Thursday, 21 June 2018

HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training

As we are partaking in a study, we have been doing a circuit of different exercise and the one thing they all have in common is that they all help improve one essential thing that will help you have a great workout session. This week we will be focusing on the core muscle and our strength by doing three sets of squats, pull ups, and push ups. These are physically challenging but I enjoyed it because it boosted my sense of focus and determination to strive for excellence. We were in a group of six doing this orientation and our partners were there helping us improve our techniques and were there supporting us when we felt like giving up..

Friday, 15 June 2018

Tech Reflection - Food Technology

Today was our first time cooking a savoury dish with Mrs Tuipolotu. Today Ofa and I made twelve ham and cheese quiche. Firstly we cut the pastry into twelve and put them into a muffin tray, then  we diced the ham finely and added the grated cheese and the ham into our pastry. After that we whisked the eggs and milk then poured the liquid mixture over all the quiches. Lastly we set the temperature of the oven to 180 degrees and cooked it for 15 minutes. I really enjoyed cooking today because we are now cooking a variety of different cooking techniques and dishes. The ingredients are:

A slice of ham
Cheese (grated)
4 eggs
1/2 cup of milk

Thursday, 14 June 2018

My Personal Passion - Learning About War

Excellence and innovation is one of our school values and military personals are great role models for this value and that is one of the reason I enjoy learning about the war. I also like looking at timelines that shows the advancement of weaponry and learning about the leaders and how they conducted certain  situations such as a German invasion or a British military strike. In my  DLO explains why I enjoy learning about war and a collection of photos from: WW1, WW2, Vietnam war, and the Iraq war. People who serve their country should be widely appreciated and also should receive more appreciation for their life risking hard work.

Academic Achievements - Excellence and Innovation


This term I have been doing my best to get work done on time and try to perform the best I can in every area of learning. This DLO shows the fears I have overcame and some of my proud achievement of this term. It has taken some time and a lot of hard work but the result is amazing and this has benefit my sense of focus towards learning. I am really proud of myself that I am now able to work with my peers and contribute because last term I found it hard and frustrating to work with someone else.

Book review - Wonder

This term I have read: Wonder, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Hunger Games. I've decided to do a book review on the moving and inspirational book of Wonder. Wonder is an amazing book written by R.J. Palacio. I found the book very moving and has used strong vocabulary which painted a vivid picture in my head. Wonder is about August who is a boy with a form of deformity and is constantly bullied or is widely looked as inferior and is judged by his looks and not his personality.

Mrs Linda - Excellence and Innovation


 For this activity I decided to show some appreciation towards the hard work Mrs Linda puts in. Her hard work is widely appreciated by students and teachers at Panmure Bridge School. Mrs Linda helps teachers with some of their duties and she helps struggling children develop an understanding of what they are supposed to do. Mrs Linda has many qualities that could be envied many nut her most outstanding qualities she possesses is compassion and her great sense of humour. Thank you Mrs Linda for all the hard work you put into helping people and for finding the time to help us.

HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training

High intensity interval training is a programme our school has part-taked in to help the Auckland University to help prove their research. This test is to see if doing physical activity helps us develop a stronger sense of focus in our learning. This orientation we have been doing split squats, split squat pulse, split squat jumps, and my favourite, star jumps. I found doing these exercises physically challenging and my bones started to ache. I have found that HIIT has benefited my learning and has been really fun to do.