Monday, February 19, 2018

Digital Nations 2030 Experience in 2018

Our Year 7 & 8 Extension students were invited to attend the Digital Nations 2030 Summit being held in Auckland on Monday 19th February. OMGTech and Code Avengers were running a showcase for local and international visitors to see what a digital programme might look like for students.

This was an amazing experience and our students got the chance to learn to code and play with robotics and electronics. Our students also had the opportunity to speak to visitors about what they were learning. Thank you to OMGTech and Code Avengers for an awesome experience!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Fast and Furious 8 - Manaiakalani Film Festival 2017

Do you like fast cars? Have you seen any of the Fast and Furious movies? Who is your favourite character? Well the Year 7 & 8 Extension students wanted to create their own movie based on 'Fast and Furious 8'. They had a great time creating their movie and hope that you enjoy it!

Back in Da Day - Manaiakalani Film Festival 2017

Have you ever thought about what your parents did when they were kids? Life was very different back in the day. Technology has changed so much since when your parents and grandparents were kids. They didn't have access to cell phones, computers and the internet. Imagine if you had to live without technology.

Here is our Film Festival movie starring our Year 5 & 6 Extension students. It is based on their inquiry (Term 2) into how technology has changed over time and how it impacts our lives. Earlier this year they created a mini production called 'Back in Da Day'. Some of the dance footage is used in their movie. We hope you enjoy our movie!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Niue Language Week 2017

Last week on Friday the Niuean group performed at assembly as part of the Niue Language Week Celebrations. The theme for this year is 'Ko e Vagahau Niue, ko e atefua he tagata Niue'. This means that the Niue Language is the heart of Niue people.

The item began with a quick speech from Mrs Lagitupu. Then TJ gave a fantastic introduction followed by brief speeches from some of our Niuean students. Our Niuean girls danced to a Niuean song called 'Sipolo' by a group called the Island Pride Band and Glen Jackson. The boys finished with a takalo (haka). Thank you to our wonderful Niuean group and students for sharing their language and culture. Fakaue lahi!

Niue Language Week item 2017 full version from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

OMGTech Workshop

Today groups of students from Years 3 to 8 enjoyed taking part in a workshop run by Kawana from OMGTech. During the workshop students learnt about how electricity flows in a basic circuit. They even got to create their own mini LED torch. Next students had the opportunity to use Makey Makey kits to create music and sounds on a coding programme called Scratch.

The students enjoyed the hands on experience.  We are grateful to Kawana, OMGTech and the group of volunteers from Microsoft for giving up their time to teach us.

OMGTech workshops mini LED and Makey Makey from SchoolTV on Vimeo.