Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Democracy in New Zealand

Democracy is used in a lot of countries like Australia, England and New Zealand. Democracy derives from the Greek Language. Before the English language changed to democracy the french wrote it was démocratie In New Zealand we have the queen on top with the governor-general as her representative.

Former Prime Minister

Helen Clark was one of the former Prime Ministers of New Zealand. She is now a valuable member of the United Nations. She has made New Zealand well recognised and have done great things in her time in parliament like introducing the superannuation fund. She is a very influential women and is respected by a lot of people

Government Party Jigsaw

The election is near and in every intermediate in New Zealand we are learning about the elections. Apart of our learning we have done an activity called a Government Party Jigsaw. In the jigsaw there is all the leaders of the political parties and what electorate they are in. The two main parties are Labour and National.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Read An eBook Day


Read an eBook day is a celebration of how we storyread in the modern era and how we can read anywhere at anytime. Read an eBook day is celebrated on the 18th of September. In LS2 we have been reading eBooks  through the Tamaki College Over drive. The Tamaki Overdrive is an online library with books from different genre. I am currently reading a book called 'Library Of Souls' It is a book by Raymond Riggs and a book from the Miss Peregrine series. If you would like to know more about ebook day click the link.


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Say It Tika - Proper Pronunciation Of Maori Place Name

In Learning Space 2 we have been looking at different  places in New Zealand that has Maori names. In this activity we learnt how to tell the difference between correct and incorrect pronunciation. We did this activity because it is Maori Language Week. To help us with the Maori place names in New Zealand we used a site called Say It Tika by Vodafone

Friday, 8 September 2017

Tamaki College Book Review

LS2 have been looking at books to read on the Tamaki College Overdrive. The T.C. Overdrive is like a digital library which is filled with books from all genre's. I was having a look at the books and one really caught my eye. It was the Library of Souls which is the third novel of the Miss Peregrine series. This book is the best seller in New York with over 5 million copies sold. I read 15 minutes of this book and I really want to read more. This great book is a thriller and has a bit of romance. Critics say 'it's action-packed and accented by strange photos, this final book in Ransom Riggs' Gothic thriller trilogy is complicated, spine-tingling, violent, and romantic.'

Mini Spaghetti Pies With Mrs Heka

"We are making mini spaghetti pies," Mrs Heka announced. (I honestly didn't know what she was talking about.) She fired instructions at us and Ofa, Miki and I were running around like headless chicken getting the ingredients and the required utensils. This week it was harder because we were working with pastry and pastry is pretty delicate. The process was pretty long and it required a lot of energy. I did not know cooking takes a big toll out of you but it did not stop me and my partners. We work very hard and we made very high quality food. The pies were so DELICIOUS!!!

Friday, 1 September 2017

Making Oreo Milkshakes With Mrs Heka

Finally! Cooking with Mrs Heka is such an unforgettable experience. We have been making Oreo milkshakes in a huge commercial kitchen at Tamaki College. The milkshakes were so delicious and working with partners were great because less running around like a headless chicken. Being in a commercial kitchen is so fun but in a commercial kitchen the cleaning must be at high standards and to remember what is the tea towel and what is the polisher is quite confusing. This is just the beginning and I can't wait to see what we have coming. Next week we are baking and that is exciting.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Why It's Great To Me

It's great to me because I have unique qualities, I have some great academic achievements, and what I found interesting was that I find some very odd qualities in a person like they have to be strong willed, they also have to have similar qualities to me but the most important quality overall is having intelligence. Intelligence is important to me because I like to talk about things that have occurred a long time ago and when I talk I want to be challenged or proven wrong 

Monday, 28 August 2017

Common Vocabulary Mistake Activity

This week we have been looking at vocabulary mistakes that are made commonly. The most common mistake is their, they're, and there. Using the wrong word can make something not make sense or change the whole meaning of your sentence. This activity required us to fix the mistakes in sentences and what is the correct word to use in a particular sentence. For example, ___ they are! ___ so tied up in ___ own affairs that they didn't even see us.
                                there             they're                  their


Capitalisation in the correct place is vital for a Writing test because it can send you down to a level 2 level. To get us prepared for our next Writing test we have been looking at capital letters and how to use them in the correct way. For example NATO gets capital letters because it is a name of an organisation and the first letter of a new sentence always get a capital letter. Another mistake made by a lot of people is not putting a capital letter when they use 'I' in their writing like 'Lily and I went to get an ice cream.'  

Anti-Suffrage Summary

The anti-suffrage group were against the suffrage movement. They were so determined not to let women vote they gave out pamphlets that had bizarre reasons why they should not vote. One of the reasons were it is unwise to risk the good we have with the bad that can occur when women get the vote. We have been researching deeper into it and to show our learning me and Tiava created a summary. 

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Reciprocal Reading With Fraidoon - Evaluation

In Reading today we have had a session with one of the reciprocal reading experts, and his name is Fraidoon. On our DLO we have the words people in our group can't define, things we need to work on and things we did with success. To do Reciprocal Reading we need to collaborate and take risks to be the leader. I had fun doing this and it was great to work with people who engaged in the learning as much as I did.


In writing we have been looking at the positioning of apostrophes and why they're there for. If there is more than one owner the apostrophe is after the last letter of the owners and if there is one owner the apostrophe goes before the last letter of the owner. An apostrophe is used usually to shorten words. I found this task easy because I learnt about this at my old school.

Stopping Bullying DLO

For my last confidence award activity I have decided to create a DLO on how to stand up to bullies. On my DLO you will find what forms bullying comes in, and how to deal with bullying. The most common bullying is cyber bullying. This is the easiest and most funnest activity for the confidence award. I hope these tips will change peoples lives.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Career's - Corporate Lawyer

 For the past two weeks our classroom have been looking at careers. Yesterday was my first career session because I was working on building a MBot so I had to choose my career on the spot. For my chosen career I chose a corporate lawyer. I have wanted to be a lawyer since I was nine but I did not know what field law I wanted to study. The thing that caught my eye about being a corporate lawyer is that their starting salary is $105,000 - 125,000 and if they have wealthy clients they can get a salary of $40 million.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Building An MBot

Today I had the opportunity to work with some classmates to build and programme a Mbot. This challenge really got us to collaborate and it really motivated us to keep going. This Mbot was won by Lyndon from the GEG summit we went to last Friday. The hardest part of this process is programming it because we still are trying to figure out how to do it. Besides that I hope Lyndon persuades Mr Johnson to buy some for our school because it requires collaboration, determination and it is a fun experience I think every student in our school should experience.  

Ormiston Presentation

Last week we went to Ormiston to present our amazing animation presentation. I went with Mrs Anderson, Tiava, Shannon, and Lyndon. After our presentation we went to a breakout edu. A breakout edu is when something is hidden in a box and you have to find clues to unlock a box. Next we went to programme a robot with Bucklands Beach Primary. We all had so much fun. This experience is something none of us will forget. Thank you to Tamaki College who provided us with transport.  

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A3 Flextangle - Maths Week

Above is my A3 flex tangle I have just finished. I really enjoyed doing something we don't do usually because it is fun and is very interesting. Maths week so far is going great. I am up to cutting out my hexaflexagon.   

Friday, 4 August 2017

Winter Learning Journey- Blogging Challenge

During the winter holidays I joined the Winter Learning Journey. The Winter Learning Journey is a blogging challenge which is ran by Rachel and her fantastic team from Auckland university. This is a fun way to keep up your reading and writing skills during the holidays. My favourite thing to do was adopting a pet because I got to learn about an animal that has been roaming New Zealand for 200 million years. I found creating how you would of found a Moa  At Panmure Bridge School there was a lot of participants and a lot of prize winners. It has been a fun and interesting experience and I hope to see more people participate next time. Panmure Bridge School would like to thank Rachel and her stellar team for providing us for a free and fun thing to do during the holidays.

Tech At Tamaki College W2

Ms Anderson (digitech teacher at Tamaki College) has given us the permission to started creating short animated story using scratch. In my short animation I am addressing the cyber bullying problem because I think it has a negative physiological effect on youth. I won the same Kahoot twice today. The Kahoot was a fun activity. I hope my animation will encourage people to stop bullying people on the net.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Hyperbole Illustration

Hyperbole illustration

Our writing challenge for this week is hyperbole. It is pronounced hi-pear-bow-lee.  A hyperbole is an over exaggerated statement like 'I have been walking for years.'  Hyperbole makes writing more interesting and is used by a lot of authors. My story is about an unforgettable horrific walk which made it easier to write a hyperbole. I can't wait what other writing challenges

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The Suffrage Movement Definition in 25 Words


The coming September in New Zealand we are having an election to vote for a Prime Minister. So for Reading we are learning about the history of New Zealand parliament and a very special New Zealander who has had a huge impact on women rights. Her name is Kate Sheppard. So far we have been learning about the Suffrage movement, and a lot of things New Zealand's parliament has been through like the governors powers are restricted or New Zealand became the first country to let women vote. 

The DLO above is my groups definition of the suffrage movement. For this task we worked collaboratively to write a 25 word summary about what the suffrage movement was. We watched a video explaining the suffrage movement. I was working with Jeremiah, Mataio and Tiava. One thing that I found interesting was that people risked their lives so that women can vote. We all contributed to this by talking to each other to decide if what we had written made sense, and if the information we had found answered our question.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Fractions Test

To end maths we did a fractions test on Khan Academy. This quiz is made up of four questions that ask me to order the fractions from the least to the greatest. As you can see I scored 120 energy points and 4/4. The quiz was a bit to easy but fun to do. 

Friday, 28 July 2017

Teaching A Group Of Juniors A New Game

A couple of weeks ago I was a wet day monitor for room 4 which is one of our junior classrooms. During the time Fraidoon, Jericho and I spent with them we taught them how to play Ping Pong. They really enjoyed playing and I really enjoyed it too. I really enjoyed being able to teach this game and to complete a C.A.R.E. award activity. 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Why Is It So Important To Keep Oral Story Telling Alive?

The Maori culture has been passed down for many generations through traditional legends. Reviving the beliefs of the threatened culture brings hope and stronger beliefs.

Fraidoon and I have been developing our understanding of the importance of oral story telling. We have watched videos and had learning conversations to create a summary about the importance oral story telling. We also watched videos that had Te Reo in it. We worked collaboratively and came up with the great summary above

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Exploring Maori Myths and Legends

Fraidoon and I have made a comic strip using Storyboard That to practise using dialogue to explain what is happening in the choice of scene. Fraidoon and I decided to choose the last scene from 'How Maui Slowed The Sun.' The most challenging thing to overcome was finding characters that looked Maori. The way we overcame this was by editing the skin colour, eye colour, hair colour, and most important the characters clothing. I found the clothing the most important thing because in the period of time Maui existed they did not wear modern clothes.

Ordering Fractions

Today our warm up activity was ordering fractions. We had to order it highest to lowest with five lives. To help me order it was looking at the numerator (the number on the top)

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Three Things To Make My Neighbourhood Beautiful

1. Host a neighbourhood party and talk about the rubbish problem
2. Having another set of bins near your house and on the side of the roads
3. Having a monthly street clean

For this activity I had to come up with three things that will make my neighbourhood clean. My favourite idea is number two because it is annoying walking up to your house when you are playing.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Best Haka By The All Blacks In Order

1. All Blacks vs France
 I have chosen this as my first pick because I think it was a very powerful performance and a very powerful beginning. They also were in time with each other and they were very determined to win.

2. Argentina vs All Blacks
This is second place because it was a powerful performance but the call wasn't as good as the first. It was a good haka but not their best.

3. All Blacks vs South Africa
I did not really enjoy this haka that is why it is third place. It was alright but they have had better haka's. Their caller called with pride and spoke very loudly.

For this activity I had to rank the three haka's above from best to worst. They were all good performances but one stole the show while one did not shine like the others. I really enjoy being a critic but it is fun doing the Winter Learning Journey.

3 Matariki events at Te Papa

1st Event - Mata and the Mysterious Musical Maunga

This event takes place on the 17th of June from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. This is an event suitable for children aged 7 -14. This activity is a great chance to learn about the Maori culture in a fun way through music.

2nd Event - Matariki Fireworks

The Matariki festival starts at 6:30 pm and ends at 6:45 pm on the 24th of June. This event is a free event which can be liked by people of the age of 3 and over. The evening this is on is a magical experience.

3rd Event - Te Oro o ngā Whetū: The Echo of the Stars   

This event occurs on June the 16th between the hours of 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. It is a showcase of the Maori culture through music and poetry on a beautiful setting.

I have completed the second activity of Native Aotearoa. For this activity I had to pick 3 events that happens in Wellington from the Te Papa site. The events I have chosen are the ones that looked more appealing and can be loved by younger audience.

The Landing Of Shag Point

This is my first completed activity of Native Aoteroa. For this activity we had to create a poem about how we would have felt if we were one of the first people to land on Shag Point before New Zealand became New Zealand. Click here for my poem.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Otago Central Rail Trail - Winter Learning Journey

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This activity is asking me if I would visit the Otago Central Rail Trail. I would go because it there is a picturesque view and I also have never been to Otago. It operates all of Winter which means it is snowy which will be cool to visit.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Lord Ernest Rutherford - Winter learning Journey

Activity 2 of 'One Step At A Time' is to pick a famous New Zealander. I have chosen Ernest Rutherford who is known as the father of nuclear physics. He was the first person to split an atom. He also was the first person from Oceania to win the Nobel Peace Prize. I chose him because he is one of the 'molders' of the nuclear weapons. He can be found on the New Zealand $100 note.

Getting lost In The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve - narrative

I hiked through the lush green forest of Lewis Pass reserve. Grey patches start invading the blue sky above. The chuckles that followed me became softer as I was carried by the wind. I turned around and my friends weren't in sight. My throat was drying up and my lips started to feel parched. Evening feel so fast and a blue spotted blanket was rolled across the sky. Dawn cracked like an egg and then I was awoken by the sound of rustling by the Autumn leaf carpet. I ran towards the sound then I saw my group of friends. "I'm SAVED!!!!" I screamed at the top of my lungs.

For this activity I had to pretend that i got lost at The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve. I really enjoy writing that is why this has been my funnest activity. It let my imagination run wild and it was fun to do.

Fishing in Farewell Spit - Winter learning Journey

There is a continuous argument about fishing in Farewell Spit. This argument is because of a New Zealand native species of Dolphin called the Hector Dolphin. This activity asks me if fishing in Farewell Spit should be illegal. I think it should because Hector dolphins are the only native mammals of new Zealand and there is only a few left in the world. They are also the littlest species of dolphin in the world.

Whale Rider Review

For this activity I had to watch two trailers of Whale rider and rate it out of 5/5. I rate this movie a 5/5 because it has a very powerful and emotional message and it inspires people no matter who you are you can do it. This reminds me of a quote which read 'Stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone; This is a good movie and I recommend it.

Beached Whales - Winter Learning Journey

Recently Whales have been stranded on Farewell Spit in Golden Bay. The community found out and started keeping the whales wet. They used many things and this whale stranding has been one of the biggest ones in New Zealand history. The community did :

  • Keeping the whales wet
  • Covering them with towels/cloths etc

Thanks to the community who helped.

Being Predator Free By 2050 - Winter Learning Journey

This is my DLO on why we should be predator free. I think the biggest pest in New Zealand is Possums. Possums have been a problem for New Zealand for quite some time and I am happy we are taking action on this crisis.

Tuatara - What animal I Would Choose To Adopt

Above is my first activity for 'Wild Eyes.' For this activity I had to pick an animal I would adopt so I chose the Tuatara. The Tuatara is a fascinating native reptile of New Zealand. My tuatara's name is Ty. Ty is a Brothers island Tuatara which means he lives on The Brothers Islands with his family.

5 Things Julian Likes To Do Out Doors

Bike riding
swimming beach

For the bonus activity I had to ask a real life person what 5 things they like to do out doors. For this activity I decided to interview Julian (my younger sibling) Above are the five things he likes doing out doors. I enjoy most activities above except Rugby. I like watching Rugby but not playing it.

5 Questions I Would Ask Laura Dekker (German Sailor) - Winter Learning Journey

Question 1 - Who/what inspired you to sail?
Question 2 - What will you be doing after sailing?
Question 3 -  Did you always want to sail?
Question 4 - What did you do before sailing.
Question 5 -  Where are you planning to finish your adventure?

For this activity I had to watch a YouTube clip about a 16 year old girl from Dutch named Laura Dekker. The video helped me create 5 questions I would ask Laura Dekker. Laura Dekker is a sailor who wants to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe single-handed. Laura Dekker is an inspiration to me and to a lot of young people.

My Most Favourite Destination out of : Tane Mahuta, Rangitoto Island, and Karekare Beach

The three destinations are beautiful and are one of the very important landmarks in New Zealand. They are all important in there own way but my favourite destination is Rangitoto Island. Rangitoto island is 600 years old and overlooks the majestic city of Auckland. It is also a big landmark in Auckland.

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Bonus Activity - Winter Learning Journey

For the bonus activity we looked into an idea thought by John Key. The idea was that New Zealand will change our flag. The idea gave Rachael an idea which was to design our own flags. My flag has a crown which represents the monarchy and of the commonwealth, the cross is a st George cross on an angle which represents the influence the British Empire has on New Zealand.

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5 Things To Do In Auckland - Winter Learning Journey

For the second activity for the first day we had to find 5 things to do in Auckland. Auckland is a city which has lots of famous buildings and attractions and even reserves and beautiful beaches. My favourite activity out of the five above is sky jumping of the iconic Sky Tower because it looks fun.

Activity 1 Facts Of The People Of New Zealand - Winter Learning Journey

Above is my first completed activity of the Winter Learning Journey. For this activity I had to go on a website called 100% pure New Zealand to find facts about the people of New Zealand. This activity has taught me a lot about the people who live in New Zealand. 

Friday, 7 July 2017

Duffy Books Scholastic

Yesterday we all received our Duffy books which are sponsored by Scholastic. When the books were getting given out most of us had the same Tom Gates book. We are very pleased that we can keep reading over the holiday period. I remember getting these books when I was a Junior by knowing these helped me to read. I really enjoy when our Duffy books come because 'It's cool to read.'

Ball Donation From Fencible United

Today we had a very special guest speaker at our assembly today. Her name was Janine who is the captain of the Fencible United. She came to our school to give us Football balls, Netball balls, and rugby balls. We are very honoured that local groups are able to help us strive for success. Thank you to Fencible United for helping us pursue our dreams. 

100% Attendance T2

At assembly there were a lot of certificates being handed out and one of them were the 100% attendance certificates. It was good to see people have made the effort to come to school every day and seeing more people getting this certificate was great. It also makes me feel good that I received one of the 100% attendance award. I really hope next term more people will get inspired and come to school every day.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

5 Tips On How To Stand Up To Troll

Today's Cyber smart lesson today was about trolls and haters. Trolls are people you do not know but they still bully you and haters are people you know. If you are a victim of cyber bullying above is a DLO of 5 tips on how to get rid of trolls or haters. I hope these steps will help you with your bullying problem.

Term 2 Evaluation

I have recently finished the evaluation of term 2 that Mrs Anderson wanted us to do. Learning Space 2 is a place where I have been learning a lot about all areas of learning. I very strongly believe that we should have more physical activity because it is good for our health and relaxes us mentally and physically. It was challenging to fill out some questions like what I like the most. I can't wait what next term has installed for us.