Thursday, 5 July 2018

ASB Get Wise

Today Jayden has came to talk to us about how to save our money and how it will benefit us in the future. To help us understand Jayden created a scenario where our groups went on a holiday in Fiji. Our budget was only $1,800 and we had to consider: passport, flights, accommodation, insurance, food, shopping, and activities. There was a range of choices with different prices. This taught us how to create a budget plan that will help us save up for something nice such as new shoes. Their motto is save some, spend some, and share some.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

M&M's Maths Learning

Today for maths we were learning about M&M's. The first activity we did was estimating how much M&M's would be in the packet and which color would there be of the most. After that we opened it and tested our estimation. Some of the people in my group were right and some people were wrong. Once we gathered our information we put into this DLO. In this presentation is the history, facts, founder and graph comparison of the M&M's.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training

This week's session was about strength. After we put on our heart rate monitors we did a stretch to open up our muscles. In learning space 2 I have learned that it is important to stretch before doing any physical activity to help the muscles lose. We got into the groups we were in for the last session. There were 6 people in each group. First we had a timer for 40 seconds put on to tell us when to switch. My partner Fraidon and I started on squats then went to push ups and stopped at pull ups. We did this rotation with 4 other people 3 times. It was very exhausting!

Friday, 15 June 2018

Kiwi Sport Reflection

For Kiwi sport this week we played a game called Rush Tag which is similar to bull rush but instead you have to try and take the rippas from the opponents. After this we finished of with a game of Rippa Rugby. For this game we were splited into 3 teams. Our goal for attacking is to pass the ball to someone that can find a space to run and our goal for defending was to spread out, make not gaps for the attacking team, and run towards the attacking team as a line. At the end we were really fatigued but had a really enjoyable time with Hamish .

Pewter Casting - Tech - T2 W7

This is our second session of our new rotation in pewter casting. Today's tech session was about finishing our workbooks and going on to making our designs. Once I finished uploading the images onto my workbook I chose the final image I would use to create my design. I also wrote down The reasons why I chose the image and why I chose to do it for that person. I decided I would want to give the chef's hat necklace to my mom because she has done a lot for me. After I finished my work book I printed it and used a technique to copy it from the piece of paper onto the piece of wood. Our teacher Mr Grundy helped me to create the opening. He taught me how to use the Scroll Saw to cut out my design. I have melted the pewter and poured into my design so I am now up to sanding it. These pewter casting sessions are helping me to understand the process of making a necklace out of pewter.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training

High intensity interval training is a programme our school has part-taked in to help the Auckland University to help their research. This test is to see if doing physical activity helps us develop a stronger sense of focus in our learning. For the first couple of sessions we have been doing split squats, split squat pulse, split squat jumps, and star jumps. I found doing these exercises physically challenging but also very fun.

Kiwi Can - T2 W8 - 2018

This term our theme for Kiwi Can is integrity. Integrity means to be honest or to do the right thing when no one is looking. This week the value we have been learning about is accountability. Accountability is when you take responsibility for your mistakes or your actions. At school integrity can be shown to one another by not playing games within class during learning. Accountability can be shown when you break something and you admit that it was you and apologize. 

Friday, 8 June 2018

Classroom Ages

This week one of our tasks were about fractions. The question was asking us how many children are there altogether. The first step I did to figure out the answer was to look at the question an understand that it said there was already 4 children in the classroom. So 4 + 4 = 8. Then I multiplied it by 3 from the 2/3 which equaled 24. 2/3 of 24 equal 16 so there were 16 ten year old's. 1/2 of the remaining 8 are 9 years old which means there are 4 nine year old's. The rest are 11 years old. I used my fraction, division and multiplication knowledge to figure out the answer.

Newspaper Article - Cinema Attendance

This week Ms Kirkpatrick maths group examined a continuous data that showed the cinema attendance by age group and year. First we were to answer a questions based on the data. OfaJeremiah and I worked collaboratively together to answer it. Some of the questions were: In which year was attendance highest for the 25-34 age group? What happened in 1992 and 1994 to the attendance for 15-24 year old? How else could the data be displayed? It was really interesting to see that in 1999 15-24 year old attendance to cinemas increased comparing it to 1984 where it was really low. At the end Ofa and I were to make a newspaper article based on the data. We were make our own Newspaper headline and we decided to call our article 'New Blockbusters. Captivating or monotonous?'

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Meeting Our Younger Students

As head students we need to make sure that our students know who we are and what we can do for them. We kept it short and simple so that they can understand it. We talked a little about how we can accompany them if they are feeling sad or do not have anyone to play with. We would like them to cite us as role models and as someone they can lean on. I express my gratitude to Mrs Millward, Miss Cockeram, Mrs Hiddleston, and Mrs Mclane for giving up time for us to introduce ourselves.    

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Ruler Relfexes

This week for inquiry, we learnt about human reactions. We had a small challenge that included simply a ruler, a
partner, and our reactions. Our task was to attempt to grab a ruler as fast as possible. We were given 3 different
reactions to test. Visual, where we had to grab the ruler just by watching it. No count down, go or anything. Next
was aural, where we had to close our eyes, and where only told "GO" for when we could attempt to grab the
ruler. No countdown, no looking, no touching, just a simple go. Finally, was touch. We closed our eyes, no words,
just a tap on the shoulder letting us know when to grab. The partner that I was given was Tiava, and we had a lot
of fun working together. What we needed to do next was graph our data. Although to make it even better, we
were to group up with another pair and graph all of our data in one big graph. So for this, we chose to work with
Sanujan and John. We had a lot of fun all working together, and in the end, made a pretty great graph.

Tiava Hypothesis: I think that I will be best at Test 2, because I think that signals to the brain will be faster than
sight, or touch.
Jack Hypothesis:  I think that I will be best at Test 1, because I think that my eyes will signal my brain faster than
anything else.

Test 1

Test 2

Test 3

Test 1 Results
Test 2 Results
Test 3 Results
Test 1
Test 3


I found this interesting, as my hypothesis was for test 1 to be the one I was best at, but instead it was test 3 that I
was the best at. Meaning that my hypothesis was incorrect. I must’ve been incorrect because I didn’t realize that
I sent signals to my brain faster through touch that sight. Although there is a chance of it being just a one off

I found this surprising because my hypothesis was for test 2, but I excelled at test 1. I think that my hypothesis

was incorrect because my body and brain reacts faster when I can visual see the ruler drop than hear the word

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Fraidoon & Alex Maths Problem

Today for one of our maths activities I solved a salary maths problem. Fraidoon and Alex both got a job at the same time and they both had different salaries. The problem I solved was how much would they have earned in 5 years. My goal was to problem solve involving money. I also used multiple operations to solve this equation.

Travel Data

Today for one of our maths activities I did a pie graph about the different transportation that people take to school. I also compared our results to the school in England. This pie graph shows that the most used transportation is a car. We also were given questions to answer about the English results.


Today for maths one of our activities were to solve an age problem. To solve this problem I used subtraction, addition, division and multiplication. I found this activity easy because I have had experience with this. My goal was to solve this problem using multiple operations.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Punctuation Writing

Today for writing we were using a fake iPhone texting app to talk back and forth to ourselves. Once I finished writing our conversation I took a screenshot and put it onto a google drawing. Then I wrote out the messages on the side of the image to show the punctuation.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Seasons Poem

This week we have been learning about poems. We read a poem called Seasons. This poem was about the repetitive cycle of the tree throughout the seasons. After reading the poem I created a google drawing answering the questions and activities we were given. In this DLO I find four metaphors from the poem and I give three examples of metaphors also.

Lung Capacity in LS2

This week for inquiry we are learning about the human body system. For today's activity we measured our lung capacity using balloons. We took one deep breath in and then out into the balloon. Once we measured everyone's balloons we put the information onto a google spreadsheet. I turned the information into a bar graph. Looking at this graph you can see that Julian has the biggest lung capacity and Avalon has the smallest lung capacity. From this graph you can see Jack, Jericho and myself have the same lung capacity.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Body system

Today for inquiry we were learning about body systems. I learned that there are 11 body systems in your body. We were given a link to read about the different body parts and what they do. After we played a game were we either had to assemble the bones of the human body or label the different bones in the body.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Hineahuone (The First Woman)

This week for reading we have been learning about a Maori legend called the first woman (Hineahuone). This story is about how the first woman on earth came to be. Tane Mahuta (god of the forest) prised apart Ranginui (father of the sky) and (Papatuanuku) mother of the earth. Once Tane Mahuta and his brothers were finished making all things on earth they noticed that there were no other people to enjoy it with. With that being said they went and begged the gods to help them make the first woman on earth. They used red earth to form her and the breath of Tawhiri Matea, god of the wind to give her life. Once learning the story my pranter Zane and I used storyboard to retell the legend through pictures.

La Tour Mollet d'Auvergne - The Unfinished Beer

Today we got to learn about a man named La Tour Mollet d'Auvergne (Ted). He served as a machine gun battalion in 1941. Unfortunately he was killed by the German elite. Ted was only 35 years of age. There was a poem written aabout Ted. It was about him leaving a beer at a bar called Waihao Forks and saying he will come back for it when he gets home from the war. Sadly he never did.

Sailing Have a Go!

This Wednesday 23 people were given a special opportunity to learn how to sail, I was lucky enough to be a part of the that. We packed our bags and took a bus all the way to Okahu bay. We got to met our instructor Maria who was from Argentina. First we were taught how to set up the boat we would be sailing on. Then we put on our sailing gear and started to put our boats into the water. We learned how to control the boat and after we started to playing games like netball and follow the leader. Although I returned to school with a few cuts I really enjoyed the special experience. A big thank you to Mr Ogilvie for organizing the trip and Mr Johnston. Ms Kirkpatrick and Mrs Colenbrander for supervising us.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018


Yesterday we started reading a sophisticated picture book called Memorials. It was written by Gary Crew and Illustrated by Shaun Tan. As we read through the book we created a presentation to record information and take apart the story to get a better understanding about it. Once we finished we chose one of the slides from the presentation to blog about. I chose to blog about that Shaun Tan said about the book. In this slide I explained what Shaun Tan's quote meant and I also added an example of the quote from the book.

If you want to see the full presentation click here

Friday, 13 April 2018

Summary and Feeadback - Maori Battalion

In reading we have been looking at different forces that had a huge impact in world war 1. My reading group are researching native contingent (Maori battalion). To help us get a better understanding from the text, we read the text as a group then we gave our partner feedback and constructive criticism that will help them in their reading. After that we created a summary. First we had to find 20 interesting words from the text, then we chose the 6 most vital words from those words. We then used those words to create our short summary of the book we read.

TinkerCad - Design Process

Today at tech we created a google slide on how to use TinkerCad. I took screenshots of what I was talking about to give people a better understanding. The first time I used TinkerCad I found it easy because my graphics teacher Mrs Ferguson helped me. 

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Public Health Nurse

Today I have completed an activity for my attitude award. It is about the public health nurses in our school and why they are important. I think they are very important because they help people to be healthy and prevent rheumatic fever. They are also role models because they have positive attitudes and are devoted to help people.

Maori Battalion

Captain Malcolm McGregor was an aviator. I chose to research him because he is very inspirational and was a very smart man. The top DLO is our opinions on if we should remember the soldiers of the Maori battalion. In my opinion I do think we should remember. These are my groups DLO's we created to help us understand the text we are reading.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Angles - Multiple Rays

Today SanujanJeremiah and I partnered up to complete a worksheet that was based on finding angles. To help us we used something called a protractor. First of all we found it pretty challenging because we were doubting our selves and we were using different techniques that did not work. After a while Miss Morris told us how to use it properly. After that we were either right or an angle out. We found this very interesting and a bit challenging.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Angles Math Problem

Today in maths my group was learning about angles. We were given a task sheet about solving the missing angles. I used the rule: The interior angles of a triangle all add up to the same value 180 degrees. I choose one of the questions to write about. In this google draw I explained how I solved the problem and what I used. I found this activity to be easy because I have learned about angles before.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Duffy Assembly

Today this Tuesday we had a Duffy assembly. This is when we receive our Duffy books that are donated to us by mainfreight. We also had some visitors that came to talk to us. Matt Johnson is a rugby player and Taylah Hodson was a BMX rider. Taylah is trying to get her law degree and Matt is trying to be a PE teacher. They taught as that reading is important for a lot of life changing opportunities.

Life At PBS

Today I created a collage of photos about life at PBS. I did this to get my silver respect badge. Panmure Bridge School is a manaiakalani, that means we do a lot of blogging and we take part in lots of outside functions. In our class room our goal is to get 5 blog post a week. People from other places come to our school to teach us about different things like water care, sports and fitness.

Stephen Hawking

Today we were learning about someone who had recently died. Sadly, Stephen Hawking died because of a disease called motor neuron or ASL. Lyric, Jonathan and I created a google slides explaining what he did and what he was known for. He did a lot of great things throughout his life span and he will always be remembered.

Setting Description - The Tunnel

The Tunnel

The fallen leaves filled the ground. The smell of damp trees filled
the air. Water ran off the leaves and splashed onto the wet dirt.
It was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. A pathway ran across the
forest leading to a strange pitch black tunnel. All you could see was
a puddle at the entrance slowly creeping forward. As I walked into
the tunnel the air got cold and the smell was dreadful. With every
step the water got higher and higher. Then a light at the end of the
tunnel leisurely appeared. Once I got to the end the sun hit me like a
beam. I thought I was going to melt. I could finally catch a glimpse
of what was in front, and it was beautiful.

Today for writing our focus was a setting description. We were given a picture to base our writing off of. We used 5-7-10 to help us do our writing. I used lots of different language features to make my writing more interesting.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Rounding Numbers To 2 Decimal Points

Today for maths we have been playing a game. We were working on rounding numbers to 2 decimal points. You had to read the question and get the correct answer. The goal was to help the boy get enough money to buy a scooter.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Character Description

Robert was a wealthy man. He was also a very obnoxious neighbor.
He believed that magic existed, so he was slaving away in his garage
all day. Everyone thought he was a crazy man with a crazy fortune
in the bank. It was rare that you’d not see him with the same
clothes on. Robert lived alone, so he tried to prove that magic exists
to all of his neighbors. No one believed him.

Until one day he was out in the middle of his massive backyard.
Chairs surrounded him, it was strange.
Suddenly they started to levitate.
Everyone stood outside their houses in shock.
“I finally did it” he screamed.

Today for writing my group were doing character descriptions. We read some of the examples to help us. We were given a photo to base our writing about. In my writing I used simple, compound and complex sentences to make it more interesting.

5-7-10 Writing

The Strange Boy

The leaves rustled as he walked alongside the road.
He was all alone and lost.
This town was like a desert. I wonder where he’d come from.
His hair was pitch black and his clothes were ripped.
In his hands he held a large crumpled map.
As he kept walking he slowly disappeared.
I was curious about his sudden disappearance so I decided to follow
the strange boy. I searched every corner of the town until I found
him wondering in a forest nearby. I tried my best not to be heard in
the forest of fallen leaves and broken branches.
I followed him to an abandoned house.
The wooden floors screeched as he walked into the house.
“Who are you!?” I yelled. He didn’t say a word. “Who are you!?”
I repeated. Then he disappeared into the house.
Sweat dripped down my face. And my hands started to get clammy.
I knew I was going to regret this but I opened the door and walked
in. The boy was nowhere to be found. A big banging noise made
my ears ring. It started to get closer and closer but then it stopped.
I turned around and saw a familiar face. Who was he?
What was he doing here?

For writing we have been working on our 5-7-10 writing. We were given a image to write about. I used simple, compound and complex sentences to make my writing more interesting. I highlighted my simple sentences yellow, my compound sentences were highlighted blue and my complex sentences were highlighted pink.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Winter Olympics and PBS Comparsion

Panmure Bridge School has many similarities with the Winter Olympics, but we also have differences. Today I worked with Jericho to create a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the Winter Olympics and PBS. We found that we share some of the same values such as respect and excellence. We also found that we have different motto's. We did this to find the differences and similarities between PBS and the Winter Olympics.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Maths Elective Problem

Today for our maths task we were solving a maths problem. I was working with Mataio. For this problem we used our multiplication, division and subtraction skills. We found this problem a little hard but as we worked it out it became easier. From today's work I learnt how to use my times table facts to find a fraction of a set.

Design Brief

Today at graphics we talked about design briefing.We wrote down a bunch of who, what, where, when and how questions. After writing them I answered the questions. Then we made a comparison between two different mobile stands we found on the internet. We compared the color the style and some of the materials.

Design Brief


What can the design be used for?
Hold the phone for video watching or charging
Photo stand
What can you do with the design?
Hold the phone at a good angle
What would the design look like?
Hold your phone in the right angle or position
What am I going to design?
Stand holder for a mobile phone
What will the design be made from?
In the 3D printer with ABS plastic
What is the process of making the design?
Use the 3D printer


Where am I going to put the design?
In your house or car
Where can the design be used?
At home
In your bedroom
In your kitchen
In your living room
Where are we going to make the design?
In T10


Why do we need the design?
Watching long videos so your hand doesn’t get tired
Why are we making the design?
To hold the mobile phone when it is charging or when watching a long video


Who will use the design?
Who can I give this design to?
Who will like this design so much that they want one?
Who will make the design?


When will we take the design home?
In about ten weeks
When will we finish the design?
In about eight weeks
When are they going to use the design?
When your too lazy to hold your phone when watching a video or when it is charging
When will the design break?
When you don’t treat it properly


How long would it last?
As long are the parts are strong it would last
How durable are the materials?
If you don’t make the parts skinny it won’t snap it
How would the design be helpful?
To be a phone holder
How would we make the design?

Using the 3D printer