Saturday, 28 February 2009

KPE on TV One "Close Up" programme

Last post we told you that TV One had sent people out to film our students and that they had talked to Leoden, Sela and Tanielu as they recorded the last episode of KPE. Well, on Friday night, 28th February 209, it was finally on "Close Up" and if you click here you can view the segment online.
This is what they wrote about our school:
"Today we have seen the adults brain trust getting together to work out ways to keep people in work and create jobs. We have been to a school where the children have plenty ideas of their own. They are at the forefront of learning, using hi-tech media like blogging, cloud computing and pod casting every day. While the how-to aspects of those concepts are still a mystery to many of us, to the students of Point England primary in Auckland, it's second nature. Robyn Janes reports on a small school boxing well above its weight in the world of technology. "
If the link above stops working after a while (when it becomes old news!) then we hope this one will be around for longer - choose chapter two.
Did you watch the programme? Tell us what you thought when you saw it.....


  1. Well. What can I say ? We saw it all. We are just proud to be part of Pt England School. Well done to everybody involved. Another BIG POSITIVE thing about Pt. England School.

    Mrs She.

  2. Kia ora Pt. England School.
    Wow that is so fantastic that you were profiled on Tv. The hard work and determination has paid off, and the learning that you get to engage in everyday is awesome. Well done to the community, teachers and children. Thanks for sharing your success story.

  3. Brilliant! I wish you weren't so far away, I would love to come and visit your school to see how you manage to do this. I am very impressed with the students and the staff involved in this work.
    Mr. C
    Noel Elementary School
    Noel, Missouri USA

  4. Congratulations Pt England School. I was absolutely thrilled to watch you all on TV the other night. You are doing some amazing things at your school.
    From Mrs McGhie (Keamac)

  5. Well done! There are so many things I could learn by following your blog. Enjoyed the video as well.

    Joe McClung
    Noel, Missouri USA

  6. I would like to congratulate the pupils and staff after watching the tv article on Friday night.
    I was most impressed with the attitude and excitement amongst the children.
    Pt England Primary was my first school back in 1964 and how things have changed. It made me feel proud.
    Good on you kids, keep up the good work.

  7. Well done Point England School.

    I remember coming to visit you when you were podcasting and look at you now.

    Thank you for sharing the video from the television. I hadn't been able to watch it so it was great you had a link to share.

    Tino pai rawa

    Allanah K

    Appleby School


    New Zealand

  8. Wonderful! I just wish I had gone to a school like that! Eat your heart out Harry Potter! Beats Hogwarts - well almost!

    Janette Heffernan