Wednesday 8 November 2017

Taste Test - Manaiakalani Film Festival 10th Anniversary!

 Food smells good and tastes even better. Here we have some food experts who get to taste a whole range of food that we find normal. However - this time around the food cannot be seen! Students of Room 4 have their blindfolds on to truly test their tastebuds and ability to name the food they taste! 

We look forward to hearing from you. Be sure to leave your footprint too so we can share the love back with ya!

Friday 3 November 2017

Motivational Talk from Mr Andrew Patterson

Today we had a very special guest come in. His name was Mr Patterson. His talk was mostly for us Year 8's who are heading out to college next year. He was telling us about aiming for success and launching our future. Here are some things that might help you in the future, when you really need it.

Then he showed us a formula, that is similar to his talk for us. The formula was A + I = M. There is a meaning behind these words that would help us in the nearer future. A = Aspiration, I = Inspiration and M = Motivation. I have learnt many things from his talk and look forward to reaching my goals. If you have a dream, then you would always have a plan b, if your first dream doesn't work well.

There are different types of motivation. Intrinsic means you can reach for your goals and achieve what you want. The other one is extrinsic, which means external and it is about getting fancy cars, rewards and $100 inside your bank. Being a Grit means leaving the past behind you and trying to make things right, between you and another person.

Their was a story about a boy named Willie who is 11 years old, he gave his lunch and money to a homeless man. He was kind to do something very special to the man, it would change his life forever. If you do good things towards others, then you would get something good in return. Mr Patterson took Willie and his friend down to Wellington on a plane. It was Willie's first experience. 

Be a giver and not a taker. This phrase means that whatever you give, it would come back to you. But whatever you take, it will always come back around. Mr Patterson saw two young couples with three kids, so then he brought them to the front of the line. There was about 200 people waiting in the line, to book their flights because it got cancelled. Everybody was surprised to see how kind Mr Patterson was.

There was a quote about doing what you love. This means that if you are able to do what you love, then you would go to your job happy and motivated. It's really bad to go to work because you just want to earn money. I have learnt lot's of things about Mr Patterson's motivational talk. I would like to take his talk with me, along my future to success. 

Go here to read more from Roimata of Room 4, Year 8 of Pt England School

Saturday 9 September 2017

Blindfold Taste Test, written by Penny of Room 4

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Today Room 4 has been doing food tasting for there Manaiakalani video.First 3 kids had to be blindfolded and they had to wait for miss Judd to put food in front of them so they can pick it up and eat it.

The first one I tasted were chinese dumplings with peanuts. It tasted so yuck.  My neighbour  was Jayde and she was so funny because she was the loudest.  

On the table she kept saying eww yuck!  The second round Mrs Judd gave us this wet yuck thing. 

William puts it in his mouth and tried it and everyone started laughing and then Mrs Judd  rubs it on their face and then finally we finished.   What a crazy time tasting food!

Monday 28 August 2017

Blog post of the week! Week 6- Amelia

On Friday the 25th of August at 12:00 Team 5 was having a speech Competition out in the street(Middle of team 5)

I was on of the opponents that was competing with other students from other classes. I felt nervous when we got told to sit on the chairs so I didn't move and stayed on ground. Mr Wiseman was holding a box with names he slowly out his hand in and pulled his hand back out. He said !AMELIA! everyone started clapping....that made me more nervous I stood up and I heard teachers laughing because I was supposed to be sitting on the chairs. I walked over talking to myself saying "Im not doing this for anyone else but myself and my nana."
I stood there......took a deep breath and started reading. I knew I was being watched by everyone. I could feel my voice starting to crackle and and shake but I took another deep breathe and let it go and carried on reading. When I finished everyone started clapping. 

My favourite Speech was Yvone, Yvone wrote about how to look interested but you not. Yvone was using action and she was being enthusiastic. I liked Yvone's speech because it had heaps of good points on how to look interested but your not.

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Blog post of the week! Week 5

I Wonder By Zack from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Hi Team,
have a look at the animation that Zack produced about aliens. I can't wait to see part two!! Well done Zack, I look forward to hearing your answer.

Monday 14 August 2017

Learning measurement in Room 4! Week 3/4

Kia Ora,

Today Room 4 maths were looking at non standard units of measurement! We have been using our thumbs to measure things around the class. Keep your eyes peeled at our individual blogs to see how we get on!

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Cook island language week

PES Cook Island Language Week Item highlights 2017 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.
This year's theme is`Ei rāvenga nāku i te tuatua i tōku reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani ka anoano au i te turuturu ā tōku ngutu`are tangata `ē te matakeinanga. An encouraging home and community environment is what I need to build my love and my confidence to speak my reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani.'
Kia Orana from the students of Pt England School. The week past we had the opportunity to practice using the Cook Island language! In team 5 we sang himene in the Cook Island language as well as practicing some other basic phrases to start us off everyday!

 We are so very proud of our year 7 & 8 students who took the lead in preparing this beautiful range of items. They gave up every lunch time to practice together for our Friday school assembly. A huge thank you to Mrs Lagitupu and Roimata's mum Puna who helped week long.  You are awesome!

Watch and find out for yourself how proud our students are of the Cook Island culture and language. Meitaki Maata tamariki!