Wednesday, 7 November 2018


Have you ever seen a Recyclemonster?

Well I have...
It was a bit crazy!
It was very big and very scary!
Watch out…

Because if you don’t put your rubbish in the bin…


When the writing crew this year decided this year to make a film about recycling, we wanted to get your attention by giving you a friendly scare! You'll never think the same  about chucking your recycling on the ground again...

School Kids: Toni, Delijah, Laolao & Mata 
The Recyclemonster: Zaeeda & Daniella
Camera Assistant: Mata
Script: Daniella, Delijah, Laolao, Mata, Toni & Zaeeda
Choreography: Toni
Music: 'In My Feelings' by Drake


*In the making of this movie no children were harmed :)

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Team 2 Raised Gardens: Strawberries!

After lots of hard work clearing the weeds and building our raised gardens, today we planted our first crop....  
Strawberry plants! We look forward to watering the plants, helping them grow and eating the fruit when they are ripe!

Friday, 14 September 2018

The Roots at Pt England- No Six video

It has been an amazing experience to have The Roots at Pt England this term helping us create our vertical gardens, water filters, water tanks and teach us so much about the water in our environment.  
We were also lucky to have the crew at No Six helping us, taking beautiful photos and making this awesome video.

No Six is a multi-platform digital media brand curating, developing and connecting a new generation of young content creators from the South Pacific to global audiences. They are based in Tāmaki Glen Innes.


Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Robotics Rōpū Soft Plastic Compactor Prototyping

Leilani films modifying a plastic bin

This week we started experimenting with compression  to reduce the size our soft plastics recycling bins. 
We are drilling, cutting and sliding small plastic bins as prototypes. 

Freedom compresses rubbish

As much as we compressed the soft plastics, they would expand again. Tha Zin had a 'eureka' moment when she thought of bagging up the plastic before compression.

We don't want to buy any bags. Luckily we had a roll of old plastic lying around so our new challenge was how to turn it into a compression bag.   


We are writing down our ideas to record our  learning but the ZTL team had to work together to safely drill holes in their Prototype. They used their laptops to film their learning so they can review their techniques and ideas.

Leilani, Zaeeda and Tha Zin with the ZTL Prototype

Friday, 24 August 2018

Robotics Rōpū Kaupapa

Robotics Rōpū begins!

Matt and Carsten from Fisher & Paykel Healthcare help our Robotics Rōpū brainstorm ideas about how we can use technology at Pt England School to reduce waste. 
Our Rōpū  had some amazing ideas and and shared them with each other instantly through shared slides and docs. We are using our blogs to share our progress with the school and the world. 

Monday, 11 June 2018

Motutapu Tree Planting

On Sunday we went travelled by ferry to Motutapu Island to help the Motutapu Restoration Trust plant native trees.

 By the end of the day we had planted 900 trees!

Thank you David, Christine and the Kiwanis group for providing this amazing opportunity for students to represent Pt England for the second year in a row. We can't wait to go back next year! 

Friday, 18 May 2018


Recycling bins have arrived at Pt England this term. We have a friendly  'Bincurity' force to help you chuck your rubbish it in the right bin. 

Friday, 11 May 2018

Tread Lightly Assembly - Soft Plastic Recycling

Domini from Tread Lightly came to Pt England today to talk to us about soft plastic and remind us to "Chuck it in the Right Bin!" when we recycle. 

Friday, 4 May 2018

Roll, marble roll!

We are studying motion and physics this term in I Like to Move it!  We started the first week learning about gravity by making marble runs! 


Friday, 5 January 2018

Sticker Mural & Movie Making at Te Oro

Happy New Year! 😀
Are you missing Makerspace and Creative Space these holidays? 

Have a look who is coming to Te Oro next week!

Look at more details and read about more activities like music and dance here: 
Te Oro Summer Calendar

Isaac's Gifts to Pt England

We are so proud of Isaac for wining  the 2017 Year 8 Art Prize. He is an amazing painter and photographer with an eye for capturing the beauty of nature.  

We are also incredibly humbled to have received two landscapes that Isaac painted at PES in the last week of 2017. These are gifts to show the school his appreciation for its help throughout his years at Pt England.


We will miss you, Isaac and look forward to hearing about your journey as an artist as you head to Tamaki College. Good Luck!