Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Mussel Harvesting

Maths with Ms Kirkpatrick is so fun. This week we had to convert our skills in ratio's to figure the answers to the challenging questions above. I personally found it easy but working with my group of 5 was the hardest part about finding the answers because you have to make sure everyone knows the answers and how you  worked it out.

What Is Motivation?

The year is nearly over and the time has come for year 7's to decide who will be the new student leaders for Panmure Bridge School 2018. Before we nominate we need to know what a leader is and what qualities they possess. Yesterday we learnt about a key quality leaders show and that is motivation. Motivation is when you encourage someone to never give up. To show our learning we did a short play on how you can show motivation. All the plays showed what motivation is and how it can help people succeed. For our second activity we did a word art. In my word art there are words that either describe motivation, define it, synonyms of motivation, or simple phrases that you can say to people to boost their self-esteem. After this session I have learnt that motivation is very important for a leader to have and that the year 7's have a long way to go.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Balloon Pop Maths

Today we have done maths. It has been a very long time since we have last done maths. I don't really like maths but because we did fraction it was fun. Fractions are my favourite thing in Maths. Our warm up game was Balloon Pop math. I really enjoyed but when I first played I did not play correctly because I did not read the instructions. The photo above is my highest score and last time I checked I was coming sixth.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

What Is Tooth Decay?


Mrs Anderson has been educating us on oral hygiene and has taught us some interesting and disgusting vocabulary. Oral hygiene is very important and we had to come up with a fun and creative way to get our message across Panmure Bridge School. Our idea was to create an animation. Daniel and I (Daniel's my partner) created an animation because our audience we targeted was room 5. Room 5 has year 3's so that is why we did not use hard words or disgusting images. Our animation is based on what is tooth decay? Tooth decay is a huge problem that is why we targeted it. Tooth decay can be avoided if you reduce your sugar intake or just brush your teeth twice a day.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Navigating Narratives - Feedback

Today we had a visitor who came in to have a look at what we have been doing during Reading. We had the choice of choosing a Reading method to show Mrs Cameron. (our visitors) So Daniel and I chose to show Mrs Cameron how we give each other feedback. To complete this DLO we read a book called Genesis by Bernard Beckett. We read the first chapter then we asked each other three questions. We then recorded the answers.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Manaiakalani Film Festival - 10th Anniversary

Yesterday the schools in the Tamaki area went to a huge event called the Manaiakalani Film Festival. The Manaiakalani Film Festival started exactly ten years ago with eleven movies to show. They were shown in the Tamaki College hall. Now there are 111 movies shown and they are shown at the Sylvia Park cinemas.   
My favourite movie shown was LS1's movie 'I Got A Bad Feeling About This'. It was very creative and it very dramatic. I especially liked the different camera angles they used to make it more cinematic. It was a great day besides waiting forty minutes for the bus and then waiting again at the cinemas.                                

Badminton - Kiwi Sport Term 4

Today was fun, first we went to Kiwi Can. After morning tea it was time for Kiwi Sport with Kevin. Today we were learning how to keep a rally going using the forehand grip and backhand grip. I find using the backhand grip better for serving and forehand for hitting the shuttle. I really enjoy Badminton that is why this is my favourite Kiwi Sport this year.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Japanese Macaque

The animal we chose to write about had to start with the same letter as our first name. That is why I chose the Japanese Macaque.Japanese Macaque's are primates that inhabit Japan. There are two different types of Snow Monkeys (which is also a Japanese Macaque) One is slightly larger than the other. They are scattered all across Japan which have different climates. The Snow Monkey is a very interesting animal to research.

Food Tech With Mrs Heka

Oh my gosh!!! at tech, it was hectic. People running around like headless chickens and utensils flying from one side of the room to the other, but as usual we made some mouth watering food. Today we made chicken goujons. Ofa and I really had fun. The hardest thing was trying to flip the chicken with the tongs because the oil kept spitting at us. This was a crazy day but I can't wait for our next session with Mrs Heka.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Finding Fractions Of An Amount - Screencastify

On Friday we got the chance to learn about an extension that shows your learning in a fun and creative way. The extension is called Screencastify. For this we firstly had to write our scripts, then we have to click on the Screencastify extension. After that we clicked record. After recording this we were instructed to blog it on our blogs. the process of actually setting it up took forever. It was unbelievably long but the benefit is now we know a new and fun way of presenting our work.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Quad Blogging With - Paihia School

Every Thursday we usually comment on one of our quad blogging schools. This week we commented on Paihia School which is located in the far north of the North Island. For this week I commented on Chevylee's blog. I found her blurb very detailed and very informative.

Tech With Mrs Tuipulotu

Like always, we had fun in tech but this time with Mrs Tuipulotu. Today we made Pin Wheel Pizzas. They are pizzas rolled up into a burrito like shape. I thought they were sooooo good because you could really taste the capsicum. To me this pizza was like heaven between pastry.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Netball Shot Percentages

Back to school today and we have already finished our maths DLO. The mew thing we learnt was how to convert fractions into percentages. The thing I found most challenging was explaining our strategy to our teacher.  After finishing our DLO we played the algebra game. In my opinion the algebra game is the best maths game we play.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

KiwiCan - Last Week Of Term 3

Today we had a lot of fun with KiwiCan because all we did was play fun as games. These games also taught us about how to act and what traits you need to possess like showing respect is very important. So if you think about it we are learning in a fun and safe environment. If we did this all the time I don't think I would get sick of it. 

Blog Comment To Paihia School

In LS2 we comment every Thursday to either Paihia School, Grey Main School, or Karoro School. We do this because we are apart of the quad blogging group. Today we commented to Paihia School. We pointed out the things we found great and we gave them constructive feedback. 

Term 3 Production - Dance Through The Decades Production

Panmure Bridge School is now 60 years old and to celebrate this achievement we have and will be dancing through the decades. In LS2 we have the 70's and 80's and our songs are 'I See Red' by Split Enz, 'Stayin Alive' by the Bee gees and 'Footloose' by Kenny Loggins. I was shocked when I found out that we had to dance to these old classics but at the same time I was excited. Before we danced to these songs I and some other students did our kapa haka performance. My heart was racing because I was so nervous but I overcame it.    

Election Knowledge Challenge - Kahoot

New Zealand's parliament have seen people come and go and it has been through some rough times in history. Because we were learning about the elections we created a Kahoot about the history of some of the general knowledge questions about the New Zealand Parliament. Me and my partners created 10 questions.  

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Static Advert - critical Analysis

Elections are now over and we have moved on to advertising. There are two different types of advertising and for this week we are learning about static advertising. Static advertising is a non moving ad like posters or billboards. For my ad I chose Whittaker's and just like Weetbix they use a celebrity to promote the brand or item they are selling. In LS2 we have been critically analysing our chosen ads to find the tricks they use. For example when a cereal is shown in an ad the milk is pva glue and the Mcdonald's burgers aren't even real burgers. One thing missing from ads are the important nutritional values.

Political Party Leaders Of New Zealand

Apart of our learning of the 2017 N.Z. elections we created a Presentation of all political party leaders in New Zealand. In LS2 we voted and Labour came up on top with 41/45 voting for them. In percentages that is 92% to Labour, National on 4%, Greens on 2%, and 1 person that did not vote.

Fantasy Conventions - The Princess Bride

Ohhh! How times have changed from unrealistic looking settings to unbelievable editing. To celebrate the amazing achievements by Hollywood we watched one of the most famous movies ever, the Princess Bride. This 1987 movie was chosen to be LS2's movie study. Apart of our Princess Bride study we had to create a DLO either about fantasy conventions, shot types, or character introductions. I chose to do fantasy conventions. This movie consists of some of the most famous lines ever. The line is from Inigo Montoya (one of the characters) and it is 'Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my farther, prepare to die.'  

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Scale Drawing With Ms Kirkpatrick

In LS2 we cover most type of arts during the year. So for term 3 we have been looking at scale drawings. Scale drawing is when you find a photo of something and get a bigger paper to enlarge it. Before you start drawing, draw a grid over your found photo and then you do the same thing to the bigger paper but twice as big as the original. To help us create this piece of art, we used ratio's. Scale art is like a mix between Art and Maths. I like this even though I dislike Maths and Art.

Adidas Fun Run - Panmure Bridge School

Panmure Bridge School have been doing something for a very long time and it also is done annually. It is the Adidas Fun Run. I don't like the run neither do I like participating in it but it is great to know that you gave it your all. I also like that we get to miss some of the work waiting for us at school.

Monday, 25 September 2017

What A Coalition Is And How They Come To Be.

The New Zealand elections are now over and like in 1996, Winston Peters (New Zealand First Leader) is the Kingmaker once again. This gives Peters the power to choose our new government. For National or Labour to win, N.Z. First will have to create a coalition with one of the major parties. A coalition is when two or more political parties form an alliance like Labour and the Greens have.

Princess Bride - Shot Types

There are a lot of different shot types but they all have one thing in common. They all have reasons why they are used. e.g. a high angle is used to make a character look vulnerable or powerless and low angles are used to make someone look powerful. These tricks are used in a lot of movies like when the Joker is on the floor they would shoot the scene from a high angle. Long shots (A.K.A. establishing shots) are used to fix the setting.

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.