Wednesday, 31 January 2018

First Day of 2018 is in the Books!

In Ako 3, we had a great first day of the 2018 school year!  Miss West and Mrs. Moala are both so excited to work with Rooms 9 and 10 this year and we have so many fun and exciting things planned for the year!  We had a great day beginning our first art project of the year, and participating in our very first Team 4 sports rotation.

Ako 3 ready for a great year!

 Working hard on their art project.

Room 9 Maths playing volleyball
Room 10 Maths playing dodgeball

Welcome to Ako 3!

Ako 3 is an Innovative Learning Environment (ILE) comprised of 60+ Year 5 students in Rooms 9 & 10 at Pt England School in Auckland, New Zealand. Every student in our block has their very own Chromebook and all of our learning can be seen on our class site with our completed assignment tasks shared on our individual blogs (linked on the right of this page). We would love to have you follow our Year 5 learning journey this year as we work together to Learn, Create and Share on our class and individual blogs.

Friday, 15 December 2017

2017 Staff Farewells

At our assembly this morning, we said farewell to a few of our amazing PES teachers who are off on new adventures in 2018. Some will be traveling, and others will be having babies! 

The Pav is so thankful to Mrs. Lai and all of the help she has given us this year!  We are going to miss you heaps, and we are so excited to meet your new little baby!

We are also going to miss Whaea Saf tremendously!  However, we are so proud of you and your decision to head to University next year to get your teaching certificate!

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Jr School Christmas Carnival

The Junior School student had a fabulous fun day today at our 2017 Jr School Christmas Carnival.  We had so much fun hanging with our friends traveling to all the super cool activities and seeing our teachers all dressed up in their colourful tutus!  Thank you everyone for a fabulous day!

Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas CRE with Mrs. Clarke

Today, we had our final CRE session with the amazing Mrs. Clarke and we were so blessed by her sharing with us the Christmas story.  It was lots of fun because she made it so interactive.  We were able to wear costumes and act out parts of the story.

Mrs. Clarke leading a refresher session on the things we learnt this year. 
Devante and Leah as Joseph and Mary (holding baby Jesus of course!)
The 3 Wisemen following the star to find the King of Kings. 

Musical Madness Animations

This term, as part of our school wide topic inquiry "Musical Madness" the students of Team 3 worked together to animate some of their favourite songs.

Mrs. Moala's literacy class put together two animations this term, and we used part of one for the beginning of our school prize giving item.

We hope you enjoy!

Friday, 8 December 2017

2017 PES End of the Year Picnic

The students and staff at Pt England School are definitely blessed!  We have the gorgeous Pt England Reserve/Beach right next door, and we took off to have our school picnic for the whole day. Once we arrived at the beach, students were able to play in the sand, or stay up on the reserve and play rugby, cricket, volleyball.  Students were also able to hang out with their friends and play on the playground.  After being there for a short time, it was time for Team 3 to have their swimming block!  The teachers made a human circle and the kids had a blast swimming and splashing around with their friends.