Monday, 18 December 2017

Christmas Shoe Box In New Zealand

Today LS2 were discussing about Christmas Shoe Box NZ. Christmas Shoe box N.Z. is an organisation that people volunteer to make an unlucky and lonely child in New Zealand happy on Christmas day. Christmas is not about who has the most presents or most expensive things it means giving to others and caring for them. Christmas Shoe Box NZ is here for a purpose and this purpose is to make a child in New Zealand feel notable and loved. There a kids around the world who don't have anything and this is why people are giving. A two dollar coloring book would make a child smile and happy. The children who receives presents from other will feel loved and it makes them feel delighted. Jeremiah and I have made a DLO about Christmas Shoe Box N.Z. The links above shows you a DLO showing the gifts we would give kids in other countries. The other link is a video about Christmas Shoe Box in New Zealand. 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Special Visit

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

Today Panmure Bridge School had a special assembly. We were lucky to have Rachel announce the Summer/Winter Learning Journey for 2017-2018. Rachel was followed by the Woolf Fisher Research Centre and the NEXT Foundation. Our Head Boy (AJ) and Head Girl (Mia) introduced themselves to the visistors. The Kapa Hapa Group performed and the visitors were really proud of their performance. Daniel, Mele and I made a little speech about how we have participated in the Summer/Winter Learning Journey. I have been involved in the Summer/Winter Learning Journey for two years now and I think its a really awesome and helpful programme to me. It helps a lot with my reading and I am looking foward to the next Summer Learning Journey. After the special visit everyone (including the visitors) had a free lunch proudly donated from NEXT Foundation. The lunch very delicious especially the sandwich. The video above shows Daniel (Our Manaikalani Leader) showcasing how Panmure Bridge is a digital school and how we are part of the Summer/Winter Learning Journey.

These are guest who visited our school.....

Rachel and Hazel from Woolf Fisher Research Centre
Mr Grady who is the Chairperson for the Board of Trustees
Mrs Grant from Manaiakalani
Mr Burt Point England School's Principal
Mrs Jesson from Woolf Fisher Research Centre
Mr Sneddon who is the chairperson for Manaiakalani 
Mrs Lee
Mrs Pitchard.

Christmas in South Africa - Screencastify

This week LS2 is learning about how to work as a team and how to work collaboratively. We discussed about different countries who celebrate Christmas. We were spilited into groups and had to choose a country that we would like to research about Christmas. We decided to research about Christmas in South Africa. We learnt a lot of new things about how people celebrate Christmas in different ways. We also learnt that Geseende Kersfees means Merry Christmas in South Africa. The thing we found interesting was that people in South Africa eat turkey and duck for Christmas meals. Above shows you our DLO about Christmas in South Africa and we made a screencastify to record our thinking about Christmas in South Africa.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Year 7 Leadership Speeches

Manaikalani Speech 2017

Greetings everyone, my name is Ofa and I am a candidate for the role of the 2018 Manaiakalani leader. Being a school leader doesn’t mean being in charge, it means showing leadership and other key traits which I can show as being manaikalani leader. I will be able to speak confidently, be a role model, show leadership and more. I have approximately 600 blog posts and will be sure to post more as time goes on. I think a leader has to have at least a badge to show pride for themselves. I have received my Confidence, Attitude, Respect, and Excellence and Innovation silver badges. I wear these badges together with my uniform to show pride in myself and how I can be a good role model to other students. A goal that is set for me next year is to have all of my Gold CARE Award badges. I think this goal will be achieved at the end of the year if I put a lot of effort into it. In class I am expected to post at least five blog post a week. Believe me or not, I have done more than five posts a week. I think I should be the Manaiakalani leader because I always participate in the holiday reading challenges. In the Winter Learning Journey and the Summer Learning Journey I came third. I comment on other students blogs not just students in our school but students from Paihia School, Karoro School and Grey Main School who we are quadblogging with. I give them very thoughtful and supportive comments about their work. I think a Manaiakalani Leader needs this skill. Being a leader is when you have to show the school CARE values. I show a lot of confidence in sharing my learning with other people, I also show good attitude and respect towards my teachers, students and visitors. I also show excellence in my work. I collaborate with others a lot and also participate in group learning. I manage to be on task and to always finish and blog my work I have been set for the day. When I’m working in a group I  motivate others to keep them on task as well. Having this position will be a huge privilege since I have all the great skills needed for a Manaiakalani leader. I am ready to take this position and it’s a role I will make everyone in this school proud including visitors. I know I’m not perfect but I promise you I will make the best Manaiakalani leader for Panmure Bridge School!

Today as part of the year 7 leadership we had our speeches to see who would be students leader for 2018. There were speeches for head boy and head girl, sports leaders and manaikalani leaders. As you can see I was going for manaikalani leader. I was nervous at start but when I go up to speak I build my confident. The thing I was good at was my eye contact.

Maths Challenges

As part as Christmas today for maths Ms Kirkpatrick decided to set a maths challenge for LS2. We worked in partners for one of our maths challenges and I worked with Miki for the holiday problems. We had to solve all 4 problems. After that we had to choose one problem to explain how we solve it out. We decided to explain how we worked out number 3.

This is how we work it out.
The question asked us how much money did you spend on Molli and Mary. So that basically asks us to add the money we spend on Molli and Mary. 
Molli = $24
Mary = $18  
add $24 + 18 = $42
This how Miki and I came up with the answer to problem 3. 

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Gold CARE Award - Respect

Today LS2 is focusing on their CARE Awards since we are on leadership. The DLO above shows you one of my gold respect task. For this task I had to write a thank you letter to a teacher or other staff member. I have wrote my thank you letter to our sport teacher Mr Ogilvie. He has done a lot of things to help and support P.B.S in sports activities. He prepared all the activities for our athletics day and he did a great job. In my thank you letter I have thanked him with the all the awesome things hes done to our sports in P.B.S 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Google Logo Game

As part of our self management we played the Google Logo Game. In this game I have used resilience. I didn't quit I tried my best to go to the next level. For this game I had to use codes so that the bunny (character) is able to eat all the carrots that is set for him. After finishing that level you go to a more challenging level that has more carrots.