Who We Are

Room 20 are a class of Year 7 and 8 students and our teacher is Ms Squires. We do all sorts of creative learning and share what we do on our blogs. Click on the links below and please leave a comment to let us know what you think.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Stay Young

Here is our film for the Manaiakalani film festival. We really liked the song by Bars and Melody and thought that it had a really good message about enjoying being young and not growing up too quickly.
Thanks to our crew who planned and the movie and worked on the animations; Chastyti, Amelia, Naomi, Bethan, Paikea, and Jorelle.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

2015 Welcome to The Pavilion

Here are the children from Room 11 and Room 12. We work together in a combined space called  The Pavilion. Our teachers are Mrs Stickland and Ms Squires (Room 11) and Miss Thompson (Room 12)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bowl Cut

Here is Class 4's Manaiakalani Film Festival movie. It is a retake on a familiar advertisement but this time with a message.

PES Squires BowlCut from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Monday, May 19, 2014


Here's a movie made by Mikaiah and Christian illustrating something about empathy.

Mikaiah And Christian Empathy Movie from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Maths Strategies - By Ana and Mele

This is a video made by Mele and Ana. It is showing one of our questions from our weekly questions. I hope you enjoy it. 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Softball - By TJ.


First game. I started first at batting for my team “Batter up,” said the umpire so I walked up to the plate and got ready for the pitcher to pitch the ball. First ball went up, second ball went up, third ball went low then the fourth ball went up so that was 4 balls and 0 strikes. I had to take the walk to base 1. Next batter for our team came up to the plate.

Ball one, I steal a base to base 2. Ball 2 I take another steal to third base. Waiting, waiting then BANG the ball went flying down the field. I ran home and my friend got a home run. That was 2 home runs no outs for my team. Unfortunately a few minutes later “Side away,” We had to swap sides and go fielding. 

Strike 1: Whack the ball went rolling then our pitcher got the ball and threw it to me getting the person out. At the end of the game we won 10 to 0. Our second game we won 10 to 1.

Our third game was the semifinals and we were playing Parnell school. I started first again. I waited for a good pitch then BANG the ball went flying down field and I got a home run. We won that game 11 to 1. We made it to the finals and we were going to play against Sylvia Park. They were the hardest team in the competition. We had to bring our A game.

We started of batting so I got the bat off the ground and walked up to the plate. I thought to myself, "If we get a good hit on the ball we will win."
 Strike one no balls. Second up ball one. Third, I hit the ball and it went rolling on the ground past 3 or 4 people so I ran as fast as I could run. I ran from base one to base two to base three then ran it all the way home. The next batter got out then the next one after him got out too. One more batter left. He hit the ball down the field and got a home run too.

At the end of the game we lost 2 to 7 or 8 We came second placing for the Eastern Zones tournament.

Empathy - By Lesieli

Empathy what does it mean? 
At first I thought that Empathy means the same as sympathy but after doing some research I found out that Empathy means being a good friend, trying hard to understand another person's feelings and emotions, and being able to recognise what they have been through.

In our school we have a number of morals and one of them is, "Put Yourself in Their Shoes." Empathy is exactly like that moral. If somebody is alone, (at school,  outside of school or just anywhere) make them feel comfortable. Just like most people say, 'Treat people like you wanted to be treated'.

What can I do to show me being empathetic? Empathy won't tend to work it you just stand there staring at a lonely person. No! You have to put your words in. Say 'Hello' take that person and play with them.
Empathy just won't work if all you tend do is gossip and stare at the lonely person. Your mouth was made for good things to come out of it. So if anyone is lonely imagine what would like to be that person, you wouldn't want to be like that so be kind and be a good friend.

And that is an example of what empathy is!