Sunday, October 5, 2008

Ulearn 08

Hi Pt England! I am preparing to go to Christchurch with other teachers from Point England. We are travelling to Christchurch this coming Tuesday evening. I have been given the opportunity to share with teachers from all over New Zealand about PENN.

We are very blessed to have PENN, and so it is only right that we tell other teachers and schools about all the wonderful things that come from having PENN. Mrs Lagitupu is going to be alongside me sharing with about 21 teachers the impact PENN has on the teachers, students and community of Pt England Primary.

We are both very excited about this upcoming event. We are going to invite people to blog on this site and also our school blogs about what they think of PENN. Of course they won't be able to do this until after Mrs Lagitupu and I have completed our workshop with them.

We will do our very best to show the teachers in our group how useful and effective PENN is. Maybe we'll be able to help other schools to start up their own news network!!

We'll be seeing you all very soon, we hope you'll get to read more from the teachers we will meet in Christchurch too.

Mrs Tele'a

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Muddy Freezing Toes!

Alright, take off your shoes and sweatshirts and roll up your trackpants. Take off your socks. We are going for a run on the grass today for Cross Country training.

Could all the girls line up here to run said Mrs Lagitupu. Go! The girls went off then Mrs Lagitupu told the boys to line up. Go! The boys were off!

It was cold. My feet were muddy and yuck and slippery. I was passing Mr Palmer and my feet were freezing at that point. I just wanted to finish but I still had a long way to run before I would finish.

By the time I had finished, I had lots of mud on my feet. My toes were freezing and sore. I washed and got in my group then we did some stretches. It was a good run but freezing.

It felt yuck when the mud oozed between my toes.


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Talanoa Mai

Talanoa mai. What does this mean? In Samoa these words mean - 'Talk to me'. This term is used when you are being invited to share you view or opinion.

In Talanoa Mai, we look forward to not only sharing our work but also inviting you to 'Talanoa Mai', talk to us and let us know what your ideas and opinions are on the various topics we will cover.

Talanoa Mai!