Friday, 20 October 2017

Niue Language Week !!

Did you know it’s Niuean Language Week? To celebrate this special occasion, the Niuean Students and Teachers of Point England School had prepared a performance for Assembly this Friday. 

The Theme for Niue Language week is ‘Ko e Vagahau Niue ko e Atefua he Tagata Niue’ which means ‘The Niue Language is the Heart of Niue People’. 

By making an inference, I think by saying ‘The Niue Language is the Heart of Niue People’ it might mean being able to speak your mother tongue is special and should be treasured. 

Nowadays many Old & Young people can’t speak their mother tongue. For your information (FYI), Mother's tongue means the language you knew when you were born. 

An interesting fact about New Zealand is that New Zealand is a multi cultural country, meaning you get the amazing opportunity of learning about other languages and cultures. 

Monday, 16 October 2017

Decimals & Whole Numbers Word Problems

WALT: Solve addition problems by changing one decimal into a whole number

This week is the first week back from the holidays. This week, we are learning to solve addition problems by changing one decimal into a whole number. When we are using this strategy, One Number gets bigger and the other gets smaller. Anyway, this presentation was easily completed. After fully accomplishing the presentation, I think my skills on this strategy have improved and my understanding has become much more transparent.

An Unordinary Immersion Assembly !

Personally, I think the most Interesting Immersion Assembly topic was Team Four. Oh, So Sorry for interrupting, I was just thinking which team had the most interesting topic. Anyway, as Traditions must always be continued, It is practically a tradition at Point England School to have an Immersion Assembly at the Start of each New Term. 

You might be wondering what Team Four's topic is going to be for this term. Well to simply put it, the Team Four Teachers had prepared a video which had them in a car listening to different genres of songs. Each Genre of Song had the teachers moving in different ways. After watching the video, I was left pondering and debating whether or not the video is similar to Celebrity Carpooling with Jimmy Fallon. Whether or not, you realize it is entirely up to you but I think so. 

Another unusual Immersion Assembly topic was Team Three. This term, Team Three will be learning how to tell a Story through Music. Team Three as well, had prepared a video, which starred the Teachers saying words which were related to songs. It's a bit difficult to example what they were doing but they had the range of songs, that we could recognize.

And of course, What would I be learning about? Well this Term, Team Five are learning about how do composers use music to evoke an emotional response in an audience. In my opinion, I think this term topic might be fun but serious at sometimes. And I have a shocking discovery, I am actually intrigued by the term topic. Well, for now, I would just have to wait and see how this term will play out. 

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Decimals - Addition & Subtraction

WALT: Adding and Subtract using Decimals (Word Problems)
                                    This week for Maths, My Maths Group is looking at adding and subtracting decimals. Our WALT is adding and subtract using decimals in Word Problems. On the last slide, there was a Create task. This week, our create task was to create a Presentation with 4 word problems on our Own. After creating the task, we have to publish it to our blog with comments about our learning.

The Floundering Project

The Floundering Project
During the entire time we stood and sang waiatas, I was wondering what does flounder look like. I never had really seen what a flounder appeared like.

Previously, this morning Point England School Staff and Students were all getting ready to head down to Wai o Taiki Bay, which is located not far from our School.

12 lucky students volunteered from our School to catch Flounder down at Wai o Taiki Bay for our Flounder Tank. Point England School 's Flounder tank has a total of more than 20 baby flounders. Meaning we have better Waters than Kauri Flats.

A couple or more weeks ago, Kauri Flats School, Nagati Paoa and Our School(Point England School) investigated if we could capture Flounder from our local harbours with students from The Marine Institute of Auckland University and then raise them in captivity at our schools with Mahurangi Technical Institute.

After catching the Flounder, we store them in Tanks and let them grow. Once they are bigger, we are going to release them back in the ocean.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Ratio Word Problems

WALT : Explain or show the steps we took to solve each word problem (Ratios & Proportions)

This week we are focusing on Explaining or solving each word problem. During the completion of this presentation, I had some difficults while completing it, but at the end of it all, I thought it was a bit easy.