Sunday, 18 December 2016

Goodbye from Mr Baxendine

It is sadly time to write my final blog post for this Pt England School class blog. In 2017 I will be moving with my wife and little girl down to Palmerston North to be closer to family and start new adventures. The past two years of teaching Pt England Room 9 (Yr 4 & 5) students has been absolutely amazing. I will miss all my students coming into class every morning with their big smiles, their unique personalities and their love of coming to school everyday. This blog has been a wonderful place to share all the exciting learning that my students have completed over the past few years. It has been very valuable for my students to read comments viewers have left, see how many people have viewed their learning and understand that their learning is valuable. So thank you to all our viewers and commenters! This blog will continue to be a visible reference of our learning, yet there will be no new posts. Please do check out Pt England School blogs to view and comment on students learning as they continue to Learn, Create and Share.

Thank you to all the teachers & staff at Pt England School who gave me the best beginning to my teaching career I could have ever asked for! Especially a big thank you to my team teachers who have been absolutely amazing and taught me so much! To continue following my teaching career check out my professional learning blog.
This movie is a farewell made by these amazing teachers.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

The End of the Year

After an amazing 11months of learning sadly the year has finished... It has been an amazing year of awesome learning, exciting adventures and some very cool explosions. Here are just a few highlights from our year!

Science Immersion day 

- Where we got to do some amazing experiments!

KA-POW art gallery

Yr 5 & 6 Camp 

- Where we nearly all got blown away and had to move into our classrooms in the middle of the night.

Pt England Olympic Rings

- Where the whole school (600 students) formed the olympic rings on our school field by standing in circles and holding a coloured plate above our heads. 

The BMG @ the 2016 Manaiakalani Film Festival

- Where our class film, The BMG (Big Manaiakalani Giant), made it into the Film Festival evening showcase and was shown on the HOYTS Extreme screen. 


It has been an amazing 2016. Thank you to all our blog viewers and commenters for taking interest in our learning this year and helping make our learning real, authentic and purposeful. Please continue to follow us on our new class blogs and sites in 2017!