Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas Party

To celebrate the end of 2017, the whole Junior School decided to have a fabulous Carnival Christmas Party.
The teachers organised bouncy castles, water slides, face painting, games, bike rides, craft, Mr Whippy Ice cream - and even an extra special visit from Santa Claus himself.

It was a super day in the sun and such a lovely way to say goodbye to a wonderful year

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Santa Stockings

Thank goodness that all of DaBoyz made it on to Santa's Nice List because.... he visited us and left some pretty cool presents!
A couple of weeks ago Gigi made us our own stockings that we got to decorate with our own Christmas pictures. Because we have had such a great year, Santa made sure to visit us all and leave such lovely gifts.
The highlight of unwrapping our stockings had to be the socks.
Thank You Santa and Merry Christmas everyone.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Building with Mr J

Mr J enjoyed making bugles so much that he really wanted to come back and make something else.

This time we used heaps more tools and made our very own foot catapults.

Thanks Mr J. DaBoyz have enjoyed these fun activities so much and have really shown so much of what they've learnt in 2017.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Making Bugles

We were very lucky this week when Mr Jacobsen came and made bugles with us. He is a bugling superstar and often treats us to a performance at assembly.
Thank you Mr J, we love annoying Miss King with our trumpeting bugles!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Gravity Trampoline Park

DaBoyz received the most amazing gift today - one hour uninterrupted free play at Gravity Trampoline Park. Miss King's friend works at the park and was able to not only secure tickets but also brand new socks!
A most wonderful experience for all of DaBoyz.

Thank you Melissa, Te Manu, Max, Harry and everyone at Gravity

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

#DaBoyz The Birth of a Boy Band

This year for our Manaiakalani Film Festival DaBoyz fancied getting creative and time travelling back to the 90s.
Enjoy the music, have a sing song or get up and dance - It's up to you, just make sure you enjoy the greatest Boy Band this side of the Tamaki River

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Musical Madness

The theme for term 4 at Pt England is - Musical Madness. This means that we are learning lots about music. Poor Miss King needs lots of help when it comes to music, so we started simple with glockenspiels, recorders and Garageband. We have certainly had a lot of fun learning a little about these instruments and together we've even recorded a song!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Space Art

This week we have been creating some amazing artwork.  To fit with our space theme, the boys have painted pictures of rockets and planets. We worked hard to persevere through the challenges and to not let mistakes get in our way.
Everyone is very very proud of what they have created - especially Miss King

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Tongan Language Week Performance

Friday saw a culmination of all the hard work our Tongan boys had been doing. They spent the week practising with the intermediate boys and performed proudly on Friday morning at assembly. Malie Tamasi'i

Friday, September 8, 2017

Because it was a sunny day....

Because it's fun, because the sun was shinning, because we wanted to, we went to build huts, climb trees and play in the mud.
Pt England is very lucky to have a small bush reserve next to school. Miss King has wanted to visit and play there for aaaages. Today was the day that the sun finally shone and we could go and play to our heart's content.

Read the boys' stories on their blogs ------------------------------>

Monday, September 4, 2017

Lau 'a e Taha ki he Hongofulu

To help celebrate Tongan Language Week, #DaBoyz are very excited to share their own language with their school and the world.
Today's movie - Counting 1 - 10 (11)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Solar System Cookies

#DaBoyz are so curious about space, planets and life beyond earth. What better way to further explore our Solar System than to bake planet cookies!

50points for whoever spots the spelling mistake. :-)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Term 3 Immersion

Team 3 is learning about time this term. We're learning how time is an organisational tool to help us "tame" the science around us.

The teachers took it upon themselves to detail the Days of their Lives.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

We Know the Way

We love music and we adore performing - so why not combine both. We couldn't see any reason to not spend an hour of our day singing and performing.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Forces of Flight

As part of our learning about Matariki and kites and all things technology, we spent last week learning about the forces involved in flight - so, of course, we had to make lots of flying things.


The giant puddle was too tempting too resist!  We put on our togs and jumped right in. SO much fun.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Term 2 2017 - Matariki Design and Technology

Term 2 2017 and we are learning about design and technology through the theme of Matariki. The team 3 teachers have made this movie to hook the kids in to a Matariki story called Tamarereti.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Our Beach Trip

The beach was fun because we played clay fights and we found crabs.

Monday, March 27, 2017

A Term of Fun

Term 1 has been full of all sorts of fun activities. Here's a small sample of some of the wonderful things we get to do in our class.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Riding on the Bike Track

One of our favourite things to do is to ride on our brand new bike track.  We've been learning to wear our helmets, check our bikes and to make sure we've got the right clothes on.
Each time we go for a ride we have races, play games and have spectacular crashes. We really love bike riding - Thanks Mr J for our amazing bike track and thanks Whaea Saf for the cute movie.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Te Taiao O Tamaki

The boys have been learning about how the simple act of picking up rubbish can make a huge difference to the health of our environment.
As part of our learning we have made these stop motion animations using I Can Animate, Garageband, iMovie and good old fashioned paint, paper and popsicle sticks.

Enjoy Moui and Lee's movies below. See the rest of the boys' movies by clicking on their blog links to the right ----------------->

Sunday, March 5, 2017

School Picnic 2017

Our annual school picnic was held last Friday at Pt England Reserve. We had too much summertime fun. Enjoy seeing what we got up to.
The boys will have some stories up on their blogs very soon. Stay tuned.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Top Schools 2017

Yesterday was the annual Top Schools event held by Rotary at Churchill Park School. Pt England came first in both the year 3/4 and year 5/6 categories. Go Pt England!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Chromebook Day

Yesterday was Chromebook Day - the best day of the school year - the day that 12 boys got to open up their very own Acer R11 Touchscreen!

After an important korero from Mr Burt about how lucky we are to be receiving such a precious taonga and how we need to always remember the kawa of care, we finally got to see for ourselves what our own Chromebook looked like.

Miss King put them out on our tables ready for us to open. First we opened the box and then we had a countdown before opening the lid on on our Acer R11 Touchscreen.

So far we are loving all the special features of this Chromebook. The 360 degree hinge that turns our laptop in to a tablet, the touchscreen which is awesome for drawing and how amazingingly fast is it.

Thank you so much Cyclone and Acer for our taonga. We promise to look after them and use them for some marvellous learning.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Beginning 2017

Drawing on our iPad
2017 has started with a hiss and a roar. Room 13 this year is comprised of 12 delightful young lads. Miss King feels very special and quite honoured to be teaching such an exclusive bunch.

The Taniwha
Farewell Our Sparrow Friend
So far, in just two days we've - had a funeral for a sparrow, shared delicious kai together, drawn some beautiful pictures, carried lots of wood, written a story, shared all about our whanau, created a taniwha, learnt about kaitiakitanga, danced, used our manners, read stories, laughed and used ALL of our Key Competencies.
It has most definitely been a busy few days, but Miss King is excited for the even busier days ahead.