Wednesday, December 16, 2009

St. Pius Is The Best

We have been working on Poetry this term and so our group wrote lyrics to a song and recorded ourselves singing. We also looked through our numerous photos we have from this year and put them together to enhance our presentation.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Pop Idol

This is the final product to our years worth of Media Studies, Dance and Drama. We have had an hour and a half once a week all year where 7 of us have been doing some work learning how to make movies, act, write plays, and use our bodies to present ideas through movement. As an end of year project we had to put all these skills into a presentation and so we decided to make our own version of 'Pop Idol', with some acting help from some special teachers.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Christmas Bullies

This is a bit of drama work that the Year 6's of Room 6 have been working on. A play that is very appropriate for this time of year. It is important that you are not a bully, they never win.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Edublog Awards

The Edublog Awards 2009 are open for nomination!

This is our chance to nominate and celebrate

Our nomination for The 2009 Edublog Awards is:

Best class blog: Tamaki Primary Blockbusters (Room 1)

Monday, November 23, 2009

A French Conversation

In room 6 Miss G teaches us to speak French. We have learnt to have a basic conversation and here is our groups final product of some of our learning from this year.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Film Festival Entry 2009

We have been looking at instructional writing and so we decided to make an instructional Film on how to become G.I's Next Top Model. ENJOY!!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Making Paper Planes

We learnt about writing instructions last term. Our group had to write an exciting presentation using our set of instructions about making paper planes.

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Foxy Welcoming

Saint Pius X students welcomed Mr Coakley to our school on the first Monday of Term 4. Hilary Barry and Sam Samuels have a full update of the event!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

St. Pius X News

We had to tell our audience about the welcoming in an interesting way. We did ours in the form of TV 3 News. Enjoy!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mr Coakley's Welcome

NEWS FLASH!!!! We welcomed Mr Coakley in a lovely liturgy. Here is the news report about the special welcoming event.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Welcome Mr Coakley

We welcomed Mr Coakley on the first Monday back for Term 4. By writing this news report we were practicing to write a recount in an entertaining and fun way.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Welcoming News Report

This is our first attempt at presenting a news report. We are working on presenting things with more enthusiasm and trying to make things sound more interesting. We are reporting on the Welcome that St. Pius X School did for our new Principal Mr Coakley.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Instructions on How To Wash Hands

We wrote an instructional video on how to wash your hands. It is important that you wash your hands as it is healthy for you and for those around you.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Musical Festival

First of all, a big thank you to the children and teachers involved with the musical evening.......If you didn't come I guess you missed out on a lot of work these children have put into these items.
One of the best highlights was when Room 7 of St. Pius X did their performance, it was magnificent and extreme. It was hip, it was hop, it was out of our heads! There were some mistakes here and there but the crowd loved it and the funny thing was that the leader was late but he got there on time. They had a lot of fun and the theme for their item was MJ, Michael Jackson. Now they are all calling me Michael Jackson because of the dance but I'm used to it!!!! I'm actually pretty good to be honest, along with my friend Sosefo!
If you didn't see it, you could have a look at the video under my recount and check out the rehearsal of the dance yourself.

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Night To Remember

What a night last night! A long night to remember. If you came to St. Pius X Musical Evening you would've had a great time!
Everyone went bananas with some kids who did actions and funny moves. A lot of talent has been shown from all of the students, like dancing, playing instruments, singing, it was marvelous. There were a lot of dances and I liked every one of them.
Everyone was sweating inside the hall and it was full with lots of people. What I liked the most was Room 7's Michael Jackson mix dance and Room 2's dance. I still liked all of them because it was beautiful, but I liked Room 7 and 2's musical items the best.
I hope everyone had a fantastic night, and I hope they had fun!
(Room 7 dedicated their dance to the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson)


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Timote's Dinosaur Description

Dinosaurs are fascinating creatures and I really enjoyed learning about them in topics time. Writing the description was a challenge as it was important to describe the dinosaur carefully but interestingly.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Gloria's Dinosaur Description

I enjoyed writing my description. The T-Rex is definitely one of my favourite dinosaurs.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Greer's Dinosaur Description

I enjoyed making my presentation, especially using the 'Paint' software on the computer. Hope you enjoy learning about my dinosaur.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Susana's Dinosaur Description

When writing my description I made sure I made it sound interesting and creative. This was my first movie I have done on my own.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Moli's Dinosaur Movie

This is the first movie I have ever made on my own. Thank you to Mrs Burt for coming and helping me finish it. I'm pleased with how my presentation turned out.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Shaianne's Dinosaur Description

This is my first movie I have made on my own. I am very proud of what I have done. I enjoyed writing about the dinosaur.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Story of Paul - A Founder of the Church.

During our Religious Education time we are studying the Church and how it was formed. Each group was given a founder of the church to study and present. We got Paul and decided to present it in a puppet show.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Patrick's Dinosaur Description

When presenting my description I used one background and a cut out dinosaur placed in different positions to have a different effect and visually describe what I saw saying in the description.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Grace's Dinosaur Description

When writing this description I had a picture from the internet of my dinosaur to inspire my writing. I found it interesting to find words that would best describe my dinosaur.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Drumming Experience

As a group we the Phrases wrote a combined recount of our experience with Fraser Bruce the Drumming man. We enjoyed our experience so much and enjoyed recounting what happened.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vandross' Dinosaur Description

I really enjoyed making my description into a presentation movie. This is the first time I have done the whole process on my own and I am very proud of what I have done.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Victoria's Dinosaur Description

When writing my description I used a illustration of the dinosaur off the internet which was very helpful for me to see what my dinosaur actually looked like. Using the software 'Paint' allowed me to be creative and present my description in an interesting way.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Maia's Dinosaur Description

I enjoyed finding information about my dinosaur especially as I didn't even know that it existed before I started. The Dimorpodon is a rather large dinosaur that was a plant eating dinosaur.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Malia's Dinosaur Description/Report

Last term we studied both Reports and Descriptions and so I have put those two genres together to report on the description of a type of dinosaur.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Green Groups Narrative Adaption

In our group we had to addapt a narrative story from a journal into a play. We had to write the screen-play for the text and storyboard how we wanted to present the story. We had a lot of fun putting our play together and are rather proud of our efforts.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Margaret's Dinosaur Description.

When writing my description I made sure I used good adjectives so that my reader can imagine my dinosaur clearly. I really enjoyed publishing my movie as I was able to use the 'Paint' programme on the computer to illustrate my description.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Furious Race

When we choose our movie genre, I got excitement!! I decided that winning a race would be an exciting thing and so I made a movie about the excitement of winning.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Best Friends - Play

We worked on our presentation skills by producing a play into a movie!!

The Dramatic Moment

I had to Write, direct a short film that was based on a drama.....I decided to make it about something that we experience all the time when you are at school!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Where's My Keys? - Play

In reading time Red group has been talking about expression, oral presentation and acting. We have put together a play which we have been practising to show our oral language and acting skills.

Who Are St. Pius X Students? - Report

St Pius X school, is full of Catholic's. They have seven classrooms, and they love to learn. They are a bunch of of boys and girls. For a big school, they are full of Tongan's, Samoan's, Maori's Niuean's and Cook Isladnder's.

Some school's wear mufti, some school's wear uniforms. St Pius X school is one of the school's, who wear a uniform. For the girls - white, blouses, a lovely green, red, white, and blue stripey skirts, and a lovely red jumper. During summer, they wear black Roman Sandals and for winter, white socks and black shoes. For the boys - grey shorts, grey t-shirt, grey knee-lengthed socks with two red lines at the top of the socks.

St Pius X students are aged, 5 years, right up to 13 years. Some of the girls are older than the boys. Some children, either boys/ girls can start in any kind of class like, 1,2,3,4 etc... They are not only primary, but intermediate too. They start from years 0 to year 8. Many of the students have a friend, cousin or brother or sister at the school.

There are many students at St. Pius X school, who love to learn. As a Catholic school they go to church for special occasions like the beginning and the end of year/term mass, school jubilee's and many more. The Holy Faith Sisters, were the founders of this Catholic school. The school was opened on the 5th February 1856. Now you know about the school so pop in and say "hi".

By Moli

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Earthquake Terror!!

In our Media Studies class we choose out of a hat a style of movie....I got SHOCKER! We then had to story board the story and get a crew together to make the movie. I felt happy when my movie was finished because then everyone could enjoy the story!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday Terror

That fateful Thursday of the Writing Test was a very anxious day. We had our experience on the Monday and on the Thursday we were nervous we would end up forgetting about the experience!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Unbearable Test

During the AsTTle Writing Test in Term One the feelings of nerves we experienced were unbearable. We did well with our results but it was hard to get through the test without feeling anxious.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Dreadful Test

In Term One we experienced a scary Writing test called The AsTTle Writing Test. We did well in the test but at the time it was rather dreadful feeling.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Celebration

It has been Holy Week this week at our school because we are a Catholic School. We would like to share with you how we celebrated this very important event called Easter.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Westpac Helicopter

During one of our Media Studies classes we had a wonderful experience of a visit from the people at the Westpac Helicopter. It was amazing having them land on the field, check out our movie to see what happened.....

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Terrifying Test

We enjoyed working on this movie, our favourite part was taking the photos!! This is our first movie we have made and we hope to do many more! We hope you enjoy listening to our fantastic recount of the AsTTle Writing Test.

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Unforgettable Moment!

We enjoyed the AsTTle Writing Test, especially our experience we had to write about, however it was still scary doing the test as we wanted to do our best and achieve high levels!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Nerve-raking Test!!

Our AsTTle Writing Test was very nerve-raking and we wanted to achieve a good level with our writing!! Check out our movie we have made from our groups recounts of the AsTTle Writing Test and see how nervous we really were!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Jessica's Media Work

We are Miss G's Media Studies group and we love getting to work with her to learn about blogging and learn how to use Movie Maker. I hope you enjoy my movie about my school.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Emelia's Media Work

I'm Year 6 and have been learning lots with Miss G about using the computers to present my writing. We have enjoyed blogging and now being able to present our own stuff on our blog.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Anita's Media Work

I have been learning how to take photos that can capture my writing in my Media Studies class. I enjoyed doing my voice overs and putting together my own mini movie!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Semaia's Media Work

I have been learning about using a Digital Camera and used it to present information about St. Pius X School. Check out what I did!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Roberts Media Work

In Media Studies with Miss G I have been learning about how to use Movie Maker to make my work into a movie. Check out what I can do!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Our Recount Writing!

The Year 7 and 8 students were all prepared for a first day back at Technnology! For some of them it was their first time. The bus arrived.....we were late!! We all pushed and squashed up in the bus. There was hardly any air, it felt like I was going to die! There was noises everywhere, all you could hear was people muttering.
Off the students went out of the bus still muttering their heads off until they saw the teacher coming....that was a relief!!
We lined up in rows of Year 7 and 8's which took a while. We then met our teachers, while the year 7's took off we went to ICT. I felt a bit nervous, like I was going to an interview.


It was Wednesday and everyone just finished their morning prayers "Amen", they all said as they were about to stand up and leave. "Room 6 if anybody hasn't got their music folder please get up and grab it" Miss Gleeson said nicely. I stood up with the rest of the class and went inside to grab my folder.
We got our folders and went to the hall where we took off our shoes and went up to the music class. Mrs Carter challenged us with a quiz. The quiz was hard but we carried on.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

WELCOME TO 2009!!!

We are the new Literacy Class of Room 6 for 2009!!
We have been back at school now for a week and we have been looking at recounts during our Written Language time. Here are a few of our favourite recounts from this week......

As I woke up this morning, BAMM! the sun shone brightly. "Ahhhhhhh" yawning my head off and taking a great, huge stretch. I got up and walked over to the bathroom very slowly like an old man. When I reached the bathroom I brushed my teeth using my toothbrush with toothpaste splattered ontop of my brush. "Chchchchchchchch" my toothbrush went, sounding like a train on traintracks going through my teeth. I finally finished brushing my teeth and I looked in the mirror and my teeth were sparkling like golden stars in the night.

The bell shrilled as it was 10:30am, morning tea time had started and all the students had grins on their faces. They rushed over to their bags to get their lunch and hurried outside to eat their scrumptious morning tea. They relaxed on the seats as the sun shone over them like hot boiling water was pouring down on them. Gloria pulled my arm so hard that it felt like she pulled my whole arm right off. We walked around the school and past the senior playground. The senior playground was crowded like a heap of ants on a piece of old, yucky bubble gum. We walked past the field and watched as the boys played with their sweaty, red faces and girls walked around.

What an exhausting day it was! Birds chirping, sun shining bright and me feeling like ice-cream melting because it was so hot!
Walking to the church was very irritating as I was sweating like there was no tomorrow, but the weather was awesome to play in for the day. I hoped I could go for a swim so I could cool down a bit!
Step by step......walking so slowly, didn't know how long I could survive in the weather. Finally two steps away.......and then reached the front of the church. I just flopped down and relaxed till it was time to go home!!

2008 made us tap our feet!!!

2008 was a year where we were footloose and enjoyed ourselves with a range of academic subjects and a range of physical education activities.....that's about the tall and the short of it!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Room 6 2008 was CRAZY!!

We enjoyed ourselves in 2008 in Room 6 and had a Crazy time putting all our writing onto our blog!! We hoped you enjoyed it and continue to come to our site in 2009.