Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Our year 7 and 8 students had the privilege of learning from Chris and Elai from the Outlook for Someday. They learned all about sustainability in some of it's forms. The next step was learning about how to include some of these themes/ideas in a movie. Our team of students are currently working on movies to submit in this years movie competition. Check out what they made in a very short time with the guidance of Elai and Chris. Special thanks to the Outlook for Someday and their tutors Elai and Chris. It was a day of impact in terms of learning, creating and sharing for us here at PES. The way you quickly gauged the ability and understanding of this group was most impressive. You are great tutors of movies and the impact they can have. We learned very quickly about sustainability through your workshop. Our students reflected that they thoroughly enjoyed the 'how and what'of you taught. We look forward to working a lot more with the Outlook for Someday team. Kia Ora Koutou!
Friday, August 2, 2013
Term 2 saw a number of wonderful events unfold in our school. One was a brilliant performance led by Miss Muliaumasealii that saw our cultures being boldly represented in a 8 minute performance. Our community and even visitors from Google were there to witness and capture this event. This is part 1 of a two part movie that shows you this outstanding performance. Well done to all the tutors, students and parents who contributed to this event.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
This year our extension students went hard out for the hungry again! We went without food for 20 hours to experience in a very small way what it is to go without food. This included a sleepover on a Friday evening and early rise the following day. We had a lot of fun together - learning more about Papua New Guinea and the children we were fundraising for. We also had the privilege of the famine ambassadors - that's right the ones you've seen on television visit us. They led us through activities that had us understanding what it was to have limited food resources and how this has so many bad knock on effects in a community. There's much more that we did - please visit Josephines blog to find out more about this life saving event. We are proud to report that to date we have fundraised over $1,200 from a group of 22 students. Thanks to Devon and her team from World Vision, our parents, teachers, families and friends who have helped us to raise these funds. We look forward to finding out what this does for our friends in PNG. Thanks to Josephine for editing the movie below.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Will.i.Am from the Black Eyed Peas today visited our school. He is a recording artist, song writer, performer, entertainer, philanthropist and more. He came with a big group of people that included the media, friends and family. Hallensteins clothing company helped to bring him to our school. Will presented us today with a cheque of $100,000 for Manaiakalani. That's right he gifted this to us all! He shared many important messages with us. We've included a couple of these in our movie here. We've captured his korero with us and will post more soon. Be sure to check the individual blogs of PES students to read about this wonderful experience.
Our school usually hosts many visitors during the year. Yesterday we received a visit from the honourable Paula Bennett, Minister of Social Development. She briefly visited our class with Mr and Mrs Burt and Pat Sneddon. We were later told that she enjoyed being in our class. She was interested in what we were doing and how we used our netbooks for our learning. (3rd April 2013) Room 21 Pt England School. Thank you for visiting us Paula Bennett. We hope that what we shared with you will help you in the important role you have for Aotearoa.