Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Special Visitors

The Summer Learning Journey for NEXT Foundation from Next Foundation on Vimeo.

 Today, Panmure Bridge School had important visitors from Manaiakalani, Auckland University and the NEXT foundation. The Summer Learning Journey consists of activities that you are able to do in the holidays, these activities help your literacy skills for tests. Rachel who started the Winter/Summer Learning Journey talked to us about how these programs help us with our reading and writing. The NEXT foundation thought that these programs help with our learning that they have decided to help give money to keep it going. The movie above shows how the Winter/Summer Learning Journey is fun and helps with our academic skills. After the visitors left, the movie was launched nation wide. I think that this program helps students prepare for upcoming test when they come back from the holidays. 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Tech Reflection

This year, the year 8's had an amazing experience at tech. Our first rotation was Cooking with Ms. Heka, we learned good skills, and recipes which were yummy, but easy. I really liked being able to use these recipes for deserts for my family. Our second rotation was Graphics with Ms. Ferguson. We made wooden clocks. Ms. Ferguson added mechanisms so that the clock would work. This was an interesting experience, I had never made a clock with MDF. My design was a watermelon. It was fun painting it with different colours. Our last rotation was Hard Materials with Mr. Grundy. We were making stained glass. My design was a sunset. It was hard finding designs that were straight to cut. I have learned a lot, and I am very proud with my outcomes. Thank you to Ms. Heka, Mr. Ferguson, and Mr Grundy for a fun experience at tech.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Tamaki College - P.E with Mr. Moyes

On Friday, LS2 stayed behind after tech for an extra lesson. There were 3 groups; P.E. with Mr Moyes, Robotics with Mr. Dunn, and Social Science with Ms. Apalu. I was in Mr. Moyes's group. The first thing that we did was warm-up, so we played Infinity Tag. After warming-up, we then played our first game. We played Bench Ball, the goal in this game was to work as a team. We were split into two teams, red and blue. We had two catchers from each team on the two benches. Everytime that the two catchers caught a ball from their teammates, the teammate would stand on the bench and help the two catchers. After this game, we then played Samoan Softball. Mr. Moyes combined football and Samoan Softball. The goal of this game was also to work as a team, and encourage one another. It was a fun and amazing day for everyone. I never heard of these games, but they were fun so I would play them again. Thank you to Mr. Moyes for such a fun day. 

Summer Learning Journey

On Friday, Hazel from University of Auckland came to talk to us about the Summer Learning Journey. This holiday's theme is Journey Through Time in New Zealand. It sounds very interesting, and adventurous. I would like to know more about New Zealand's history. This could be a great way to learn about our history, because as well as having an adventure, you are increasing your skill with comprehension and writing skills. 

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Interschool Athletics

Yesterday was the athletics interschool, there were different events at different times. I went to the interschool for discuss. When it was the year 8 girl's turn for discuss, I remembered to use all the skills that Andy from run, jump, throw. Shoulder width apart, chin, knee, toe all in a row, low to high - watch it fly. I tried my hardest, but I didn't make it in the top 5. Someone managed to throw their discuss almost 20 meters, which was really impressive. 

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Firestation Trip Summary - Daniel, Shakaia, Te Wai, Nazella

Daniel, Shakaia, Te Wai and I made summary of how firefighters keep us safe. We worked collaboratively to find the six most important words, then write a summary. Firefighters are first-responders meaning they are the first people who will come to you if there is an emergency. They are trained to help people, not only from our community but others. 

Get Firewise

Since LS2 went to the fire station, we had made a DLO (digital learning object) talking about being fire wise. One idea of being firewise is; get low, get out and stay out.