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.