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.