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. video

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.....