Saturday, 17 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey - Chile

I choose Chile because I would really like to visit the country because it seems so interesting since it is the longest country in the world. I  choose Chile because apparently you can ski in the summer which is awesome since Auckland doesn't snow and I have never got the chance to ski. 

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

2016 Reflection

This year we have been in tons of activities and loads of fun.  This collage reflects on the whole year of what LS2 have been doing like for example Rhythm Interactive, Soccer, Quick writes and many more. I enjoyed the multi-modal learning that we have completed this year this particular task was based on pigeons.   To make it more interesting and more of a challenge we decided not to use a collage maker and instead make our pictures layered and with different shapes.  This year has been really great I had a great journey throughout this year I can't wait to see what's in store for us next year. 

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Labyrinth - Film Study

During the start of the week we have been doing a film study of the movie " The Labyrinth".  We have been looking at the character introductions, narrative structure and after the movie we looked at our best parts.  My favourite part was when the villain came in the start. I really liked the camera angles of the villain. 

Friday, 9 December 2016

Head Girl Speech

Head Girl Speech
My name is Mia and I have been nominated for Head Girl.

I am a perfect choice for Head Leader because I have skills that suit the position.   
First I am confident, which means I will be able to make the school proud when representing in outside activities. I can take on this position with responsibility and with all the hard work and determination needed. For example I have completed majority of my work which leads to the fact that I have over 300 blog posts.
I also lead by example which works well for the school. Furthermore is that I can motivate others when they need my help, isn’t this a skill a leader needs?

I will strive to represent the school the best way possible and become the role model of our younger students I participate in all activities and encourage others to try their best, and never let anyone feel discouraged.
I also show great leadership by helping others if they are stuck on a task as well as my social interactive skills. I work well with others which makes me collaborative with my classmates and shows that I can work as a team which would be helpful since we are going camp next year.  

This concludes to my speech. To be able to call myself the Head Girl of Panmure Bridge School for 2017 would be a honour and privilege, this position is made for me and I will be able to prove this if I am the Head Girl for next year! Thank you.

This is my speech for my student leader nominee for head girl. When presenting this I was really nervous because I had to speak in front of the year 8's and my fellow yr 7 classmates.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

How to make a straw rocket

Have you ever wondered how to make a straw rocket? 

I worked collaboratively with Sajiha to make a step by step guide on how to make a straw rocket this was really helpful since we got a clear picture what to do next when we have to make a straw rocket again. We also added images if they didn't know what to do. I enjoyed writing this because it related to what we were doing in writing last week. 

Tahuna Torea Reflection

Yesterday afternoon we went to Tahuna Torea Reserve. This related to our topic flight because it was linked to the learning that we have done about the Bar-tailed Godwit or also known as the Kuaka. We explored the wetlands we observed the land. We were seeking the Bar-tailed Godwit but we sadly didn't see the bird. I also saw many different birds as well such as the Pukeko and the Grey Heron Bird. I had fun at exploring the reserve I hope to visit next time.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016


Last week at Tamaki College we were expected to study the launch of the rockets. To give us a slight example we got to study them. We first made our Hypothesis , Me and Zahra thought that it would go far if it was short because if it was light weighted it would be easier to go make a further distance. We also added in our aim of the experiment, we were trying to find out how many fins will affect the flight of the rocket.  If this doesn't work we would change the angle of the fins to make it have more grip and have more take off. I enjoyed measuring and predicting what was going to happen it sort of felt like reading. 

Rockets @ Tamaki Collage

I have made a collage to showcase our working at Tamaki College.  These photo's show many of the tasks we had to do. It displays us making straw rockets, designing paper planes and launching the rockets.  I really like the layout of this because it sort of in time order. 

Kuaka Migration

This our main focus in reading is Reciprocal reading.  Since our topic is Flight this related to the bird Kuaka or also know as the Bar-tailed godwit.  We started off with filling in our questions matrix this helps us to to think critically about an image by writing my own questions that will help me find the information in these pictures. We next had to make connections by , we had to write how we travel to places now, 30 years ago and 100 years ago. I thought ti was really easy but it had a twist you weren't allowed to search it up or use books. Furthermore, we had to write some problems to help establish and support the ideas. We then red a story about Kuaka , we first made predictions of what the text was about. We then red the story I thought this helped me with my synthesizing skills because I used my new knowledge and my old knowledge to my a new understanding.