Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Year 8 - 2012 Mosaics

The Year 8's have created another piece of stunning art to say farewell to Pt England School. They want to thank everyone who helped them and especially Sue Clark and the folks at Youthtown.
video

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Welcome To 2012

Welcome to 2012 in Room 19 at Pt England School. I look forward to seeing everybody back at the Point in 2012!
See you soon, Mr H

Friday, August 5, 2011

Where The Heck Is Grey Lynn ?

Grey Lynn Festival, an annual event in the suburb.
Different Auckland town centres have adopted Rugby teams from countries that qualified for the World Cup.
Room 19 found out information about :
The location in Auckland;
Something special about this place;
A 'potted' history of the place;
If it has it's own symbol of some sort.
(If we couldn't find a symbol we chose a picture that told more about the place).


Grey Lynn is the host suburb for the Samoan 2011 RWC team.

Grey Lynn is located three kilometers to the South West of Auckland City Centre.

Every year the Grey Lynn Festival is a well-known local celebration.

Grey Lynn was named after Sir George Grey, (14 April 1812 - 19 September 1889) the Governor of South Australia and twice governor of New Zealand.

Bibliography - accessed 04/08/11, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Lynn

Keep your eye on the ball


We are using the nations of the 2011 Rugby World Cup as our inquiry path.

For this unit we are in one of four teams:
Brumbies, Force, Rebels, Stormers.
My team is Stormers

There will be a number of tasks for us to navigate to achieve our goal of an excellent result in this unit. There are a mixture of individual and team tasks to be completed. The main task that will show our learning in this unit will be a Hyperstudio presentation about one of the countries in the World Cup competition.

I can't wait to see my team New Zealand take it out in front of our home country. Also can't wait to see New Zealand take out everyone in there pool which is pool A.

Where in the world.

The Stormers/Brumbies/Force/Rebels were given a number of names of rugby-playing nations of the world. These were some of the nations that are recognised by the world governing body of Rugby Union, the International Rugby Board (IRB), as member unions but did not qualify for RWC 2011.
We divided them up amongst our team. I was given the nations listed below:
This is what I found -



I have decided to study Cook Island for our Immersion task.






As a self-governing tirritorial democracy of New Zealand , the Cook Island Flag Features the Union Jack (Upper Left), recalling New Zealand
, long association with Great Britain. The 15 Stars represent the 15 main Island group.




The Nation of the Cook Islands comprises 15 islands spread over 850,000 square miles (2.2 million square kilometres) of ocean smack in the middle of the South Pacific between Tonga to the west and the Society Islands to the east.














The town or the big city on Rarotonga is Avarua, the Cook Islands capital.
Avarua is easily seen on foot with main street stretching about a mile along the harbor.














The Population of Cook Island , as etimated in the late 2010 , is 21,390.






















Cook Island National sport is Netball.The Cook Islands national netball team represent the Cook Islands in international netball. In recent years they have finished 10th at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and 7th at the 2007 world netball championship.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Keep Your Eye On The Ball


KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL!
We are using the nations of the 2011 Rugby World Cup as our inquiry path.

For this unit we are in one of four teams:
Brumbies, Force, Rebels, Stormers.
There will be a number of tasks for us to navigate to achieve our goal of an excellent result in this unit. There are a mixture of individual and team tasks to be completed. The main task that will show our learning in this unit will be a Hyperstudio presentation about one of the countries in the World Cup competition.

AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE, OI, OI, OI!