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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey


Today, I have finished my last activity for Day 3 ( Even though this has taken 2-3 days). The activity was learning about the weather of your capital city ( When you will be going to that country next week). 

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Day 3: Activity 2

Now, today I have finished Day 3 ( Don't worry, I will be doing my Bonus activity but in one full blogpost). We were asked to create a airline. I created AKA star. AKA star mean Red Star ( Aka in japanese translates to Red).  The logo looks at its flying away ( Which was definitely my intention). 

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Day 3:


Today, I've resumed continuation ( Due to school and Prizegiving). Well anyways, Safety in Airplanes are really important as you're are tavelling over countries ( Or oceans). I will be resuming the Summer Learning Journey.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The finale of my 8 year journey.


Its started late in the year of 2008, I was the shy students ( As it was my first time entering school). Knowing nothing except 1+1, It has certain been a ride ever since. Well 8 Years later, I have left the PBS after they have made the student I am today ( Which I am Grateful for). The long hard 8 years have had many exciting events ( Like, the Waitakere Ranges walk and many other wonderful trips). Now, I shall move on to college without the guidance of my amazing teacher ( Mrs Anderson, Ms Kirkpatrick and etc...). Thank you to Panmure Bridge School for Creating the student I am and all of the friends that I've gained in this 8 year journey ( Thanks to Ana, Cecillia, Sebastian, John and many others😃).P.S: As I was writing this I began to cry because of the beautiful memories I had at the school which I called safe 2/3 of my life.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey: Bullfighting

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Bullfighting 2 reasons:

I personally think Bullfighting should stop because of these two reasons.

Reason 1:
Bullfighting has injured or even more worse, caused deaths. You may like the entertainment but for what cost. We might lose nothing but the matadors might.

Reason 2:
The Matadors put their life on the line. Bulfighting are a risky sport. Matador could inspire young kids to do this sport. Worst case scenario: A young child try to fight a bull, bad things could happen to the kid.

Day 2: Summer Learning Journey



I've finally started Day 2 of the Summer Learning Journey ( Don't worry, I will be doing Week 1's bonus activity in 1 blog post). Anyways, this is my DLO about the 5 questions of your  country capital city ( In my case, Tokyo). You would be asked 5 questions about your capital city.



Summer Learning Journey Day 1:


Yesterday ( Despite  this was finished  on Saturday  I had no time).  I finished my 1 official activity of the Summer Learning Journey.  The task was to find 3 facts about your country ( In my case, I chose Japan). 

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Week 1 Day 1: Choosing my Destination?








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This Summer Learning Journey, I have decided to pick Japan as the country I will be learning about this learning journey. My previous Summer Learning Journey, I picked Germany. I have picked Japan as it provides me alot of information but also learning about their culture, languages they speak and many more. My goal this journey is to surpass my tally of blog post of 12 last year. 

Summer Learning Journey:

Summer Learning Journey

On Tuesday, my school will be finished ( But that doesn't mean I can start this amazing journey). If you have not been here since the beginning of 2016 or the Term 2 holidays. This Journey usually  takes 2-4 weeks. I'm participating in this event as prepares me for the future but also makes my mind train it self ( I know it does not make sense).  My goal this time, is to make sure I post up everyday but also comment on 10 blogs ( As well).



Friday, 16 December 2016

Graduation 2016:



On the cold night of a Wednesday, the year 8's were  busy dancing and having fun at the Pakuranga Sailing Club. It was a blast, watching everyone have fun but also talk to fellow pupils about other topics. Thank you to Ms Kirkpatrick, Mr Johnston, Mrs Anderson and the board of trustees for creating this event. I worked with John to create this short movie.
Link to video( If it does not appear)

Thursday, 15 December 2016

2016 Reflection:


Today, John & I collaborated on a creating a reflection about 2016 ( But also with LS2). In this reflection, we've worked hard to find photos of everyone who have been with in this fun ( But educational) journey. 

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Labyrinth


For the beginning two days of the week, we've watched a movie about the Labyrinth. This movie, is all about time but also imagination. Sarah ( the Protagonist) accidentally sends her brother to the Goblin City. She spends most of the movie going through challenges. 

Friday, 9 December 2016

Rockets







Today,  LS2 had their second full day at Tamaki College to create Rockets. Mr Dunn and Mrs Ferguson made sure we had created our rockets and launch it into the air.  Most of us had finished our rockets and waiting to launch it but some people ( Like me, I needed to finish off my rocket and many other people).   Almost every group Rocket launched into the sky, with the help of Mr Dunn's drone, we captured footage of the rocket launched with the help of camera's we got most of the photos/videos we needed. One of the key points of the day was Sajiha's group rocket which flew high into the sky to never be seen ( Its familiar to what happened to Carrot). Thank you to Mr Dunn and Mrs Ferguson for creating such a magnificent 2 days of Rockets. 

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Trip to Tahuna Torea Reserve:



Yesterday,  the Senior school went to the Tahuna Torea  Reserve. Last year, we unfortunately didn't have our school picnic due to terrible weather condition. Luckily, with the money we had already put in for the trip. We used that money to go to the Tahuna Torea Reserve in Glendowie. Room 5, LS1 and LS2 spent 2 hours at the reserve learning about the Godwit/Kuaka's habitat. Thank you to Mrs Anderson, Mr Ogilvie, Mrs Kirkpatrick and everyone who had fun!


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Rocket Technology:


Last week, LS2 stayed at Tamaki College for the entire day to create rockets.  We created straw rockets to measure our distance. It was really fun to see everyone collaborating and creating their own rockets.  We spent half of the day learning and creating straw rockets meanwhile the other half was filled with fun and excitement. In the afternoon we were in the midst of creating our very own rocket ( Or team rocket). We all learned about what will happen this Friday about our rocket being launched into the sky. Mr Dunn had created his own rocket but it had backfired. However, Mrs Ferguson 3D printed rocket named "Carot" flew in the sky to the point where it disappeared into the sky never to be seen again. Hopefully each rocket, flies high above the cloud.

Rockets


Last Friday, LS2 spent a full day at Tamaki College creating rockets. Mr Dunn and Mrs Ferguson organised this day. We all worked hard to create our straw rockets. However, we wrote a hypothesis about what will happen to our rocket ( A good or bad result). It was a fun day, and we hope to finish off most of our work this Friday.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Hockey:


Today, LS2 had their third and final session of Hockey. Our coaches taught us to dribble the ball but also be selfless by encouraging other teammates and working together to reach the opponent goal. It was a blast and hope to use the skills I learn to good use.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Mark Inglis ( Care Awards):


While Inter school Athletics is happening ( With a quarter of our class gone),  We've been  focused on working/finishing our tasks for CARE awards. I have worked on my third Gold Attitude task, I created my DLO on Mark Inglis. Inglis has climbed the tallest mountains but also winning a silver medal in the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. 

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Letter to our old self ( Reply):

Dear (Past) Pote,

It is really hard to know if I past two of the the goals ( Maths and Dux).  I feel like this year has gone really fast, with its up and downs.  We’ve worked hard to become a team player and not trying to not focus on yourself.  I understand that we might not entered a large amount of competitions but we did enter a variety of sports ( like Touch, Basketball and many more).  I’m guessing we will figure out when the day that our reports and Prizegiving will give us that information ( in 2-3 weeks time).


 Term 1:                                 Term 2:


Monday, 28 November 2016

Library Visit:



2 weeks ago ( Never had the chance to complete this DLO), the group of Panmure Bridge Librarian were invited to the Panmure Community Library to talk Juanita and Hiko ( these two are Librarians). This group ( Including me) learned about the features of the library but also having a tour of the library. Thank you to Mrs. Sloan, Mrs. Liu and the Panmure librarians for making us have a great morning.  

Sunday, 27 November 2016

PBS Athletics Day:


Friday was a very mixed day.  Fun and cold usually doesn't mix together but today was different ( Really Different!). With Mr. M  as our MC ( Mr. MC) and Mr. Ogilvie controlling the event, the day was destined to be a success. A group of Tamaki College students joined us for the day to make sure every class/Year group understood the activity. 

White Ribbon Day:


White Ribbon Day was held this Friday all around New Zealand. The white ribbon mean stopping Violence against women. This year, volunteers hand out the ribbon ( which is connected to a card showing their pledge and wanting you  (or the person who received the card to share their knowledge they just learned about). 


Hockey:


On Thursday, the LS2 year 8's were focused on dribbling and juggling this session. This week, we had Carly as our instructor. We unfortunately did not finish the session we hoped for due to a fire drill but we all learned to the basics ( the pupils who was absent learned all of the skills this session). 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Godwit Storyboard:


Today, Mrs Anderson's Inquiry group (The Year 8's) were working hard and collaborating with each other to create a sketchnote about the connection between Maori and the Godwit. Using the information we collected, I created a Storyboard explaining a connection between the two. I collaborated with Te Paki for the sketch note.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Migration


This week, Te Paki and I collaborated to finish challenge 3. This challenge was all about Migration. We had to make a DLO about migration and why birds migrate.  We learned about the nearest mudswamp ( Mud swamp are where the Bar tailed Godwit migrate to). Tahuna Torea is linked to the Tamaki river and is located on the borders of Glendowie.


Thursday, 17 November 2016

Hockey

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Today, everyone in LS2 was having fun and swinging their all around the ground. It was a great session with our two coaches  ( Sorry, but I didn't find out what are the names to the new coaches). We juggled the ball but also dribbled our hockey ball around the ground by playing a Traffic-Light game.  For our last game we played a casual 1v1 (all the way up to 5v5) which were set up into two teams. We all had fun ( we were all put into 2 sessions).



Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Speech marks/Dialouge:


Today, AJ & I collaborated on a DLO about Dialogue/Speech Marks. It was exciting exercise and I hope to improve through out the next 4 weeks. We discussed out about Dialogue in the beginning stages. Mrs Lienker helped figure out the essential tools of Dialogue.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Operation: Eagle Swoop

Operation: Eagle Swoop
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It was cold as usual. Nothing exciting about the weather here. ‘Cold Hell,’ is what the locals call it. Mondays, are the worst as we were getting ready to leave for the beaches of the cold south. It was the first time we have ever got a day like this. Every winter, it’s either helping a stranded citizen escape their car or someone has been sucked into the fearless waters.

“SSSSHHHH!” the helicopter zoomed across the sea. The hair of the ocean was elegant yet rough with boulders laid all around her.

“Unit 935, please report to homebase when you reach the location of a capsized boat.”

Everything had looked strange but familiar as if I had been far out at sea. Our biggest enemy, the never ending blue hair still spreads.

“ Home base , we have made it to the location.”

The captain of the helicopter mumbled as the helicopter propellers made a louder sound and made him sound like a rat.

“ You guys had better be ready. From our intel it is known that there is a group of people who have  been stucked at sea for two days. Their boat capsized and they  been stranded out in the middle of nowhere for what feels to them like an eternity!“ Screamed the Captain.
Time just kept ticking by ...

Friday, 11 November 2016

Who flew first?



This week for Reading, Ms. Kirkpatrick set us with another text to read (That is related to Flight). The text was all about Richard Pearse but also if he flew before the Wright Brothers. Supposedly, Pearse flew before the Wright Brothers ( By a couple of months). I worked with John to see what our opinion about who was the 1st to reach the sky by control.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Bar Tailed Godwit:




Today, with the Cooperation of Sebastian and Harry we have finished out Popplet/DLO about the Bar Tailed Godwit/Kuaka ( Kuaka is the maori translation for Godwit). This was our first challenge for our first topic from Mrs Anderson (For 4 weeks the Year 8's worked with Ms. Kirkpatrick and the Year 7 with Mrs Anderson). It was a really fun task despite me working on other topics.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Manaiakalani Film Festival:

This week( Sorry for finishing late, I was watching all of the movies to know what each school had created), Panmure Bridge and 11 other schools created amazing movies to showcase around the world from their blogs filled with quality blog posts. I've created a DLO about the trip to Sylvia Park.

Manaiakalani Film Festival Comments:




Today, the entire school was impatient to watch a selection of school's movie which is being showcased around the world. It was a very fun time with everyone. Now, we have commented on the movies we liked ( Or other movies from schools you haven't seen).

Hyperbole DLO:


45 minutes before the best 2 hours of my year, I had begun and finished a DLO all about Hyperbole. Each writing group was assigned 2 sheets where we learned about this new weird word ( It was very strange at first). I had learned all about this word today, because I had left my class during maths but also during the research ( of finding out what is Hyperbole is).

Monday, 7 November 2016

Paper-Plane Measurement:



Today,  the entire class of LS2 was involved and participating in an another activity of paper planes. Continuing from last week, we used our old paper planes and created a new paper plane by combining all of our designs into creating one ultimate paper plane. Each group had their "team plane" and threw their team plane the furthest . Every group watched every thrower (One from each group) throw their paper plane as far as they could. 









Recounts:


Today, as part of the writing. Mrs Anderson set us up to search the internet and discover work from fellow pupils in the cluster.  I specifically looked for excellent pieces of writing from Glenbrae. Most specifically the Year 7/8 Class(s).  I used one blog as a example to see great structure. We all did a Recount quiz to test our knowledge of how good our memory is about Recounts.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Measurement Activity:

While it was hot and burning, the LS2's pupils decided to create paper planes and analyse the information/ measure how far the plane would go depending on what type  (They had used). 
Mrs Anderson set us a silent challenge, Mrs Anderson showed all the groups their task without speaking ( She played videos to make sure that the groups knew what their task was). Even those I joined this experiment while the paper plane craze was happening, I did get to create a paper plane but also use another plane to see the difference of the planes. All these photos in the collage represent a certain way or the process of the experiment.  In 1 photo, you can see a group of people working together to see which one each person and create their own paper plane ( Depending on what they chose). The others show, a person testing their plane and is about to make it fly! In the last two photos, it shown that they are throwing their airplane and testing how far it can go. Most of the these photos are from my group and the last one ( The photo on the bottom right) is used to show another angle and way people threw their paper plane from.  Mrs Anderson set us a silent challenge, 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Shakeout:


  The Shake Out from The Outlook for Someday on Vimeo.

Congratulations to Latham, Sylis, Daniel, Reon and Jasmine. Here is there movie. This movie about Earthquakes and being safe when this disaster happens in school ( or anyone you are) Please Enjoy this movie!


Jean Batten Timeline:







Today, I've finished my DLO/Timeline about Jean Batten. She was the pioneer of female Aviation.  I've created the key points (well few) about Jean Batten.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Blog Commenting:




On Friday, I began commenting on Daniel's ( Link is here) blog. The entire class commented on a fellow pupils blog to display our collaboration ( by commenting).



What is SWIS?


During this term, I have been complete a Gold Care Awards before I leave school for College. I've finished my SWIS task for my Gold Attitude category.   

Albert Einstein DLO:



During the weekend, I had a interest in learning about Albert Einstein. I created a DLO ( put into two parts) about this famous German Scientist which changed the world forever. I found this information by using Wikipedia and Britannica.


Cybertsmart DLO:


Today, I'm showcasing my DLO about Pennsylvania. I used my new shortcuts and methods to make my work without using Wikipedia (Only the photos). I tried to find out about by Pennsylvania by using 3 questions. I answered the 3 questions in this DLO.

Fast Facts Collection

Today for reading, my reading group was working on a DLO about the Wright Brothers. We were using a new "System". We have 3 more texts to learn about. We have to finish all of these texts by next week.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Touch Interschool:


On Wednesday, A big group of student went to Dunkirk and participated in touch Interschool tournament . The year 7 & 8 had two team as well as the Year 5 & 6. All the teams played really great and had chemistry to score tries or work together and push back the offence. I would like to thank Mrs Caroline, Mr Ogilvie and Mr M for assisting all the teams at this day.

Dance (last week of Dance):


At Dance ( Music), the Year 8's learned about Flight from using jobs from the Airport ( Guard etc.) We could use these jobs and create a movement from the jobs. This is the last week for Dance and we will resume our Recorder Karate next week. 



Rockets Fact:

       




Friday, 21 October 2016

Bird Movement:

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Last week ( I just want to post this today because I had fun) we were creating dance move mimicking a bird movement. We watched a video as inspiration and also photos. I loved this session because I had lots of fun.  Credit is due to Mrs Eeles for taking this Magnificent footage.


Music ( Dance) with Mrs Eeles:

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For Music ( I mean Dance), The LS2 Year 8's performed a  dance that was solely based off  the shape/size of a feather. My Group was first to perform and we used a Blue Jay's feather( As in: doing the shape and patterns from the feather). I credit this video to Mrs Eeles who allowed me to use this video.

Narrrative: Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith:
It was a weird feeling. Something wanted to possess my body and showcase my real potential. “ Well, that’s something Ezio, Daniel or Jack would say.” I proclaimed. “ See i’m the, what u call it the chicken of the family.”
“John, Ezio, Daniel and Jack, Its time!” Cecillia screamed as a echo blasted through out my neighbourhood.

“ We’re coming now!”We all sang in unison. It was a crazy feeling, My dad was gifted the nickname, Killer bee. Why? Well, I don’t know the entire story because he passed away a long time ago but from listening to  those nanas talking about him being the fastest, the most coolest and also the most Beautiful man they ever saw. I pondered about it. I wasn’t the best, Ezio was the best at flapping his wing so that counts. I’m sure I ain’t the fastest and the coolest, but I do know who is the most handsomest owl in our Neighbourhood (It’s ME!!!!!). My siblings and I were always fighting over who will get the large worm for dinner. Unfortunately, I never won but I was always smart to trade items to get food ( Thinking about it now, I was blessed and cursed). It was a killing addiction for me, to eat the large worm. I would do anything for it. Sorry, getting off track about what’s happening in my life. Well let’s continue in the real world and not the stuff I remember.


We waited for 5 Hours! Sure, it wasn’t a day nor even 10 hours, but still it felt like I was watching those Romantic Movies  that Daniel started recently watching at Movie night (We all knew that the guy will fall in love with the girl). It was such a waste of time of just utterly boredom that I wanted to just go sleep and continue tomorrow. Well I suppose it was a good time, I had seen like a baker’s dozen of some weird  creatures holding a weird object in their arms. Hopefully its can shoot out ducks or worms so I can finally eat and don’t feel like I want to sleep; I think they’re trying to look for some food as well( Good or bad). They don’t even seem to look at us as we just freeze like possums at headlights ( I hope I didn’t say it wrong). I felt Anxious watching Ezio fly like a hawk ( Wait, doesn’t hawks eat owls, *Gulp*).

“Daniel, its your turn to show everyone who’s the best family in the Neighbourhood!” Ezio Screamed as all the spectators laughed like clowns. Now, that I could be alone by myself. I started to cry like a baby. Everyone would laugh at me for dishonouring my heritage or family. Being a son of a Legend and you having high expectations I felt Anxious to the point I wanted to join those creatures with their ugly objects ( whatever they’re holding in the air like lunatics) and see what they’re looking for.  Ezio walked into the dark room. Proud of his accomplishments.

“ John, you feeling alright, Bro?” Ezio asked as he walked closer to me.

“ Well for instances, I don’t know how to fly and also if I screw up, I will be a known for destroying my family heritage and destroy my friendships with all of you.” I replied as a big puddle of tears beginning  drip onto my body.

“No you won’t Bro, Mum told me that dad failed when he was a owlet. Everyone mocked him for a long until he stood up (I mean Metaphorically speaking) and flew like how the flash runs on those TV shows mum talks about.” Ezio said while cheering me up.

30 Minutes later:

“ John its your turn to fly to that tree where your mother is standing!” A owl shouted. I felt so prepared because of Ezio excellent prep talk. I guess Ezio wasn’t only the fastest but also seems like he is down to earth. What a generous person. *VRRRRMM*! I fly like a jet to my mother; I see a weird shape heading towards me. “Oh No! Someone please help me.” Cecilliascreamed. All I saw was a parliament of owls flying to the scene. I felt like I wasn’t going to survive. I guess I was wrong.

Read Theory:



This year LS2 have been using Read Theory as a tool to assist us and learn new words to use in our writing. I have done 261 Quizzes! I have felt really happy with myself because I have learned to use new words but also find new ways of writing. 

Cybersmart:


Yesterday and maybe today, I was working on a DLO about how to research. As in: looking for a subject but you or your friend cannot find/search. I learned this information from the recent library visit from Mrs Ogilvie ( Who is a Librarian at the Auckland National Library). I am showcasing my learning by showing how use this effective method.