily she also told us about the 40 hour famine and she told us a bit about herself and what she does. Then we took photo's with her and then we had a little play again. After that we  sat down and got ready to sleep.. in boxes. We were in the hall with no blankets getting ready to sleep in our boxes after a while we got settled and we started too talk about why we do the 40 hour famine and I started to realise why, having to sleep in boxes no shelter, food, water. Than after that moment we went to the library to go to sleep.  The next morning we woke up at 7 O,CLOCk I KNOW RIGHT. We packed up and went home but we continued to not eat until 2 o,clock.


What is the 40 hour famine you ask?


The 40 hour famine has been going on since 1975 so that means it has been going on for about 40 years. The 40 hour famine is a charity of people around the world who take a stand and raise money that helps people who don't have that much things like food, water, clothes and shelter. This year we are fundraising for families in Bangladesh. It also helps  the people Thousands of people around the world participate in the event. Over the years people have been creating and inventing  new challenges that are involved with the 40 hour famine such as 40 good deeds or sleeping in a box for 40 hours some have even opted to not talk for 40 hours.  


Why is there a 40 hour famine?


The 40 hour famine helps poor kids and families to get the support they need. Such as the kids that need to go school, families that don't have food and water. Also so they can get a good education in the future so they can get good jobs in the future. It also  helps them to live a long life because most kids don't even make it up to their 5th birthday. The rate of kids that are malnourished in Bangladesh is the most in the world. Which means that they are suffering and that they are most likely going to die but that's when the 40 hour famine comes in the money helps the kids who are suffering so that all kids will get a chance to life a long life.


Why we fundraise?

The 40 hour famine sponsorship money goes towards kids who didn't get a chance to go to school or to families who need clothes, water and shelter. Its not just a hunger thing. Hunger affects every part of the body and these effects can last a lifetime. The bottom line is than a hungry child is four times more likely to die from treatable or preventable disease. We also fundraise to help the whole community so that they all get the help they need from people all around the world.



World Vision Scholarship Day from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Outlook for Someday Winners 2015!

Congratulations to our team of Year 5 & 6 Extension students who are one of this years 'The Outlook for Someday' winners. Their movie entry called 'Biodiversity' won the category for the best 'Animated Documentary'. Well done to Yvonne, Cameo, Talita, Venetia, Seini, Omari and Noah. You can check out their winning movie on The Outlook for Someday site or view it here.


Biodiversity from The Outlook for Someday on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Real World

Your journey through school is a unique experience. Some students like to work hard, while others are happy to cruise along and enjoy their time with their friends. Which type are you?

This movie stars our Year 7 & 8 Extension students. We captured some footage from a workshop at Te Oro (Music and Arts Centre) in Glen Innes. We also managed to include a few shots from some scenes from our School Production which some of our extension students starred in. We hope you enjoy our MTV. (music: "White Lines" by Six60)


PES_Lagitupu_The Real World from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Kungfu Fighting

Who loves Kungfu movies? The following movie was created by our Year 5 & 6 Extension students who were keen to share a fun MTV of an old classic hit - Kungfu Fighting.


PES_Lagitupu_Kungfu Fighting from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Outlook for Someday Movie Entry - Biodiversity

This year a group of Year 5 & 6 Extension students entered a movie called "Biodiversity" into The Outlook For Someday Movie Competition 2015. Their movie is about how many of our animal species are dying out or are endangered due to a range of issues e.g. pollution and global warming.

Their movie has been shortlisted as one of the top 40 movies out of 156 entries this year. We find out next month whether or not we have made one of the top 20 movies for the competition overall. Well done to Yvonne, Venetia, Noah, Cameo, Seini, Omari and Talita for putting this movie together. Good luck team.

Biodiversity from The Outlook for Someday on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Niue Group Item 2015

Last week we celebrated Niue Language Week by playing archived footage of old movies made by our students about the Niuean language and culture. A small group of mostly Niuean students practiced during their lunchtimes to present an item to the school at assembly. Although they did not have long to practice they did a fantastic job of sharing their culture with the school through their item.

Niue Group Item 2015 from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Malama Honua visits Manaiakalani

The visit from the crew of Malama Honua (Hokule’a and Hikianalia) from Hawaii (in Term 1) was the biggest event of the year, not only at our school, but in our Manaiakalani Cluster of schools. Malama Honua means to care for our Earth. On their website it says that “The Worldwide Voyage is a means by which we now engage all of Island Earth—bridging traditional and new technologies to live sustainably, while sharing, learning, creating global relationships, and discovering the wonders of this precious place we all call home”.



Paige and Collin were two lucky students who were given the opportunity by crew member and media specialist Na’alehu Anthony to sail on the Hikianalia.


On the vaka as part of the crew sailing towards Pt England beach were many important Hawaiians including: Nainoa Thompson and Kalepa Baybayan (traditional navigator and captain), members of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, and Hawaii Education Leaders.



As the vaka approached Pt England beach I was one of the lucky observers on the vaka to view the incredible scene that greeted us. Approximately 2,000 students from the Manaiakalani Cluster of Schools chanted in unison as the vaka approached the shore. It was such a stunning and memorable sight to witness. The sound of the conch shell could be heard across the water as well as the sound of 2,000 children chanting.


The school leaders who represented each school in the cluster lead the assembled schools in a waiata tira to call the vaka in the for the crew to come ashore. Once on shore the school leaders from our school delivered a mihi and korero. 


This was followed by waiata (song) and presentations. Each crew member was presented with a special bone carving necklace.


The crew responded with their own speeches and waiata. Then every child from the Cluster had the opportunity to head down to the beach, file past the crew and give them high fives.




Towards the end of the day, the crew and Hawaii Education Leaders visited Pt England School and took a tour of the school. They were keen to find out how we use 21st Century Learning tools to help our learners who are predominantly from Maori and Pasifika backgrounds.


This was definitely one of the major highlights of the year. The visit from the crew of Malama Honua was a special moment and a reminder for our Maori and Pasifika community to remember that our ancestors were incredible navigators. Our people were creative, collaborative, innovative, and courageous. The children that we teach in our cluster need to be reminded that they too have these same abilities and the potential to be our leaders of the future.


M Honua from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Ana - Saddleback (Tieke) and 3D designs

Ana is in the Year 7 & 8 Extension group. This is what she posted on her blog:

"Last term, in Extension we were learning about Biodiversity and how to protect endangered species. I chose the Tieke or Saddleback bird and created two designs to protect them,  one being a trap for it's predators and the other a home. In this presentation, you will see my ideas and planning and also a link to see my movie that I created about my designs."




Ana - 3D Design Term 2-2015 from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Iisa 3D DOC brief Design

The Year 7 & 8 Extension students were learning about biodiversity in Term 2. Their task was to design a product that might help an endangered species. Here is Iisa's project.


Bryde's Whale and Black Stilt by Yvonne

This was Yvonne's amazing presentation about biodiversity. Yvonne is in the Year 5 & 6 Extension group. The endangered species she decided to focus on were the Bryde's Whale and the Black Stilt.



Biodiversity from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Friday, May 22, 2015

3Ps movie by Ana, Jordenne and Josephine


TOW JJA from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

This movie was created by Jordenne, Ana and Josephine (Year 8 students). They explain their understanding of the 3Ps and how it relates to the Treaty of Waitangi and the Pt England Way.

3Ps by Iisa, Stevenson and Collin


T.O.W SIC from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

This movie was created by Stevenson, Iisa and Collin. They describe and explain what they know about the 3Ps and how it relates to the Treaty of Waitangi and the Pt England Way.

This is a google presentation with their planning and extra information:

Thursday, May 21, 2015

3Ps by Paige, Lesieli and Mary


Extension LMP from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

This movie was created by Year 8 students: Paige, Lesieli and Mary. They explain their understanding of the 3Ps and how it relates to the Treaty of Waitangi as well as the Pt England Way.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

3Ps, TOW and PES Way by Lucy, Eric and Jordan



This DLO was created by Lucy, Eric and Jordan. They explain what they know about the 3Ps, and how it relates to the Treaty of Waitangi and the Pt England Way.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

3Ps by Ava, Ariana and Khaia


3 P's - AKA from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

This movie was created by Year 7 girls: Ava, Ariana and Khaia. It shows them explaining what the 3Ps are all about and how it relates to the Treaty of Waitangi as well as the Pt England Way.

Monday, May 18, 2015

3Ps, TOW & PES by Jordan, Zane and Taimana


JTZ from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

This movie was created by Year 7 boys: Jordan, Zane and Taimana. They explain what they know about the 3Ps (Protection, Partnership and Participation) and the Treaty of Waitangi.

The 3Ps by Rima, Venetia and Seini



This movie was created by 3 girls in Year 6: Rima, Venetia and Seini. They do a great job of explaining how the 3Ps relates to the Pt England Way.

3Ps by Omari, Adriel and Olivia



This movie was created by 3 students in Year 6: Omari, Olivia and Adriel. It demonstrates their understanding about the 3Ps at Pt England School.

The 3Ps by Talita, Yvonne and Heather



This movie was created by Talita, Yvonne and Heather who are all in Year 6. It is all about how the 3Ps (Partnership, Participation, Protection) relates to the Pt England Way.

3Ps movie by Cameo, Sheales and Paige



Sheales and Paige are in Year 5. Cameo is in Year 6. Check out their movie about the 3Ps at Pt England.

3Ps movie by Atareita, Nyree and Anna



Ata, Nyree and Anna are in Year 5. This is their movie about the 3Ps at Pt England.

Ajani, Noah and Mitchell 3Ps movie



Ajani, Noah and Mitchell are in Year 5. This is their movie about the 3Ps and the Pt England Way.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Learners at PES

The following movie was created by the Year 7 & 8 extension students with some help from our Year 5 & 6 extension students. They wrote the lyrics, and recorded the song on garageband. We used the instrumental to 'Manners' by Chiddy Bang. Thanks to Mr Wiseman for his contribution by recording the instrumental (guitar) which we used at the start of the movie. Well done team!



PES Learners MTV from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Welcome to the Creative Space Blog!

Find out more about what students will be learning about on this site:

Creative Space Site

Extension Year 5 & 6



Extension Year 7 & 8