Friday, 16 December 2016

2016 Review

Since it is our last year for the year 8's we made a review to show case what we have been doing for the past few terms in 2016. As a class we had a very fun time collaborating a playing our activities as a class. This year we made new friends and met new people around the manaikalani schools. Having to leave this school made us very sad but having memories with us made us happy and joyful. We are going to see what is coming next for us in 2017.

2016 Graduation

On Wednesday night December the 14th was graduation night for the year 8's, It was held at the pakuranga sailing club at 6 o'clock at night to 8 o'clock. Everyone went, the girls looked amazingly beautiful and the boys looked amazingly handsome. Everyone took photo's together and with there friends. We then all sat down at our tables together with boys and girls, ate altogether it was nice. then we were awarded. We then danced, chacha and rock and roll. With the photos Paige and I made a video. We are happy to share our Great time

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

The Labyrinth

Today we have watched the movie Labyrinth hopefully you've watched this. We had to study about the movie Labyrinth like the Character Intro, the Narrative Structure, and what was our Favourite part. 

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Tahuna Torea

Yesterday at lunchtime we went to have lunch at Tahuna Torea. Once we got there we had lunch, everyone was having fun. Why we went to Tahuna Torea? because its linked to our topic for reading we are learning about Godwits. First we explored was the beach where the Godwits come after that we waited until it was our turned to explored the wet lands where the Godwits find there food. LS2 learnt a lot and where Godwit's migrate. Godwits migrate from New Zealand to Alaska that would take them 8 days to get there but they would need to go to Australia than Japan then Alaska. So they are really fast to fly to Alaska. It was really interesting learning about the Godwit and where they Migrate.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Hockey Yr 8's


Yesterday afternoon, the Yr 8's went on had a session with Carly. To start of, we had game called Shark. This game is for practising our defending, to trap our ball, push, and hitting the ball. After that we had to switch our warm ups to practice pushing and trapping the ball. Later on we had a juggling challenge, we all had1 minute to focus on the ball and try bouncing it on our hockey stick. We all had an amazing day with Carly and learning new things about Hockey. 

PBS Athletics

PBS Athletics

Today our PBS students had an amazing day doing athletics. We were split into 3 teams for the Yr 8's and 2 teams for the Yr 7's. All of us were great at being supportive and encouraging our friends. We all had a fun time doing the athletics. 

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Yr 8 Hocky

Yr 8's Hockey

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Today, the Yr 8's had a lesson of hockey, which was held in our school hall. Our instructor was Mel and she taught us some valuable things. At the start of our lesson we had a game of Octopus which someone had to be tagger and the tagger had to call a category of what the person has. They gave us each an hockey stick and a ball each. After that, they gave us an activity where, they call out a traffic light which was Green - for dribbling, Orange - stop but just keep on dribbling, Red - stop, Purple - Reverse, Silver - Speeding your dribbling, Blue -  Dribbling in circles. After that, we were split into 2 teams and whoever calls a number, a number of people has to play hockey against the other team. We had a wonderful time playing hockey and having new things being learnt. 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The Shake Out

I would like to congratulate Latham and his team mates for making this excellence movie. You movie looks amazing and there movie looked liked hard work. Keep up the great and amazing movie making Latham and all the best in future. 

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Jean Batten

Today Juanita and myself collaborated together to make this popplet based on Jean Batten. This is based on Jean Battens life time and what she did between when she was born and when she died. Hopefully you can see what myself and Juanita did and what we have proudly did ourselves. Our website that we used was click on this link and you can access this for Jean Batten. 

Monday, 31 October 2016

Smart Searching Challenge - Cecillia, Breeana & June

Cecilla, Breeana and myself colborated together to make this DLO. This DLO is based on what we researched on and what we wanted to know about our subject. We found interesting things about Volleyball. and they were pretty impressing. My favourite part of this challenge was when we had to generate a letter from a website and that part was funny.  

Scaffold Text - Paige, Breeana & June

Today for our reading activity, Paige, Breeana and myself collaborated together to make this DLO. Our group made this based on facts about the Wright Brothers. We learnt on scaffold text and that means building knowledge.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Narrowing Search

Yesterday afternoon I had to make a DLO on what we learnt with Mrs Ogivlie in the library. We learnt how to narrow a search and how is can help on what we were searching on. We were given a question which what Who is the best Football player on Europe, and there are some tips n tricks to help for your research. 

Isaac Newtons Law's

Evelyn and myself have collaborated together to make this lucid chart. This lucid chart is based on Isaac Newtons law. We put 1st, 2nd, 3rd laws and when we first saw the laws, they were pretty fascinating.  

Mrs Ogilvie

Mrs Ogilvie

Today a few minutes after morning tea, the Yr 8's and some of the Yr 7's went to our school library and meet Mrs Ogilvie. Mrs Ogilvie works from the National Library and cam to our school. Mrs Ogilvie came and taught us about smart searching and shows us these websites that we can use. She showed us this websites called Epic and it shows us different other websites as well. So we clicked on a other websites called Kids Infobits and Britannica. Kids Infobits shows heaps and heaps of information about your learning and that involves topic like for examples Writing, Reading and Inquiry. Britannica is a website that you search anything you like. These website are helpful for me because they help me and show the right information I need.

Dehydration & Hydration - June & Evelyn

Evelyn and myself collaborated together to make this DLO. We made this based on Dehydration and Hydration. We wrote about Hydration and how its good for you and it gives you lots of energy. We also did an explanation about Dehydration and how it can get's you grumpy, head aches and dizziness. We also put in a 25 word explanation about why it drinking water is good for us.  

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Reading - Fleet for Flight and Inspector Gadget

Fleet for Flight & Inspector Gadget

For todays reading activity my group did Fleet for flight and Inspector Gadget. Fleet for Flight and Inspector Gadget are reading activities where you read first and answer the questions. We did this with strategies like: first read the instruction, look at questions, read every word, find the answer in the text, eliminate the wrong answers and choose the BEST answer. These strategies helped looked for the right answers and hopefully it can help for next weeks reading test.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Rhythm Interactive

Rhythm Interactive

Today after morning tea Room 8 , LS1 and LS2 went to our school hall and did Rhythm Interactive. We meet Johnny and Lucy and they were the people who did Rhythm Interactive. They taught us that Actions speak louder than words. Johnny and Lucy does tours around New Zealand and sometimes they do tours outside New Zealand. My favourite part of this was when we have to copy what our instructors and copy it with a drum that was in front of us. Johnny and Lucy brought heaps of drums and lined them in front of us. 

Friday, 14 October 2016

Touch Rugby

 Touch Rugby

Today after lunch, the year 7&8 had touch rugby with our coach Trevor. We learnt some basic rules about touch rugby and hopefully I can remember the rules until our inter-school Touch Rugby. What I have enjoyed about today session with Trevor, was our games that we played and it was AWESOME!! we learnt basic things and i'm looking forward to the next sessions. 

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Personal Trainer ( Ana & June )

For inquiry we have been working on our strength, agility and endurance.  One of our DLO was the personal trainer. This DLO includes what you need to consider. You would need to train in a opened area and this is agility. The equipment you would need is cones and a stop watch. Training would be atleast for 1 hour. The next activity was based on training. We had to find images of sport that matches to agility, strength and endurance. Our defnition of physical activities is that it means movement of the body that uses energy

Thursday, 25 August 2016



Today, we had a special visit from Ryan Hoffman and John Palavi from the NZ rugby team The Warriors!!. Also we had a visit from Georgia and Alice from DTR. First of all they all talked about Health and Well being and that kind of related like Hauora. We were split into teams, so it would be Ryan Hoffman's teams and the other side as John Palavi's team. For this, did some activities with us, such as team trivia, and if we would shout the loudest someone from our team would get a prize. Some of the other people were lucky enough as they have won a prize. After that they talked about being hydrated, sleep, and belongings. 

Main Idea - Reading

Today for reading we are learning to identify the main idea of the text, so we had to read a story and which tells us the main idea of the story. So we have to come up with three ideas from the text for the main idea. 

Friday, 19 August 2016

Run Jump Throw

Yesterday afternoon, at the start of the session we all ways start with a game of Octopus to get us ready for the session. For our session yesterday we were all focused on Long jump and for other things we need too learn about long jump. This is basically about the Olympic long that took part in the weekend and hopefully we have been getting up with it. 

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Netball Cluster Day

Yesterday, we have all arrived at the AMI netball courts with heaps of other school around. We were lucky enough that yesterday was a nice day and played well. Today to show that I had fun yesterday I have made a collage of what we did yesterday.  We have all played hard and both showed team work. Some of the boys that we had played awesome showed that they have collaborated with the girls. 

Current Events

As for my current events, I wanted to make one about these two runners. As you have probley been watching the Rio Olympics, Nikki Hamblin ( NZ ) and Abby D' Agostino ( USA ) took part in the 5,000 meter race in Rio. They have been helping each other from falling and helping each other to the finish line. I think that they have both showed teamwork in what they have done, they both show role models, team spirt, and again teamwork. 

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Ancient And Modern Olympics ( June & Ana )

This week I had collaborated with Ana for my inquiry. This week we were learning to compare and contrast the ancient Olympic games with the modern Olympic games. So we had to prio-knowldge  first and then attributing the images and then after we had to find five interesting facts and then compare and contrast.   

Monday, 15 August 2016

E-ako Maths

Today for E-ako maths I had to work on fractions. This has helped me a lot with fractions because it tell me how much you can shared between 1- 5 people equally. I think I can refer to this sometime's by give equal pieces to friends and making sure it right. 

Friday, 12 August 2016

Before n After - Writing ( June & Tiare )

We have been learning to consider both sides of a presentation so that we can make an informed opinion. Mrs Anderson asked us to think about our two sides of our own opinion and what can we think about it. To make our informed opinion we had to gather of what we know and make in opinion about it so basically what we think about it. My DLO shows that our opinion are exactly different but we do have a point to it.   

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Language Features - Writing

Yesterday, for writing I have to make a presentation on language features. We had to gather all kind language features into this slideshow. This was pretty hard to make but at least I did it at the end. 

Run, Jump, Throw

Today the Yr 8 and 7 went together to do PE today with Andy who does Run Jump Throw. Today Andy revisited what we did last week with running and the stances we have to do. We have to remember that if we are in the race that we have to not look at that the other and try and look straight ahead an make sure to know where you are running. Also make sure that if you are in a race make sure that your feet are behind the line otherwise you are disqualified from the game. 

Friday, 5 August 2016

Y8 Run Jump Throw.

Run, Jump, Throw

Yesterday, the Yr 8 students have been doing Run, Jump, Throw as the same as last year with Andy. With Andy, we learnt that we always have to run with light feet, back straight and look ahead to see where you are running. I have really enjoyed this sport because we can learn different sport like Running, High jump and Long Jump, also Discus and Shot Put. 

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Hoverbike Poster - June & Jane

This week my sister and I have collaborated together to work on this poster. For this we had to make a post about doing adverts and for this we had to advertise that hover bike for others to buy it. ( not in real life) We had put some more colours and some information about this hover bike. 

Monday, 1 August 2016

Winter Learning Journey

Last week friday, some of the PBS students have been got certificates for showing that they have participated in the Winter Learning Journey. School's in our area have also participated in the Winter Learning Journey. This holiday's topic was about the Rio's Olympics 2016 and my favourite activity was creating a logo for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. School's in our area have also participated such as Tamaki Primary, Panmure Bridge, Point England, Glenbrae and many more. A big THANK YOU!! to Rachel Williamson who has oganised this programme in holiday for students.  

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Book Character Parade

Book Character Parade

This morning, some of the students dressed up as their favourite book character. We did this to bring up the magic for the little kids of in my school. A BIG!! thank you to one of my teachers who organised this Book Parade. 

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Advertising Poster

As you see, my group and I have collaborated together to make this Advertising poster. For this we had to write a paragraph in 25 words. it was pretty hard at first but we got the handle of this at the end. Then we wrote something about Adverstising down bottom. I think that we have done very good with this poster. 

Monday, 25 July 2016

Attributing Images - June and Javeylor

Today my partner ( Javeylor ) and I have been attributing images. We have been doing this to show that people that we do say thank you for the photos that we use and make sure that we involved the licence to use it. 

E-ako Maths

E-ako Maths

Today I have recently done the activity called E-ako maths. For this I find what I already know about Fairs Shares and find what other characters has the closest meaning. I have enjoying doing this activity because this could help me and improve in my maths. 

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Paralympic Sport - Winter Learning Journey


1. Wheel chair Netball

2. To play this game, there would be 7 on each team. If you would receive a ball you have stay still and try see if your team mate is free. Then is your team mate is down on the other side of the courts that you team mate tries to shoot the ball in the netball hoop. Then the you team will score your team a goal.

3. The rules of the game is quite similar to the original game. the 1. rule is you have be 3 meter away from your opponent , if not you have beside them and that called "stand down". The 2. rules is if have receive the ball have to try and not move until you other team mate if free, then you try a pass it to them. The 3. rule is that if you try to attempt a goal you can go move forward a little bit to score your team a goal.

Here are my 3. thing about the Paralympic new sport. the Paralympic new sport that I have just made up it wheel chair netball. I have include the name of the sport, how to play the sport, and 3 rules about the game. The rules of a game is similar to the original game of Netball. 

Fundraising - Winter Learning Journey


  1. To help with the Fundraiser, I would set up a bake sale in my street to help
  2. To help, I would ask a neighbour to help with their chores if they need help.

The reason why I have choose that it because I enjoy doing baking and would a opportunity for others to taste my baking. For my second reason, I choose this because I like helping people and trying new things. 

Para-cycling - Day 7 - Winter Learning Journey

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For the para-cycling, I would choose my friend Cecilia because she would have the ability to move around and be in the front, and I would not have the ability to hear and I would have the ability to see. the reason why I would choose Cecilia, it because Cecilia and I are great working together and there are worrying about something.  

Writing The Ending Story - Winter Learning Journey

Where is the NZ team?

Starting Story )Imagine that you are sitting in the crowd at the opening ceremonies for the Rio Olympics this August. The ceremony has just started and all of the Olympic athletes are parading around the stadium in their uniforms when all of a sudden…

( Ending Story ) The NZ athletes were gone. Where are they? This can not be happening!! my friends and I were gone to see what happened to them. We looked around and outside but they were not there, We asked some of the athletes from other countries but they all looked shocked. But there was this team that they didn't like, which was the Australian team. We asked them but they did not answer, we asked them again and still din't answer. There was something wrong with them, and something looked suspicious. We kept on telling each other that it could be them that the NZ athletes were gone. We soon looked around the stadium then we found Niall Williams trapped in the caretakers closet all by her self. We looked for the care taker to unlock the closet, but he wasn't there either. So we tried and tried to open the door then we, then we found the key under the door matt. We unlocked it and she was finally free. We then asked her where was the rest of the team and she said that she doesn't know either. We look and look but we could find the rest of them. But when we walked past the......

Today I had to write this story about the NZ team gone and not participating in the parade. I had to write about 10 - 20 sentences, so like pretty much a story. This was quite interesting to write because I had a lot of imagination going around in my head.  Do you know where the rest of the went? Could you finish the end of my story? 

Olympic Host - Winter Learning Journey

Olympic Host

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I think that Maria Tutaia would be a great Olympic Ceremony Host because everyone around the world would now notice her and would be a great opportunity for her to be the host. I have chosen her because I like the way she plays netball and how people can learn some of the tip about netball.  

NZ Team Uniform Ranking - Day 6 - Winter Learning Journey

NZ Team Uniform Ranking

 2012 NZ Olympic Uniform. #1

 2008 NZ Olympic Uniform. #3

 2004 NZ Olympic Uniform. #2

Today I had to rank these NZ Team Olympic Uniform in order from 1 to 3. The first one I would rank it a #1 because it in style and I really the dresses. The 2nd I would rank it a #3 because the fashion style is kind ugly (no offense) but just having one pattern to re present New Zealand would be not good. The 3rd one I would rank it a #2 because I can see the use the of the colour and how different style for each gender.  

Martin Luther King Jr - Winter Learning Journey

Martin Luther King Jr

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This is Martin Luther King. He inspired me because he tried and tried to sop racism but suddenly he dies at the age of 39 almost going on to 40. I have include a photo of him in case people might not know him and I have also include a collage of a his quotes that I have choose. 

Marjorie Gestring - Winter Learning Journey

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In 1936, a 13 year old girl named Marjorie Gestring became the youngest person to ever win an Olympic gold medal. She won the gold medal in the springboard diving competition. Imagine that you were alive in 1936 and you had the chance to interview her. On your blog, post five questions that you would like to ask the Olympic champion (if you had the chance to meet her!). Here is the 5 question to ask her if I was alive in 1936:

Who inspired you to go to the Olympics?
Were you allowed to go to the Olympic because of your age?
What school did you go?
Where would you go for practise?

Eddie The Eagle - Day 5 - Winter Learning Journey.

This is movie is about Eddie the Eagle who is trying to be the best he can to ski at the Winter Olympics. He always believed in himself to be in the Olympics but everyone he knew thought he was joking around but he was really serious about his hobbies. I would recommend this video because people can inspire him to try new things in life and don't let negative feedback come to him. 

Be The Inspiration - Winter Learning Journey.

I have just recently watched this video about being the inspiration. I think that this is a ***** = VERY GOOD video because it tell us to be an inspiration to those who can think of you. I have also include a video that I have recently watch and tell me in the comment below of what you think about the video and what can you rate it out * = very bad movie, ** = bad movie, *** = okay movie, **** = good movie, and ***** = very good movie

Andrea Kilday - Winter Learning Journey

Andrea Kilday

Andrea Klday is going to compete in the Taekawndo Rio Olympic. This is going to be her first time going to the Olympic but she has already won a gold medal large international competition in Papua New Guinea. Andrea was born and rise in Christchurch and but moved Auckland later on in her life.

Niall William - Winter Learning Journey

Niall Williams

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Are you wondering who this is? Do you know Sonny Bill Williams? Well this a photo of Sonny Bill Williams Sister named Niall Williams. I chosen her because she is one of the Olympic Athletes, and she is going to represent our country in the Rio Olympics for the rugby sevens. Niall Williams has been on a show called Fresh on tv2 and she has said somethings about her life and how she got into rugby. Niall Williams has three sibling and one of them is her twin sister and her name is Denise Williams. Niall Williams has two daughters named Tatem-Lee and Rema-Rae. 

My Photo - Winter Learning Journey

My Photo

Here is a photo of me doing on of the Olympic sport which is Athletics Running. I have choose to do this because sometimes I like to do running and plus it great because I play for my school netball team and its great for running.  I know that the photo is quite blury but hopefully you guys know what I am doing. 

Water Polo - Day 3 - Winter learning Journey

Water Polo

1) Water Polo
2) The aim for water polo is attempt a score in your opponents goal, and the team with the goals wins.
3)The rules for this sport are combined by many other sport but 1. The players can only have one hand to hold the ball and 2.  Only the goalie can use two hands when he is within 5 meters of his own goal.

For this I had to create a blog post about this Olympic sport. I had to include the name for this sport, then I had find out the aim for Water Polo, then I had to find the rules about water polos. Did you know that Water Polo rules combines many others sport... WOW I DID NOT KNOW THAT!!!! well yeah quite interesting. 

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Create Your Own Logo - Winter Learning Journey

What I done here was, That I created a Olympic Logo. First I went on, after that I went to go choose the logo that I wanted. I picked this logo because it looks like that some one is doing the torch relay and how it can inspire someone to do the exact the same thing. 

Landmarks In New Zealand - Winter Learning Journey.

On here I have choose 3 landmark from New Zealand. I have choose The Sky Tower, Mount Wellington, and Rangitoto. The funny thing is that they are all from Auckland, New Zealand. I think that these Landmarks are very beautiful to see and very fascination. What I had to do was to find a landmark in New Zealand along with their names and their clear description about the landmark. 

Tom and Vinicius no.3 - Winter Learning Journey

Today I watched Tom and Vinicius episode #3. This episode was about Tom and Vinicius who were in china, when they were looking at the view then they meet 3 young beautiful girls, they wanted to take photos of Tom and Vinicius. But the 3 young beautiful girls told them to keep moving back and so they did and then they fell but they had a great idea to work together. From there Tom and Vinicius saw them rowing to another land. And played with them until night, Tom and Vinicius and the 3 young beautiful girls watched the moon until Tom had a great idea and that idea was to let some fireflies go and brighten up the bridge then celebrated and played music with each other.