Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Message to the Adults

The kids in Room 24 at Pt England School have a message for the adults who think they are in charge of the world. They reckon that some of the adults making decisions in the world right now (not mentioning any names...) are not thinking of future generations.

They have suggestions for looking after the environment, what we should do with the economy, and how people should be behaving.

We hope you enjoy Room 24s pep talk: A Message to the Adults.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Tongan Language Week

We celebrated Tongan Language Week a few weeks ago at Pt England School. This was the performance at assembly.

Busy Term!

This has been such a busy term!

Cross country, catching baby patiki (flounder) to grow and return to the ocean, production, film festival... we have been up to so many exciting things. Here is a snapshot of some of these things.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Aliens Love Underpants!

Last week, Room 24 went and joined Mrs Stickland and Room 7 for our Tuakana Teina time. We listened to a story about Aliens who love underpants, and then we got to design underpants with our big buddies!

Thanks so much to Mrs Stickland and Room 7 for having us!

Monday, 24 July 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy

This term Team 2 are going to be learning about SPACE! We are going to focus on how the sun and the moon affect the earth.

Here is the crazy movie our teachers put together for the immersion assembly today.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Matariki Day Photos

These photos were taken on our Pt England School Matariki Day last Friday. The first photo is of some brave students from Kauri Flats School speaking at our assembly about the flounder project. Then there are some photos of one of our Matariki groups having shared kai. The last photo shows the exhausted kids in Room 24 at the end of the day!

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Matariki Day

Last Friday, Pt England School celebrated Matariki with a tuakana teina day. Students worked on a variety of creative projects. One group made a movie about the story of Ranginui and Papatuanuku. They created, performed and recorded their own music, and told the story through sand art.

Here is the final product. Please leave us a comment!

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!