Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey Opening

Today the Summer Learning Journey was officially opened. Rachel came to our school with a number of people including Mr Grady the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and also people from the Next Foundation. There was a little clip shown with the host being the Manaiakalani leader of PBS Daniel Grady. Our school was a big help in this Summer Learning Journey with our school being one of the best bloggers for the summer and winter holidays. But of course we couldn't have made this a reality without Rachel who was the person who organised this program. After this we got free lunch thanks to the Next Foundation.
The Summer Learning Journey for NEXT Foundation from Next Foundation on Vimeo.

Christmas in Canada

To celebrate Christmas we got into groups of four and worked collaboratively to find out about Christmas in different countries all around the world. My group worked on Canada and we found a lot of interesting things about Canada like how the eat chicken bones as a Christmas treat.We also learnt what they do differently from New Zealand. To show our learning we recorded our google drawing using screencastify. I worked on this DLO with Freeman, Joshua and Magenta.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Google Coding Game

For three days google had a coding game if you clicked the google logo. This game starred a rabbit character and the objective of the game was to code the rabbit to collect all of the carrots using as little code as possible. There are four different coding tiles the first being a tile that moves the rabbit forward the second and third are tiles that turn the rabbit left or right and finally there is a tile that loops code for the set number. 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Cuboid's Story - Part 1

This an animation called Cuboid's Story and it is about a character named Cuboid who is in his very own videogame. He has to face whatever dangers pass him, Will he conquer his very own game? This is only part 1 so you are going to have to stick around to find out. Thanks to Jack for helping me with this animation which I made during the weekend and in my spare time.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Royal Family DLO

Today half of the school went to an athletics inter school and so half of LS1 came to LS2 and we got into groups of 6 I worked with the 6 people you see on the first slide. There was big news about Prince Harry getting engaged so we learnt about the royal family and made a DLO about our findings.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Athletics Day 2017

Today was Panmure Bridge School's athletics day. There were four different teams green, blue, yellow and red I was on the red team. In the year 8 teams the red team won which was the team that I was on. For our activities we had students from Tamaki College come to help us with the activities. After our activities we got sausages for lunch. Last but not least we did the sprint finals. In the year 8 boys the finalists were Harlem, Lyndon, Cj, Aj, Te Wai and Sylis.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Doppelganger Questions

Harlem, CJ and I read a book called Doppelganger. This book is about a boy who goes on a cruise ship and sees a doppelganger of himself. If you want to know what the word doppelganger means you can watch this video of me answering questions that my group made using the information from this book.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Dental Health DLO

Today we were learning about oral / dental health and Te Wai and I made a DLO to show my learning. This is an animation 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.

Monday, 6 November 2017

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 DLO showing how Sand Sharks adapt to there environment and how they are able
to survive in there habitat.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017


This is a DLO about democracy and what it means. When I made this DLO I learnt a lot about what democracy means and also I learnt how the government works just a little bit more. I worked with Fraidoon, Daniel, Aj, Eric, Oh Hsen and Cj.

New Zealand Prime Minister

This is a DLO I made about the Prime Minister David Lange who was an amazing Prime Minister who stood up for New Zealand and what he believed was right for the country. I had a lot of fun researching about David and what wonders he brought to the country. I made this DLO with help from Eric, Aj, Cj, Daniel, Oh Hsen and Fraidoon

Political Party Jig-saw

Bill English
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Jacinda Ardern
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Mt Albert
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Wellington Central
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NZ First
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David Seymour
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Marma Fox
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United Future
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Gareth Morgan

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This is a jigsaw I made about the political parties I made this jigsaw with the help of Eric, Aj, Cj, Daniel, Oh Hsen and Fraidoon. When I was learning about the parties I found out a lot about how the election takes place and to me it's really interesting yet very confusing.

Monday, 18 September 2017

World E-Book Day

Today is world e-book day and to celebrate I read an e-book called okay for now. This book is about a boy named Doug Swieteck who is a baseballer who got a baseball cap from Joe Pepitone that was signed on the inside of his cap so nobody could even see that it was truly Joe's hat in the first place. If you want to see what other turn of events happen in this book you can find this book in the tamaki college 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

Click here to view eBook details for Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt 

Read an eBook Day

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Fantasy conventions: The princess bride

This week we have been doing a film study on the movie Princess Bride and we learnt a lot of things about how movies are made and the different aspects of movies but I decided to make a DLO on fantasy conventions which is a rule that most fantasy movies follow and it is what makes a fantasy movie, a fantasy movie.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Scale Drawing Enlargment

This week I have been working on a scale drawing enlargement. This is when I choose a drawing and put a grid over it, then double the size of the grid on another paper and use the squares as a guide to help you draw. The ratio in this case is 1:2 because I doubled it In this drawing, I drew the Excalibur from the game Warframe.

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

2 Word Sentence

This is a DLO I made about two word sentences. Two word sentences only have two words well obviously but one of those words is a subject and the other word is a verb so you can turn any compound or complex sentence into a two word sentence as well but you may need other sentences so it can make sense.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Year 8 college experience

Today the year 8’s went to tamaki college to learn about what it is like at college before we started we did the usual tech but we did out first session with mr grundy about making glass panes and then we had our morning tea after that we went to maths with Mr Jones and played battleships then we went to science with 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 Sub Way for lunch which was delicious and then 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.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Bullying Animation

This is an animation that I made with the help of Oh Hsen, Daniel and Aj. This animation is about a year 8 student standing up for a junior student who is getting bullied. I think it is important to realise that junior students can't stand up for themselves and they need some help sometimes so that's where the senior students come in. We can stand up and speak out for the people who can't stand up for themselves.                           

Wednesday, 23 August 2017


Today for writing I learnt about capital letters and how important
they are in you're writing it might be easy to type a capital letter but sometimes and can be hard to get the capital letters in the write place.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Today we got to play with an mBot that my friend Lyndon won at the GEG student
summit which was a really cool place we got to learn new things about technology and we got to bring our learning  back to the class to show everyone. The mBot is really cool i is a robot that we have to program. When we were programming this mBot I noticed that we all talked a lot and it made it easier o program it to the best of our ability

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Today we made a Flextangle which is 3d 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. This was a maths activity which is pretty cool that we got to do this for maths but it did have some geometry elements implemented and the folding was a bit difficult.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Kate Sheppard

This is a DLO Calvin, Oh Hsen, Eric, Cj and I made about Kate Sheppard who was a New Zealander and was also the leader of the suffragette movement which is when the women protested against the men because they wanted there own say in the election.

Dance - Rewindable Learning

Panmure Bridge School has a dance production coming up and I am in in the song Staying alive 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. But these moves didn't make themselves thank you to Zoe for helping us out with the dance.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

GAFE Summit

Today I went to the GAFE summit at Ormistion with Tiava, Daniel, Lyndon and Jeremiah. We went to present our knowledge on stop motion animation using google slides and we also got to learn some other things from different schools that we then got to take back to school to teach the classroom we also got to meet the head of Google Australia. I had a lot of fun at the summit and we even won an M-Bot thanks to Lyndon's help and we are going to spend the next week learning how to program it. A big thank you to Mrs Anderson for taking and supporting us and also Mrs Ferguson for providing transport.

This is our animation that we presented:

Monday, 7 August 2017

Galloping Greyhounds

This is a DLO Eric and I made to help us work out adding fractions and also we learnt a little bit of ratios on the way I had a lot of fun working this problem out because it was interesting and something that I hadn't tried before.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Tech Term 3 Day 1

At tech I am still working with Mrs Fergusson. My design is finished and has been laser cut I know have to design and paint the front of my clock. The design I have gone with is the Tri-Force from The Legend of Zelda so I will be using a lot of yellowish golden colour to make my clock as accurate as possible.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Suffragette Movement

This is a DLO Eric, Cj, Calvin, Oh Hsen and I made. It is a short 25 word summary definition of the suffragette movement which is when the women couldn't vote but they wanted there own say so they protested and now women are allowed to vote. We talked a lot when making this DLO to figure out how we could define the suffragette movement in 25 words.

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 Te Wai 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.

Monday, 3 July 2017

People Power Maths Problem

Today for maths our LI: was, Formula for finding a percentage using a calculator. Te Wai 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 Te Wai's

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Factory Maths Problem

The learning intention for this maths problem was that we would use new or known strategies to work out this problem and I had a lot of fun trying out new strategies and working out this problem. I thought it was a really interesting way to present a maths equation

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Saturnalia - Italy Winter Solstice

This is a DLO Fraidoon and I made about Saturnalia which is a winter solstice celebration in Italy. Countries have these celebrations because it is the marking of a new beginning in there country where they can grow new crops and harvest the grown crops.

Legend of the seven sisters

 This week we have been doing work for Matariki because it is the time of the Matariki celebration. Fraidoon and I made this DLO which has some information about The Legend of the Seven Sisters story which is a maori story about how the seven stars of Matariki came to be.

Winter Solstice animation

 This is an animation Fraidoon and I made about the Winter solstice and how the seasons work. We made this DLO for the Matariki celebration about the seven stars or nine because now they believe that there are 9 sisters. Matariki is around the time of the winter solstice so it is kind of New Zealands winter solstice celebration.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Blackout day at PBS

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 Tu Tere 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 cricle around the court and we passed a ball around to everyone.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

What people think about rubbish in our school

This is a graph showing what people think about rubbish in our school it shows that a lot of people drop rubbish around our school it also shows that we need more rubbish bins and we need more and finally a lot of people are unsure whether people would listen to signs saying not to litter.