Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Symbols Represent...

Part of the KC's or Key Competencies is the knowledge and use of signs, symbols and texts. This year the extension classes have worked on a short project that had them thinking all about symbols that would communicate important features about themselves and their whanau.

All the year 7 and 8 students have posted their creations online using flickr. You will find them by clicking here. The example I have posted here belongs to Chante and Cruz who worked very hard to complete the task before the deadline. The rest of the class soon joined them with their completed symbols.

The students will also be sharing their creations via their individual class blogs. Be sure to leave them some feedback.

Learn: about symbols, signs and text to communicate

Create: Digital graphics to communicate their personal symbols

Share: Sharing online where there is opportunity to receive feedback and contributions towards their work. Reflection is also part of this sharing on their personal blogs.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Goodbye 2011, hello 2012

Greetings! 2011 came to end beautifully with prize giving and a year 8 leavers dinner. They were both events that were celebrated creatively with team items and speeches from both our Principal and students.

Many parents whose children have movied on this year happily shared memories of the years their children shared at Pt England. For some it was their last child to travel through the school making it even more special.

Here's a movie showing you items that our year 8's taught themselves. We will also post our closing school song.

You can look forward to posts from our new extension classes soon.