Saturday, November 19, 2016

Niue Language Week 2016

This year we celebrated Niue Language week, by sharing short movies about our language and culture on PENN (school news network). At the end of the week our Niue group performed an item. The following movie shows our item from the Niuean group who performed at assembly during Niue Language week this year.

Niue Group item for Niue Language week 2016 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Thanks to Ms Lavakula organising the group item. Ms Lavakula also contributed movies to share on PENN, our school news network. Thanks Ms Lavakula and the awesome Niuean group!

Niue days of the week from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

This was also the Niuean group item at our school FiaFia this year.

Niuean Group from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

5 Years


Do you remember when you were only 5 years old? Turning 5 is such a milestone in our lives because that’s when you get to start school.

By the time you reach Year 8, you will realise that everyone’s journey through school is different. Whatever happens, school is a time to enjoy being young, to learn, to be creative, and to create special memories.

We hope that your experience at school inspires you to be the best person that you’ll ever be.

Enjoy our movie created by the Year 7 & 8 Extension group. A huge big thank you to Matua Lewin (Teacher) who is the person singing on our soundtrack.

(song inspired by 'Seven Years' by Lukas Graham)

The Legend of the Lost Tribe


Did you know that Kupe was probably the first explorer to reach NZ? Early Polynesian explorers used traditional navigation methods to guide them on their voyage. But what would make someone leave their island and travel thousands of miles across the ocean?

This movie was created by our Year 5 & 6 Extension students. First they wrote stories about Maori and Pacific warriors. Then they created a graphic of their own Maori or Pacific warrior on Hyperstudio. Each student can be seen fighting with their warrior in the movie. Check it out!

(Special thanks goes to Mr Jacobsen for his fantastic narrating skills!)

Friday, July 8, 2016

PES Art Exhibition 2016

Our school art exhibition was held this week. Mr Jacobsen spent countless hours setting up the hall for our art displays. The final product was magnificent.

PES Art Exhibition 2016 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

SkyCity Mystics Positive Sideline Behaviour Competition

This term the Year 8 Sorority netball team participated in the SkyCity Mystics 'Positive Sideline Behaviour' competition. The task was to create a brief movie showing their thoughts about what positive sideline behaviour means to them. The team worked together with their coach Moses and managers (with some help from their teachers) to create their movie.

The Sorority team movie was a finalist along with Whangaparaoa College. Both movies were posted on the SkyCity Mystics Face Book page where voters had to vote for their favourite movie. In the end, with the support of lots of teachers, friends and families, the Sorority team came out on top and was selected as the winning movie.

Their amazing prize package included free tickets for the team to attend the SkyCity Mystics vs Mainland Tactix netball team at The Trusts Arena in Henderson on the 2nd July 2016. They received a $400 voucher for Andy's Burgers and Bar Restaurant (SkyCity) and an overnight stay in 10 rooms at SkyCity. Amazing! They even got to see the Warriors team at SkyCity!

Another highlight was that a couple of members of the team (Khaia and Taunese) got to meet the Mystics team in person. They delivered a speech to thank them for the prize and were allowed to present them with their new netball uniforms. Very lucky girls indeed!

On behalf of the team and school we would like to thank Sarah Brierly, the Mystics Netball Team and SkyCity for the awesome prizes! It was definitely a weekend to remember!

Sorority Netball PSB from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.


PES Sorority Mystics Prize Trip Part 2 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Thanks to Marilyn for putting this movie together.