Monday, 20 November 2017

Years 7 Leadership

We are learning about leadership as Year 7 will be our school leaders. Today we looked at what motivation means. We then worked collaboratively to create role plays to help us see what motivating others looks like, so we can learn to be great motivators.

Thursday, 16 November 2017


Today we had a special afternoon because a Police Helicopter was going to land in the middle of our field. Everyone was excited and sat on the field waiting for the helicopter. When it landed the wind was very strong and grass were flying everywhere. The men talked about the different parts and how it works I found out that there is a camera under the helicopter that cost $800,000 more then the actual helicopter. A while after the helicopter left, Police Officers showed us the intelligent dogs. I was amazed of what they can do and how fast they can run. This was a fun experience learning about the helicopter, dogs and wish to learn about it more.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Screen Castify

Today I have created a screencastify about my learning. I created my screencastify about my learning about fractions. I have picked to share this DLO because I had fun and I found this a bit challenging.
I have learnt that a fraction is a group or amount that is split into equal parts a denominator is how many parts there are altogether and a numerator is how much it has been taken or eaten.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Camels Explanation

How the camel has adapted to surviving in the desert
Have you ever thought about how or why Camels live in the Desserts. Camels can live in the Desserts because they are adapted to living in a hot and dry place. A Camel is a mammal with long legs, thick lips, and a humped back. Adapt is to make changes for a purpose to survive and live in hot & dry place for a camel
Camels have pads on their feet and chest to help them walk and lay on the hot sand, They also have webbed feet to walk on the sand much easier.

Camels have long thick eyelashes to protect them from getting sand or dust getting into their eyes. They have double layers to secure their eyes even more to keep them safe.

Camels have thick lips to eat twigs, bones and thorns. This lets them eat cactus for water without feeling any pain.

Even though camels aren’t the fastest animal they can help us get through the desert and carry your essentials.

Did you know? Camels can run up to 40 mph

Today for writing we have been learning about how to write an explanation. We decided to write an explanation about how the camel has adapted to their environment. I have learnt an interesting fact about camels, I found out that camels can run up to 40 mph so if your in a rush and stuck in the dessert don't look further and look for a camel.

Monday, 16 October 2017


Today I chose to play Nim in this game I had to use my mind a lot because It was a strategy game. This game was really challenging because it go harder by the level. I recommend this game to students enjoy solving problems and good at strategies. I rate this game a 10/8 because was fun but really easy for me.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Kelly Tarltons - Bonus Activity

For this Bonus activity our challenge was to write down all the prices for Kelly Tarltons. Me by my self will cost $22 and going with my whole family will cost $105. Family A pass is for families that have less members in their family and is cheaper by $31. Family B pass which is my family cost $105 which is $31 more then family pass A.

Kelly Tarltons - Activity 2

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Diet: Invertebrates and bony fishes
Habitat: Southern Hemisphere, South Africa and Mozambique
Appearance: Heavily Built, Characteristically smooth, rhomboid shape
Class: Chondrichthyes

Kelly Tarltons - Activity 1

Going to Kelly Tarltons will cost $22 for me by my self. I will save up to $5, going with my family will cost $105 and we'll save $27. Adults 16+ are from $32 saving up to $7 and if your under the age of 3 you are free. In total with by my self and going with my family is 127.

Sky tower - Bonus Activity

Adults wanting to try out sky walk will have to pay $150. If your a student or a backpacker with ID it will be cheaper then adults by $20. Kids 10 - 15 will be the cheapest at $120 and a family pack with 2 adults & 2 children will be $420.
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I have chose sky walk instead of bungy jump because I will never do that in my life. It is also really scary for because heights is my worst fear. I decided to do sky walk because that will be the only thing to conquer my fear. This event is more safer and cheaper then sky tower.

Sky tower - Activity 2

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I have chosen a kiwi to be the Sky towers New Mascot. I have chosen the kiwi because it is New Zealand's native animal and represents us very well. I have also learnt an amazing facts about kiwis, female kiwis lay eggs then nearly any other animal!. 

Monday, 9 October 2017

Sky Tower - Activity 1

For this challenge I had to find 5 interesting facts and share it as a DLO. I have enjoyed this because I found it that you can see approximately 82 meters away and, which is 82,000 meters.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Rainbows End - Bonus Activity

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For this bonus activity I have to write a 25 word summary of why I picked this ride and how I might have felt.
I have chosen the invader because this ride does 360 turns that goes faster and faster. I will be feeling anxious, but excited as well.

Rainbows End - Activity 2

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For the very extreme mode which is a full swing around the Stratosfear you will have to be over 150 centimeters ( a metre and a half). For baby extreme (known as less extreme you have to be over 130 centimeters. I think there is height restrictions for people because if your too short and small the belt might be loose and slip of which could lead to serious injuries.

Rainbows End - Activity 1

Today for Actvity 1 I located rainbows end on google maps. Secondly I had to see how much it will cost for my family to go then figure out how much it will cost for a family pass. This activity was fun because I discovered that tickets for rainbows end is cheaper to buy online and kid kingdom tickets are the same price if you are paying at the gate or online.

Thursday, 28 September 2017


Yesterday night we had a production for our schools 60th birthday since it opened. For the past month we have been practising dances showing all the years since 1957. It was fun and it was good to see most of the people at Panmure Bridge School showing up.After my class dance we are doing a Pacifica performance for our culture. Tonight we are also going to have another performance and I am looking forward to getting up on the stage.

Kiwi Can

Today at Kiwi can we played 3 games we first played a game called objects. In this game we had to be creative with the objects and make it into something else. I found this game funny because our objects were really hard. The second game we played was hand soccer, In this game we played soccer but with hand only. Our last game we played was 10 down, In this game we had to get the ball touch the ground once and pass the ball we couldn't move with the ball or it would be a handover. I think today was fun because we got active outside and were creative.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Freeman - Scale Drawing

Last week I have finished my Scale Drawing and laminated it onto the wall. I decided to do Itachi on the animated cartoon Naruto. I picked Itachi because he's my favourite animated character and found it easy but detailed. I have found this a bit challenging but fun at the same time and will like to do this again.

Shot types

Today we are learning about shot types and when they use it. I have found 3 shot types which is high angle shot, Over the shoulder shot and close up shot. LS2 have been watching the movie Princess Bride and I have notices similar shot types in the movie. I enjoyed the movie Princess Bride and also recommend it for kids.

Monday, 25 September 2017

What is a coalition?

Today we have been learning about what a coalition is and how it affects the government. A coalition is when small political parties join forces with bigger political parties and give them more seats in parliament.Today I have learnt who our local MP is, her name is Denise lee and represents Maungakiekie she was born on 4 December 1970 and is a member of National.

Cross Country

On Thursday we went down to Dunkirk for cross country. We had to run 5 laps around the course and finish through a inflatable balloon that we had to pass when we finished. We were the last class to run because we were in the seniors, as we waited we cheered on the other classes and as time when pass it was time for my year to run. We stood in a line while waiting for the clapper to clap I was excited but nervous at the same time then when the clapper hit my ears I started jogging with Sanujan. Throughout the course we jogged the whole race we started off last because we didn't want to waste our energy, but we managed to overlap people and we came 8th and 9th (I was 8th). We had a good time even though we didn't make the top 3 hopefully Next year I can come `1st 2nd or 3rd.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Sir Geoffrey

Sir Geoffrey Palmer was the 33rd prime minister of New Zealand. After he left parliament he had a good Korea being a lawyer. He was the labour leader in 1979 to 1990 and was a good influence for New Zealand.  He was born in nelson and raised their, he also represented Christchurch central.

Election Jigsaw

For the election that is happening now every intermediate students are studying about election and what happens in a election. We have learnt all the parties that is entered in the election . In LS2 we have been working collaboratively on a activity called Election JigsawWe had to name all the political parties and name the leader, the electorate (what place they are representing), a picture of them and the picture of the party logo. For example Nationals leader is Bill English his electorate is Cultha-South land. LS2 have found out that the two main parties are Labour and National.

Monday, 18 September 2017


Read an eBook day is when you read books anytime and anywhere. This celebration is celebrated on September 18. For read an eBook day we went on the Tamaki College over drive and read a book. I found a book called big Nate pray for a drill I found this book really funny and recommend it for younger students.      #eBook love

Friday, 8 September 2017

Time Versus Money

This week for maths we focusing on round numbers to the nearest ten for example if a Ice Block is $1:99 and I round it to the nearest ten the Ice Block will be $2:00 or if a lollies is 1:34 and I round it to the nearest ten the lollies will be $1:30 because there is no 4 cents in New Zealand. 

Tech - Food Tech

Today the year 7 and 8 went to tech at Tamaki college for their second session of their new rotation. Half of the year 7 did art, the other did food tech and the whole year 8 did Hard Materials. Today at food tech Mrs Heka (our cooking teacher) explained to us how to cook bacon and egg pie. The equipment we needed was 2 measuring bowls, 2 knives, 2 choping board, 1 wooden spoon and a rolling pin. The ingredients we needed was bacon, cheese, spaghetti and dough. Each person had 4 pies. I worked collaboratively with my buddy's Jeremiah and Miki. The bacon and egg pie was delicious.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Tamaki College Digital Library

Today LS2 went on the Tamaki College Digital Library to focus on our Reading skills and knowledge. There books of Fiction, Non Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and also Mystery and Suspense. I went on Mystery and Suspense and read a book called The Missing Mitt written by Franklin W. Dixon. The part I have just read up to was about two boys name Joe and Franklin who were getting ready for their baseball finals. They are running late but luckily Joe knows a faster way to the park.

Taking Risks - Kiwi Can

Today in our Kiwi Can session we started with a warm game that we have played once before, It was called bip bop bounce we started playing it in a circle, but boys and girls were separate. Then when we got better we made a bigger circle that was challenging for me. After this intense and exciting game we went outside to play hand soccer this game was similar to football but using hands only with was a bit hard for me to play. We played hand soccer outside and everyone participated and contributed it was a fun game because I scored 2 goals in 2 games which was really good for 3 minute games. At the end all of use joined in and in the game took risks. I had a lot of fun trying hard and scoring goals and we're looking forward for next week.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Bullying Animations

For this task we had to create an animation or a movie to tell others how to stand up to bully's. On of the main things you do is Stand up & Speak out, we also us WITS to stand up to bully's. I had really fun creating this activity, and learning how to stand up to bully's. 

Learning to use synonyms - Freeman

Today for writing we had to edit these sentences and put in more powerful words. I worked collaboratively with Ofa on this task. We found this a little bit hard because at the end we noticed that not all the words we changed made sense when we read out our sentences. Next time I need to remember to check that my sentences make sense. We thought it was fun finding new and different powerful words to use in our writing.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Read Theory - Marine Iguanas

Today I have did read theory and have read a text about Marine Iguanas. Marine iguanas are one of the strangest and scariest predators living in the Galapagos Islands. I found this very interesting because I've never seen or heard about Marine Iguanas. At the end of the text I got 10/10 and moved on to the next grade. It's predator is a Galapagos hawk and it's average life span is 5 to 12 years old.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Tech - Art

Today at tech we had our new rotations, we have just finished cooking and was excited for our new rotation. Our new rotation was art with Mr stagg, In art we had to get A4 paper and got to draw our cultural patterns we had to divide our paper into 5 parts so that each part gets a pattern or something got to do with our culture in the patters. In my first divided half I drawed a Tongan Allamanda flower and in my second divided part I'm planning to write a Tongan ngatu pattern based on my culture.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Why it's great to be me?

It great to be me because I get to play in any sport competitions during my time at school. I'm still young and active, I am competitive sometimes even if it's not a game. Lastly it great to be me because I get to learn different things about history, culture, Maths,Reading,Writing and different types of sports. I found this easy because I had to technically describe my qualities and things about me.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Two Day Woner

Two Day Wonder

There is a clever contrast between the way the poet describes yesterday and today.  List all the words that give you a feeling of being sick, sad, depressed or bored. Silent,drooped,dragged,sulked,yawned and grumbled

Now list all the words that describe feeling well, happy, bright and active from the second verse.  Better,Swish,Clatter,Hurry,Flying,Gallops,Shine and Dances
he lines from each verse matchup also.  List five of the opposite images.  This first one is done for you.
The street stretched silent, footpaths still - Cars swish, skateboards clatter.
  1. Washing dropped on the line - Shirts, sheets, socks stream in the breeze .
  2. My bike lay on the drive - My bike waits by the garage .
  3. Clouds dragged, low and slow. - Clouds hurry, high and flying
  4. The dog sulked in his basket - The dog gallops round the house.
  5. The world yawned and grumbled -The world shine and dances.

This is called juxtaposition.  Look this word up in the dictionary and copy the definition here
the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.
"the juxtaposition of these two images"
Today for reading we read a poem and answered questions involving the poem. I found this a little bit difficult because I was confused at the start but continued on and improved my answers. Next time when I do something similar to this I need to read the poem more then once slowly and carefully.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

You've got 2 minutes

I see the rapid fire of handballs being missiled across the courts as if they were starting world war 4. Skillfully I dodge every ball zooming past my face like a ninja. I smell the strong cologne wafting through the senior playground almost like we’re all at the Oscars trying to impress each other. Sadly this is mixed with the odour  of sweat that seems to sting me every time I walk past the courts. I hear all the complaints and excuses as the handballs continue to bounce. The girls screeching annoyingly,  “Stop pushing in!” always hurts my ears as I walk by. I feel the squishy round handball fall into my palm as I skim it as quick as possible. My mission to aim at others and protect my territory. I’m King at last but as soon as I think I'm winning, I get skimmed out without noticing. I taste defeat at first but the stronger taste is that of victory, as I know I left the court as King.
Today we used the 5 senses to create a story of what happens during lunchtimes. In my story I talked about handball and the loud noises that goes on during that time. We all had 2 minutes write a sentence for each of the 5 senses, I found this hard because I couldn't think of any powerful words to put in my story, but at the end I still had fun and fixed up my mistakes.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Yesterday we created a flexitangle with A3 paper. When we finished colouring we had to cross and score it with scissors and a ruler to make it straight. Lastly we glued the edges and had to fold it to make it look like this picture. After I was done it came out looking like this, even though it was very difficult I had lots of fun doing the process. I have learnt to draw designs bigger to make the colouring part easier and next time when we do a hexiflexigon I need to take my time and do not rush. 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Fosbury Flip

Today I have created a DLO about a famous quote and a famous person who made history. Dick Fosbury was famous for his inspiring quote and Fosbury flip that he created to win the gold medal in high jump.

A or An

In writing we learnt about A and an and how we use it in a story or sentences. These are my examples for a and an . I have learnt that we use an before words starting with vowels or with a silent h eg: It has been an hour since a slept.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Foot Loose

Today we managed to remember our dance from yesterday. In our dance we used rewindable learning. Rewindable learning is when we can go back and watch our video. We also rewinded our learning and practised again and again we collaborated and remembered all the moves we also performed in front the class and I think we were a bit nervous but very excited. Thank you to Zoe for showing us how to do the dance. 

A or An

Today we were learning 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 (eg-hour), we use an. I found this fun because I had fun playing with the images and learnt different things today.

Monday, 7 August 2017


Siblings like mine are curious and very annoying they always want to see what your doing and always tell on you if you are doing something or broke something special. I only have older sisters but younger cousins sometimes they cry very loud and your ears start to tingle.
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They always smell especially babies when they wear nappies, it's so disgusting changing their nappies I can’t believe they can stand the smell it's so horrifying but babies are cute. Babies have very smooth skin and they are cuddly. When the try to walk it like a turtle stuck on its back but one day they learn how to walk and even run maybe one day punch. Older sisters like mine are always up to mischief.

83 words in 2 minutes

Our challenge today was to write our ideas clearly so that they make sense. We had only 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 one minute, count our words carry on for 2 more minutes, count our words, then finish with 1 more minute. It was exciting and challenging for ourselves and I enjoyed it .

Dad meets the Martians

Friday, 4 August 2017

Learning journey prizes

During the winter holidays we worked on the winter learning journey challenge. In the challenge we explored the different activities and places at city's in New Zealand. Today in assembly we got exciting prizes and there was a impressive number of people who did the winter learning journey through out the weekend. Congratulations to Oh sen and Daniel for posting over 500 comments and won 1st place prizes and the 2nd, 3rd , 4th, 5th and 6th! Prize winners. I also would like to give a big thank you to Rachael for providing the exciting activities for us during the winter holidays.    

Cooking tech

Today we went to tech at Tamaki College. For tech our group is doing cooking and in 2 weeks we are changing. Today we made scones with bacon, cheese, eggs and milk San kyaw and I collaborated a manage to made 15 scones at the end I shared with my friends and it tasted delicous. 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Let me tell you some thing about

Let me tell you something about lunchtimes at PBS. Seconds before the bell rings everybody gets excited waiting for the loud sound to hit their ears. As soon as the bell rings everybody rushes like a herd of bison going through a small door. When we get outside I dig my through the bags to find my lunch, it looks almost curved like a colourful basketball made out of clay. While we are eating we wait for somebody to walk down the stairs with a handball. As soon as we see the little round ball we react in excitement and start running down the stairs screaming like a bunch of little girls in a concert. We mark our square in the handball grid making people howl in anger because they got out and taunt in happiness when they skim somebody out. The juniors run down the concrete hill screeching endlessly like a bunch of annoying bees stinging you everytime you look at them. On the field the senior boys are playing rugby scoring tries and running down the field back and forth like a ninja people jumping and flying through the air. They don’t seem to notice some boys on the ground in pain. All this happens while the teachers are in the staffroom resting and watching us like a hawk from distances away. Even though sometimes we are in mischief lunchtimes are always fun.

Today in Writing we have talked about lunchtimes in PBS and what happens at during this time. One of the important things that I did in my writing was to make sure I used powerful words and language features to hook in the readers. I suggested what my buddy had to delete and add to help him make sure his writing made sense. Next time in my writing I need to proofread carefully and slowly.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017


  1. 85 people from PBS went to a Warriors game. ⅕ of them got to meet the players. How many people didn’t get to meet the warriors?  
  1. In Thailand there were 80  boats parked along the shores ¼ of them sailed away to find fish. How many of them stayed?
  1. 24 students went to the shop and ¼ came back to school. How many people stayed at the shop.

  1. 45 people went and played handball. ⅕ of them went to have something to eat. How many of them are left playing handball?

  1. 28 People from PBS were given a piece of pizza. 1/7 did not eat any. How many people did not eat any pizza?

  1. 36 people went to the NBA finals. ¼ did not get picked to play in the finals. How many people went to the NBA finals?

  1. Freeman had 300 pens he had to share ½. How many does he have know?

  1. Affonso had 18 pieces of pizza. He had to share with 7/9 of his pizza with others. How many pieces does he have left?

  1. They are 500 apples Josh had to pick 2/4 of the apples off the trees. How many are still on the trees?

  1. P.B.S got 1000 bananas they had to share 4/8 with other schools. How many do they have now?
Today our group collaborated to create some fraction word problems for our friends to solve. It helped us think about the strategies we use for finding fractions of whole numbers, and it will help them practise their strategies when they find the answers.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Things you need in your car

Today for Reading we had to do key for inference. I read text 3 and it was about a Mum and daughter who broke down in the middle of nowhere then they saw a tow truck that came and helping them. We had to answer questions about the text and do a challenge. This challenge was to create a DLO about things you need in your car in case something happens or emergency. In my DLO I have included a pressure pump, weather radio, torch light, jumper cables, flare, thermal blanket to keep them warm, triangular bandage, Distilled water for wounds, water for hydration, Money, a extra tyre and lastly a granola bar to have extra protein.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

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

Keeping Maori storytelling alive is important because it helps people remember their culture’s history. When each generation hears stories about it, it keeps them captivated.
Sanujan, San Kyaw and I created this 25 word summary using 6 words of our own choice. We listened to facts and reasons of why we should keep oral story telling alive and used the facts collaboratively to create this. We think story telling is important because it keeps children captivated when they hear about it. 

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Maui and the sun

Lyric and I created this comic strip to practise using dialogue and to show rather than tell. To create this come strip we used Storyboard that to tell the myth "Maui and the sun ". Lyric and I found this hard because we had to use different materials to create a rope and a wall.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Day 7 - Activity 2

Activity 2: After you have finished up in Taupo, it is time to hop back in the car and head for Rotorua – a town where will have the chance for some much needed rest and relaxation. In fact, you will visit the Tarawera Bush Pool – a geothermal hot pool that is located in the middle of a forest. The warm water in the pool comes from underneath the ground. After a few hours in the pool you feel really relaxed.
On your blog, post a picture of yourself doing something relaxing. I find reading really relaxing. Here is a picture of me reading one of my favourite books!
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In this photo I'm relaxed reading a book that I got from the library.

Day 7 - Activity 1

Activity 1: While in Taupo, you go for a walk around the lake and you notice pieces of rubbish floating in the water. You also notice that there is rubbish on the footpath. As you know, it is really important to put rubbish in the bin and keep New Zealand clean and beautiful for generations to come.
With that in mind, it is time think about what you can do to keep New Zealand beautiful. Use your imagination and come up with three things that you could do to make your neighbourhood more beautiful. Post your list on your blog ☺

  1. Put up signs saying No Littering
  2. Put more Bins around the neighbourhood
  3. Pick up Rubbish when you got time

Day 6 - Bonus 8 points

Read about the Matariki festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year. On your blog, tell us about three of the events. You can choose any three events that you wish.
Bonus Activity: As part of the Matariki festival, there is a two day Kapa Haka competition. The haka is a traditional war dance that Maori performed before going into battle. The haka is now performed by children/adults in the community and by professional sporting teams, including our national rugby team, the ‘All Blacks.’  The All Blacks have performed various haka over the years. Watch the following three haka videos (1 – 3) and, on your blog, list the haka videos in order from best (#1) to worst (#3). There are no right or wrong answers ☺