Wednesday, 23 May 2018


Today for maths one of our activities were to solve an age problem. To solve this problem I used subtraction, addition, division and multiplication. I found this activity easy because I have had experience with this. My goal was to solve this problem using multiple operations.

Salary Problem

This week for maths we were given a word problem that involves money. Fraidoon and I worked collaboratively to solve this. I found this task quite easy because it mostly involved addition. Maybe next time I could try and use my timetables to solve it.

Travel Data

Today for one of our maths activities I did a pie chart about the different transportation that people take to school. I also compared our results to the school in England. This pie graph shows that the most used transportation is a car. We also were given questions to answer about the English results.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Using Dialougue

For writing this week we were to go on a text creator called Fake iPhone text Message to write a fake conversation between two peoples. First we were to write the message in the Fake iPhone text message. We weren't allowed to use any T.V show names so I decided to use Don and James. After that we were to write the message in a story format that included punctuation such as speech marks. This meant that we were to write every thing that a new person said on a new line.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Body System

Today for inquiry we were learning about the human skeletal system. We were to go and read about the skeletal system and then play a game. In this game we needed to assemble the bones in the right place. Our challenge was to get it in twenty six tries. My favorite part of the game was that it helped me learn more about the human body.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Kiwi Can Reflection

Today was our third session for Kiwi Can this term. Our tutors were Mr Matt and Miss Lily. First they reminded us of what our theme and topic was. Our theme for this term is Making Good Choices for example instead of watching a fight and encouraging them to keep fighting you can make the good choice and stop it. Our topic for this term is Integrity which is doing the the right and positive things when know one is looking. An example of integrity is when a teacher or an adult tells you to do your work you don't play games you actually focus on your work. At Kiwican we also played a game called opposite which is when you do the opposite actions to what you leader/tutor is doing. So Miss Lily was our leader. If she put her hand up we had to put our hand down. Or if she had her out we had our hand in. At first it was confusing but then we got the hang of it because we had 5 rounds. After that we went to have a game which I totally forgot what the name was. This game includes four teams. These for teams then pick a leader who stands in the middle with the other three leaders. We then have to try and pass the ball to our leader without walking or running. This was a bit like netball but more enjoyable to play. 

LS2 Lung Capacity

To compare the ling capacity of students in LS2, we used one breath to blow up a balloon. Then we measured the circumference if the balloon in cm. After we could graph the results to compare them. Did you know that four people had the lung capacity of 50 cm? You can also see that Julian has the biggest and Avalon and the smallest lung capacity.


Today LS2 was learning about Homonyms. Homonyms are 2 words that are spelt the same and be pronounced the same, but they have totally different meanings. I finished this dlo with the help of Fraidoon. I think Fraidoon and I came up with interesting homonym examples. I enjoyed doing this task because I learnt what a homonym is.

Friday, 4 May 2018

The Unfinished Drink

Today we got to learn about a man named La Tour Mollet d'Auvergne (Ted). He served as a machine gun battalion in 1941. Unfortunately he was killed by the German elite. Ted was only 35 years of age. There was a poem written about Ted. It was about him leaving a beer at a bar called Waihao Forks and saying he will come back for it when he gets home from the war. Sadly he never did.


As part of Kiwi sports this term Mr Ogilvie has kindly offered skating lessons in the hall for students year 4-8. Today was the year 7&8 and everyone was estatic. First Puna (our skating coach) taught us how to get up on the roller skates which was pretty easy for some people. We then had a warm up game by practicing how to skate. I found it easy but I think I need to work on my momentum. Soon we had a race and it was a bit hard because people were screaming all over the place. Luckily I came first for my group. At the end of the lesson we were lucky to get VIP Skate Pass which meant we could go to one free skating class. Thank you to Mr Ogilvie and Mrs Anderson for supervising us and Puna for teaching us how to skate. 

Sailing Have Go!

This Wednesday 23 people were given a special opportunity to learn how to sail, I was lucky enough to be a part of the that. We packed our bags and took a bus all the way to Okahu bay. We got to met our instructor Maria who was from Argentina. First we were taught how to set up the boat we would be sailing on. Then we put on our sailing gear and started to put our boats into the water. We learned how to control the boat and after we started to playing games like netball and follow the leader. Although I returned to school with a few cuts I really enjoyed the special experience. A big thank you to Mr Ogilvie for organizing the trip and Mr Johnston. Ms Kirkpatrick and Mrs Colenbrander for supervising us.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018


Yesterday we started reading a sophisticated picture book called memorials. It was written by Gary Crew and Illustrated by Shaun Tan. As we read through the book we created a presentation to record information and take apart the story to get a better understanding about it. Once we finished we chose one of the slides from the presentation to blog about. I chose the memorials in New Zealand. We defined what memorial means and located some examples.

Friday, 13 April 2018

TinkerCad - Design Process

Today at tech we created a google slide on how to use TinkerCad. I took screenshots of what I was talking about to give people a better understanding. The first time I used TinkerCad I found it easy because my graphics teacher Mrs Ferguson helped me a lot. 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Grey Angles

Keywords: All keywords in Summary will be highlighted in yellow

Nurse/s, World War 1, Sick, Injured, Edna Pengelly, Treated

This text talked about the Nurses that Treated Sick and Injured World War 1 soldiers. It also shared World War 1 Nurse Edna Pengally’s story. It talks about what operations Edna was a part of, and how she felt during her working hours. Edna Pengelly was born on the 5th July 1874, and died on the 20th August 1959. It explains that patients would be Treated in tents, Hospital ships, and even trains! There was a part of the text that explained shell shock, and it’s symptoms.  


Finding The Angles Using The Protracter

During Maths this week we were learning about how to use the protractor, we first needed to solve all of the questions on the paper. After that we then needed to make a DLO that shows how we solved the problems on the sheet using a protractor.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Te Wiki - The Week

For reading this week we read the next article leading to the treaty of Waitangi. The text we read was about the one week before the treaty of Waitangi was signed. It was an interesting book. While reading we had to note all the words we are unsure of or interested in. After reading the text we were to make a DLO summarizing the whole article. I worked with Ofa and Fraidoon. When we are summarizing a text we use a special method which is to write the 20 most important words, then the 6 most important words and write a short summary. This all links back to the words we were to write down while reading the text. 

Duffy Books

Today there was a Duffy Assembly and we were lucky enough to have Matt Johnson (Blues Rugby Player) and Taylor (BMX 4 time champion) to join us. They came to talk to us about their job and their childhood but they also talked about how reading is a huge impact to their careers. Taylor talked about how she had to read a lot as studying to be a lawyer and Matt Johnson said to us that he loved reading and talked about how education comes before sports.We also received our Duffy books and had a photo taken with it. The books I received was  The Infinity Ring and My School Project.

Professor Stephen Hawking

Sadly Professor Stephen Hawking passed away last week, 18 of March 2018. I have created this DLO to show who he was, why he was famous, and facts about him. In this task we focused on using our own words and attributing images of Professor Stephen Hawking.

Monday, 19 March 2018



Identify the tense
Use the correct tense in our writing

Tense tells us when something is happening or going on. There are three main tenses: past, present, and future.

Fill in the missing words.

Past Tense
Present Tense
Future Tense
will do
Will forget
Gong to break
Will try
shall hope
will ring
will speak
will write
Going fly
Going to run
Will be going
Going to read
Going to eat
Going to Cry
Today for writing Orakei group were learning about tenses. We learnt that past is previous, present is now and future is after. After that we had to fill in the blanks on a document.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Care Awards - Respect - Life At P.B.S (Panmure Bridge School)

For one of my Silver Respect CARE Award task I had to create a collage of life at P.B.S. It shows you what I have done and learnt in this school. In the first picture it is explaining what we did with Sally from Water care. In the next picture it is showing what I have been learning at Kiwican this year. The next photo shows our kiwi sport which was softball.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Mataio - Agents Of Change

In this DLO it is talking about how I am going to be an Agent Of Change. I can be an Agent Of Change by: Going to school with a positive attitude, Paying attention in class, Finishing all my work at school, Taking risks and Being A Better Leader

Friday, 23 February 2018

Design - Compare and Contrast - Design Brief

Design Brief


What can the design be used for? Alarms, Hold, Video watching and charging.

What will the design look like? It need to be able hold a phone in any angle.
What can you do with the design? A lot of things
What am I going to design? A phone holder
What will the design be made from? Abs plastic
What is the process of making the design? 3d printer


Where am I going to put the design? In my bedroom or table
Where are we going to make the design? In Tamaki College

Why are we making the design? So you can watch movies and youtube videos.
Why do we need it? Because it makes life easier

Who will use this design? Me and family members
Who can I give this design to? Family and friends
Who will like this design so much that they want one? Some of my friends
Who is going to design it? Me myself and I

When will we take the design home? 10 weeks
When will we finish the design? 8 weeks
When will the design be used? When I get sick of fortnite and go on my phone.

How long will it last? About 1 year
How durable are the materials? It depends if it comes out thick or not
How will we make the design? 3d printer

Today at graphics we talked about design briefing.We wrote down a bunch of who, what, where, when and how questions. After writing them I answered the questions. Then we made a comparison between two different mobile stands we found on the internet. We compared the color the style and some of the materials.


Yesterday for kiwi sport we were focusing on Softball. We were learning how to throw and pass the ball. I also learnt the crocodile and butterfly shape to catch. The catching easy at times but it was still hard.

P.B.S Whakatauki

What is whakatauki? That was the only question going around my head. A whakatauki is a form of Maori poetry passed down by previous generations. At Panmure Bridge School our whakatauki is manaaki whenua, manaaki tangata, haere whakamua. It means care for the land, care for the people, go forward. This means care for the land our school was founded upon, care and respect the learners around you, and be confident in yourself to strive for excellence. On my DLO it talks about our whakatauki, and our school values which are C.A.R.E. 

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

The Pathway

For the first week of reading with Mrs Anderson we are learning about the treaty of Waitangi. The treaty of Waiting is an agreement between the Maori and the English. During the 1700's - 1800's the British were the superpower of the world. They have colonised many countries that are now independent. The British used to buy land for things as little as a pound. A pound was useless in New Zealand because they did not use cash. British settlement had a huge impact on New Zealand. British people weren't respecting the culture and laws the Maori's put in place. The book we read was a timeline that lead up to the treaty of Waitangi.

Why The Chinese New Year Is Celebrated

Why is the Chinese New Year celebrated?

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Do you know why the Chinese New Year is celebrated? Well let us tell you how and why the Chinese New Year is celebrated. Every year there is always a different animal to represent Chinese New Years. This year is the year of the dog.

In 2018 the Chinese New Year is in February the sixteenth. Everyone around the world has gathered together to celebrate or honor the Chinese new years. Chinese new years celebrations, also known as the Spring Festival, in china it starts on the twenty third day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar.

The festival lasts for about 23 days, ending on the 15th day of the first lunar month in the following year in the Chinese calendar. Each year the date changes for the Festival. All families especially in China come together to have a family dinner to celebrate Chinese New Years.

Chinese New Year is a public holiday in China, which lasts for a few days. It is also a public holiday in countries such as Brunei, Indonesia, North Korea, Singapore, North Korea, and Vietnam. It is not a public holiday for countries like Australia, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand however, some business may close early, and some streets may be closed for a while to allow a festival to take place.

Chinese New Year is the most important and longest of all Chinese Festivals, celebrated in China community and worldwide.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Graphic Design - Me!!

Today was our first session back at tech. Firstly we got into our new teach groups. The group I was in went to Graphic and Design. It was awesome we had to create our own avatars then show what we like or do on a DLO.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Inquiry - Winter Olympic - Comparison Of Mascots

This week Freeman, Joseph and I created a Venn Diagram comparing the 2018 Winter Olympic games and the 2002 Winter Olympic games. I found this task very interesting because I have never learnt or heard about this activity before. 

Morning Routine

  • Waking up
  • Breakfast
  • Shower

Morning Routine

Do you know what my morning routine is? Well let me tell what I do in my morning routine. My routine is very simple but it is not like most people.

Firstly I wake up really early like 5:00 in the morning then I go to the bathroom wash my face then I go back to my room and see what is on my feed on Instagram then play songs while playing play station with my friends.

When the time is 6:30 I get off my play station and I put some cold water into the jug. After filling the jug up . When the jug has finished boiling I make myself a Milo and have weet bix or cereal for breakfast.

After breakfast I go in the shower. After my shower I get changed into my school uniform then go back to the bathroom brush my teeth and do my hair. Then I put cream on my legs, face and arms.

As you can see my morning routine is very simple but it can be hard sometimes.

2014 Auckland Marathon

This week for Maths we were focusing to the 2014 Auckland Marathon Problem. For this learning I worked with my friend Miki to solve the problem. This DLO shows how much faster was the winner than average for 2014 Auckland Marathon Full and Half. 

Tuesday, 13 February 2018


Today for inquiry the group my group and I made a Venn Diagram about the 1924 Olympics and the modern Olympics. I found this activity very interesting because I found out things that I never learnt. The thing I found interesting was that there were only 16 countries in the 1924 Winter Olympics but now there is 82 - 99 countries in the Winter Olympics.

Blog Post Analysis

Wednesday, 7 February 2018


Remembering our summer holiday

L.I. - Writing to recount
Writing using language features to engage readers

Complete these sentences about an event over the summer holiday. Don’t tell us what the event was just give us enough information that we can know for ourselves.

I heard the birds whistling  
I heard waves crashing
I saw the people surfing
I felt the boiling hot sand on my feet
I felt the ice cold water
I wondered what sea creatures were beneath me
I wondered if the sunscreen I put on would protect

Friday, 12 January 2018

Week 2 - Day 4 - Activity 1

I chose to research someone called John Grant from Hawera who, before the war was a builder. He earned the Victorian cross because when his battalion attacked German machine gun positions him and another soldier rushed the guns by leaping into the centre and destroying it, he repeated this process again with another machine gun post.

In this activity I had to read about one person who got the Victorian cross and then write down some information about them.

Week 2 - Day 3 - Bonus Activity

I'd bring them boxes of Coles Cookies and some Milo so they can have a treat and have something very delicious to eat or drink.

In this activity I had to pretend that I could bring some gifts to my ancestors in the 1930s and say what I'd bring them from the present.

Week 2 - Day 3 - Activity 2

1. Do jobs inside and outside of the house for them.
2. Collect useful items and sell them.
3. Reuse items that could be used again and again.

 In this activity I had to say what I'd do to fund raise for families in the 1930s that had barely any money.

Week 2 - Day 3 - Activity 1

When I'm stressed I go to my room and play fornite with my online friends, play on my computer or play games on my phone. I do all of these activities because it gets everything that has made stressed out of my head and it makes me feel good about myself again.

In this activity we had to say what I do when I'm stressed.