Monday, 21 March 2022

Pōhutu: To make a splash

Our Whale Tail, Pōhutu is completed and currently living down at Te Oro in Glen Innes. Here are some videos to show the progress towards the completed tail. Thanks to Tāmaki Regeneration for sponsoring our tail! We have loved being part of this creative event!

Year 3 Photo Stories

Year 3 have been creating photo stories this term on their iPads using lego characters. They have been taking photos to tell a story. They have then learned how to edit their photos using the photos app on the iPad. Finally, they have recorded themselves telling their story. Here is a great example by Olivia in Room 21.

Kapai, Olivia! Keep up the awesome work!

Friday, 11 March 2022

Year 2 Photography

Wow! Check out these amazing photos taken by Aroha in year 2!! The year 2s have been taking photos of each other to show different emotions. Here are Aroha's photos of 'happy' and 'sad'. She edited the photos to match the emotions.

Aroha's photo of 'sad'. Her subject is Maisie-Lee.

Aroha's photo of 'happy'. Her subject is Ava Lee.

You can check out more of Aroha's photos on her blog. Please remember to leave her a comment!

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

We have a teleprompt!

Today was an exciting day for the PENN crew! We had a teleprompt arrive from Australia! Since covid has stopped us being able to film indoors, we have found it challenging to read from a script as we have to hold the laptop up above the camera. We had our first go filming today using the teleprompt, which reflects the script directly in front of the camera!

Here we were trying it out while the camera wasn't rolling. 

Lesson learned from today: The glass needs to be TOTALLY smudge-free before we begin filming to insure the image is clear and blemish free.

We look forward to having this as part of our set up from now on!

Monday, 21 February 2022

Whale Tales 2022

We have been fortunate enough to have had Tāmaki Regeneration sponsor us with a mini whale tail for the Whale Tales art trail!

In the first couple of weeks of term, classes from across the school participated by designing tails!

The Year 7 & 8 extension children then decided on their favourite designs. Ezekiel and Matelita, from year 7 & 8, had their designs chosen. 

Ezekiel and Matelita then combined their designs before pencilling the final design onto the sculpture!

Our tail is looking amazing! Ezekiel's and Matelita's next step is now to begin painting the tail.

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2021: Dear Covid19...

 

Covid-19 has stopped us in our tracks but there is a lot to be thankful for. What would you thank Covid-19 for?

Friday, 1 October 2021

Nanogirl and the Year 5 &6 Extension Class

Yesterday, the Year 5 & 6 extension class hosted a very special guest to their google meet - Nanogirl!! She came along to teach us all about our bodies. This helped us with our extension project about how athlete's bodies move. We were joined by a few other children from team 3 and 4 as well.


Nanogirl taught us all about fingerprints.

Nanogirl taught us all about tendons and how they are needed to help us move our fingers.

If you want to explore some of Nanogirl's Science experiments and try some of them at home, check out her website!