Monday, December 16, 2013

Thank You Johnson and Johnson - Variety

In the recent past  (Friday last week,) Students at Pt England School  were each given presents sponsored by the Johnson and Johnson company.

After a great assembly in the hall performing our items in front of the junior kids, a white van suddenly turned into our school car-park and stopped right in the middle. I could see red bags from the distance as everyone turned around.

Welcoming the people who had just arrived to the stage was Mr Burt with a funny smile. It seemed to be a surprise. But!! “Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.” We sang boringly. With enthusiasm, a girl whom had led the line onto the stage stepped forward. She was the owner for Johnson and Johnson. Wait, Johnson and Johnson??

Mr Burt said they were a group of elves who have come to deliver each one of us a CHRISTMAS PRESENT!! Wicked. Surprisingly, the elves made the their way to the van and came back with about 8 BIG sacks of presents.

At the end of the day, everyone went home happily with presents. I was given a wooden game names ‘Wood Worx.’

First of all I would like to thank the Johnson and Johnson company for a good surprise to our school. I appreciate what you have done to our school. Hopefully we will cherish it and learn something from it.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Netbook Reflection - 2013

Tapping pencils, getting sore hands, messy writing, completing tasks delayingly, BORING!!!! To light up our learning, students at P.E.S have been using net books (mini-laptops.) This change was happily decided by Mr + Mrs Burt three years ago.

As a year 8 student here at Pt England School, I cannot imagine what learning would have felt like without an electrical device which is opened....... DAILY!! Having net books had been an inspiration. Learning with pencils and books in other schools are just... normal. But luckily at Pt England School, students were fortunate enough to use net books as tools which has access to the internet for us all to experience new things.

The main purposes for net books at P.E.S is for us to discover, learn, create and share. Not only do we use net books, but we also use cameras, as well as iPads, flip videos and many more.

My name is Hosannah Setefano and I am a year 8 student at Pt England School. I have enjoyed using net books 

and I would like to thank Mr and Mrs Burt for the big, fun surprise they have happily brought to school.

Monday, December 9, 2013

NELSON MANDELA: "Hero of South Africa!" 1918-2013

Recently (Friday 6th, July) A world-wide legendary, Nelson Mandela had shockingly passed away. Nelson Mandela was a big history maker internationally and had lived for a great wopping 95 years.

Here is my story:

Nelson Mandela was first brought up in a land of sheep and cattle. He said, “ I was not born with the hunger to be free, I was born to be free.” He had just begun to hunger his freedom after it had been taken away. Before he was being called Nelson, his name real name was Rolihlahla. But his teacher Miss Mtgine wanted a christian name for him. After a conversation with his teacher, he was called ‘Nelson.’

When Nelson pursued his law studies, he joined the African National Congress. Nelson Mandela said that the ANC’s task was to unite and build a nation out of the people in South Africa. In 1955, the ANC called among all people of racism to come together to approve the “Freedom Charter.” All people were treated equally after all.

Nelson Mandela was locked in prison for 27 years for refusing the pro-apartheid government.  After Nelson was set free, he worked to achieve human rights. Meaning for all people of South Africa to have freedom for a good future. He was born in 1918 and had spent time in prison from 1962-1990.

How did Nelson Mandela get so famous?

He has been fighting all along against the bad government and those people causing racism on skin color. Mandela was known as the ‘Hero’ of South Africa’ after having the courage of standing up to people filled with greed. He also became the first black president for South Africa in 1994 and retired in 1999. Nelson Mandela now a days is still inspiring to people around the world and is also respected for bringing wisdom to the people of South Africa.

I am also inspired by the amazing surprise Nelson has brought to the world.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Swimming - @ Y.M.C.A Pools G.I

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Us, Seniors had an opportunity of going down to the Y.M.C.A pools daily to lean more skill. Also to improve + realise the importance of why swimming could help us understand the lives and risks of others who have just recently passed away from accidents including the depth of water. Many have increased during swimming trainings.
 I really enjoyed swimming this term and to the instructors and managers of Y.M.C.A............

Thank you so much for welcoming and comforting us for the past two weeks.