Thursday, 14 December 2017

The NEXT Foundation - Summer Learning Journey

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

Today The Next Foundation came to our school. They came when we had our school assembly. They were here to launch the Summer Learning Journey for 2017/2018. The Summer Learning Journey is hosted by Rachael Williams, the program consists of many different entertaining and educational activities. The NEXT foundation have made a mini movie with our school and they also donated a lot of money to keep the Summer Learning Journey going. The main character in the film was Daniel (a student in Panmure Bridge School). There were also a lot of students from LS2 who were featured in the little movie. After the assembly all students of Panmure Bridge School lined up  and got a delicious lunch from The NEXT foundation. 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Christmas Challenge

This week we were set a challenge to use our smart searching skills to find out how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Our group worked collaboratively to find out about Christmas in Finland. We found out that in Finland their Santa is called "Joulupukki". Mataio Josh and I discovered that Christmas is celebrated a different day and is celebrated on 25 December. This screencastify is explaining our learning of our Finland study.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Leadership Speech - 2017

Sports Leader

Hi my name is Mataio and I am the best candidate for sports leader 2018.

Firstly I am a very active person and have joined every interschool this year. I would be a great sports leader because I know how to be part of a team and know how to represent our school at inter schools with respect, self confidence, teamwork and a lot of sportsmanship.

Secondly I will strive and represent Panmure Bridge School in the best way possible and become a role model to all younger students. I’ve gained confidence through participating in all activities and having a positive attitude towards trying new things.

I can motivate others and encourage them to try their best and never give up. I can inspire others when they feel discouraged, not able to do something, not wanting to participate or being mocked.

My speech is now coming to an end. To call myself sports leader for 2018 will be a honor and a privilege. This position is made for me and I will be able to prove that if you vote me for your sports leader for 2018.

Today we had our leadership speeches to find out who is going to be the leader's for 2018. I went for sports leader to me I was very nervous at first but then I gained confidence during my speech. Good luck to everyone who said a speech.

Friday, 8 December 2017


 This week we have been learning about teamwork.
We took photos of us showing team work. This DLO above shows you how we show team work of us in Panmure Bridge School. While doing this I learned that when you are in a group with other people working together as a group to achieve or learn something new. 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Google Logo Coding Game

Today I played a game on the google logo. Using my scratch skills from Digital Tech I was able to solve this really easily. By playing this game I was able to get better at it. This really helped me out to not forget how to use scratch. Thanks to the help of buddy Fraidoon, I was able to get it done faster. 

Tech Reflection

This year was the year 7's first time going to tech at Tamaki College. This year I did digital tech with Ms Anderson, food tech with Mrs Heka, and graphics with Miss Ferguson. They were all great but my favourite is food tech. In food tech we made some nice food and did some boring paper work.The first thing we made with Mrs Heka was an Oreo milkshake and the last thing we made was a moist chocolate log. They were both my favourite thing to make besides the pizza we made. With Ms Anderson we made a short animation of a problem that effects New Zealand, littering. This is a major problem in a lot of countries. With Ms Ferguson we learnt how the laser cutter and the 3d printer works. I have learnt many skills from these activities like how to use scratch, how to make chicken goujons and how to use a 3d printer. These were some of the many skills I learnt this year thanks to tech.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Hazel's Visit

        On behalf of Rachel, Hazel came to our last weeks assembly to talk to us about the Summer Learning Journey 2017 - 2018. The Summer Learning Journey is a free blogging challenge for children year 1 - 8. The theme for this year is going back in time. This year we will be looking at the past of New Zealand and the early settling here.