Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey for NEXT FOUNDATION

The Summer Learning Journey for NEXT Foundation from Next Foundation on Vimeo.
Today the NEXT FOUNDATION came to Panmure Bride School to launch the Summer Learning Journey movie. The Summer Learning Journey consists of activities that you are able to do in the holidays, these activities help your literacy skills for tests. Many schools take part in this programme and students blog about the topic that . We had a special assembly with some important guests like the Point England School Principal, Mr Burt, Rachel and Hazel from WFRC, Mr Grady, Chairperson Board of Trustees, Ms Grant, Mr Sneddon, Chairperson of Manaiakalani, Mr Jesson from WFRC, Mrs Lee, and Mrs Pritchard and Bill Komod the CEO of the NEXT FOUNDATION. I hope that the Panmure Bridge students are going to win next year and keep up the fun blogging. ( If you would like to watch the movie that was created click here

Christmas in Finland - Collaborative Christmas Challange

This week we were set a challenge to use our smart searching skills to find out how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Our group worked collaboratively to find out about Christmas in Finland. We found out that in Finland their Santa is called "Joulupukki". Mataio Josh and I discovered that Christmas is celebrated a different day and is celebrated on 25 December. This screencastify is explaining our learning of our Finland study.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Tech Experience

Friday last week we had our last Tech session for the year. Our first rotation for the year was Food Tech with Mrs Heka. We got to make chicken kebabs, mince pies, truffles, and many more. We also learnt some good recipes and used different cooking equipment to help us bake/cook foods. Our second rotation was graphics with Ms Furguson. We made MDF clocks with our own designs on them. I made a simple clock with some flowers on them. Our last rotation was stained glass, my design was an air balloon. We learnt how to cut glass and how to connect them with soldering iron. This was a long process of steps and we used different colors for our design to make them interesting. I had over 5 pieces of glass to cut and this took quite long. The tech experiences throughout the year were very interesting and we learnt many fascinating skills during our Friday tech.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Geometry Coordination

Today during maths we were working on geometry. We were given a piece of paper and had to follow the sequence of ordered pairs and connect them to the corresponding points on the graph above. We used our ladder rule which was across then upwards. Jorja and I worked collaboratively and were able to solve the problem. Once we finished, we then had to color in our animal.  

Summer Learning Journey

Friday afternoon, Hazel from the University of Auckland came to Panmure Bridge School to introduce us to the Summer Learning Journey, since Rachel was in another school. We will travel in time to learn all about history, people, and events that have shaped our beautiful country of Aotearoa throughout the past two centuries. This holiday's theme is Journey Through Time in New Zealand. This could be a great way to learn about our history, because as well as having an adventure, you are increasing your skill with comprehension and writing skills. 

Social Science @ Tamaki College

Dear Mrs Anderson, 

We have been researching location for your next holiday and we think you should go to: 

1) Lake Balaton, Hungary because it is a freshwater lake and it is a great location where you can relax. It is also one of the most popular places to visit Hungary. Did you know there are heart shaped graves for those who love mysteries? 

2) Taishan, China because it is a great tourist destination and the temples in Taishan hold ancient stone tablets with inscriptions. 

3) Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska because it is a home to the largest marine sanctuary.

4) Shanghai Disney Land, China because it has it's own themed airplane. It also has "Gardens of Imagination" and this will only be found in the Shanghai Disney Land.

On Friday we had an extra rotation of P.E., Robotics and Social Science. We were split into groups of 3 and went to each. I was in Social Science with Ms. Apelu. Some year 12 students at Tamaki College also helped us. We played a game called "persued" and had to find 4 destinations for Mrs. Anderson's dream holiday. We then wrote her a letter and why we think she should go to those locations. We worked collaboratively and got to learn some leadership skills. We all got some toy cars for working so hard.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Athletics Day

Today was the PBS athletics day. The school was split into four groups, red, green, yellow, and blue. There were 9 rotation and sprints at the end. I was in the red team with A.J., Calvin, Shannon and Sa Kae. The year 8's first rotation was rob the nest. We were put into our colored team year groups and had to steal the balls from other groups. This was a tiring game but the team green managed to win this. Our next rotation was long jump, we all struggled but we all won. We then had different rotations that concluded of shot put, basketball, sponge and water game, discus, lifesaver, egg and spoon, and dance and relax station. This was a fun day and then we had our sprints. I came 3rd out of the year 8 girls. I would like to thank some Tamaki College students that have helped us and Mr Ogilvie for setting up this event. 

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Year 8 Dance

Since graduation is coming up for the year 8's, we have been having dance sessions with Ashley our dance teacher. Today was our last session with her. We have learnt the: cha - cha, rock n' roll, thread the needle, and some different circle dances throughout the term. We learnt some basics for each dance then we moved onto practicing with the boys. We will be performing these dances at the end of the year, year 8 graduation

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Fire Station Visit

Since our focus has been how our community helps us, LS2 went down to the Panmure Fire Station to learn about how they keep us safe. We meet Norm, Bob, and other firefighters. We got to see these firefighters train and many more. We learnt how they help people get out of cars and taught us how to keep safe around fires. They are also first responders and they help those who have heart attacks and more. This was a very enjoyable visit and we learnt how to keep safe and how they help our community. 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Police Visit

Yesterday afternoon a few people from the police department came to Panmure Bridge School with their police dogs and their helicopter named EAGLE. They told us how they keep the community safe from danger. We got to see the Police dogs and landing of the helicopter. They showed us special features of the helicopter. We got to witness how the police dog attacks a criminal.  

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Mussel Problems

This weeks maths learning was based on fractions and proportions. Mia and I worked collaboratively to find the solutions to the equations. The last problem was very challenging because we had to use our subtraction and multiplication skills. We had to multiply big number which was very hard.

Monday, 20 November 2017

The Fractions Game

Today in maths we were working on fractions. We played a game where we had to choose the fractions smallest from biggest. This game helped us order our fractions. It was timed and it recorded our score so we could see how you were doing. 

Navigating Novels - Feedback

This term during reading, we were working on navigating novels. We choose a book buddy to act as a critical friend. Shakaia and I read a novel called "A Winters Day In 1939". The activity we choose to work on was feedback. While reading the novel we had to think of 3 questions we could ask our book buddy so we could help them make a stronger connection to the book. Our questions would challenge them to use the evidence in the text to explain their thinking. We then gave them feedback and feed forward. 

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Oral Hygiene

This week LS2, have been working on our oral hygiene/oral health. We created a DLO that tells others how and why they should look after their teeth. We used our smart searching skills to remind everyone in our school why looking after our teeth is so important. We included facts explaining the consequences if you don't look after your teeth. Mia, Shakaia, and I added some information about "gingivitis, gums, oral hygiene, cavity's, plague, and tooth decays. This is how we share a community challenge and we had fun creating different DLO's.

Thursday, 9 November 2017


Badminton today was great. We learned how to use our forehand and backhand technique with the racket. We were learning our forehand strokes and how to keep the game going. 

10th Annual Manaiakalani Film Festival

Yesterday, Panmure Bridge School went to the 10th annual Manaiakalani Film Festival. The whole school went and watched films created by different students. The evening showcase went well and everyone loved the LS1 Zombie movie. We watched many movies from Tamaki Primary and Point England School. We then commented on different movies from different schools. These movies were very enjoyable and some had powerful meanings. 

Drawing Personal Passion

This week I have worked on my CARE awards and 1 of the activities I completed was about my personal passion. This activity was "Excellence and Innovation". My personal passion is drawing. I like drawing characters and flowers and this keeps me relaxed. 

Monday, 6 November 2017

Animal Adaptions - Zebra Shark

Today LS2 was working on Animal Adaptions. We choose an animal that begins with the same letter as your first name. The animal I choose to find out about was the Zebra Shark. We then used our smart searching skills to identify and explain how an animal has adapted to its surroundings. We also found out what they eat, how they look like, where they live, and what their predators are. 

Friday, 3 November 2017

Fireworks Safety

Friday afternoon LS1 came to LS2 to learn about fireworks safety. We made a DLO explaining why and how you should keep safe. Shakaia, Sakina, Victoria, and I made a DLO with 8 firework safety tips. 

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Our Local Community - Firefighter helpers

This terms inquiry, LS2 have been learning about our local community. We were put into groups of 3 and choose one of the groups/people who help protect our community. Lyric, Sylis and I choose to write about firefighters. 

Monday, 30 October 2017

Screencastify - Finding Fractions Of An Amount

This is my screencastify solving 60% of 25. We first had to complete a DLO about our maths. We then wrote about what we were going to say while we screencastify. After completing this process, we printed our document and started to record our learning. I tried to show my working in many ways possible. I found 2 different strategy's solving 60% of 25. I explained how I solved this. This is a great way to share our learning with other people so they could learn new things.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Current Events - The Waitemata Harbour

Today we were focusing on current events. We had to complete a current event about the Auckland Council planning an extra $600m to clean up the Waitemata Harbour. We had to answer when?, where?, Who?, What?, Why?, How? what the different points of views are and what we think the author wanted us to learn from this article. 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Rippa Rugby Interschool

Today was the Rippa Rugby interschool. We went down to Dunkirk Park to compete with other schools. The year 8's, 7s, 6s and 5s were in 1 group. We first played Point England School and unfortunately we lost. Our 2nd game was with Glen Innes School and we lost again. Our 3rd game was against Tamaki Primary, we lost again. Our last game was with Glen Brae School. and we lost again. Even though we lost all of our games we had a good time and tried our best. 

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Production 2017

Last night and afternoon, PBS held the production at the hall. Many families and friends came to watch the show. We all had a great time and tried our best. We were having lots of fun and giving our best. 

Elections Kahoot

This week Mia, Sky, Savelina and I were focusing on kahoots. We had to make a kahoot based on elections. We had to make 10 question based on elections. 

Kiwi Can

Today was our last session for kiwi can for term 3. We were split into 4 groups and we played objects. We then went outside and played hand soccer. We had to get the ball to our goal using our hands. We were numbered and when our number was called out we had to run and get the ball to our goal. 

Critical Analysis - Coca Cola

This week LS2 has been focusing on advertising. Most advertisements have slogans like 'just do it'. I choose to label a coca cola advertisement. This is my critical analysis. I have labeled all the visuals and attractive details from the coca cola ad. 

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

The Princess Bride - Narrative Theory

Our class did a film study on the movie "The Princess Bride". We completed many activities about the Opening Sequence, Character introduction, Fantasy Conventions, Shot types and Narrative theory. Hajera and I have completed a DLO about narrative theory. 

Monday, 25 September 2017

What is a Coalition?

We were finding out about what a coalition is and this election coalition, we will be finding out if New Zealand First will be joining forces will National or Labour. We have been following the election results and how it can change/affect the government. This DLO contains who our local MVP is and how will the coalition with NZ first affect the results. 

Scale Drawing

Last week, LS2 were making scale drawings. We had to rule 1 centimeter lines on our original image and enlarge it to 2 centimeter lines on a A3 piece of paper. The ratio of this was 1:2 since we are enlarging. We had to make sure we were copying the original image onto the enlargement square by square so it could look like the original. 

Princess Bride - Fantasy Conventions

For the past week, our class was focusing on a film study about "The Princess Bride". We had to choose one of the activities we had completed, to post. This DLO is about fantasy conventions about the movie "The Princess Bride". 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Democracy in New Zealand

For this election activity, we had to make a flow chart about the democracy of New Zealand. In New Zealand we have the Queen on the top of the flow chart as well as the governor general as her representative.  

Former Prime Minister

Helen Clark is a former prime minister of New Zealand. She is a very powerful women who made New Zealand more noticeable around the world. Helen Clark was the 37th Prime Minister and was the second women to hold the office. She was a great leader of New Zealand. 

Government Party Jigsaw

Since this week is election week, we are learning about elections. In our learning we have completed an activity called 'Government Party Jigsaw'. In this jigsaw Mia, Mishaan, Ofa, Javeylor, and I have added the leaders of the main party and what electorate they are in. 

Monday, 18 September 2017

Read an eBook Day

Today is read an eBook Day and is a celebration of modern storytelling. This is on September the 18th this year. To celebrate, LS2 read some books using the Tamaki College Overdrive site. Tamaki overdrive has different types of subjects, collections. and levels you can choose from. We can read books anytime and anywhere we want to. If you want more information about 'read an eBook Day' you can click here. #ebooklove

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Say it Tika

Since this week is Maori language week, we had to protect our unique Maori place names by pinning Maori streets names. Vodafone is helping Google maps master our Maori place names. We had to go to say it tika's website and pin the streets or cities we think need improving. 

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Tamaki Overdrive

Tamaki overdrive is a great website to explore new books and read them online. Its great since you get to choose which subject, collections and level you would like. You also get to listen to audio books instantly in your browser. What I like about this is that you get to choose more than 4 books. I found this book in the fiction sections and this book is called "Mr Stink" and is written by David Walliams. 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Two Word Sentences

Our main focus in writing this week is two word sentences. We picked a two word sentence and turned the both into compound and complex sentences. For compound sentences we had to add a fanboy connective and for our complex sentence we had to add an AAWWUBBIS. Two word sentences use a subject and a verb. A subject is a person or thing that is used in a sentence and a verb is used to describe an action.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Tamaki College - Experience Day

Today the year 8's went to Tamaki College to experience secondary school. We had our own year 9 timetable with classes on them. This was a great experience. In science with Mr Stoddard and Mr Singh, we were learning about static energy/electricity. Static electricity is a contrast of electric charges inside or on the surface of a material. In our math classes we had Mr Jones and we played a game of battle ships and learnt about coordinate grids. In our English class with Mr Stevenson, we were finding visual images to make connections with new vocabulary. In our PE class we were playing turbo touch with Mr Moyes. 

A big thank you to Tamaki College for hosting us. We all had a fun time and a great day of learning.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Why It's Important To Speak Up To Bullies

Today in inquiry we were discussing how to speak up and how to speak out if someone bullies you or you see someone being bullied. People who are being bullied should use their WITS and stand up to themselves. Sky, Nickaela, Hajera, Jorja and I have made this short film about standing up to bullies and how to help a victim of a bully. 

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Why It's Great To Be Me? - DARE

 It's great to be me because I am a caring person, I have good humor because I always make other people laugh and always think of other people. I have my life planned ahead of me. My goals are to graduate from college, become a doctor so I can help other people and travel the world. The fun things I do, are bake and draw characters and scenery. My 1 wish on a genie bottle is to become a doctor and to make my parents proud. My top 3 favorite foods are lasagna, pizza and burgers. Our main focus today was DARE. This is about keeping ourselves safe and choosing the right path. Savelina, Mishaan, Hajera and I have made this Word cloud and have added words to why its great being the age you are. 

Monday, 28 August 2017


Our focus in writing today is capitalization. We had to re - write the sentences and add capitals in places where they should be. We had to understand when and where capitalization is needed. 

Apostrophes and Contractions

This week for our writing task, we were working on contractions and apostrophes. Apostrophe is when you use a punctuation mark to show if you are controlling something. I have added some images to back up my contractions DLO.  

Friday, 11 August 2017

Tech at Tamaki College

Today at tech was amazing. Instead of painting our MDF designs, we were working on using compasses. We started of by making multiple circles and then added some triangles into them and made stars. We failed on the first few tries but then we got the hang of it. We made flowers and then we tried to make cubes using the circle method. 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Choosing Keywords - Cybersmart

I have created a DLO about choosing keywords. I have came up with ideas to get a good search result. When choosing your keywords, its best to use a full name or be more specific. I have provided steps that will help you with your searches. 

Kate Sheppard - Sketchnote DLO

In reading this week, we had to define words that connect with the suffrage movement. We also had to answer what we know about the suffrage movement. Javeylor and I have worked together to complete this DLO. We talked about the questions and also added an image each.

Galloping Greyhounds

Our focus in maths was " Galloping Greyhounds ". Mia and I have worked together to complete this maths problem. We used lots of fractions in the payment the greyhounds have received. We solved many questions.