Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Starting Epsom Girls College

Starting school at Epsom Girls College has been a massive change for me. So far it has been a fun experience getting to meet new people and make new friends. I am lucky I have a friend Shoal from Pt England to support me. All thought she is not in my tutor class we can still keep in touch.

College is way different compared to intermediate and primary. We have 5 different classes a day which means we get to meet 5 different teachers.We have lots of different classes like Science,English,Drama,Music,Social Studies,Media Studies one language of our choose and many more. It is so much fun and It helps us to become independent and plan our day.

But I will never forget the awesome camps, memories and people from Pt England.As Pt England has taught me so much from for the past 7 years.So a big THANKS to all the teachers who have taught me. With out you guys I wouldn't be at the stage I am now. My journey at P.E.S has come to an end but many more things have just started.

To my fellow P.E.S student I wish you the very best. Do your best and participate in as much as you can. I hope to see you soon. :)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013




Friday, December 20, 2013

My Reflection about P.E.S

After 8 years my journey at Pt England School has now come to an end. From being a tiny 5 year old to a much taller, bigger, smarter, and mature 13 year old. My next step in life will be going to Epsom girls college. This is the end of intermediate and primary but the start of a new journey.

Starting of as a 5 year old, I didn't know much about about school. I thought is was a place where you could play. I was lucky I had Brooklyn from kindergarten with me when I started school but the fact of seeing other people that I've never meet before scared me. After a couple of weeks I started to feel more comfortable around everyone and made many friends.

As the years went by I started to understand a lot more things like tying my shoes and being respectful to other people. I became smarter everyday and enjoyed learning new things. I was also at the age where I was able to participate in sports. Netball the sport I played most.

I got the final year of primary(year 6). Being a senior meant I got a lot more opportunity's to make movie,play sports and even become a leader of the school. Also with the help of the Manaiakaialani trust our school was able to get netbooks for year 5- year 14 students in our cluster. In year 6 we also got to go to camp at Kawai Island. I was one of the best camps I ever been to.

My final 2 years were the best years in school. I was now in intermediate. Which meant we were top of school and had to be good role models for the juniors like how they were for us when we were juniors. We had new classes built just for us with more space for us to play in and enjoy our time with friends.

I would like to thank all of the teachers and students at P.E.S. For giving me many opportunity to grow and for teaching me to be the best person i possibly can be. Especially the teacher that had me in their class. Without you I wouldn't be the person I am now. So thank you so much!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Netbook Reflection

Having the opportunity to use a netbook is really cool. I've had my netbook for about 3 years and have learnt many things along the way such as maths, reading, writing and many more. Having a netbook at such a young age gives us a good start for the future. I enjoy using a netbook.

With a netbook that means no more scrunched up pieces of paper or work that has gone missing. It also helps us to work individually and not always rely on our teachers as much as we used to.

Learn, create, share is one of our main focus for this year with netbooks. We create lots of things like movies, music, animation and stories. We also get the chance to post it on our very own blog so that everyone in the world can see our work. If we had books the only people that see it, are our teachers, family and friends.

Google is the main site we use. We have our own google accounts which stores all our work. Our account gives us access to things like google docs, gmail,google sites and many more.

The things that I have mostly improved this year is using interesting vocab, proofreading and edit my work and pronounce words I didn't know how to. Netbooks are a fun and interesting way to learn.


The hall was packed full of parents and kids, waiting for the 2013 Senior Prize giving to start. This was the last Prize giving for me and all the other year 8s. At prize giving we were going to perform a Item and some people would be getting awards.

The were awards like best effort, 100% attendance,citizenship,sport awards and many more awards.

My highlight of the night was watching all of the everyone perform.They year 5s were dancing to the Pitch Perfect songs(Price tag,I've got the magic an Who run the World girls). The year 6 item was my favourite item. They did Skrillex, Trouble maker and Bibles in the air.The year 7s acted and dance to Prince Of Bel Air. We dance to Like a boy,Started from the bottom and also sang stand by me.

I really enjoyed prize giving even though I didn’t get an award.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Year 8 Camp Reflection

My bags were packed and I was ready to go. Us year 8’s were going to a camp called Keswick in rotorua. That meant a 4-5 hour drive from Auckland.

As soon as we got to camp we unpacked our bags into our cabins. We also had a bit of free time to get to know the area before we went to a bush walk the was 3.8 km. It was very tiring but was fun seeing all of the awesome scenery.

A day had gone past and now we were well into our activities for each day. Our first activity was to go to a show called the agrodome. The agrodome was about the different types of sheep we have in New Zealand, we also saw tricks that involved the sheep, dogs, and ducks. We also went to see a geyser called Lady Knox.With our last activity for the day the Thermal Hot pools.

On day 3 we were going to swim in the blue lake. It was cold but after a while I got used to it. After that we went to the hot pools and swam again. At the hot pools they had a trampoline the we could jump on to get higher while jumping in the pool.

We came to the last day of camp which for my favourite highlight of the camp. We went to the luge were we went up the gondola. Going up the gondola was a bit boring because of the long ride up but the view was full of nature and nice scenery. Once we arrived up top we waited to go down the luge. The luge ride was fun and exciting, it was the best part of camp.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Year 8 Yearbook

Ashleigh's Yearbook from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

This is my year 8 yearbook movie that I have been working on. Enjoy!