Monday, December 20, 2010

Ambassador - Graphic Art

In 2010 I have been an ambassador for Pt England School.  My role has been to talk about my learning to hundreds of visitors who have come to our school from all over the country and around the world.

This video shows you what I had to say about how Graphic Art helps us learn - and is fun!

Ala - Graphic Art from KPE TV on Vimeo.

This is the transcript of my presentation:

"Graphic Art plays a very important part in our learning at Pt England School. Lots of our students are like me and love doing graphic art and are really good at it. This is because we start when we are really young. I started when I was 5 years old and I am still doing it!
Our new entrants begin by using Kid Pix to draw pictures about what they are learning and we just get better and better at it as we get older. No-one at our school is even allowed to use clip art! We draw our own pictures or take photos.

We start creating animations of our learning when we are very young too, and we all begin by making Kid Pix Slide shows. As we get older we learn to animate our work in programmes like Pixelmator, I Can Animate and iMovie. 

My favourite multimedia programe is Hyperstudio and I like using it to create animations of the things I write about. 

Then I publish them on my blog for the whole world to see and give me feedback.

My favourite part about publishing my animations is writing about what I have made and adding my point of view to it. 

Then people can tell me what they think. Creating animations is a great way to show people what we have been learning about, and everyone likes watching them. "

Minister Heatley speaking to us after we gave our presentation.

Minister of Housing, Phil Heatley, was one of the people we presented to this year.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


This year has been one of the most challenging and most exhilarating years that I have ever had! Enjoying camp,learning about things that I didn’t know and even doing art! Being a Year 6 is SO much fun!

Writing was the hardest subject that I had to do! Actually I didn’t start off that great! Taking in Miss Gardens ideas and words helped me to improve a LOT! I was also making sure that my readers were getting hooked in and that they knew what I was writing about!

Prize-giving! Now that was the greatest part of the year! Getting rewards like: Sports woman of the year, Netball player of the year and even Performing arts!! It was AMAZING! But the best part that I liked was getting our ambassador award. I almost felt like crying!

Lastly I don’t think that I’m that GREAT at maths. I don’t even think that I remember the last few strategies, only Compensation, equal addition and tidy tens! I guess I hadn’t tried THAT hard. What I would love to do is try my best next year and improve on remembering strategies. I just know that this could help me succeed later in life!

Enjoying the last year of being a year 6 student has been challenging and also EXHILARATING! Even though that some times were rough, I knew that I could get through it!
Knowing that Miss Garden believes in me and helps me refine my work is a HUGE help!


Well, this is a movie happily made by 4 Rm 17 students! Representing OLD SKOOLZ!! I hope you enjoy it!