Monday, 26 December 2016

Summer Learning Facts

Canada Facts Sheet
  • Canada is listed to be the second largest country in the world, after Russia.
  • Usually in Canada, Police officers will give out 'positive' tickets if they catch someone doing something good.
  • Niagara falls are home to Canada, as they have massive waterfalls. 

Summer Learning


I chose Canada because I would really like to visit the country because it seems very cultural. I would like to visit the different landmarks in Canada because they look very different to the New Zealand landmarks. I would also like to visit Canada because of the attractive scenic.  

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

2016 LS2 Collage

This is a collage that Zahra, Zeba and I made showcasing our year at Panmure Bridge School. This reflection is based around LS2's 2016 learning journey. This collage has LS2 students receiving care awards, the Tahuna Torea trip, and working collaboratively. 

Tuesday, 13 December 2016


This week, we were focusing on film study on Labyrinth. Labyrinth is a movie that was released on 1986 from David Bowie, a famous singer/song-writer that passed away recently this year (10/1/2016). We focused on the character development, narrative structure, and the clues that were given in Sarah's room. 

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Completing my Goals

These were the goals I set up for myself in term three or at the start of term four. This was for my excellence and innovation. I tried so hard to achieve them this whole term, and I finally have. I have recently posted 400 blog posts in total, and have approximately 50 blog posts for this term. I have also presented, I presented the Library trip the librarians of Panmure Bridge school went to. I have also read three novels, this was also a task from my excellence and innovation CARE badge, I made a book review for the three books for proof that I have read them. Next year, I hope I have bigger goals. 

Friday, 9 December 2016

Head Girl Speeches

Thank you for nominating me for such a prestigious role in Panmure Bridge. As you may know, my name is Nazella. Being a leader of Panmure Bridge school has been my goal ever since I saw Fine presenting on stage, I have been nominated for being head girl and believe that I will make a perfect head leader. But what entitles me to this position, you may ask?
I am confident, hard-working and passionate girl ,with an aim to not only drive forward, but to ensure that my fellow peers are driving with me to a journey to greatness. I mean, isn’t that what this school looks towards, ‘striving to achieve?’ More of my qualities important for the role of head leader include determination, an attribute that I have adopted or learned over my many years in Panmure Bridge School. Think about it, you wouldn’t want a leader to perform a poor job and surrender half way there? Would you?
To me, given the title of ‘leader’ does not mean to just be named, no. But to guide people through their learning journey.
Being a leader of Panmure Bridge school means representing our school with a high standard. I am a confident girl that wears our school uniform with pride. As a leader, I will also remember to always fulfil my responsibilities and to look after you, no matter what race, gender, size or age you are! Respecting teachers, visitors, students and the school is my main priority, whether I’m leader or not. This year I have participated in kiwi sport and made sure that everyone was encouraged and that they were doing the right thing. I motivated them so that they never felt discouraged and that they don’t think that they aren’t a worthy player.
Whatever happens, I will always be respectful and follow our CARE values. Being leader is a big opportunity and is a massive deal to me. If I do make the position, I will fulfil all the responsibilities and always have a smile on my face. Please, consider me as your vote, I promise I won’t let you down.

This year I have been nominated for head girl. This week the leader nominations wrote a speech about why they should be in the position of being a student leader in Panmure Bridge school. Today we said our speeches infront of LS2. I was nervous but tried my hardest when it was my turn. All of the eyes of LS2 were looking at me, but I still recited my speech. I mumbled a few times, but tried to focus on the speech. I then remembered that this was my goal for over 1/2 years, so I tried harder and harder to focus and recite the speech more confidently. After all the speeches were done, the student leaders and the year 7's then voted. 

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Procedural Writing about Straw Rockets

Last week on Friday, LS2 went to Tamaki College to make paper models and straw models of rockets. We first made straw rockets using two pieces of straw, one thick one thin, sellotape, scissors and rocket fins (paper). I had to write in procedural writing the steps. 

Tahuna Torea Visit

This is a Prezi that Zahra, Zeba and I made. This is everything we learned at Tahuna Torea. We went to Tahuna Torea to try to find some Godwits returning from their migration flight, but unfortunately we didn't, but we still saw many other things like, different birds, guano and learning about their habitat. 

Tahuna Torea Trip

Yesterday we went to Tahuna Torea to look at the birds and see if we can spot a Godwit. We first ate, and played on the park. After playing on the park, we then had a walk on the Tahuna Torea path to see if there were any Godwits. We had to make a reflection about our learning at Tahuna Torea. We saw Guano (Bird turd) and different birds and plants. 

Greater than - Less than - Equal Maths

Today for maths we were revising our knowledge with the > = < signs. These signs shows us which number is bigger, smaller or if the number is the same. 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Straw Rockets

Last week on Friday LS2 spent the whole day at Tamaki college to learn and make rockets. We learnt how to make straw rockets. This is my procedural writing for making a straw rocket. After making rockets, Ms Ferguson flew her rocket 'Carrot' that she 3D printed, it flew up perfectly, but dissapered! It was very fun! I also added a collage of what happened at Tamaki college. 

Thank you to Ms Ferguson, and Mr Dunn for putting so much effort for Friday!

Multimodel Reading

This week for reading, we were looking at the Kuaka's migration. We got put into groups, in my group Gozan, Harry, Lathem, Cecillia, AJ, Lyndon, Breeana and me. We used our prior knowledge to talk about what transport we use to get overseas today, 30 years ago and 100 years ago. 

Monday, 5 December 2016

Rocket Learning at Tamaki College

Last week, on Friday LS2 went to Tamaki College to build paper models of rockets. We first tried making the straw rockets, using drinking straws, tape, and scissors. Our teachers Ms Ferguson and Mr Dunn taught and guided us through the process. For the first straw rocket we had no fins to see our distance, we then added more and more fins and saw that there was a difference since we added fins. I learned that the more fins you add, the further it goes. 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Ms Eeles Thank You Letter

This is a Thank You letter to the Panmure Bridge school music teacher, Ms Eeles. For my respect award, I had to thank a teacher or a staff member. I decided to thank Ms Eeles, as she's been teaching me music for about 3 years. 


This term we have been playing Hockey with our coaches, Mel and Carly. They taught us how to dribble, how to juggle and how to pass by playing fun games like Shark Attack. 

Thank you to the coaches and to Auckland Sports for providing us the equipment and the coaches. We have learned alot about hockey, and all had an amazing time. 

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Teaching Ma'ata

This is my task for my attitude badge. I had to pay it forward, so I thought that I could teach Ma'ata how to solve 29 x 2. It was hard for me to explain but she finally understood. I think this was the best task from the attitude tasks because I had fun and talked to Ma'ata. 

Malala Yousafzai's Positive Attitude

This is my DLO talking about Malala Yousafzai's positive attitude. This was for my attitude badge. I had to talk about her positive attitude although her despite her difficulties she has faced. I think that Malala Yousafzai is a role model as she fought for Woman Rights even after she was shot by the Taliban. 

Hundertwasser Research

He was born on December 15 1928
Hundertwasser’s dad died when he was 1 in 1929
Hundertwasser was a child while WW2 was happening.
Hundertwasser is from Vienna, Austria
Art (3)
He doesn’t like straight lines
He likes bold colours
He has a creative mind
Hundertwasser made a public toilet in New Zealand near Kawaka.
Hundertwasser made the Koru flag of New Zealand in 1983.
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He was buried in New Zealand, while at sea.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Hundertwasser died on February 19, 2000 at the Pacific ocean who then was buried in New Zealand under a tulip tree.

This is our research on the famous artist Hundertwasser. Me and Zeba researched his childhood/birth, where he is from, 3 pieces of art and 3 facts, his connection to NZ and his death and where he died. 

Staying Cyber Safe - CARE awards

This is my DLO talking about keeping Cyber Safe. This is for my Confidence badge. I talked about the age limits with social media accounts as it is a big deal if you're under-aged. I also talked about pop-up ads because sometimes they're not suitable for younger kids or cause viruses. 

Leader Nominations

Today we had our leader nominations for 2017 in Panmure Bridge school. The year 7's chose people they believed would be great student leaders, we then will choose 6 people from the different areas (Manaiakalani, Sports, Head Students,) one boy and one girl each area that had the values of being trustworthy, that can speak clearly, confidently and with expression and that is enthusiastic. We chose people who will motivate and interest people while saying speeches, and that will get involved. 

Respecting Pictures

This DLO has photos that are showing respect. This is for my respect badge, I had to find some images that have people respecting. I also added a photo showing me attributing, I added this image because I was respecting the person who took or allowed the photo to be used. 

Friday, 25 November 2016


This is my DLO talking about my hobby, photography. I personally love taking pictures as it opens my mind of creativity. This is for my excellence and innovation care award were I had to talk about my hobby. 

Athletics Day PBS

Today we had the Panmure Bridge school athletics day for 2016. This year we were super lucky and had some helpers from Tamaki college who were guiding and helping with our activities. This year we were split up into three groups, and the leaders were Mishaan, Mia and Javeylor. The game that the year 7's played first was basketball/netball shoots were two teams would be on the court and have to shoot their balls in the hoops. One team would be on the side lines cheering on each team. Even when someone failed to shoot, each team would be supportive and help by encouraging each other on. I really enjoyed working with my team as they encouraged everyone. 

Jean Batten's Excellence and Innovation

This DLO talks about Jean Batten and her excellence and innovation. I had to research a New Zealander who has shown excellence and innovation and I thought I could research Jean Batten. This was for my Excellence and Innovation badge. 

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Florence Nightingale

This is a DLO talking about Florence Nightingale, someone who I respect and look up to because of her amazing leadership skills and qualities. This is for my respect badge for my care awards. Florence Nightingale was a nurse in the time of the crimean war. 

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Respect Song

In 1964/1965 a song called 'Respect' was released by Otis Redding. The song was sung by Aretha Franklin confidently in 1967 and signature song for the R&B singer Aretha Franklin. This song is about getting respect from their 'man' and having the same equal rights to men. This song is sung by many people like Kelly Clarkson in 2002. 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Wright Brothers Timeline

This is my timeline for Jean Batten who was a kiwi aviator. This term we have been looking at flight. The year 8's are looking at Godwits while the year 7's are learning about aviators and planes. For this activity we had to make a timeline about an aviator we chose. I chose the Wright brothers and made a timeline in chronological order till the very start of their life till the end. 


Monday, 21 November 2016

Life at PBS

This is a collage showcasing life at Panmure Bridge school. I used photos from this year, like LS2 at Tech, Athletics day, working on our devices, kiwi sport and Constable Cyrus. 

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Care Award Book Review

For this CARE award, I made a review of three books as it is for my excellence and innovation CARE badge. I had to read three novels, so I read, Parvana from Deborah Ellis, Dork Diaries: Drama Queen from Rachel Renee Russell, and The Best Day of My Life from Deborah Ellis. 

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

5 Minutes Of...

Yesterday for writing, we wrote about the Westpac helicopter picture which has a person being saved by the helicopter. We were looking at recounts and all the structures in the recounts. We had to find a partner and had 10 or more minutes to write a recount using the picture, I worked collaboratively with Zahra back to back, taking turns writing sentences. We used the TREE structure, Tittle, Reveal - 5 w's and h, Events - Time ordered events and Ending - How did it end?  

Friday, 11 November 2016

Godwits Comic Strip

This term we have been looking at flight, the year 7's have been looking at Godwits or the Kuaka, this week we made a comic strip including facts about the Godwits. Godwits' are birds that have a non stop flight from New Zealand and Alaska, only stopping at the Yellow Sea to refuel. I learnt that the Godwits' go through the weather, even through storms. 

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Public Health Nurse Research

This is one of my tasks from my attitude care award badge. I had to research what Public Health Nurses (PHN) do and what their role is. 

Thank you to the Public Health Nurses in Panmure Bridge school for caring about everyone and making sure everyone is safe. 

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Copying, Pasting and Cutting

Today we have been playing the cybersmart game where we learn more about smart searching. We used a virtual dice to land on a link. I landed on a follow up, in this follow up I learnt about copying, pasting and cutting. I also got asked: Why would you use copy instead of cut before pasting? 

Monday, 7 November 2016

Cyber Smart

Today we have been playing the Cyber Smart game. In this follow up, I was learning more about keyboard shortcuts which could help me in the future. 

Paper Planes Competition

Today we were learning to analyse and measure for maths. We redesigned our group planes by adding details and ideas from our groups' individual planes. In our group, we chose our best plane thrower so that they can beat the other opponents, we chose Tai as his arm movement was faster. When everyone finished their throwing, we then measured accurately our paper plane distance. They all had three tries, and in the end, we opened the windows and doors to see the difference between the three other tries. 

Friday, 4 November 2016

Paper Planes

Yesterday for maths we were collaboratively working with our groups given by Mrs Anderson making paper planes. This activity was a silent collaborative challenge, where Mrs Anderson didn't talk, but she did put all the instructions on a presentation which we all had to follow very carefully. I worked with Sebastian, Oh Hsen, Tai, Breeana and Calvin designing different types of paper planes. We went on YouTube videos, websites and images to make our paper planes. When we all finished our design, we went outside to trial and measure (with our feet) how far it flew. Our whole group was helping each other and having so much fun. The plane that went furtherest was Tai's and Breeana's. 

Wright Brothers Facts Sheet

For reading, we have been focusing on the four structures in reading. Scaffold text, complimentary text, challenge text and self selected text. For our second activity we had to make a facts sheet about the Wright brothers. 

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Godwits DLO

This term we have been looking at flight, the year 7's have been learning about Godwits (Kuaka in Maori). We were learning about their migration, I worked collaboratively with Calvin and Oh Hsen and improved our team work skills. When we were researching, we had to narrow our search so that we can get the information needed, and putting the keywords only. I learnt that the Godwits migrate from Auckland to Alaska non stop, but stop at the yellow sea to refuel. We also tried something new, we made a digital sketchnote where we used shapes and text boxes. 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The Shake Out Movie

The Shake Out from The Outlook for Someday on Vimeo.

Congratulations to Lathem, Jasmine, Sylis, Daniel and Reon for making a short film in the Outlook for Someday competition. Panmure Bridge school are all very proud of your movie. We hope you win the competition! 

Make sure to watch the movie:

Monday, 31 October 2016

Main Idea - Wright Brothers

Today we were learnt four structures that are in a text. These are scaffold text, complimentary text, challenge text and self selected text. We read about the wright brothers using the scaffold of the four structures. The scaffold is the structure which you build up your knowledge with facts etc. We then made a DLO about the main idea about the text using the facts. 

Friday, 28 October 2016

Mona Lisa Smart Searching

This week we had a mini inquiry. We chose our topic by an alphabet generator, we ended up with a letter and chose our topic we could search about. I ended up with the letter 'm' and chose to talk about Mona Lisa. I then had three questions about the topic. We added should, could and might in our questions so it's more of a opened question. We then had to research and make a sketch note. When we were researching, we were using the skills that Mrs Ogilvie taught us. We had to narrow the search, and take the useless words out. 

Friday, 21 October 2016

3D Shapes

Today for tech, we were learning about the different 3D shapes, we learnt how to make a cube. We made a cube using an isometric paper to make a cube with the lines. The trick is to get a piece of white plain paper and put it on top of the isometric paper and make a cube with it by simply adding three lines together to make a diamond shape, then adding four lines together so that it can be a 3D cube. 

Narrowing a Search

This week we have been learning about narrowing a search. Mrs Ogilvie came to the library to talk to us about  being cyber smart. This will help us find the ideal information we want. 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Reading Test Strategies

Inspector Gadget and Feet for Flight

For reading this week, we were practicing our test strategies for our upcoming tests in week 3/4 with two texts. We read two reviews about Inspector Gadget and Feet for Flight and used all our strategies to answer the questions. We had to read the instructions very carefully, we had to look at the questions so we knew what we were looking for in the text, read every word instead of skimming and scanning, once we're done, read the text again just to find the actual answer, eliminate the answers you know aren't correct and choose the best answer you think is right.  

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Care Awards - Attitude

Today, I have completed a care award, I tutored someone who needed extra help. Our care awards are, confidence, attitude, respect and excellence and innovation. You have to choose 5 in each care so 5 in confidence and so on and get a sign from the 1 of the 6 head students and from the teacher.Today I got my care award signed by Zeba the Manaikalani leader. Then you have to make an appointment with the principal and talk to him about getting your badge. This is my first year and it is really fun. I taught Sa Kae how to make a DLO and also taught her about syllables.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Rhythm Interactive

Today (Room 5, LS1, and LS2) we had a session of Rhythm Interactive with Lucy and Johnnie. It was very interesting because Lucy and Johnnie didn't talk because they said that 'actions speak louder than words.' We had to listen and follow the beat that Lucy and Johnnie did. We had to learn 3 rhythms by clapping it with out hands, to get it in our head. We learnt some songs and how to play the drum with them, these songs were translated into English; 'Together we can change,' was a sentence from a song we sang.   Lucy and Johnnie are partners who travel to spread the message of; 'actions speak louder than words.' 

A big thank you to Lucy and Johnnie for coming, and also giving us a drum for our music room. 

Monday, 10 October 2016

Leadership Tagul

This term we are focusing on leadership, this is because next year we will all be leaders as we're going to be year 8's. We were looking at qualities and different role models. We had answers like 'Mum' or 'Nelson Mandela'. We used 'tagul' to make our word cloud. We found out that leaders all make mistakes, but learn from them. In the end, we all had our own role models, these models all had different qualities. 

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Goals - Care Awards

These are the goals I want to achieve. This is for one of my CARE awards and I'm very hoping I can achieve these goals. 

Friday, 30 September 2016

Smart Searching

Today Mrs Ogilvie from National library came to Panmure Bridge school to talk about smart searching online. She had amazing sites that could help us with our learning and that are for our age range. She talked to us about a site called Epic, this site contains other websites that have information about topics we want to learn about. We then went to a site called Britiannica. This website has information for people in secondary school, primary and intermediate. We also got told about Kids InfoBits, this site is for kids and has information about anything. These sites also contain people reading the text out for you and has different reading levels. It also has images and video clips. 

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Para Olympian Kate Horan

This is my DLO talking about a Para-Olympian Kate Horan. Para Olympians have disabilities but still compete in the Para Olympics with their securely attached something. Kate Horan disability is her leg, to runt in the Para Olympics she must wear a securely attached leg.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Quick Write

  Today, for writing we were writing a quick narrative with 6 (Max) sentences. We had to be very imaginative and creative. A story starter we used was, 'Once upon a time...' We did this activity to improve our narrative writing, or recapping what we were learning about narrative for next term. 


Today for maths we were playing quizizz's. We were learning our multiplication, addition and subtraction the fun way. We had a code to enter to join a certain quiz (Miss Naicker's one that she set). We had almost 20 or 10 seconds to answer each question. We had our ranks, these were based on our the questions we answered. After a while, Mrs Anderson and Miss Naicker joined the race. Mrs Anderson came first. We did this because we were challenging each other, and it's a very fun way to learn your basic facts.