Thursday, 14 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey

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

Today we had a special assembly premiering the summer learning journey movie. We had visitors from, Point England School principal, Rachel Williamson the founder of the summer learning journey, Mr Grady the chairperson of board of trustees, our principal Mr Johnston, Hazel from Wool Fisher, Mr Sneddon chairperson of Manaiakalani, Ms Grant, Mrs Lee, Mrs Jenson, Bill Komod the CEO of the next foundation. The summer learning journey is a programme that runs through the 6 week holidays and schools take part in this. Students blog about the topic that is given I think the recent topics were quite interesting and fun to learn about. I got to lead the assembly and meet new people. I hope that the Panmure Bridge students are going to win next year and keep up the fun blogging.  

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey

On Friday, Hazel from University of Auckland came to talk to us about the Summer Learning Journey. This holiday's theme is Journey Through Time in New Zealand. It sounds very interesting, and adventurous. I would like to know more about New Zealand's history. This could be a great way to learn about our history, because as well as having an adventure, you are increasing your skill with comprehension and writing skills.

Graduation dance

Since graduation is coming up the year 8's had been having dance lessons. We have learnt the cha cha, rock and roll, circle dance and the barnyard dance. One of the hardest parts was learning the thread the needle which took place in the rock and roll dance. I think it was the most complicated dance move that we have ever learnt. My favourite dance is the circle dance because it is fast and upbeat.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Tech - Robotics

On Friday we went to tech. Mia, Zahra, Nazella and I finished off our stained glass. But this day was different. After we finished with our rotations we went to stand underneath the shade shelter. All of us were split into three groups P.E, Social Studies and Robotics. I was in robotics. There was two Mdrones and two Mbots. Sa kae, Shakaia and I were one group and we went to a Mdrone. But before we could play with the drone we had a quick lesson from Max. Now we were able to make our drone fly. There was a app that you had to get first so you could make the drone fly. We used different controls to make the drone do different moves. After playing with the different controls Mr Dunn gave us a challenge to complete, we had to start on the x and get back on the x. We were rewarded at the end with lollies so that was a bonus. I had fun playing with a drone and controlling it.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Fire Station Visit

As part of our inquiry we visited the fire station in Panmure. We met Norm, Bob and some others. This was a great opportunity to be able to see what these firefighters do to train and more. Since it is fire station they were still expected to show up on a call. We learnt how they help get people out of cars and they told us tips on staying safe around fire. Did you know that fire fighters do more than just put out fires? They are called when someone is having a heart attack or something else, they are called first respondents which means they are not paradigmatic. This was a very interesting visit and I enjoyed it a lot. 

Thursday, 9 November 2017


Today we had Badmington. We learnt our forehand and backhand skill. To help us with this technique we worked in partners, we both had turns hitting with our forehand and backhand then rotated while doing this we kept a rally. A rally is keeping the shuttle from going on the ground and involves two people. I found today's lesson hard because I'm not the best at badminton  and the technique is challenging. 

Manaiakalani Film Festival

Yesterday was the 10th anniversary for the Manaiakalani film festival. We went to watch a few of the movies from our Manaiakalani cluster. There were different little movies about dancing, skits and experiments. After we watched a few movies we got to watch them online and leave positive comments about this. One of my favourite movies was a film by Ruapotaka school it was about Rugby values, i found this interesting because the different types of transitions in the video and the helpful advice that was given.