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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

GEG Student Summit


Last Friday, Mrs Anderson took five students to the GEG (Google Education Group) student summit where students from schools all over Auckland presented some things that they learnt. Shannon, Jeremiah, Tiava, Lyndon and I went to present about our awesome animations. We taught some people how to create create characters, backgrounds and how to make a successful animation. We also went to other people's presentations (Robotics and Breakout) and we had a lot of fun there. In robotics, we learnt how to programme a robot and in Breakout we had to find clues to open a locked briefcase. 

Friday, 11 August 2017

CARE Awards

This DLO is for my attitude CARE award. For the task, I had to research the role of the PHN (Public Health Nurse) in our school and tell others how they help us. The public health nurse in our school comes into our class every day to make sure that no one has a sore throat or a skin sore. 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Samoan Language Week

This is a animation that I created with Shannon for Samoan Language week. We researched about the Samoan form of cricket (Kilikiti). It is kind of the same as normal cricket, with a few differences - like the size and shape of the bat.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Dance

Today, LS2 has been doing rewindable learning with our dance. We were practicing our dances for our school production. We got split into three groups. My group is doing the song Stayin' Alive and the other two groups are doing I See Red and Footloose. Yesterday, Zoe (The dance teacher) taught us the moves to our songs and because Mrs Anderson took a video of us, we watched ourselves doing the dance so if we made mistakes (Which we definitely did) we could work on it the next time we practice dancing. Thanks to watching ourselves so we could fix our mistakes, my group (Which are doing Stayin' Alive) has definitely improved a lot. 

Monday, 7 August 2017

Women's Suffrage Movement Summary

In reading we have been looking at the women's suffrage movement in New Zealand which was led by Kate Sheppard over 100 years ago. Our task was to write a 25 word summary about what the suffrage movement was about. To finish this task my group and I had to work collaboratively, talk with each other and ask questions. We learnt that Kate Sheppard and the rest of the women that were apart of the suffrage movement had a huge impact on the way New Zealand is today.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Winter Learning Journey


Over the holidays, there was a competition called the Winter Learning Journey. The topic was the great Kiwi road trip. In it, you could learn about many different places in New Zealand. It was created so that Rachel, the person who created the competition came to Panmure Bridge school today to hand out the prizes. Lots of students got a certificate for participating in it and six students got top prizes for coming 1st, 2nd or 3rd (Two students came tie for each place). Oh Hsen and I came first, Alex and AJ came second and Eric and Ofa came third. All six students that won a prize were boys but Nazella also got a prize for being the girl who did the best. A big thanks to Rachel and her team for creating the winter learning journey which was a great opportunity to learn and have fun over the holidays. 

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Maths

Today for maths, I created a DLO about my learning. First, we had to figure out three problems, and then we had to put the third one on a DLO. It was kind of hard as first we had to figure how much money Sione gets in the first season and then, in the second season, the amount of money he gets changes which complicated things. 

Writing

 
Today, I finished a writing task about hyperboles. Hyperbole is a extreme exaggerated statement or claim which aren't meant to be taken seriously. We had to write a short story about our unfortunate walk home. In our story, we had to include five examples of hyperbole.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Ordering Fractions

Today for maths, we played a warm up game about ordering fractions. After that, we did a test about ordering fractions which was slightly harder than the warm up game. I managed to get 100% (Four correct out of four) which was great.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Why is it so important to keep oral story telling alive?

AJ and I created a 25 word summary to answer the question: Why is it so important to keep oral story telling alive? For this task, we had to listen to some videos that gave some answers to the question. The videos were in Te Reo so we had to use subtitles. We had to work collaboratively with our partners to complete this task. Our summary is 26 words, because it sounded better that way.


It’s important to teach younger generations about Maori storytelling to remember the past. It keeps the cultural and traditional stories alive so they won’t be forgotten.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Exploring Myths and Legends

I created a comic strip using a website called Storyboard that to practice using dialogue to show rather than tell what is happening or happened in a scene from the myth 'How Maui brought fire to the world'. I found it challenging to make sure that I used show and not tell, in my comic about Maui. Another thing I found challenging was finding where the characters and where the background/setting is because this was my first time using the site.

Maths


For maths today, we played a game called Ordering Fractions Game. In the game, (As you probably guessed) you had to order fractions. It is a very fun game and it helps you improve your ordering fractions skills. If you want to play it, here is the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma17frac-game-ordering-fractions

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey

For this winter learning journey activity, I had to write a description about this week (What have I learned, what did I like about the trip, etc).
What I learnt: I have learnt a lot about New Zealand during these past 7 days of activity's. I learnt that there are many different beautiful places all around New Zealand, and they can be kept that way if people put things like their rubbish in the right place.
What I liked: I liked how we visited many different places. Taupo, Karekare beach - the list just goes on and on.  I had a great time going on a amazing kiwi road trip!
What I didn't like: I liked everything!

Winter Learning Journey

For this winter learning journey activity, I have to take a picture of myself doing something that I find relaxing. I find reading really relaxing so I decided to take a picture of myself reading. The book I was reading is called John Paul Jones who was a man who fought in the American navy. 

Winter Learning Journey

For this winter learning journey activity, I am walking around Taupo and I notice there is rubbish in the lake and on the footpath. I have to use my imagination and come up with three things I could do to make my neighborhood more beautiful.
1. If I see rubbish on the floor, I would pick it up
2. Talk to as many people as I can to try and persuade then to not litter
3. Put up a couple of signs saying use bins or don't litter

Winter Learning Journey

For this winter learning journey activity, I have to watch three videos of the All Blacks doing the haka and rate them from 1 (The best) to 3 (The worst).
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYmszJ00aMM (All Blacks v Argentina)
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiKFYTFJ_kw (All Blacks v France)
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z60PGuxnHmw (All Blacks v South Africa)

Winter Learning Journey

For this winter learning journey activity, I have to read about the Matariki Festival at Te Papa and choose three events to write about. These are the three events I picked:
1. Matariki Dawn: Special opening weekend at space place
2. Lantern making with artist Yvonne de Mille
3. Guided tour through the great war exhibition

Winter Learning Journey

For this winter learning journey activity I have to imagine I was one of the people on the first waka that landed at a place called Shag Point. I have to write a poem about how I would feel. I decided to write a acrostic poem.

Scared
Hearty
Alarmed
Great

Possibly threatening
Observant
Interested
Nervous
Tense

Winter Learning Journey

For this activity, I have to say whether or not I would ride the Otago central rail trail (150km long cycle trail). I would defiantly ride it on my bike because I love riding my bike around and I haven't been biking for a long time recently. 150km sounds like a lot but I reckon I could do it. 

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey

For this winter learning journey activity, I had to research a famous New Zealander. I chose Peter Jackson because I love his Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings trilogy's. 

Winter Learning Journey

For this activity in the winter learning journey, I have to pretend that I got lost in a forest all by myself. I have to write a short story (8-10 sentences) about what might happen next.

It was a wonderful day, with the sun shining and the birds chirping. I strolled along the forest floor, dazed by the forest’s natural beauty. Suddenly, I realized the I couldn’t hear my companions footsteps, talk or endless laughter. I was lost! I wandered around for ages, shouting at the top of my lungs, hoping that they might hear me. My only water bottle lay in my bag, dry as a bone. Soon, the heat began to kick in. My lips were cracked and dry and my throat was sore. After a while, I just gave up on looking for my friends and lay down. Soon, sleep came. In the morning, I didn’t really feel like walking, so I just sat on the forest floor. After a couple of hours, I heard a peculiar noise. It was a helicopter. As quick as I could, I climbed the tallest tree around me and when I saw the helicopter I waved my arms frantically. Someone in the helicopter let down a piece of rope and I grabbed it and climbed up inside.

Winter Learning Journey


Hector’s dolphins are only found in New Zealand waters. Sadly, many of them are getting killed each year because they are getting killed accidentally by fishers). I have to form an opinion on where I think fishing should be banned in Farewell spit (Where hector’s dolphins are found). I think it should be banned because people could fish in other places where the dolphins aren’t found. The dolphins could become extinct if people keep killing them.

Winter Learning Journey


For this winter learning journey task, I have to watch two trailers of a movie called Whale Rider. I then have to write a summary of the movie and rate it out of five. The movie is about a girl whose twin brother was supposed to be the next chief in their tribe. However, the boy dies when he is born and his sister survives. Only males are allowed to become a chief so the custom is changed when the brother dies, and the sister survives. I give this movie a 3 out of 5 because it doesn’t really seem like a movie i’d want to watch

Winter Learning Journey

For this activity, I had to read about a place called Farewell Spit. It was in the news recently where some whales accidentally swam into the spit and got stuck on the beach. They couldn’t swim back out to the sea because the water they were in was to shallow. The local people tried to save them, but sadly many of them died. I have to describe what the local people did to try and save the whales. The locals did these things:

  • Pour buckets of water on the whales
  • Put wet towels/cloths on the whales
  • They also filled bowls, chilly bins, water bottles, pots with water and poured the water over the beached whales

Winter Learning Journey

For this activity in the winter learning journey I had to read about how people in New Zealand are working to kill pests like possums, form a opinion and give three reasons why I think that way. I agree with the New Zealanders who are killing these pests and I think all the pests should be killed because:

  1. The pests damage native trees
  2. The pests could be killing New Zealand native animals like the kokako (By eating their eggs/chicks)
  3. Possums are also a hazard for farms, costing them around $35 million every yeat

Winter Learning Journey

For this winter learning journey activity, I had to go to a website and chose a animal I would like to adopt. I would like to adopt the great spotted kiwi. Here are some facts about the great spotted kiwi:
Diet: Earthworms, grubs, beetles, crickets, flies
Habitat: Three places in the South Island (Northwestern Nelson, North Westland and in the Southern Alps, near Lake Rotoiti)
Type of animal: Mammal

Threats/predators: Dogs, cats, ferrets, stoats
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Winter Learning Journey

For this activity on the winter learning journey, I had to interview a member of my family about their five favourite things to do outside (It can be on land or water). I chose to interview my little brother Alex.

  1. Play handball
  2. Go swimming
  3. Play on a playground
  4. Run around with friends
  5. Wrestle

Winter Learning Journey

For this activity, I had to watch a video of the youngest person to ever sail around the world. Her name is Laura Dekker. I had to imagine that I had the chance to interview Laura and the five questions I would ask her. Here are the questions I would ask her:

  1. What inspired you to sail around the world?
  2. How did you feel when you finally managed to finish you incredible journey?
  3. Did you ever feel, at any point like you wanted to give up?
  4. Did you think sailing around the world would be easy or hard?
  5. Were you confident in your abilities to make it all the way round the world during the journey?

Winter Learning Journey


For the first activity on the second day of the winter learning journey, I went to rangitoto island, karekare beach and tane mahuta. I had to read about the three places and say which place I most enjoyed visiting and why. I enjoyed visiting Karekare beach the most because it is one of Auckland’s most spectacular beaches and wilderness areas.
Image result for karekare beach

Winter Learning Journey

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For the first bonus activity of the Winter learning journey, I had to design a new flag. I could use any drawing programme I wanted. I kind of like the flag we have now so I left it mostly the same except I added a kiwi (Because that is what New Zealanders are also know as) and I changed the dark blue background into a lite blue background (Which I thought looker way better). I also changed the red in the union jack into black, so the union jack kind of represents our sports teams (All blacks, black caps and black sticks)

Winter Learning Journey

For this activity in the winter learning journey, I had to watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qldi00zUxA
and once I finished the video, I had to choose my favourite five activities from the video.

  1. Go to rainbows end!!!
  2. Tree top walk in the Waitakere Ranges
  3. Going to one of the west coast beaches
  4. Base jump off the sky tower
  5. Go to the war memorial museum

Winter Learning Journey

For the first activity of the winter learning journey, I had to go to the Tourism New Zealand site and choose three facts about the people of New Zealand. Here are my three facts:
  1. Almost 7/10 (69%) of New Zealanders are of European descent  
  2. Rugby is New Zealand’s national sport (Being the most popular sport in NZ and having a great rugby team)
  3. There are 4 main cities in New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton and Christchurch) with 1/3 of the population living in Auckland.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

All Blacks Training

Two weeks ago (On a Friday), Panmure Bridge school had a black out day. Everyone could come to school in black (To represent the All Blacks) or red (To represent the Lions). During that day, Mr Ogilvie made a video of PBS singing Tutira Mai (The All Blacks song). Panmure Bridge school won a competition and got two tickets to see the All Blacks train on Thursday 6th of July (Today) and two tickets to do the captain's run with the All Blacks on Friday 7th of July (Tomorrow). I won the two tickets to go and see the All Blacks train today. Even in training they were very impressive, however, the best part of the day was getting loads of photos with them!

Summary

Yesterday, Miss Apelu who was a visiting teacher from Tamaki college came into LS2. When Mrs Anderson read a short text, we had to write down all of the words we thought we important. Then, we picked 20 words out of the ones we wrote down. After that, we picked 6 words for the 20 and used them to write a short summary. 

Dance Evaluation

This is my dance evaluation that I created with Calvin, Te Wai and AJ. For dance, we created a video with us doing our dance moves that we thought up. First, we worked in pairs, then we joined another pair and combined our moves to make our dance better.

Orienteering

Yesterday, a few students went to Point England reserve for the inter-school orienteering. We were put into three groups of four (Year seven boys team, year eight girls team and a year eight boys team). The course we ran had thirteen controls. I did course two (There were six courses). It was really fun and everyone had a great time. 

Tamaki Wrap

On Tuesday, LS2 went to the hall and met a group of people called tamaki wrap. They told us how plastic can kill sea life because they might think it is food.

Monday, 3 July 2017

CARE Awards

This DLO is for my attitude CARE award task. For this task, I had to research the role of a public health nurse in our school and tell others how they help us. I found out that a public health nurse goes around to many different community places like schools and makes sure that all the students there are healthy. 

Matariki Animation

For the third matariki activity, AJ and I had to make a animation about the winter and summer solstices, and how the seasons work. We learnt that the winter and summer solstices come twice a year (One for North hemisphere and one for the South hemisphere). Another thing we learnt that we get solstices because the Earth spins on it's axis. Also, because the Earth is tilted, one half of the world will experience winter and the other half will experience summer.

Matariki

For the second matariki activity, AJ and I created a DLO about Matariki and the six sisters. First we had to watch a video about the legends of the seven stars and then answer questions that we were given. We learnt the names of the seven stars and what they did in the video. 

Saturday, 1 July 2017

CARE Awards

This is a movie that I created with Shannon, CJ, AJ, Mathias, Jeremiah, Te Wai, Sylis and Halrem M. This movie is about recycling and how/what you can recycle. It was our first movie that we made so hopefully it's not to bad. This is for my attitude CARE awards where we had to create a video explaining why having a positive attitude is important.

Friday, 30 June 2017

CARE Awards

This is a DLO that I created about a man called Nelson Mandela for my CARE awards. I had to research a person who has a positive attitude despite difficulties they have faced.  I chose Nelson Mandela because he was sent to prison many times and for many years but he still believed in what he thought was right. 

Monday, 26 June 2017

Winter Solstice

AJ and I have completed a DLO about the Winter solstice. We researched a country that celebrates the winter solstice. We decided to choose a celebration called Yalda from a country called Iran. 

Friday, 23 June 2017

PBS Blackout Day


Today, Panmure Bridge school students were allowed to wear black or red if they chose to. The colors were meant to support the All Blacks or the Lions (Who will have a match tomorrow). Most of the people chose to wear All Blacks gear and only a handful wore the Lions colors. The Kapa Haka group also performed the haka. The words All Blacks were spray painted on the field. Everyone was assigned a number from 1 to 9. If you had the number 1, you had to stand on the letter A. If you had the number 2, you had to stand on the first L (And so on).  Mr Wong used the drone to film it. After that, the whole school formed a circle to pass a rugby ball around. 

Friday, 16 June 2017

CARE Awards

On Wednesday, I went to present at Manaiakalani. I presented about our learning we did about Te Taiao O Tamaki last term. At first I was really nervous and kept making mistakes, but then I got the hang of it and did all right. One thing I need to work on is looking at the audience when I am speaking instead of staring at the computer. 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Dance

Today for dance we were adding to our dance moves. My partner was AJ in this activity. We managed to come up with a couple of good actions. The next thing we needed to do was find the correct music. We had to make sure our moves would sync to the music. We also had to have a perfect timing. At the end I think our dance ended pretty good. we had good sharp angles towards the end. 

Winter/Summer Solstice animation

This is a winter/summer solstice animation that AJ and I created. We had to research about when the winter and summer solstices come and how they happen. The winter solstice happens during December for the northern hemisphere and it happens on June for the southern hemisphere. The summer solstice happens during June for the northern hemisphere and December for the southern hemisphere. We also learnt about the seasons and how they work.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Maths DLO

For maths, we had to make a DLO about a problem we had to solve. The problem was about a clothing spree, we had to work out how much the two girls saved with the discounts. I worked with AJ to create this DLO.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Respecting Cultural Traditions - Summary

This week is Samoan language week, so for reading we've been learning Samoan traditions. So to help us learn more about the Samoan culture we watched a video that included Mata'afa Elia Autagavia (who gave a speech on Samoan traditions.) Our task was to find the main idea in the video. In the video Mata'afa was talking about how students from schools performed their dances. He said that the students were doing a lot of the actions wrong. This DLO is a summary about the video. We decided to use a summary because it is more easier for us to find the main idea and we've previously used it before. The main idea is: We have to preserve the Samoan culture so people don't lose connections with their roots. For this activity, I worked with Shannon and Jeremiah.  

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Maths

For maths, my group had a very had problem. It was the type of problem I like because I like to do hard problems, or really hard ones. Once we finally solved it, we made a DLO about it. I worked with Shannon to make this animation. We had a lot of fun creating this DLO.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Language Feature

For writing, our language feature is Metaphors. The sentences in the table were slip in half, and we had to match them together. Then, we had to highlight the metaphors in some sentences. I enjoyed this task because I don't use metaphors often and it was kind of challenging. 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Maths DLO


For maths, we had to figure out a pizza problem. We had to figure out how many people can sit at the smallest table in the pizza place. There was a clue in the problem which gave us part of the answer (Then twelve more people arrived. Unfortunately there were only enough seats for half of them). I really enjoyed solving the problem because it was hard, and I like to challenge myself. 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

World Of Maths


Yesterday, the senior school went into the hall for a program called World of Maths. World of Maths was run by a man named Charles. First, we were put into groups and given a piece of paper to write our answers in and a pencil. Joseph, Alex and Fui were in my group. Our first activity was called string along. It was my favorite game out of the ones we played. For string along, we had to make string that was on blocks, go from a boy (Who was on one end of the board) to a girl (Who was on the other end). There were two levels on it. The first one was pretty hard, because we had to use all of the thirteen blocks. The second level was even harder. The board was slightly bigger, but we had to use all nineteen blocks. They were hard but we finished it eventually. Some of the other activities my group and I did are: Shadows rule again, king of the road, off the island and pattern play. It was very fun and everyone who participated had a awesome time. 

Monday, 15 May 2017

Similes

Today for writing, my group was learning about similes. Similes are used to compare words using like or as. First we had to match up a bunch of different similes and then we had to choose one to illustrate. This is the similes that I choose to illustrate: as good as gold.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Dance Session


Today, LS2 had our first session of Dance. We did it with Mrs Anderson. We had to (With a partner) make our own warm up routine. A warm up is when you prepare for a game or performance by practicing gently beforehand. My partner for this task was AJ and I really enjoyed how we could plan our own warm up instead of doing someone else's. Once we finished planning our warm up, AJ and I did it in front of two other pairs. Next time, we need to practice working in time with each other. 

Taekwondo

Today LS2 had kiwi sport. Our kiwi sport for this term is Taekwondo. Our coaches name is Steven. We learnt to punch and kick fast. We had to  react fast to do what Steven said. It was really fun and at the end of the lesson we were all sweating. I hope the next eight weeks of Taekwondo will be equally as awesome.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

NZ Recycling

For inquiry this term, we are learning about how we can look after our planet by using reduce, reuse and recycle. We found out that a report says New Zealander's are very bad at recycling. Also, every year, New Zealander's throw out 3.6 million tonnes of rubbish each year. We looked at two articles about what we should do to solve our waste problem. Then we made our own opinion. I agreed with article one.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Similes - Language Features

This is a DLO about a simile (It's as slippery as an Eel). A simile is a sentence that compares two things with as or like. A Eel is very slippery and in this simile, something is as slippery as an Eel. Here are some other similes:
I’m busy as a Bee
It’s as slippery as an Eel
She’s as quick as a Bunny
He’s as blind as a Bat
She’s as wise as an Owl
She’s as happy as a Lark
It’s as slow as a Snail
He’s as stubborn as a Mule
He’s as gentle as a Lamb
You are quiet as a Mouse
He’s as strong as an Ox
I’m as sick as a Dog

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Word Cloud

For reading, my group had to do a chunky challenge. We had to find words with ake in them. After writing down the ake words we already knew, we had to find some more on the internet. After that, we had to display our words in a word cloud, a word cline or a image cloud. I chose to create a word cloud.

Ivory Ban In China

For current events LS2 was learning about how China is going to ban sales of ivory at the end of 2017. Ivory is collected from elephants tusks and to get ivory, poachers have to kill the elephants. I think that China is doing the right thing even though when they ban ivory sales in their country people will lose their jobs. The elephants will soon be extinct if people keep on killing them to collect ivory. 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Is recycling really helping our planet?

Today for reading, we made a padlet about: Is recycling really helping our planet? In this padlet, we wrote down our opinions. Most of us thought that recycling is helping our planet because it stops pollution or it reduces the amount of rubbish/waste that we put in our landfills.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Te Oro Performance

Today, some of the Panmure Bridge students went to Te Oro. We went at watched our school's performance about Te Taiao O Tamaki. It was a amazing performance. The performance was cluster wide, meaning all of the schools in Manaiakalani did a performance. Our inquiry this term is Te Taiao O Tamaki, which means the environment of tamaki. The PBS performance was about Te Taiao O Tamaki.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Tech


Today at food tech we finished making our mince and cheese pies. Last week we made the filling and this week we made the pastry. Harlem (My partner) and I made a pie each. The pies looked, tasted and smelled amazing! This was our last tech session for this term. 

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Camp Diary

This is my diary that I wrote at camp. You can have a look and read about the fun and amazing activities that we did at camp. We put our diary on a flipsnack so in a few years time, we can look at it, and remember the great time we had at camp. 

Monday, 3 April 2017

Kokako Lodge Brochure

This is my camp brochure that I made with Eric, AJ and Fraidoon. We put in six panals, one about the cabins and the other five about some of the activities. We did it about the place we stayed for camp, which is Kokako lodge. 

Camp Collage

This is a camp collage that I made with my group. We worked together with the people who was in our group at camp. This collage shows some of the activities we did, like archery, orienteering and high ropes and how much fun we had. 

Friday, 31 March 2017

Tech


Today, the year seven's and eight's went to tech. The year eights had food tech. We made our filling for our meat pies. Here are some of the ingredients we used: Mince, water, soy sauce, nutmeg and onion. Hopefully, next week when we make the pastry for the pies and when we finish them, they are delicious!

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Futsal and Tennis

Today, the senior school went to learn Futsal and Tennis. We went at our different kiwi sport times. LS2 went at 10:00 till 12:30. We were then split into the two groups we use for kiwi can. Group A played Futsal first and Group B learnt Tennis first. We all had a amazing time playing a real game of Futsal and playing Tennis. We all were gratful towards our Futsal instructor, Martin and our Tennis instructor Neville.  

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Kokako Facts


 
This is my DLO about the North Island Kokako that I made with AJ and Eric. We researched about the Kokako because we place we went to for camp is called Kokako lodge. Also, there are two types of Kokako: The north island and the south island Kokako. We did the north island type because the camp was in the north island.

Photo Story

This is my photo story about the days we spent at camp. For me, day four was the best because we went to the wave pools. The wave pools also had a hydro slide which was pretty awesome. Some of the activities that we did were: Orienteering, high ropes and archery (These were my favorite three). 

Camp Recount

As the rain pelted my face, I started to climb up the ladder. When I was halfway up, it became much trickier. It was pretty early in the morning so I was tired and the high ropes course was very wet and slippery.


When I finally reached the beam at the top, I stopped for a bit. Then I walked across the beam that lay horizontally. When I got to the other end, I gave the beam on the other side a big bear hug. When Mrs Anderson took a photo, I tried to put on a brave face and I tried to smile, but I was actually really frightened. I was clenching the rope that held me so tight that my hand started to hurt. When I felt like I had the courage to look underneath me, I glanced down. Everyone looked much tinier than what they normally are.

After a bit, I decided to come down. I was lowered down slowly. When I finally touched the grass I took off my harness and helmet. As I did that, I thought about the high ropes. I thought it would be scary but it was actually really fun.


This is my camp recount that I wrote about the high ropes. I wrote about a experience that took only five minutes. High ropes was very scary but once you got over your fear, it became really fun.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Water Conserving In Auckland

Today, Shannon, CJ and I created a DLO about why people living in Auckland have been asked to conserve water. We also added it about how people can save water. Watercare says that each person should save 20 liters a day. Some ways you can save water are: Having a shorter shower, only turning on your dishwasher when it is full or turn off the tap while you brush your teeth. 

Friday, 17 March 2017

Student Leader Badges

Today at assembly the student leaders got their badges. They have a silver background with the Panmure Bridge school logo on it. The badges also have the student leaders name on it. Under our names, are our positions (Head students, Sport leaders, Manaiakalani leaders). The badges look awesome!

Friday, 10 March 2017

Tech


Today at tech, the year eight's made a big Quiche. These are the ingredients we used: flour, butter, egg, bacon, onion, cream and cheese. Once we finished cooking and cleaning up our work station, we took our food back to school and tried it. It was delicious!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

CARE Award Task

 
Today I completed a CARE award task for Respect. For this task, I had to complete a presentation on a respected leader. I chose to make this presentation on Richie McCaw. He led the team All Blacks on many games. He is retired now, but was a great rugby player. 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Omaru River

For inquiry, we were learning about the Omaru river. We learnt that a sewage leak happened because of a blockage caused by wet wipes. When that happened, the water turned black and smelly and the fish and eels died. Watercare cleaned it up by pumping in clean water and pumping out dirty water. I worked with Fraidoon on this task.

Maths

Today for maths, we had to find our own greatest common factor game. The game that we found is called Sketch's world. If you would like to play it, here is the link: http://www.fun4thebrain.com/beyondfacts/gcfsketch.html. It is a really fun game and I enjoyed playing it.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Maths


Today for maths, we played a game where you had to find the greatest common factor of two numbers. On the leader board, AJ and I came tie with 300 points (Although the game showed my name in second place, and AJ's name in third place).