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!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Use the crossing

We had to do an animation about what korero we would like to use and make a movie about it so I hope you enjoy and get the message that I have done in my movie Thank you. video

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Good bye books, hello NETBOOKS!


Finally it's arrived. Pt England School now has this great opportunity to use these brand new devices. Instead of using books we now use NET BOOKS! The amazing thing about this is we get to keep them and take them home. And it gets even better.

If your year eight and you go to Tamaki College next year you keep the same netbook until you are year 10 and the next three years we get better netbooks, but for the year seven's you keep them until we're year nine.

Everyday there's something new to experience in our netbooks. The only side affect about them is that the network goes off and on.

So far this year we have had a tremendous time with our netbooks, we can't wait to take our net books home. We would like to say a big thank you to our principal, Mr Burt, and to everyone who made this possible.

Written by: Jarna and Racheal

Monday, February 7, 2011

First Day

Wow! First day and what a day it was. I met a group of beautiful young people, eager to learn and making their way in the world. I am certainly going to be learning a lot from these guys and look forward to sharing lots of exciting times with them.
Our new rooms worked well and are a real credit to the school community. I must especially thank Mr Jacobsen for giving up so much time to have them 'up and running' and ready for today.
Thanks to all those who took the time to ask how my day was going, there is a great 'vibe' amongst the staff at Pt England. I can only hope that everyone had as good a 'first' day 2011 as I did.
We started planning and constructing our first posts for our individual blogs today. There will be some interesting, quality 'tales' (tall and true) coming to these soon, judging from our first drafts.
Our netbooks 'land' on Wednesday, so still plenty going on this week - and in the weeks ahead!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Kia ora, all!

Well, here we are at the start of 2011. It's probably time I introduced myself. My name is Mike Harris. I have come to beautiful Pt England from Australia and will be the teacher in Room 19 for 2011. I am excited to be one of the newest members of the Pt England whanau.

That's me on the right. Well, to be truthful, that was me a 'few' years ago and I do look a little different these day (you'll especially notice less hair!). I still enjoy riding bikes and love to be outdoors - tramping, surfing, kayaking, walking our dogs, etc - whenever I can be.
I am married to a wonderful lady and have two adult children who live back in Oz.

Well that'll do for now, see you Monday, Mr H.