Who We Are

Room 19 are a class of 5 year old who have just started school.
Check out what we have been up to.


Super Sandwich Ad

In week 2 we had to think up a recipe for a super sandwich. We had to research our ingredients to see whether they were healthy or not and then we got to make it. All of the groups in the class made 4 of their sandwich recipe on the same day. All of the sandwiches got cut up and tasted by the others in the class. After we had tried 3 to 4 sandwiches we filled out a survey to rate whether they were tasty, healthy and original. Finally the last part of the task was to make an advertisement trying to convince others that our sandwich was the best to buy.

Raenan, Waata and James were the first to finish their ad. We think they did a pretty could job trying to convince us. Their movie was funny and well filmed with lots of different camera angles. Well done boys.
What do you think?

Raenan, Kingston, Waata & James Sandwich from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.


Will.i.am's Message

Will.i.am had such a powerful message for us all that it we thought you might like to hear the whole thing. It was really inspiring to hear how he managed to become successful by keeping hold of his dreams, through surrounding himself with good friends with similar dreams and aspirations.

Here's the link to the news item on Maori TV.


Will.i.am and the Koha

Will.i.am and the Koha by Roezala
Today the one and only, music sensation Will.i.am came to our school for a very special assembly. The students at our school screamed and cheered, while the media recorded every little bit.. All I could think about was, "WOW Will.i.am is it really  him?" Just one of the people I aspire to be like was in our very school hall. The very talented man donated $100,000 to our Maniakalani cluster . The Media were all here trying to catch a glimpse of the man himself.

Will.i.am was introduced by the kapa haka group then the senior hip hop performed their hearts out. He stood up and gave us a speech about him and a little about his background.  He told us why he was donating money to Maniakalani. It was to make scientists , electricians, mathematicians and any thing you really want to be.

The koha was presented by will.i.am to several students in the Maniakalani area. He got a koha back - a pounamu which is green stone

His speech was inspirational choose your friends wisely. They will help you to become who you want to be in the future. And remember also that family is really important.

I was so happy Will.i.am my hero came to our school donating money to our cluster and just being here. This made my day.


Fiafia by Rita

Just The Beginning (Fiafia Night)

Fiafia night. The one night where all cultures from Samoa and Tonga, right down to Bollywood and Asia get the awesome chance to perform their very own cultural and unique dances. But guess what! At Pt England School we did exactly that. We had an awesome fiafia night, that started off with laughter, smiles, hugs, food, and fun. That transitioned into cultural performances, on going cheering and support from the audience. And finally more hugs and kisses and farewells as it was the last day/night of the Term.

For the past few weeks our individual groups had to practise our items at least twice a week. And just knowing that tonight all of that hard work would be unleashed on stage in front of all of our (aiga) family and beloved ones, was just amazing.

The night started off with an awesome note. All us girls Ata, Shoal, Brooklyn, Ash and I walked around to each stall that were set out in the courtyard. Everywhere I looked I saw food. And it was such perfect timing, as I was on a diet at the time. But that diet went away just as soon as I saw the sausage sizzle. It was so funny because when I got to the stall I didn't feel as hungry any more. So Shoal, and Ash bought themselves a drink each.

We then carried on knowing that soon Mr Burt would ring the bell, buzz the beeper, and then tell all the students that it was time to go and get ready into our performance costumes. Not to mention, all us girls happened to be in the same awesome, amazing group. The Niuean group.

The bell then rang and everyone was yelling and running, just as well as the parents. Wishing their children good luck and all. I turned to reality and realised that me and Brooklyn had to be heading off to our first group. Kapa-Haka. We were fortunate enough to be participating in two groups. But it was all about hard work and effort in the time of practises we had in each cultural group.

We then headed off to the Library where our group was based. We reached there and had to search for our name tags on a certain piupiu, and dress. I was extremely ecstatic, and couldn't wait to get into it. Then as soon as I did I felt the rush start to kick in. I stared out the window and saw a lot of the other groups already sitting down. I easily recognised the Niuean group with their giant bushy hairs. Everything and everyone looked perfect. Then with in a split second I clicked back to reality. I looked at my group and knew we were going to rock that stage.

I then glared out the window once again the seats started to fill, and so did the nervousness in my heart. Everyone had their piupiu's on. The girls with their moko's, and the boys with their energized pukana's. It was time to shine. My heart pounding. My palms sweating. My mind thinking to hard on the negative, when I should be focusing on the positive. Brooklyn and I faced each other and exchanged the most biggest boldest pukana's we could ever give. Our faces showed pride, and so did our heart.

As the head of the line I had to move in first. The stairs were approaching me. Or shall I say, I was approaching the stairs. I turned my head to the audience and saw so many shaded heads. I could only hear voices, shouting, all one word description. I could hear ongoing cheering as Mr Burt, Vivienne, and Gabriel welcomed on stage the Senior Kapa-Haka group

Fiafia By Kingston

Fiafia 2013

"And now we have the group from the Rock of Polynesia", announced Gabriel. As soon as I heard that, I was ready to Rock 'n' Roll.

As the conch shell blew, eight fierce warriors approached the stage, and the crowd became silent. Those warriors shouted out "Koe kau ne hau, koe kau ne hau", meaning "the enemy is coming, the enemy is coming". Then a group of girls followed with a loud "Talage ke hau, talage ke hau", meaning "tell them to come, tell them to come". From then on the Niuean group rocked the stage.

As the performance went on, it made me feel that we were the best group. I wondered what the crowds response was. I reckon that the Niuean haka set the bar for all the other groups. We were loud and strong.

I was the leader of the Niuean group. I reckon I did well, and I felt proud of myself. After the performance I knew that my family were proud of me. The whole team did well, and I think it was cool that my mum and Ms Lavakula could take the whole group and teach us the actions and songs.

All the other groups did well but I still think we were the best!!