Monday, March 30, 2009

Beni's Holiday Recount

Check out Beni's cool movie about what he got up to in the holidays.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Trey Holiday recount

Even though Trey is new to our school, he has really enjoyed e-learning. He quickly caught on to using the applications, and was able to create this movie within the time given. Check out the cool graphics. Well done Trey! We look forward to seeing more of your movies.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Moses Holiday Recount

In this movie, Moses briefly tells us about what he got up to in the holidays. Each of the Senior school classes were assigned a task, which was to create a movie about one thing they did in the holidays.

The graphics were created in Hyperstudio 5, and then the images were exported as jpegs into i-movie. A voice over was included to explain what the graphics were about, and then a soundtrack was added to some movies if there was enough time. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing some of the completed holiday recounts from our class. We would love to hear about what YOU got up to in the holidays!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Earthrace

Check out this cool powerboat! Leoden was lucky enough to visit this amazing boat at the Panmure Yacht club a couple of weeks ago. So what's so special about this boat? Well for one thing, it has an amazing design and cool graphics on the outside of the boat. The Earthrace set a new record for a powerboat to circumnavigate the globe. The time was 60 days, 23 hours and 47 minutes, over 2 weeks faster than the old record.

It is 78 feet long and can reach speeds of up to 40 knots. It was built in Auckland, NZ and was ready to launch in February 2006. The Earthrace cost about $3 million dollars to build. Did you know that it uses 100% biodiesel fuel? If you didn't know, this type of fuel is natural, nontoxic and biodegradable. In other words, its good for the environment.

The Earthrace sure is one cool boat! Well done Leoden!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Building at Pt England

Have you noticed the new building here at Pt England School? Well, Gates reading group decided to investigate what the new building was going to be. Leoden interviewed Mr Jacobsen and found out the answers to some of our questions. We can't wait to see the new building completed!

Tanielu did a great job with the videography and Leoden was a fantastic interviewer. Cruz edited this movie with some help from Mrs Lagitupu. Sela took some great photos, and Paulitia and Kezia provided the script. Well done guys!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Language of Success

At Pt England School we have been learning about the language of success. This means that we need to be able to speak and write in English using the correct form for the occasion. We will know how and when to speak and write in the 'formal register', and have a vocabulary wide enough to help us choose words that will help our audience understand our message.

In this movie, the members of Gates reading group present scenarios where the language of success may be used. We also showcase some of our class holiday recounts, and Kalim and Semiliu do a wonderful job singing acapella for our soundtrack.