Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The President Questions

The President

1) Is this a true story? How do you know?
Yes Because it says, “This true story was told to Alan Bagnall.”
2) Why are the children in the story allowed to go to school?
Because their parents work at the government
3) Who is helping the family escape?
The dads friend
4) Why can’t they trust anyone to help them?
Because they might turn them in
5) What is one reason that the family likes living in New Zealand?
No fear of the president and no war.
6) How long did the family spend in the Refugee camp?
2 years
7) What language is the mother learning?

Monday, 25 August 2014

Jackets Open To Year 6’s At PES!

WALT: use the structure of newspaper articles to write my own article.

Jackets Open To Year 6’s At PES!
By Stevenson

Year 6 students from Pt. England upgrading to jackets as they move into Intermediate.

Every senior wants a jacket but you have to be able to afford it. The jackets are 1 dollar cheaper than the culottes which are $56. Seniors have another choice which is a black hat which costs $10

Some time ago when Pt. England was turning into an intermediate school our uniform administrator, Mrs Flavell, asked the Year 7&8’s if they would like a change to jackets or stick to sweatshirts. The seniors wanted jackets so they had two or three people come in and bring samples for the prefects. Next the prefects picked a particular style and we put our school logo on it and thats how the jackets were picked.

The design of the jacket is black and red with the school logo. Culottes are just plain black. Mrs Flavell says that the Year 7&8’s are getting bigger, more mature and deserve jackets.

Mrs Flavell Uniform Administrator, said. “We have the different option its just so that you can distinguish the senior children from everybody else.”

Thinking Doc- The Independence Games

Thinking Doc

Text: The independence Games

Read the Journal text

Why do you think the author has given it this title?
Because every competitor competes independently.
What could an alternative title be?
The ‘Friendly’ Games
Explain what you think the 5 main ideas from the article are:
- That anyone can compete in any sport, even disabled people
- Never give up

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Storyline Tours

Next Thursday the extension students are going on a trip to Storyline Tours! Catherine Mayo is going to be one of the authors that are going to be there so will Paula Green.

 Catherine Mayo was born in Auckland, New Zealand and her influences are The Odyssey of Homer, Rosemary Sutcliffe, Ronald Welch and Lindsey Davis. Mayo has 4 Books called The Bow, Murder at Mykenai, The Greeks bronze age and her last book is called Background. Cath Mayo also has her own website.

 Paula Green is a poet and children book author. She has written six books called Cookhouse, Chrome, Crosswind, Flamingo Bendalingo, Slip Stream and 99 Ways Into New Zealand Poetry. Green lives in West Auckland, New Zealand.

I am looking forward to meeting these great and talented New Zealand authors.

 I am


Monday, 18 August 2014

Giving It A Shot - Debate

Here is a debate between Taimana and I. In literacy we have been reading a journal called Giving it a shot and the main characters are Dad and Lauren. I am going to take the perspective of Lauren and Tai's going to take the perspective of Dad.


Thursday, 14 August 2014

NZ Host The Games!

Did you know that the Commonwealth games have been hosted by Aotearoa (NZ) 3 times? The years we have hosted are 1950 - in the city of Auckland, 1974 - in the city of Christchurch and in 1990 - in the city of Auckland.

I have found out about 1974 and the details relating to hosting the Commonwealth games. The movie here will show and tell you what the logo/mascot was then, the uniform they used to wear, sports they played and how many medals they won.
Stevenson Commonwealth from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Diamante Poem - WAR

In literacy our WALT was to create a diamante poem about war with adjectives, nouns and participles. Check out my first attempt at making one. Enjoy :)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Let The Games Begin!

Do you know what's the difference between the Commonwealth Games and Olympics? Well the Olympics is open to the whole world, where the Commonwealth Games are only for countries that were colonised by the British like Australia, New Zealand, Fiji etc. I have been waiting all year for the Commonwealth Games to begin, just joking I never knew the games even existed until this term. Glasgow, Scotland is where the Commonwealth Games are going to be held this year. The games are every four years.

Different Beginnings

Paragraph 1:
Did you know that rugby is the most popular sport in Niue? Well in Niue Rugby is mostly played by men. The team that I am supporting is my homeland, Niue, so are my family. We are all very excited because Niue is competing for the 4th time in history. They have competed  in every game since their debut in 2002 but have never came back with any medals.

Paragraph 2:
Some of my cousins are competing in the Commonwealth Games and the sports they are playing are lawn bowls, athletics, weightlifting and shooting. I hope they all at least come first, second or third. Also come home with the first medal for Niue. RUBRIC.png

Paragraph 3:
I personally think that our principle Mr Burt should organize a special Commonwealth Games fun day for the students at Pt. England School for the whole day just like athletics. The sports we should play are shot put, discus, rugby sevens, basketball and friendly boxing. I think the refs should be the teachers.


Even though I never knew the Commonwealth Games existed I am very excited to learn more about how it started, who started it and why did it start.

Jamaica Quiz: Answers

Thanks for taking our quiz!Heres the answers to our Jamaica Quiz.

1) B
2) B
3) A
4) D
5) C

If you haven't taken our quiz you can do so here!

And heres a link to our Commonwealth Games Website.


Advice Blog

In literacy class l have been learning to think from different perspectives. This is an advice blog that i created from my the journal article I read.