Thursday, 16 November 2017

Police visiting PBS

Today we have had an amazing afternoon because the police officers came to our school, this was probably the best police visitors we have ever had in the school because the police helicopter came and landed right onto our school field. It was a big surprise for me because it was my first time seeing a helicopter with my own eyes because I only get to see them on films or video tapes. Did you know that the helicopter goes 232 kph (WOW!). Did you also know that there are only 2 helicopters here in Auckland ?. My second favourite part about the visit was seeing the German Shepherd police dog come over to see us. It was fully trained and understood what to do when the other officer Grant was giving him commands. This was one of the best visits I have had so far for my last year here at Panmure Bridge school. Another fact about the helicopter is that it costed 850K for it !!?( that is a lot of money). 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Dental Health DLO

Today we were learning about oral / dental health and I made a DLO to show my learning. This is an animation Shannon and I made using google slides and it shows why you should brush your teeth and what can happen if you don't. It is very important to brush your teeth and NZ is one of the worst countries when it comes to keeping your teeth safe. So let's change our ways and start to brush our teeth. This animation is intended to educate the younger audiences specifically room 4 in PBS.

Film Festival 2017

Yesterday, the whole school went down to Hosts Sylvia Park for the 10th annual Manaiakalani film festival. The films that were shown there were created by students from the schools in the Manaiakalani cluster. My favourite film was the one LS1 made. It was about two boys trying to survive in a school full of crazy people. When we got back to school, we went on some of the other schools videos and left some comments. All of the films were creative and I enjoyed watching them.

Thursday, 9 November 2017


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 one of my favourite Kiwi Sport this year.

Animal Adaption

Today LS2 learnt about animal adaption. Animal adaption is when an animal has been living in an environment that might have some harsh conditions so it then adapts to that habitat to make it suitable for them. This is a presentation showing how Bengal tigers adapt to there environment and how they are able
to survive in there habitat.

Thursday, 2 November 2017


Today for kiwi sports we played badminton. For badminton we were practising the forehand and the backhand grips. After practising our forehand and back hand grip we started to practice how to swing the rack to pass the shuttle to your partner but you had to keep an eye on the shuttle. After that we had to hit the shuttle to your partner as long as you can Carl and I got 45. Playing badminton is very fun to play.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017


How Children Learn At School. 

On the first day of school, young students go to a class where they meet new students and start a new learning day. The first day of school is very challenging for kids because they don't know where to go and what to do.

The teachers teach new students how to do good things. They first teach them how to count up to number five and learn how to read easy words from A to Z.

Teachers teach children how to collaborate with each other, E.G (Help each other and share with each other).

Did you know students can learn from each other if they tell stories about very interesting things from cartoon movies. They can also explain what they did in the weekends that way they could almost do the exact same thing.

On my first day on school I had to learn from the mistakes I made. Also I'v lean't how to make new friend's.

This week for writing we have been practising, how to writing an explanation to First we wrote on a piece of paper. Before writing it we planned our explanation so we know what to write in our text. Calvin and I were partners. We learnt that in a explanation there has to be a title telling why or how something works, the introduction which has a hook like a rhetorical questions, 3 Paragraphs of interesting points in order and the conclusion. The writing below shows you our explanation we wrote about How Children Learn At School. 


On Friday we had Ms Grant teaching Ls2 how to use screencastify. We were screencastifying our maths strategies. For this we first had to write our scripts, then we had to click on the Screencastify extension. After that we had to start recording. Setting this up took long, but we did it. It was great learning a new way to learn and share our work.   

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Inter school Rugby Union

Today was the inter-school rugby. The girls who joined the inter school were entered to play riper rugby. Everyone was very excited. When we got to the Dunkirk park we practices our scrums and also how to be in the ruck. Our first game was against Glen Taylor. We played hard and learnt how to protect the ball in our own half but unfortunately we lost. Our second game was against Glen brae. We did awesome runs and tackle but unfortunately we lost 10-17 points. Our third game was against Glenn Innes. We did some very good defence and line outs but we lost 10-12. Our last game was against Tamaki Primary. They were a tough team. We stall tried best but unfortunately we lost. We lost our games but we had fun at the end. Thank you to Mrs Caroline, Mr O and Mrs Ally.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

PBS 60th Production

This year is Panmure Bridge's 60th year. There were a lot of items to perform. I was in I See Red and the Pasifika group. I was very nervous on both of the items, especially for footloose because we go to fast and mucks it up at the end. I think I performed really well for footloose but I think I could do better for Kapa Haka. I am proud to be in this School and be able to celebrate this year by performing in a production. 

The Princess Bride - Character Introduction

A couple of weeks ago LS2 did media study on The Princess Bride. After we had finished we had to make a DLO about it. I choose to do the introduction for the characters. One thing I found out was the introduction for Fezzik, inigo and Vizzini, were that they were exactly the same and there wasn't much for their introduction.

Kiwi Can

Today LS2 went to Kiwi Can. During Kiwi Can we played three games which was Hand Soccer, 10 down and Objects. In Hand Soccer we were first splited into two groups. We each given numbers from 1 to 13. Mr Malo had to call out two numbers and those two numbers had to try and get a goal between the two cones with their hands. It was a very challenging games because we had to use our hand to get the goal. My favourite game was Objects because it was a very creative game. In this game we were splited into four teams. Mr Malo and Mrs Latoia had to put an object in the middle and each group had to figure out anything to do with that object for example one of the objects was a hula hoop. What my group did with it was pretending it was a basketball hoop. I think LS2 could play this game again.

Inter-school Cross Country

On Wednesday, the year 3-8 students who came first, second and third from the school cross country went down to Bailey Road for the inter-school cross country. Since I am a year eight, I had to do four laps of the course. The other two boys from Panmure Bridge that were racing with me were AJ and Daniel. At the end of the race we were all really exhausted. We all managed to do decent in the race as we all came in the top ten (Out of about thirty). More importantly, we all had a lot of fun.

Cross Country

Last Thursday Panmure Bridge went to Dunkirk Park to have our school cross country. Boys and girls went one at a time and everyone ran in their year groups except for the senior classes. I was in a race with year seven and eights. We had to run five laps of the course. In my race the top three year seven boys and the top three year eight boys would go to the inter-school cross country. 

Monday, 25 September 2017

What Is A Coalition

Today we have been following the election results and what a coalition is and how it can affect the government. We had some questions that we had to answer. At the end of the task everyone in our group had to know what a coalition was. I was working with Miki, Josh S, Syils and Freeman.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Ebook day

Read an eBook Day

Today is world e-book day and to celebrate I read an e-book called Worriers into the wild. This book is about cats that are fighting for their territory  there is a thunder clan and a river clan. If you want to see what other turn of events happen in this book you can find this book in the Tamaki overdrive library which is home to many books and you are sure to find what you are looking for.
Read an E-Book day website.  Link             #EBOOKLOVE

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Say it Tika

Today I have went the say it tika website and I pinned 3 places that I think need a little more help with the saying of the word. I have picked one of my pines, and this place is Onehunga. I think that this will help the people from vodafone.

Friday, 8 September 2017


Today was the second week of our new rotation. Our tech teacher Mr Grundy got us to cut glass with this material that is called diamante. Mr Grundy taught us some really important things that we should not do with glass. One of them is not to wipe glass of the table with your hands. Then he taught us how to cut glass with the diamante. He said. You need to push your hand hard with the diamante onto the glass to break it, but you can use a ruler to keep the cut straight. I tried and it was really difficult to do.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Tamaki Overdrive

This is a book about a cat and he is watching the thunder clan and the river clan fight for land. After a long fought battle the river clan was victorious and the thunder clan retreated. As the river clan went to celebrate there win a grey cat lay there in the field staring at the night sky. A tortoise shell cat emerges and the grey cat asks if there warriors are okay which they were luckily. This is a book I found in the Tamaki overdrive which is Tamaki colleges own online library. We were exploring the new books that tamaki overdrive have and the thing I enjoy about this is that we can read any book that we want without the hassle of visiting the library.

Kiwi Can Taking risks

Today at Kiwi Can we learnt about taking and to start the session we did an energise which was bip bop bounce it's hard to explain but basically you have to say bang when he says bounce and if you say bounce if he only says bip or bip bop than you are out and you can also get out for being to slow. We also did an activity which was called hand soccer in this activity we played soccer with our hands except that everyone had to touch the ball before you could score and you could only use hands instead of feet we took risks by relying on each other and passing the ball around and there was a risk that the other team could get the ball and score for themselves

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Bullying Animation

For this task we had to create a animation about bullying. First we talked about standing up and speaking out when this happens to you or anybody. We also talked about using our WITS and being good role models. I was working with Sylis, Harlem and CJ.

learning to use synonyms

Today we learnt about synonyms, synonyms is a word that means the same for example mistake and fail. We had to do a DLO about the words we had to search for the words on the google dictionary. San Kyaw and I had fun searching for the words and trying new ways to make our writing better.      

Friday, 1 September 2017

Year 8 Tamaki Collage

Today the year 8’s went to Tamaki College to learn about what it is like at college. Before we started we did our usual tech classes and had our first session with Mr Grundy about making stained glass. After tech we had our morning tea and after that we went to maths with Mr Jones. We played battleships, it was fun. Then we went to science with Mr Stoddard and learnt about static electricity and how negative and positive charges can attract and detract. When there are two opposite charges they attract and when there are two of the same charge they try and get away from each other we had an example of this when Lyndon was touching static electricity his hair was starting to stick up. When that was finished we had Subway for lunch which was delicious. After lunch we went to English with Mr Stevenson where we had to memorise 10 words and get the corresponding pictures and finally we went to PE Mr Moyes and we played turbo touch. Thank you Tamaki Collage for a great day of learning and fun. 

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Why it's great to be me

Today in LS2 we have been exploring DARE. We had to find out a bit more about ourselves. We then, got into groups and made a word cloud on why it is great to be the age we are currently(11 - 13). One thing I learnt about myself was what my goals are. One of them was that I wanted to the greatest fighter in the world. One reason I like being the age I am now, is that I can set myself up for the future, if I continue to work hard in school.

Friday, 25 August 2017


Today at tech we have completed our clocks and are starting a new rotation next week. The design that I choose for my clock is a pizza. First we had to finish painting our clocks and the side of our side pieces. Next we glued our pieces together. Then Mrs Ferguson and Mrs Anderson put the clock mechanisms inside our clocks. We then let the glue dry.

Reciprocal Reading Evaluation DLO

For reading this week Fraidoon taught us how to do reciprocal reading. We were recorded having a learning conversation. The next day we watched the video to see what we did. I saw that I was on task and was working well with my group. I think that I need to work on asking more questions when I am unsure of something and to talk a little bit more.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Career DLO

Yesterday LS2 have started creating a DLO about what job we wanted to do. I decided that I wanted to be a police officer. But I know that it is going to take a lot of work to get to my target. I have been searching online to find good information to put on my work. The difficult part of this activity was to find how much money you get paid an hour or week.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Flex tangle art

Today we made a Flex tangle which is 4d pattern which we made using folded paper we thought carefully about the colours we chose. We chose to do hot colours on one side and cold colours on the other side the reason we did this is because contrasting colours stand out more and make the art pop more. 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Kate Sheppard sketchnote.

For reading we have been learning about Kate Sheppard and the women's suffrage movement. The suffrage movement happened over one hundred years ago. In our sketch note we have added in some definitions of words and have answered some questions. For this task I worked with Aj, Lyndon and Daniel. We all had to talk with each other about our learning so that everyone knows what we have been learning about.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Kate Sheppard DLO

For this task we had questions that we had to answer. I worked with Aj, Daniel and Lyndon to complete this DLO. It is about Kate Sheppard and the suffrage movement. We had to do a lot of talking to get this done because everyone had to know what they were doing. Talking helped us get this finished because we had to talk to see if it makes sense. 

Rewindable Learning

Panmure Bridge School has a dance production coming up and I am in in the song footloose but lucky for us we have rewindable learning which is learning you can watch over and over again to help us get better at things even when you are at home if you really wanted to so I can keep watching the dance and practising until I get the dance perfect.

A or An

Today we were learning when to use A and when to use An before a word. If a word begins with a vowel (a-e-i-o-u) or a silent h for example I want An apple for morning tea . When we use A we use it for words beginning with all the other words except for the vowels. The DLO above shows you what we use 'an' or 'a' for. I have also included a picture.

Monday, 7 August 2017

2 Words 1 Minute

My Siblings are very annoying because they are loud they don’t listen to me and I don’t like them because
20 in 1 minute
they do dumb stuff and they are scared of the dark. They leave the light on, they moan to much and they don’t have a resin to moan about. The touch stuff that they are not loud to touch they cry when they get growled at.
46 in 2 minute

Our challenge today was to write our ideas clearly so that it make sense. We had only had 4 minutes to do this in, and 1 minute to check our writing. Our task was called ''2 words... 1 minute! we had to choose one of the words then power write for 1 minute, count our words carry on for 2 more minute, count our words; then finish with 1 more minute. it was very fun and I found it very hard to do.  

Woman'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


For tech today, Miss Ferguson had printed most of our designs. We have started painting out first layer. Next week we will do our second layer. My design is a basketball and I have painted it yellow and red. Hopefully next week I get the second layer done and get a photo.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Let me tell you something.

Let me tell you something about lunchtimes at PBS. After the bell rings everyone races outside to play handball. I don’t bother eating my lunch because I want to be in king in handball. When I usually get there I end up in line waiting in line until my turn. When I get bored of handball I walk over to the park to play tag. When I get there I am in, so I run around the park to catch someone. When I am tired I sit down and have a rest. Then I walk to the taps and have a drink and then I run back to the park to play tag again. When we are having a good time playing around the bell rings and ruins everyone's fun. We all stop playing the juniors stop screaming and we all walk back to our classrooms.

Today my writing group wrote a story about our lunchtime at PBS. My partner and I had to read our stories to each other to make sure they make sense. I had to change some words to make my writing make sense and I had to add more powerful describing words to make my story better.  

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Why Myths and legends are important

A Myth is a legend carried across the ages and they can be altered and told differently, myths are important to keep cultural spirit alive.

This is a 25 word summary that Shannon and I made to explain why moari myths and legends are important to keep and we did that be working together having learning conversations and we received our information using youtube videos with subtitles and read the information.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017


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.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Taekwondo Collage

Our kiwi sport this term was Tae Kwondo. I have worked with Tai and created a collage. We have been learning how to build our stamina up by doing push ups every session. Our instructor was Steve Pellow . He taught us a lot of things. 

Dance Evaluation

This is my dance evaluation that I created with Calvin, Daniel 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.

Tamaki Wrap DLO

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.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

People Power Math Problem

Today for maths our LI: was, Formula for finding a percentage using a calculator. Shannon and I worked together to make this DLO and the formula we used we didn't quite understand until we looked at it properly and realised that we swapped the multiplication and division which I think was my mistake and not Shannon 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Winter Solstice animation

This is my animation that I have made with Calvin. In this animation we had to explain what the summer and winter solstice are and how seasons work. I new thing that I learnt while making this was that the summer solstice is the longest day in the year and the winter solstice is the shortest day in a year.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Matariki DLO

Yesterday Calvin and I started on a DLO that talks about the legend of Matariki and the six sisters. We went on our class site and watched a video about this task. I think that Matariki is really good thing for NZ because its about celebrating a new year in Maori culture. 

Friday, 23 June 2017

All Black Day

Today was blackout day so everyone came in either black or red clothing depending on what team they were supporting and to celebrate PBS did a lot of cool things which started at 1:30 this afternoon. First we went inside the hall to sing tutira mai. After that the kapa haka group did the haka led by AJ and they did a great job. Also we went out to the field and spelt out ALL BLACKS and Mr Wong flew a drone over us and took a photo. Last but not least the whole school got into a circle around the court and we passed a ball that looked like the all blacks ball around to everyone.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Dance DLO

Today at dance we were filmed doing are dance that we have been practising for this term i think this maybe the last dance we have for this term. I also think me and my partners Aj, Daniel and Calvin did great not that there is isn't any thing wrong with it there is like when Calvin and Aj turned their backs to the camera a lot of the other groups did that to so i know next time to do it side ways or another angle that the camera can see me in.

Thursday, 8 June 2017


Today for Dance we had to get our peace of paper for our robot movements that we put on our paper last week. When we got all our movements we had to choose a song to go with our movements we had to put have the right beat and the tempo for a movements. I did the robot movements with Calvin because we had to do with partners. 

Tuesday, 30 May 2017


Today at tech the year seven and eights had their new rotations. My new rotation is now Graphics with Ms Ferguson. We had to create to google drawings. The first one was all about you. We had to create a collage using image that describes you. The second drawing was all about clocks. We had to put images of all the clocks we know on that drawing.


For reading we have been looking at reduce, reuse and recycle for reading and inquiry. The activity was a summary on why landfills are bad. A summary is a short explanation of a story/ or a piece of writing you have read. summaries are good because it lets people know about a story in very small detail. Anyway I believe recycling should be embraced by anyone so we can have some positive outcomes.

Thursday, 25 May 2017


Today for Dance we had to get our peace of paper from last week then we had to warm up by doing are movements that we put on our paper least week. When we finished we had to get other peace of paper because we had to do another activity for this one we had do robots moments it looked tricky  then we had to copy them and try it our our self. 


Today for writing we did personification we did it about the days of the week like monday was the worst day of the week because it was the sart of the week and friday was the best day because it was the last day of school and I was working with Harlem and it was fun doing it but haed at the same time.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

World of maths

On Tuesday LS2 went to World of Maths we where put into groups with LS1. Then we where introduced to Charles. He was the one that owned all of the activities that we had to do with our groups. We got told to choose an activity that we wanted to do and we chose the King of the Road. We worked as a team and collaborated when we really needed help. We tried to figure out how to beat the King of the Roads. We had to start from point A and get to point F but we had to touch every road without touching it twice. This was also my favourite one because the maths was more like strategies.

CHUNKY Challenge

For reading I made this word cloud. It was part of the chunky challenge I did. For this challenge I had to present the word I found out about. The chunk that I did this week was "est". I found out some new words while I was working through the presentation. On the presentation I had to find words that have "est" in them it was hard to find words with est. Then I had to write a simple, compound and complex sentence with a word that you have found in your list.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Music Groups

Today LS2 had our first dance session. We were learning about warm ups. A warm up is something you do to prepare yourself for an activity. Warm ups are important to warm your muscles. We watched a video of a man doing warm ups. After we watched the video we had to go and partner up. I was working with Calvin. We had to come up with our own warm up routines.. With our partners we had to find some warm up videos online to get some ideas. We could also find some music to go with our warm up. The part I enjoyed was showing other groups our routines. I need to practice on being on time.


Today group B went down to the hall so we could do Taekwondo. Our leader was called Steven and he showed us how to do a really high kick and we had to punch fast and hard and we had to spin,change our legs toright to left. We had a really fun time with him and  we all enjoy the next eight weeks of, taekwondo.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Reduce Reuse Recycle

 My partners and I made this DLO about landfills in New Zealand. People are littering to much. More than one thousand bus loads of trash gets liters at least every day in New Zealand. So we read some news article   about it and we wrote down our opinions.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Current events

For this current event task we looked at the ivory ban in China. Ivory is the tusks of rhinos and elephants. They are used for art and manufacturing. We looked at the different point of views about the ivory ban. Some people think that it is good while others hated the decision. The people who cut off the tusks are called poachers. I worked with Syils for this DLO. I think that China is doing the right thing because rhinos and elephants could become endangered.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Te Taiao O Tamaki

Today some of the students from our school went to Te Oro so we could have a look at some fantastic things other schools from our cluster created this term. When we went in the theatre and watched our school preform, I really thought that they were awsome, they were confident at speaking and doing their actions to their act. I really loved the kapa haka group, because they were amazing at singing the Maori songs. I really liked looking at the other schools and the creative things they did, I think that they were amazing at letting us try out there activities on their chrome books.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Food Technology

Today LS2 went to tech. The year 8's made mince and cheese pies. Our activity today was to complete our pastry. It almost took us a half and hour to do this but it was easy to do. The trickiest part about this was to cut a hole into our plastic plate. I still managed to do it by getting Lyndon and Calvin to help me out. The most fun part about this whole thing was decorating our pastry and putting things on top of it.`My pie tasted delicious!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Camp collage

Last week on Wednesday my activity group did a photo collage about the activities we did. It was really cool to                              do but it was quite challenging to find the right pictures to put on our collage.

Photo story

today I have created a Photo story about what we did at camp. We had to put it in order so we wont forget what we did on Tuesday to Friday. It was so amazing that I want to go back to kokako lodge to do these activities again.


Today I have created a kokako info graphic with my Friend Calvin. We had to go find information about what they eat, where they live and if they are still around or if they are now extinct.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Photo story

This is my photo story at camp doing all of the activity I have done at camp. my favourite part about camp was archery I had the higest score at camp the rest of my activitys were good  but I liked archery.


Today we did a brochure about camp and what we did at camp. We went to archery,ABL,orienteering,chariot building,high ropes,animal survival and relays. it was fun at camp and all of our activitys that we did at camp.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017


I picked up my bow and griped my hand on to the handle of the bow pick up my arrows and put the fletry below the knock and put one finger above the knock and two fingers below the knock and then pull and fire.

Then it was time to grab the arrows from the target or the ground so we had to put one hand out like an L shape and use the other hand to pull out the arrow out then we had to hold our bow in two hands and walk back and give the arrow to the next person.

After archery it was fun because I shoot 4 balloons and I had the highest score in archery.

Today I have created a recount to show 5 minutes of what I did at archery at camp. I had the best score in archery!

Monday, 20 March 2017

Conserving water DLO

Today I have been working on a DLO about conserving water with my to partners Calvin, Lyndon, we all worked together to find out how the flood happend two weeks ago. We looked at articles to find out what will happen if we had no water and that what will happen in the future. 

Friday, 10 March 2017

Food tech

Today the yr 8 went to tech and we made keesh pie. We all had a fun time making keesh we had bacon,egg,onions,cream,flour,butter and cheese we put them all on the doe and we put it in the oven four 4 minutes then it was ready and it was delicious.