Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Launch Of The Summer Learning Journey With Special Guest

The Summer Learning Journey for NEXT Foundation from Next Foundation on Vimeo.

Today was a huge day for Panmure Bridge School because in our hall guests from Manaiakalani, Woolf Fisher Research Centre and the NEXT Foundation came to launch the Summer Learning Journey 2017/2018. Many pupils from LS2 starred in the movie. In our hall there were very important people like members of our Board of Trustees, Rachael, Mr Burt, (principal of Pt England School) Mr Sneddon (Chairmen of the Manaiakalani) and Mrs Pritchard. This important event was hosted by our head students A.J. (Head Boy) and Mia. (Head Girl) The NEXT foundation is a generous charity that funds things like the Summer Learning Journey. They also donate towards plans that will help increase the lives of our native animal and plant species and help preserve conservation.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Presenting Our Speeches

Today we presented our speeches to persuade fellow students to vote for us. I'm not going to lie I was so nervous. I found presenting my speech pretty hard. Ms Kirkpatrick and Mrs Anderson were very impressed by the standards of our speeches. Eleven people participated and I wish them all good luck. Everyone did a fabulous job on their speech. Below is my speech that hopefully persuaded people to vote for me.

Before I start my speech I would like to say that some of us will get school leader positions but we are all leaders of our school. I have been at Panmure Bridge School for nearly two years. Being here for two years might not seem like a long time and that is probably why you might vote for someone else but I have more experience of representing our school at outer school events. I will make sure people will have a speck of hope to go forward and strive to achieve. I have always wanted to be head boy for a very long time. I am suitable for this position because I have key qualities needed for this position like confidence. I have built my confidence during this year by presenting at places like Ormiston. I will also motivate people who are feeling down or feels like giving up. Also I will speak proudly on behalf of our school. Around the classroom I will show resilience and work collaboratively with my classmates. I will show our school values around our school and be a role model to our juniors. Being head boy and to sit among the 2018 school leaders will be such an honour. Self belief is the reason I am here and that is how i’m going to be head boy of 2018. Thank you and vote for me.

Christmas Maths Challenge

Christmas is around the corner so Ms Kirkpatrick created a maths challenge inspired by Christmas. Sanujan and I helped each other through all the activities set for us. The first question is the one I will be explaining how we got our answer. First we halved six which is three. Next we did 21 divided by 3 which equals seven. Lastly we timed 7 by 6 which gave us the answer 42.  

Thursday, 7 December 2017

3 Books I have Read In Term 4

Reading is one of my favourite things to do in my spare time. The books above are one of my favourite books of all time. Wonder is a very sad book but it is very empowering. The other two are books that are just fun to read. Roald Dahl is my favourite author of all time. He writes books that always intrigues and fascinates me. Geronimo Stilton is also another great series of book. The author uses clever words like 'fabumouse' and 'famouse'   

Self Belief - Excellence and Innovation

For my fourth activity I chose to do create a motivational poster on self belief. In my DLO there are quotes from famous people. If it wasn't for self belief some of the famous people of today wouldn't of been able to be who they are today. A little bit of self belief can make you go a long way. So have a little hope and keep going.

Goals of Term 4

One of my activities that I need to complete to get my excellence and innovation badge is achieving all my goals that I have set myself this term. My biggest goals were going up in my reading and getting my confidence badge. Setting goals for your self is a great thing to do because you are pushed to your limits and you strive to achieve.  

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

My Personal Passion - Excellence & Innovation


I took ages for me to think of what my personal passion was but I was looking around my house and found my money collection. I was going to choose writing or reading but I enjoy collecting money than reading or writing. I have many different currencies but my favourite is my five pounds from the United Kingdom. I really like old looking money, that is why I chose the British pound as my favourite.

Kate Sheppard - Excellence and Innovation


Kate Sheppard is an inspirational New Zealand suffragette who led the suffrage movement in New Zealand. In 1893 she showed resilience and excellence and innovation by winning women the right to vote. I chose her because she is a very strong women despite challenges that stood in her way.  

Google Logo Game

Apart of our self management tasks we were instructed to play the google logo game. This game requires you to code so that the character is able to go to the party. It was not so easy for me because I don't really enjoy coding a game.

Teamwork - Leadership


Teamwork is an important quality that any leader must possess. Above is a DLO about what teamwork looks like at Panmure Bridge School and how we can use it around the classroom. The description at the bottom will inform you about the important message behind the photos. To take ownership is important to when being a leader. This poster is to hopefully remind you about what a team is and how little things can show qualities a leader needs. This was our activity for leadership this week.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Coordination - Maths

Today for maths we have been doing geometry. Maths is a subject I really dislike but it was fun drawing our dogs because it required drawing and a little bit of maths. When you have a grid like the one above always go from the bottom to the top. Example, if it asked me to go 4,7 I would find the four on the bottom line then find seven on the line going upwards. Ms Kirkpatrick calls this the ladder rule. I found this really challenging but I never gave up. I really enjoyed maths today because we had to draw and not use to much maths.

Tech Reflection

This year was the year 7's first time going to tech at Tamaki College. This year I did digital tech with Ms Anderson, food tech with Mrs Heka, and graphics with Miss Ferguson. They were all great but my favourite is food tech. In food tech we made some nice food and did some boring paper work.The first thing we made with Mrs Heka was an Oreo milkshake and the last thing we made was a moist chocolate log. They were both my favourite thing to make besides the pizza we made. With Ms Anderson we made a short animation of a problem that effects New Zealand, littering. This is a major problem in a lot of countries. With Ms Ferguson we learnt how the laser cutter and the 3d printer works. I have learnt many skills from these activities like how to use scratch, how to make chicken goujons and how to use a 3d printer. These were some of the many skills I learnt this year thanks to tech. Thank you Mrs Heka, Ms Anderson, and Miss Ferguson for an exciting time at tech this year.

Hazel's Visit - Summer Learning Journey 2017

On behalf of Rachel, Hazel came to our last weeks assembly to talk to us about the Summer Learning Journey 2017 - 2018. The Summer Learning Journey is a free blogging challenge for children year 1 - 8. The theme for this year is going back in time. This year we will be looking at the past of New Zealand and the early settling here. 

Activity 2 With Ms Apelu (Planning Mrs Anderson's Holiday)

As usual last week we went to tech. We decorated our delicious chocolate logs with sprinkles, cherries and white chocolate. After tech we were invited to stay a bit longer to do a different activity. I was put in social science with Ms Apelu. My favourite part of social science was the second activity. The activity was to plan Mrs Anderson's next holiday. Because we used google earth we had to roll the dice and see where we landed. I landed in Lyon, France. So I had to find facts that would persuade Mrs Anderson to go to Lyon. Here is what I wrote so far...
Dear Mrs Anderson we have been researching different locations for your next holiday. We think you should go to Lyon in France. The first reason why we think you should go to Lyon is because they are the home of 14 Michelin star restaurants and is allegedly  known for having 22 of the best places to eat in FRANCE!! If the first reason why we think Lyon is the best did not persuade, did you know Fontaine Bartholdi, (which can be found in Lyon) was designed by the designer of the Statue of Liberty, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. Another thing that will have to make you bust to go to Lyon is that Lyon’s Part-Dieu is currently the largest inner-city shopping centre in Europe. Also while you are in France you can visit your favourite shops in Paris.

I hope this persuades you Mrs Anderson.