Monday, July 2, 2018

Forces of Flight Animations - Team 4

In Term 2 the focus for Team 4 was based around the forces of flight and what makes flight possible. Students were asked to create an animation to show their knowledge about flight. Some created animations about planes flying, rockets, birds and kites. Take a look at some of their amazing work.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Year 5&6 Talanoa Projects inspired by the Auckland Museum Trip - Term 2

Early on in Term 2 the Year 5 to 8 Extension groups had the opportunity to visit the Pacific Collection at the Auckland Museum. This was organised by a man called Ma'ara Maeva from the Museum and his colleagues as part of the Talanoa Programme. It was an amazing opportunity to see artefacts up close and see some of the work that the Museum curators do.

When our students got back to school they were inspired to create their own movies about the trip to the Museum. Students worked in groups to create some pretty cool animations, documentaries and movies inspired by the Talanoa Programme.

Toby, Kauri and Austin:

Jahzara, Eden, Pisirina, Levonah:

Marika, Zaeeda, Amira, Eva:

Maddison, Jane, Oali'i, Norah-Jade:

Caleb, Kahurangi, Simon

Friday, June 22, 2018

Rube Goldberg Machines - Team 3

Have you ever heard of a Rube Goldberg Machine? Have you ever seen one before? They are pretty amazing to see in action. Think of a set of simple machines working together. The students in Team 3 who are in Year 3 and 4 had to create an animation of their own Rube Goldberg Machine. Take a look at some of their amazing work.






Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Team 2 I like to move it graphics and animations

Team 2 focused on creating three types of graphics and animations to demonstrate:

1. Magnetism
2. Gravity
3. Push and Pull

Take a look at what some of the students in Team 2 created.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Team 1 - I like to move it graphics

In Term 2 our school wide theme was 'I like to move it!'

Here are some graphics created by some of our amazing students in Team 1 from Room 16. Most of these students are only 5 or 6 years old.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Team 4 animations Term 1

During Term 1 students in Team 4 created animations to show what 'Respect' might look like at our school.

Monday, April 16, 2018

FiaFia 2018 @ Pt England

Last week on Thursday night we held our School FiaFia for 2018. This event is held every two years at our school and is an amazing way to share our many different cultures at our school. It's also a great way for our parents, families and communities to come together. Most importantly it was another opportunity for all of our students to shine.

The movies can be viewed on our school PENN archive. Congratulations to all of our teachers and parents who tutored and managed the groups. Thanks to all of our Pt England families and friends for turning out to support even though the weather was not the best.

Here are just a few of the groups from FiaFia.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Y5&6 Extension Group Projects Term 1

The Year 5 & 6 Extension group created  movies about the issue of pollution from different perspectives: Conservationists, Environmentalists, Doctors, School Caretaker, Maori Tribe and Auckland City Council. Here are some of their movies.

Team 2 graphics Term 1

In term one Team 2 worked on a stack called 'All About Me' using the Hyperstudio programme. Take a look at some of their amazing artwork.

FiaFia Rehearsal 2018

On Wednesday, the day before our school FiaFia, the whole school met in the hall for our FiaFia rehearsal. We couldn't sit in front of the big marquee like in previous years due to bad weather. Luckily for us footage of the rehearsal was streamed live onto the screen in the hall. Here are some highlights from the day.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Y7&8 Extn Projects Term 1

Here are just some of the Y7&8 Extension group projects based around the issue of pollution. The class was put into 6 different groups: Conservationists, Environmentalists, Doctors, School Caretakers, Maori Tribe and Auckland City Council.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Team 1 graphics Term 1

In term one the students in team one have been learning how to use the Hyperstudio drawing programme to create images. Here are a few of their artworks in Term 1.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Digital Nations 2030 Experience in 2018

Our Year 7 & 8 Extension students were invited to attend the Digital Nations 2030 Summit being held in Auckland on Monday 19th February. OMGTech and Code Avengers were running a showcase for local and international visitors to see what a digital programme might look like for students.

This was an amazing experience and our students got the chance to learn to code and play with robotics and electronics. Our students also had the opportunity to speak to visitors about what they were learning. Thank you to OMGTech and Code Avengers for an awesome experience!