Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Right Time Right Place

Room 3 Manaiakalani Film for the 2015 Film Festival!!    Well done to Iisa, his team of animators and Room 3 for creating this awesome movie!  The combination of graphic art, animations and camera shots is fantastic.  The message of being in the right place at the right time is useful for today's digital age!   Let's make use of this movie and remember to be in the 'Right Place Right Time with the Right Attitude!'

Monday, September 21, 2015

Cindy in the house! School Production on now!!

Buy your ticket from our school Iisa's post here to find out more!

For all of Term 3, our school has been working hard on our school production, 'Cindy In Da House'. I have recieved a part in it as one of the main characters. We have been working hard on the play all term. The play is a remix of the original Cinderella story, with a GI influence.

There are 8 main characters, along with 6 secondary characters. Everyone else in the play is either a technician, a dancer, or a stagehand. I am one of 2 friends of Josh, the 'Prince' of the play. Cindy, as you could probably guess, is the 'Cinderella' of the play, the one that gets tormented by her ugly stepsisters and stepmother.

Not only am I an actor, I am also a dancer and an animator. Many others are too, as we are putting in all the effort we can to make this a great show. We have three shows on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week. I highly encourage those that have children attend to Pt England to come to one of the performances, as the dancers, actors, singers, technicians, animators, stagehands and caregivers are all working hard.


Posted By Iisas to Iisa @ Pt England School at 9/21/2015 08:17:00 PM

Friday, August 28, 2015

By failing to prepare you prepare to fail!

By failing to prepare you prepare to fail.   This quote is definitely something we can agree with in team 5 with our current focus on being financially responsible.  Day by day we are learning of the importance think more deeply about the impact of our spending.

Even the simple act of saving the change from our runs to the dairy can make a big difference.   Rather than accepting bakery lunches - push for a homemade one.   All these little savings add up to being a big help to our whanau.

Banks - banks are a place that invites us to store/save our money with them.  They can also help us to think about our money and what we can do when we set ourselves a financial goal.   We got talking today the interest offered by all banks for various types of bank accounts.  (Per annum - we discovered means every 3 months...interest PA :)  We found it really interesting when we researched the range of interest offered by banks.  There seems to be a bank account designed for people in many different stages in life.   We looked closely at school students and tertiary student accounts.   Together we found what you see displayed in our image.  

We hope you will make the time to find out more too about banks and how they can help us achieve a goal we have in the future.  Maybe it's your tertiary studies, a gift, a trip,  a car, a home - a trip away for the whanau.  Good care of the money in our family will result in a good present AND future.  Being financially responsible is being future focused!  Succeed in planning for your future!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Attitude - Friendships are important.

ATTITUDE PART 2: All about friendships.
Here are some key-pointers from our Swag...South African born... lower Auckland Attitude Presenter Dan!   Read and read again - this is useful for us to remember - young and old! Mrs Tele'a tried hard to keep up with all the gems shared on this morning. So much laughter, truths and helpful tips for today's exciting world of year 7 & 8 students! Here's only some of the awesomeness from this session:

Myths about friendships
  • I am the only one who feels like this.   Actually everyone feels this struggle at times
  • It just happens.  Actually best of friendships take a lot of time
  • It’s about quantity.   Quality is really important - not the quantity!  If we become FB, instagram, youtube famous then this will bring us plenty of friends.   

4 - 5 friends is what research suggests is a good number of friends to have.

Things that don’t work!
  • Mean humour:   Crossing lines with the jokes...before long it all goes wrong.  Funny is not stink - cruel - mean.  Never mock about things you can’t change - body parts, culture, families, beliefs.  What do you do if you cross the line???  Best thing to do is SAY SORRY.  It’s powerful to apologise.   Mean humour is like one can see it cos it’s under your uniform...your friends can’t see it or know it - they hit it and only you feel the hurt...
  • Back stabbing:  Back stabbing backfires...people will grow not to like being around you because you are negative to be around.
  • Smothering: being around people TOO MUCH, give people space - this is healthy.  Smothering is not good - be kind and tell them you need some space.
  • Showing Off: Boys and girls can do this differently.  Girls can be through talking and saying things...boys tend to show off through doing silly things.  Don’t pretend to be somebody you’re not to get friends to like you.   Pick your times when you want to be fun and show-off - class time?? Not even ea!
  • Bullying: physical, cyber, verbal, mental, written...YOU the person feeling this pressure have NOTHING wrong with you - you don’t have to change.  It’s the person being cruel that needs to be changed.  TALK to someone you trust that can help you.  It’s really easy to fix.   Telling someone... it’s not a weakness it makes you SMART AND STRONGER!

  • REMEMBER NAMES:use a method to help you remember peoples names.  Their name is their most favourite word to hear - it’s true!  Think of something that sounds close to their name to help you remember.   Names are important!
  • LEARN TO LISTEN: learn to ask good questions of your friends and actually listen to what they say.  Don’t talk the whole time and then walk on...ask questions of them too - find out what they are up and possibly in need of.   Be a good listener!!
  • SAY A GOOD WORD: be sure to say a good word - encourage especially in those hard moments.  Hard times like a tough sports game, a challenging task in class, that moment when you can tell your friend might want to give up.   A good word does plenty!!
  • KEEP secrets: there are 3 secrets YOU SHOULD NOT KEEP hurting themselves, hurting others, someone is hurting them.  Secrets are not things to always keep.  
  • BE yourself:
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Monday, May 25, 2015

Step up - Year 8 Leadership Camp 2015

Year 8 Leadership Camp: Step up Marsden Camp from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

This is a small range of highlights from our year 8 Leadership Camp. This was held in the final week of term 1 2015. It served the purpose of bringing the oldest students at PES together, to get to know one another more, figure out together how to best lead at Pt England School. An acronym we decided to go with is SWALL - show what awesome looks like. This is just what the year 8 students did! Looking forward to the year ahead with these amazing student leaders! Tino pai to mahi tamariki!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Polyfest Highlights 2015

Polyfest Highlights 2015 For the first time in the history of Pt England School, the year 7's and 8's had gone to the Polynesian Festival 2015. Another way of saying it is, Polyfest. We all arrived at the Polyfest with 4 buses. Us, year 7 and 8's had the most amazing opportunity to go because we were 1 of the 5 schools that were chosen out of 20! So we were very lucky to be the first Pt Englanders to go on an awesome trip to Polyfest. It was actually a good time to go because it was there 40th anniversary! So before I start my highlights, I would love to say a big THANK YOU to all the parents who had made a big decision to come and join us for Polyfest or go to work. If it wasn't for all you, we would of not attended Polyfest 2015. Thank you for even buying us food. So thank you again for your kind and loving help. The highlight of the day for me was when my group played Jenga in one of the stalls. In my group our parent helper was Anas dad, Mr Vaafusuaga. I was in a group with Ana, Angelina, Promiseland and Taakai. The record for the day for the game Jenga was 30 stacks high. Each of us had turn to take one block out. We were so close to the record but when it got to 28th stack, it all fell down. Overall it was great because all of us were working together and trying to not make the stacks of blocks fall. I cannot wait until I am a year 9 because I would join the Samoan group for Polyfest 2016. Polyfest was so enjoyable to watch, but soon I won't only be watching, I might be performing on the stage. It'll be so fun to perform because your not only there to dance in your cultural group, you also learn more about it. Polyfest 2015 was an amazing experience, maybe on 2016, the next year 7's and 8's could go and watch again. VISIT THIS PAGE to see more from Jordenne's blog.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hokule'a - Malama Honua arrive at Ukutoia

Many of our community know of the significant event we had in our final weeks of term 1 2015.   Here is a video conference between our students and students in Hawaii.   If you listen carefully you will hear the thoughts and feelings of our students about this historical event for children of Tamaki - Manaiakalani cluster of schools.  

Friday, March 20, 2015

Garage Sale @ PES

A great big thank you for all your contributions to our garage sale. The many donated items from home and baking! It was one fantastic day for our community with whole families coming through to find a bargain or a treat to take home. We managed to raise a whopping $1,700! This will help us with our camp cost. The year 7 & 8 students wish to say a great big thank you for this! Faafetai tele lava!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Introducing Room 3!

Here we are - the most good looking of the year 7 and 8 students at PES!   We've kicked off the year in style and are excited daily with all that unfolds in this special place.   We're loving our change in teachers for literacy and numeracy.  We arrive on time, wearing our uniform with pride and practicing the Pt England Way all day - everyday!   We're learning very quickly of the privileges and responsibilities of being the oldest children in the school.   We've got swimming on next week, a trip to the Polyfest and even a year 8 Leadership Camp this term.  So much to look forward to!  Please come on through for a visit whenever you can, we'd love to show you around ourselves.   Matapone e!  Keep it real people!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

All about Room 3 Survey

Please complete this survey, Mrs Tele'a wants to find out more about you.  Thank you in advance for doing this!