Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Fast and Furious 8 - Manaiakalani Film Festival 2017

Do you like fast cars? Have you seen any of the Fast and Furious movies? Who is your favourite character? Well the Year 7 & 8 Extension students wanted to create their own movie based on 'Fast and Furious 8'. They had a great time creating their movie and hope that you enjoy it!

Back in Da Day - Manaiakalani Film Festival 2017

Have you ever thought about what your parents did when they were kids? Life was very different back in the day. Technology has changed so much since when your parents and grandparents were kids. They didn't have access to cell phones, computers and the internet. Imagine if you had to live without technology.

Here is our Film Festival movie starring our Year 5 & 6 Extension students. It is based on their inquiry (Term 2) into how technology has changed over time and how it impacts our lives. Earlier this year they created a mini production called 'Back in Da Day'. Some of the dance footage is used in their movie. We hope you enjoy our movie!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Niue Language Week 2017

Last week on Friday the Niuean group performed at assembly as part of the Niue Language Week Celebrations. The theme for this year is 'Ko e Vagahau Niue, ko e atefua he tagata Niue'. This means that the Niue Language is the heart of Niue people.

The item began with a quick speech from Mrs Lagitupu. Then TJ gave a fantastic introduction followed by brief speeches from some of our Niuean students. Our Niuean girls danced to a Niuean song called 'Sipolo' by a group called the Island Pride Band and Glen Jackson. The boys finished with a takalo (haka). Thank you to our wonderful Niuean group and students for sharing their language and culture. Fakaue lahi!

Niue Language Week item 2017 full version from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

OMGTech Workshop

Today groups of students from Years 3 to 8 enjoyed taking part in a workshop run by Kawana from OMGTech. During the workshop students learnt about how electricity flows in a basic circuit. They even got to create their own mini LED torch. Next students had the opportunity to use Makey Makey kits to create music and sounds on a coding programme called Scratch.

The students enjoyed the hands on experience.  We are grateful to Kawana, OMGTech and the group of volunteers from Microsoft for giving up their time to teach us.

OMGTech workshops mini LED and Makey Makey from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Year 7 & 8 Extension Projects

In Term 3 the Year 7 & 8 Extension students had to work in small groups of 3-4 on a project. Each group had to use 'Scratch' and 'Makey Makey' kits to create one of 3 projects:

1. Band
2. Game Show
3. Game controls for people with physical disabilities

Here are snippets of highlights from their presentations.

Y7&8 Extn projects Term 3 2017 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Tongan Language Week 2017

Tongan Language Week Item 2017 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

This was our item from the Tongan group to celebrate Tongan Language week 2017 at our school. They all looked absolutely amazing! Well done to Lanzie who led he boys group. Well done to Amelia, Seini and others who led the girls dance.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Cook Island Language Week 2017

In week two of Term 3 we celebrated Cook Island Language Week by playing mini movies on PENN (Pt England News Network) throughout the week. Then on the Friday at assembly our beautiful Cook Island Group entertained everyone by performing an item to share their language and culture. Here are some highlights from their performance.

PES Cook Island Language Week Item highlights 2017 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Immersion Assembly

On the first day back of each term our teachers always take part in immersion assembly. This could be in the form of a movie, play, or just by dressing up. The purpose of immersion assembly is to introduce the school wide theme for the term in an interesting way. It is always a way to 'hook' students into learning for the term and gives others an idea of what each team will be focusing on.

Our immersion assemblies are always interesting and entertaining. However this particular assembly for our theme 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was absolutely AWESOME! Here are some highlights.

Guardians of the Galaxy Immersion Assembly 2017 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Team 4 Sailing and Fishing Technology Animations

During Term 2, Team 4 learnt about the differences between traditional and modern fishing and/or sailing technology. They learnt about the changes in technology over time, the materials used and the impact of the technology on fishing or sailing. Here are some examples of work that was created on Hyperstudio.

Toby Fishing from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Inga Sailing from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Pisirina Now that's thinking Animation from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Y 5&6 Mini Production Back in da Day

The Year 5&6 Extension group worked really hard in term 2 to put together a mini production called 'Back in da Day'. The class was put into teams to work on different aspects of the production e.g. costume designers, choreographers, set designers, script writers etc. The show was performed in front of the whole school and was absolutely amazing! Here are some snippets from the show which was just over half an hour long.

Team 3 Tamarereti Animations

During Term 2, Team 3's Hyperstudio task was to retell the story of Tamarereti and how he created the seven stars of Matariki. Students created graphics and animations and added a voice over to tell the story. Here are some examples of work that were shared on PENN (Pt England News Network).

Tamarereti Julianna final movie from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Tamarereti Angelica final movie from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Tamarereti Aye Myat from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Samoan Language Week 2017

Samoan Language week@PES 2017. Theme "Ma’au i lou ofaga. Maua’a lou fa’asinomaga” which translates to“Keep your identity alive to thrive”. Our juniors got together with Mrs Ilaoa this week to show some of their culture at our Friday assembly. It was great to also have in attendance MP Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga.

Vaiaso o le gagana Samoa 2017@PES from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Friday, May 12, 2017

NZ Dance Company visit to PES

On Tuesday the NZ Dance Company visited our school. We were treated to a range of interesting dances from the group. Their use of body movement and sound/music to express themselves was incredible. Take a look.

NZ Dance Company performance 2017 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Te Taiao o Tamaki - Manaiakalani Cluster Exhibition 2017

Well done to everyone who contributed to the  Manaiakalani Cluster exhibition at Te Oro yesterday. All our Manaiakalani schools celebrated the work we have all done this term learning about our local environment. The theme was Te Taiao o Tamaki. Our kapa haka group was amazing! We also loved the performances and exhibits from the other schools in our cluster. The following movie shares some highlights from the day.

Te Taiao o Tamaki Exhibition Highlights 2017 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Hidden Figures - Year 7 & 8 Extn Trip

On Wednesday the Year 7 & 8 Extension group went on a trip to watch 'Hidden Figures' at the Sylvia Park Movie theatre. We were lucky to have sponsors from Mr Vogt. His sisters loved the movie so much that they decided to do some fundraising so that a group of students from our school could go and watch the movie for free.

The movie itself was absolutely amazing. We learnt about how three African American women were able to overcome huge obstacles in their lives to work at and make a significant impact at NASA.

Review: HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle MonĂ¡e)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Extn trip Hidden Figures 2017 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Kidpix artwork by Room 16 - Year 1 students

Our year one students have been learning how to use the drawing tools on a programme called Kidpix. Room 16 drew some pictures about our school picnic.

Room 16 Kidpix art Term 1 2017 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

School Picnic 2017

Each year our whole school heads down to the Pt England reserve and beach for our annual school picnic. Last year we had to cancel at least 3 times due to the weather. However this year, the weather was beautiful! Thanks to all our teachers, staff and parent helpers for making it possible.

PES School Picnic 2017 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Monday, February 27, 2017

New Bike Track @ PES

On Thursday the 23rd of February we had the official opening of our new school bike track. Our kapa haka group opened the day with performances and waiata. Our prefects TJ and Talita said our opening prayers and introduced our special guests. What an amazing gift from our sponsors, which includes the Variety Club and others. Take care of our new bike track Pt England and have fun!

New Bike Track 2017 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Paideia and Coding

The year 5 & 6 Extension students got the chance to work with Anne Sinclair this week who is an expert in the field of education. They were introduced to the Paideia method which is a way of learning that can provide opportunities for deep dialogic discussions. The process also helps to improve communication and critical thinking skills. 

The Year 7 & 8 Extension students were introduced to the 'Scratch' programme. Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. The Scratch programme would be used as our introduction to coding and how this works. If you didn't know, coding is a list of step by step instructions that get computers to do what you want them to do. First of all the students worked through some of the tutorials which allow you to create your own game.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Visual Mihi's: Term 1 Week 2 2017

This week was the start of classes in the Creative Space and Maker Space. It was also the first week of extension classes for our Year Extension groups in Years 5 - 8.

The first task was the creation of Visual Mihi's by the Year 5 & 6 students. They had to draw images on Hyperstudio that represented who they were (e.g nationality) or what some of their hobbies were. They also had to write a brief explanation about how each picture represented a part of them.