Monday, 26 June 2017

Mr Snedden

We learnt about some of the amazing things that Mr Snedden has done for us and other people over the years. We are truly grateful for how much he has helped us at Pt England School.

We love you Mr Snedden and we are so proud of you for becoming a Member of the Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to education and Māori.

Here is our film we made to thank you...


Sunday, 18 June 2017

Menemene - smile!

On Friday we had our Maori class with Whaea Saf. We were learning how to keep a smile on our faces! There were lots of smiles, and lots of giggles while we sang!


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Museum Trip

We have had a busy first week back together! In their last week with Miss Szymanik, Team 2 went to Auckland Museum to explore and learn about Matariki. They had an amazing time and shared what they did in recounts about the trip. Check out their individual blogs to read more about what they got up to!





Sunday, 4 June 2017

I'm coming back!

Over the past term and a half, I have been on study leave. I feel very lucky to have been able to take some time to research an area of teaching that I am really interested in - learning vocabulary. I have created a 6 week programme with the aim of developing young students' metacognitive awareness of vocabulary, as well as exploring the possibilities that a digital environment afford a teacher who is wanting to accelerate vocabulary acquisition in their students.

Here is the site I created for the programme.



I will be continuing my analysis and write-up through the second part of the year, and as of Tuesday, I will be returning to Pt England School to teach the beautiful Year 3 students of Room 24.

I am extremely grateful to Mia Szymanik who has been teaching Room 24 since the beginning of the year. She has done a wonderful job of teaching these children, and loving and caring for them and their whanau and aiga.

I am very excited to be returning to the classroom next week and cannot wait to see all the lovely faces of the children and parents from Room 24!

Ms Nalder x

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

2017 so far...

Welcome to 2017! What an exciting year ahead. I am currently on study leave, completing my masters degree in education.
It is really interesting but I miss being in the classroom a lot!


Monday, 28 November 2016

Athletics Day

We had a great time at athletics the other day!




Manaiakalani Film Festival

We were lucky enough to have our movie chosen for the Manaiakalani Film Festival evening show. Miss Nalder picked up Kiarah and Kharizma (our two class presenters) and Angelica and Inga, and we met Miss Nalder's husband Jono at Sylvia Park for dinner at McDonalds. Kharizma was very slow at eating because she kept talking, and Angelica managed to spill her burger down her front.... but we had fun!





Wednesday, 9 November 2016

The Christmas Story

Over 2000 years ago a boy was born in Bethlehem. His story has become one of the most famous in the world. The students in Room 27, Pt England School decided to tell their own version of this story. Our movie was based on the film made by St Paul’s Church in Auckland. We hope you enjoy our version of “The Christmas Story.”


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Welcome to Term 4!

This term started off with a bang... literally! Our school topic for this term is called "Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes" and it is a science topic about changing matter. In our immersion assembly Mr J and Mrs Garden tried to blow something up!




Thursday, 6 October 2016

Netball Prizegiving

A few weeks ago we had the Pt England School Netball Prizegiving. There were 15 teams. We had delicious kai, then handed out all the awards. It was a great night!