Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ministry of Education

Last term, A good number of students from Room 20 were asked to write a letter to Anne Tolley (Minister Of Education) informing her as to why we should keep Pt England as a Full Primary. We worked on our letters over and over again, until our final edit was perfect. After we sent the letters, we waited anxiously for a reply. Then one day we got a letter from Anne Tolley saying that she was very impressed with our letters and that she would take our letters into consideration. So here is my letter to Anne Tolley:

Pt England School
130 Pt England Road
Pt England
Auckland

Dear Minister of Education - Anne Tolley,

I am writing this letter to inform you on why we should keep Pt England’s year 7 and 8 classes.

This is a great school, because of it’s many unique qualities. Below I am going to state the many reasons why I along with my family made the decision for me to attend this full primary.

The main reasons I chose to stay here is that our voices can be heard. From year 2, aged 7 I’ve had this opportunity. For example one way that our voices can be heard is through PODCASTING. That is when 2 students review a book. Then they publish their review on our KPE blog for the WHOLE world to listen to . Some of our very own year 6 students are chosen to recite their very own script to visitors from across the globe. They focus on the 3 main areas of education: Learn, Create and Share.

Another reason is that ,at the beginning of EVERY term, all of the teachers dress up in wacky costumes that amuse all of the children. This is called immersion assembly. The reason for this is that they are trying to immerse us in the school wide inquiry through little acts. There is an important value, behind all of this. The values are like a way of ensuring that our school is a great place to be.

My 3rd reason is that everyday we get to tell people around the world what we have been up to. They can also comment on a particular post that they like, they can say what they liked about the writing and give you some tips on what you could improve. We also have learnt lots of Technical skills that come in handy in some situations ,when there is a problem of our net books.

We will all be shocked if this important part of our school was to be removed. Most of the year 7 and 8’s, have had great experiences and memories here: Take me and my classmates for example. We have been here since year 1 and we know that this is the best place for us. Also, I want my younger siblings to experience and have all of the opportunities that I have had.
Thank you for taking your time, to read my letter.
Yours sincerely,
Selena Hafoka, Year 7 student of Point England School.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Feelings

These images are photos of what I feel at school. The application I used was called Picasa which edits photos and creates albums.