Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Virtue of Responsibility

At St. Pius X we have been studying virtues for the last two years. We practise a new one every two weeks and each class introduces the new virtue each time. Room 6 is presenting the virtue of Responsibility this week. We have made a movie using our Poetry work we have done with lyrics (thanks Rm 12 & 13 Pt. England for the great idea!!) and put all of that writing together with footage and made a music video to explain to the school the virtue.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Dancing Tamaki Community

We have been looking at the different places that make up our Tamaki Community. We have written reports about each of the places and then presented the places in a creative way by dancing in these places and also with members of the Tamaki community. Our aim was to bring the community together to celebrate the place where we live.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Panmure Yacht Club

There are many places for families to enjoy themselves. One good place for families is the Panmure Yacht Club. It can allow people to launch their big boats out to sea.

What Is The Yacht Club?
The Yacht Club is very safe because it has a very easy access to the life boats in the shed. They also can fix their boats on the dry-dock.

Where Is The Yacht Club?
The Yacht Club is near St Patricks and Panmure bridge school. it is on King's road in the Panmure area. The phone number is 09-5702318. the fax number is 5276397.

What can you do at the Yacht Club?
The sail training is every sunday to friday 10-am to 5-am and only 15 and over are allowed to go. It is a popular place for people to go because you can dive off the bridge into the sea.

The Yacht Club is an interesting place to be in because without it there would not be a place to store your boats.

By Ofa and Michael

Mount Wellington

There are a variety of mountains in New Zealand, including Mount Wellington which is part of the Tamaki area.

Who named Mount Wellington?
Mt Wellington was named after a man called The Duke of Wellington, but we're not sure why. It hasn't erupted since 9,000 years ago.

What is the History of the Mountain?
The native Maori call Mount Wellington, Maugarei. The lava from 9,000 years is still around Mount Wellington, but it has dried now. Mount Wellington is also surrounded by Glen Innes, Panmure, Ellerslie and has the Tamaki river nearby.

General Information:
We found out that Mount Wellington is a dormant volcano, we found out that it is a volcano by its large crater.

Mount Wellington is special to the Tamaki area because it is an icon in the Tamaki area and when people are on the mountain there is a beautiful view of Glen Innes and all the other places around the Tamaki cluster.

By Gloria and Greer

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tamaki Schools

There are a variety of schools in the Tamaki cluster like: Saint Pius X, Saint Patrick's, Point England and Glenbrae.

Saint Pius X and Saint Patrick's are the only Catholic schools in the EHSAS cluster. The oldest cathloic school in our cluster is St Patrick's (150 years old). Panmure Bridge school is named after a long bridge in Panmure. Point England is one of the biggest schools in the Tamaki EHSAS cluster. Saint Pius X school just turned 50 years old this year (2008)

Saint Pius X, Saint Patrick's, Point England, Panmure Bridge and Glenbrae all have a class blog on the Manaiakalani school EHSAS cluster website. Saint Pius X and Saint Patrick's have technology at Tamaki College every Tuesday. All the cluster schools do litercy, numeracy and Te Reo Maori.
Saint Pius X school and Saint Patrick's are the only schools in this cluster that learn about the Catholic Faith, although some of the schools in the cluster have bible studies.

Who are the Schools in the EHSAS cluster?
Saint Pius X School Tamaki College
Saint Patrick's School Tamaki Primary
Point England School Tamaki Intermediate
Glenbrae School
The Schools in the Tamaki EHSAS cluster are all focussing on developing their oral literacy skills through story telling. The variety of schools in the Tamaki EHSAS cluster are learning how to make movies.

The Tamaki schools are special to the Tamaki area because they are helping the students learn and give them better education.

By Susana, Selaima and Naomi

Glen Innes Shopping Centre

There are alot of places to shop around Tamaki, one of these places is the Glen Innes shopping centre.

The most popular store in the Glen Innes shopping centre for kids is?
The most popular shop for kids in Glen Innes is the Internet Cafe because kids always go there to play games on the computers. The 'Great Tongs' is popular because kids go there to buy chips and chicken from there.

What are some shops around Glen Innes shopping centre?
There are alot of shops in Glen Innes. Some like the 'Great Tongs', Supervalue and Domino's and many more, also plenty of dairy's

What is the biggest shop in the GlenInnes shopping centre
The biggest shop will have to be the most popularshp called 'Pak n Save'. Pak n Save is enormous it is as big as a mall and you can get house needs, drinks and groceries. It is usually always packed.

The Glen Innes shopping centre is important to the Tamaki area because it is a good place to shop, and you dont have to travel very far to get food and supplies.

By Peter and Soane

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sylvia Park

There are big things around the tamaki area, but this big mall can be found easily.

What is Sylvia Park?
Sylvia Park is a mall where hundreds of people go to shop for fun. It is also a good place to shop and sell things that are worth your money. Their clothes they sell have good fabric and Sylvia Park is the biggest mall in New Zealand.

What is inside Sylvia Park?
Many people have fun watching and laughing when they go and watch a movie in Hoyts Cinema. Near Hoyts is a large supermarket where everyone shops. They sell many groceries and the supermarket is called Pak'n'Save, Foodtown and New Save. There are many more shops in Sylvia Park. All together there are 206 shops in there.
Where is it?
Sylvia Park is in Mt Wellington near the entry of the Southern Motorway. It is on 286 Mt Wellington Highway. On Mon,Tue,Wed,Sat and Sun Sylvia Park opens at 9am and closes at 6pm, as well as public holidays. On Friday and Thursday it is open from 9am -9pm. It is in Auckland on the Eastside.

The fun Mall is special to the Tamaki area because alot of people shop there and it's the biggest mall in New Zealand.

By Ipu and Tuitupou

Internet Cafe

The Tamaki area is filled with many shops and one of them is the Internet Cafe.

Where is the Internet Cafe located?
It is located down Line road, Glen Innes. It is situated between the Mandarin Takeaways and the alley way.

Why do people go there?
People go there to surf the internet and play games. There are many different genres of games to select from, including: shooting and strategy and many others.

General Information:
People of all types come including childeren, teenagers and adults. It also costs $2 per hour and $1 for half-an hour. Its open 12 hours, 7 days a week. Going to the internet cafe gets very addictive so try not to stay more than 2 hours.

The Internet Cafe is special to the Tamaki area because without it people will have no internet access if they do not own a computer.

By Michan and Vandross

Dunkirk Reserve!!

Dunkirk Reserve is a cool place to go on a sunny day. It's a place where you can just go and have fun and for the community to come together as one.

Where is Dunkirk Reserve?
Dunkirk Reserve is on 50 Dunkirk Road, Pamure, Auckland 1006. Dunkirk is mainly called Mt. Wellington Memorial Reserve. On the opposite side of Dunkirk is a playground and houses.

Dunkirk Beach
Dunkirk Reserve also has a safe beach. People like to go there for a walk or a swim or to collect shells. Some people just like to go there and fish. Sometimes people just like to take their dogs for a walk there.

Dunkirk Rugby Field
Dunkirk Reserve has a Rugby Club to have prize givings and parties or celebrations.It also has a big wide open field. Numbers of Rugby teams go there to challenge against other teams and have tournaments. People go there to train and exercise or to just have a lovely picnic. many schools go there to play rugby, soccer tournaments or athletics.

Dunkirk Reserve is a very beautiful place in the Tamaki area and a great place for the people to come together as one community. Dunkirk Reserve is a very special place in the Tamaki area and we are very proud we have it.

By Victoria and Tyra

Panmure Round-about!!

The Tamaki area has many roads and one main areain Panmure has a huge round-about.

What is the Panmure Round-about?
The Panmure round-about is an enormus round-about where there are five streets coming off it. It is the biggest round-about in Auckland.

There are more than ten shops around the Panmure round-about. There are four main shops that surround the round-about. These shops include Video Ezy, a Mobil Station and a few car dealerships.
The Panmure round-about is very special not just because it is enormous, but because it has been there for a long time. It also is special because it has a very huge sign in the middle of it, which tells people that they are in Panmure.

The Panmure round-about is special to the Tamaki area because it is the biggest round-about in New Zealand and people go there all the time.

By Antoni and Phillip

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Glen Innes Train Station

One of the types of transport used in the Tamaki area is the Train Station.

Where to find the train station in the Tamaki area:
* Glen Innes - Glen Innes train station is on Apirana Avenue across from the shopping center in
Glen Innes.
* Panmure - The Panmure train staion is found near the K.F.C.
* Sylvia Park - The train station in Sylvia Park is near Hoyts Movie Theatre and on the other side of the carpark.
Where it goes:
The train station in Glen Innes travells from Glen Innes to Manuwera. it also travells to Britomart (Auckland city). there are two tracks on both sides of the train station. One starting from Glen Innes and ending at Manuwera. Also one on the other side starting and ending at Brito-mart (Auckland city.)

At the Glen Innes train station in Glen Innes there is a sheltered area used to keep people safe and dry. The wooden seats are built for people to sit down. there is a map of where the train goes. A timetable of the times the train comes for each destination is placed next to the map. At the train station there is a carpark and the Glen Innes shopping centre is across the road. Stopping the children and adults from going on to the tracks are painted yellow line. the Glen Innes train station is located opposite from the taxi stand and thr bus stop.

The Glen Innes train station is special to the tamaki area because it brings different people to our area and to our community.

By Malia and Viola

Pamure Fencible Cottage

The Tamaki area has a lot of history and a lot of this can be found with the Panmure Fencible Cottage.

Where is the Stone Cottage:
The Stone Cottage is situated in Panmure across the road from St Patricks school. The Panmure community relocated and restored the Stone Cottage to the corner of Kings road.

How old is the Stone Cottage:
The Stone Cottage in Panmure is the oldest building in the Tamaki area. The Stone Cottage is also around a hundred and sixty eight years old.

General information:
The Stone Cottage is owned by the Auckland City Council. It was first built where Mcdonalds is now in Mt Wellington. The Stone Cottage which is a turn of a century building has been turned into a Museum.

The Fencible Stone Cottage is special to the Tamaki area because it is the oldest building in the Tamaki area.

By Margaret & Milika