Friday, 20 October 2017

This Weeks Korero

This weeks korero made by our very own prefects is smiling makes a difference. Smiling makes a difference because when you smile at someone they begin feeling happy and their mood changes. Also if someone is angry about not getting an award or didn't make it in the team then give them a smile to make their day. So that's our korero for this week is smiling makes a difference.

Farewell to Vani

Today at assembly was very sad because our very own social worker Vani is leaving to work at her new job. It was so sad to see one of our amazing workers here at Pt England School is leaving and will not be with us but we all wish her luck at her new job. Well we had a few moments to give Vani her presents and say a prayer for her. After that we had a waiata (song) for her and then a haka preformed by some of our students, to end it off. Also it's moments like these you need to treasure. So Vani if you are reading this then I would like to say a big thank you and we will miss you on behalf of Pt England and we wish you the very best at your new job. Farewell Vani.

Niue Language Week

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Fakalofalahi atu, it's Niuean language week this week. Today at assembly we had our lovely Niuean group preform in front of the whole school and they were fantastic. We had our lovely and beautiful young ladies and our strong and fierce young men. First it was our young ladies dancing and then after that it was a strong and fierce young men doing the Niuean haka.  Everyone enjoyed their performance and I enjoyed it so much too, and felt all the energy coming from them. So have a great week and enjoy Niue language week. Koe Kia.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Explanation writing: Getting ready for testing week

Role models surround us and they pass on information of ways to become a role model. So I will be telling you 3 ways of how to be a good role model.

One way to be a good role model is to always use appropriate words and use appropriate actions in front of everyone, especially the little kids. Using appropriate words and actions in front of the younger ones will teach them that using inappropriate words and actions will affect them and the next generation, and also get them into quite a lot of trouble.

Another way is to treat others the same way you want to be treated. A lot of people around the world disrespect other people and that starts to hurt their feelings. Bossing, disrespecting and being really awful to others does affect your reputation and I don’t think you would want that. So treating others the same way you want to be treated will help you with tough things in the future.

Lastly is to finish it off properly. Finishing it off properly means finishing your work at high standards and not slacking off, just because it is nearly the end of the year/school. So remember never slack off because if you show that in front of people then they will not think your being a good role model.

So these are my 3 ways to become a good role model and reasons about what happens if you are the opposite of it. Now I’ve told you 3 ways to be a good role model and you can start setting an example for the younger ones. Also a role model will most likely achieve greater things in the future. If you have ways to become a good role model then use them because these are just some of my ways. If you want to achieve greater things in the future then become a role model now.            

Monday, 16 October 2017

Addition and Subtraction Word Problems

Walt: Use different strategies to solve addition and subtraction word problems.
It is the first week of term 4, and this week we are learning use different strategies to solve addition and subtraction word problems. We have our test coming up in week 3 and so we are getting ready by practicing our place value partitioning, reversibility, rounding and compensation, equal addition and last subtracting in parts. For each question we answered we had to use two different strategies for each question.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

The Great Flounder Expedition

WOW what a blast it was to go out on our very own tamaki estuary to catch baby flounders. Why are we catching baby flounders you ask? Well the fish population is decreasing because more and more greedy people seem to catch fish and put them in stores to sell or even just take it home with them and cook it. But the flounder team and I weren't doing that, we were catching baby flounders to put them into our school fish tank. We saw that the fish numbers were decreasing so by catching fish and putting them into our tank, they will have a better chance of surviving.

How long will we be keeping them for? We will be keeping the flounders up until the are and adult and then we can release them, then they will have a better chance of surviving. How many did we catch? Well we caught more than 50 baby flounders but we could only keep 12 in our tank and the rest were put back into the ocean, but 9 had been given to Kauri Flats school because they only had caught 4. How did we feel before, during and after? Before we went out into the water we had did a karakia (Prayer) we all felt excited and amazing that we had the chance to go out and save the fish. During while we were pulling the net along the surface the whole of Pt England had walked down to watch us for a bit and sing a waiata/himene and while they were singing I felt the energy come from them and all the blessings and thoughts that were going on. The aftermath was incredible because we caught so much flounders, a bit of sardines, crabs and a lot of rocks and shells.

 Who were involved? Well there was Roimata, Aysha, Aliyah, Daniella, Lyi Sorn, Angel, John Armour, Justus, Angelo, Isaac, Hosea, Whaea Saf, Tyson, Peter, Sarah, Mr Vogt, Mr Somerville, Mr Jacobsen and myself (Danielle). What did we do with the fish? Well we took the fish back to school and chose the decent sized ones and put them into our tank, and the rest went back into the awa (River) and some went to Kauri Flats school. How did you feel at the end of the day? I felt exhausted and so did everyone else because pulling the net was heavy and a bit difficult because we were sinking into the sand.

Also on behalf of the flounder team we would like to say a massive thanks to all the helpers and mostly to peter for flying all the way to Auckland (NZ) just to help us with our expedition and also lending us your fishing net (He only had 2 hours of sleep because of his flight here, that's why he is amazing. If you don't know who Peter is he is a professional at fish (which means he knows a lot about fish, how to catch them and lots of interesting facts about all the different types of fish there are. So that was our wonderful adventure and everyone needs to keep our awa clean and not be so greedy for fish and other sea animals/creatures.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Tablemaster score

Here is a screen shot of what multiplication I did. I practiced my 13 time tables and it was difficult but after trying it a few times I got the hang of it. In my screen shot I took it shows the answer the I answered the fastest and the slowest. So my fastest answered question was 1 x 13 and my slowest was 5 x 13. In the right hand corner it shows you/me how long it took me to answer all questions. It took me 39 seconds. Next time I will make sure that I practice in getting a faster time. At the bottom  it shows my results. So this is my score for today and if you want to play and practice your time tables click the link HERE and it will take you straight to the site.