Wednesday, June 22, 2016

40 Hour Famine 2016

Once again a group of students took part in this years 40 Hour Famine. All money raised this year will go towards helping Syrian refugees. There is also the possibility of the government matching this years fundraising efforts which would be fantastic!

The group participated in a sleepover at school on Friday during the official 40 Hour Famine weekend. We played games, performed items, watched a movie, posted blogs and more to help keep our minds off the thought of going without food. Luckily there was plenty of barley sugars, Just Juice and water to keep us going.

On behalf of the Famine Team, I would like to thank everyone who has supported our participants by sponsoring them.

40 Hour Famine 2016 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Check out some of the students blogposts about the Famine Sleepover:

Jordan - Year 8
Ariana - Year 8
Naomi - Year 5
Stevenson - Year 8
Atareita - Year 6
Mitchell - Year 6

Friday, June 3, 2016

Docs4Schools Extension Trip

Last week on Friday the Extension group and a group of students from Teams 4 and 5 went to Q Theatre. This was part of the Docs4Schools programme which provided screenings of international documentaries to schools. This was a great opportunity to view films that are not often watched by many of our students.

The first movie was called 'I am Eleven' which was an award winning documentary created by Genevieve Bailey. It was a beautiful movie about a group of eleven year olds from around the world. They share their hopes, dreams, thoughts, and life in general.

The second movie was called 'Winning Girl' and was about a young girl who had hopes and dreams of becoming a world champion in the sport of wrestling as well as judo. This was an amazing and inspirational movie about setting high goals and working hard to achieve them. 

We also enjoyed lunch at Aotea Centre in between watching the movies. 

Docs4Schools Trip 1 from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Docs 4 Schools offers school students: year 5-13 the opportunity to attend free screenings of the latest documentaries from around the world. The documentaries have been carefully selected from the Doc Edge Festival programme to interest students and support the New Zealand school curriculum.

Samoan Language Week 2016 at Pt England School

Celebrating our different languages and cultures has been huge at our school so far this year. From our massive Fiafia event in Term 1 to this weeks focus on the Samoan Language. Samoan language videos from our archives played on PENN (Pt England News Network) throughout the week. Today at assembly it was a privilege to see our Samoan students share their beautiful language and culture with the rest of the school.

Samoan language week Makayla from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.
Eden Samoan Language week speech 2016 from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.
Samoan Language Week Assembly item 2016 from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.
George Prefect mili-mili from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

And just in case you missed it, here are our Junior and Senior Samoan Group items that were performed at our school Fiafia event in Term 1.

Junior Samoan Group from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.
Samoan Group (Senior) from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.