Friday, April 28, 2017

Year 8 Leadership Camp - Kauaeranga Valley Camp

Y8 Leadership 2017 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.
Here's some pics we captured while away on our leadership camp this year! Wednesday 26th - Friday 28th May. Our group was slightly smaller this time around but still jam packed with a lot of fun and learning opportunities! We had a range of workshops where our students had to step and out as leaders and active team members.

 Key phrases like 'Build up, positive self talk, service to leadership 'O le ala i le pule o le tautua', show support and we kept a focus on. Why do we have camp? Naturally as year 8 students there is an expectation that students will step up and lead. This camp is support our students to do this. You'll all agree the act of leadership and even teamwork is not something all people do naturally, many of us need to shown and taught this! So camp is where we get to do this together without any distractions! The building of self confidence to stand, speak and participate was developed during camp. We took part in - leading groups around rotations, taking charge in team challenges, showing 'kaha' when we needed to be brave. Being the hosts even during our meal times was a job all teams carried out which included prayers in all our various languages, songs and chants that always made meal time so enjoyable!

 We have video that we are currently editing so you can see for yourself what we've shared here. A big shout out to all the year 8 students, their whanau, teachers for the great support you gave. We are very thankful! Fa'afetai tele lava. Andrea Tele'a

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Te Taiao O Tamaki

Term 1 saw our cluster come together throughout the term through our shared focus on 'Te Taiao o Tamaki'. Our place - our space - our environment. This went hand in hand with our year's value of responsibility. Our Pt England way of expressing this is using te reo, 'Kaitiakitanga i nga wa katoa', Guardians of our all things.

 Our students typically in term 1 focus on belonging to Pt England. This time around it was this focus with the addition of looking up and across further than our school gates to the rest of Tamaki. Participating in our 'River talks' production right here at Omaru creek alongside other children of Manaiakalani was an experience we all learned so much from.

 All the learning this term was brought together by our cluster celebration that took place at Te Oro, our Glen Innes Music and Arts Centre. The displays were wonderful in catching our attention and imagination, aided aptly by the student presenters found at every stand. Please watch this video produced by Mrs Sandy Langitupu of Pt England School. She captured a number of our talented students and their presentations.
Malo lava i le fanau o Tamakī mo le tou fai mea lelei. Manuia le sauni atu i le toe amata o le aoga i le vaiaso fou.

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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Hidden Figures - Extension Group to the cinemas!

The extension class were sponsored by a teacher's sister to view this film. This was actioned as the sponsor believed that it was inspirational film for our students to see. It certainly was!! Thank you!! The following blog post is by Cameo who is one of the extension students. Hi Bloggers!
On Wednesday the 8th of March Pt England school's year 7&8 Extension group had to opportunity to go and watch the movie 'Hidden Figures'.  It is based on a true story about three African - American women who worked at NASA, they were part of a group who were behind some of the greatest achievements.  This movie was incredible and it helped me to realise racism and how much of an impact it would be to be racist and how uncool it is.  By the way we also got to take as much lollies, chips and junk food and fizzy drinks. This was an amazing experience to have gone and watched this movie for free! He is a short film with a few photo's and clips of us.