Tuesday, 10 December 2013

My memories of 2013

My memories of 2013

WOW! I can’t believe that it is coming to an end of 2013. I have really enjoyed this year. My best friend is Rachel, she is like my bodyguard. I have great friends, they have been there for me ever since 2013 started. I am going to really miss my friends, when they leave for college.

I also have a very nice teacher. Sometimes when the boys are naughty then that’s when we see the other side of her. Ms Kirkpatrick is a sensible teacher. When we are all relaxed it is like a family laughing together.

One of the activities I liked at Panmure Bridge are the trips. My favourite trip was when we went to camp at the Hunua Ranges. Even though I went for one day I still enjoyed it. When we got to camp we had to do a 4 hour hike, so the only thing I can think about is the 4 hour hike.
Also I have enjoyed the sports that we have at this school. The sport that I have enjoyed was netball with Mrs Emma on Tuesdays. Also I like it how we played softball against room9 and we got a shield for it. My favourite sport that we played was interschool touch, I really enjoyed that.

One thing that I really liked was going to tech with the Yr7’s and the Yr8’s at Tamaki College. The subjects that I have done was digital technologies with Mrs Anderson, Jewelry making with Mr Grundy and Graphics with Mr Nobel.

The main experience that I have had was an amazing year in room6. I have fun and weird friends that stick up for me no matter what. I also have a nice and lovely teacher. I will miss all the year 8’s, next year, it just won’t be the same without them.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Thank You letter to Pak'nSave

Dear Pak n Save

Thank you so much for supporting the yummy stickers promotion. My school, Panmure Bridge School, earned $100 worth of tennis balls. This will really help some people at our school, so that if anyone wants to become a famous tennis player when they grow up they can, and it is all thanks to you.

We are a school that loves to get outside. We are a happy and energetic school. So thank you so much for your support we really appreciate it.

We love the fact that we have new sports equipment, because our sports shed is full of all kinds of equipment. So again thank you so much, we will use the tennis balls for a lot of games.

Yours sincerely,
Isabella Namoa

Deep sea oil protesters crowd iconic beach

Deep sea oil protesters crowd iconic beach

  • On November 23, over 1000 people turned up at Auckland’s famous west beaches. They turned up to stop Deep Sea Oil drilling in New Zealand's waters

  • Some of the people came to the beach with their homemade signs and banners. Some of them were saying ‘Stop Deep Sea Oil Drilling’ another said ‘Anadarko go home.’

  • At the beach in Piha some of them performed a haka and they joined hands to create a human chain from the land to the sea.

  • There were about 400 people who went to Muriwai and protested, there were 500 who turned up at Bethells Beach, also there were 750 that were at Raglan.

  • Also some people were saying “If John Key can’t see that were trying to stop this from happening then he’s just got his head stuck in the sand.” Also NZ women's surfing champion Micha Davis and Labour MP Phil Twyford spoke at Piha.

Here is the link to the website:

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Sumdog results

This is my results for sumdog. In the game I played I had to answer the question right to get the animal safe to the ground. I got all the questions right and I came first.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Using National Library 3

Using the National Library
3. Newspapers

L.I. Develop our knowledge of Auckland and the Tamaki river
Familiarise ourselves with an online NZ resource

Use this link to open the National Library website
Enter Panmure pirate into the search box
Open the NZ truth article named - panmure pirate

What event is this article about?
This article is about a robbery

What is the sub heading on the article?  This is an example of what literary device?
Dunn’s Daring Doings End in Disaster
This is an example of alliteration  

What does ‘daring do’ mean?
Daring do - Alliteration.

Why was Lesley George’s dad angry with him?
He was angry at him because he left his work and he didn’t have a job.

How did the fire start?
He had lit the matches and he threw them down hard then ran away.

Why were the works described and ambrosial?
They were being sarcastic because the Westfield Works were smelly.
Where was the launch moored?
It was launched with the anchor in the Tamaki Basin

What 3 places where the stolen items recovered from?
Some were found with him, some in the water and some on the launch.

What was the charge of incendiarism for?
He was charged with incendiarism for setting fire to the shop.

Copy and paste the acknowledgement from the site here

Using the National Library 2

Using the National Library
2. Newspapers

L.I. Develop our knowledge of Auckland and the Tamaki river
Familiarise ourselves with an online NZ resource

Use this link to open the National Library website
Enter Panmure Bridge 1865  into the search box
Open the Southern star newspaper article named - Laying the cornerstone.

What event is this article about?
This is about laying the last cornerstone

What makes it different to a newspaper story today?
The language and picture.

Copy and paste a definition of these words, and then use the word in a sentence that shows you know what it means:
proceedings - a particular action or course or manner of action.
necessitated - to make necessary or unavoidable: The breakdown of the car necessitated a change in our plans.
procured - to obtain or get by care, effort, or the use of special means: to procure evidence.
masonry - stonework
appurtenances - something subordinate to another, more important thing; adjunct; accessory.
objectionable - causing or tending to cause an objection, disapproval, or protest.

Sentence - Masonry - "cracks in the finished masonry"

Take this one sentence from the article and rewrite, and repunctuate it so that it makes more sense to a modern reader.

We may here observe that the piles which are driven into the ground with remarkable accuracy as to straightness, are well sheathed, from the bed of the river to the high water mark, with metal, securely fastened, so as to guard the bottom portions of the piles from the ravages of the worm.

My version:
We may observe that the piles are driven into the ground, with remarkable accuracy as to straightness, are well sheathed from the bed of the river to the high water mark, with metal, securely fastened. So as to guard the bottom portions of the piles from the ravages of the worm.

Copy and paste the acknowledgement from the site here

Using the National Library 1

Using the National Library
1. Images

L.I. Develop our knowledge of Auckland and the Tamaki river
Familiarise ourselves with an online NZ resource

Use this link to open the National Library website
Enter Panmure Bridge School 1961  into the search box

Copy and paste the image into a drawing document

Add these features to the school photo

1. Kindy  
2. Hall
3. Rooms 9,10,11,12
4. Library
5. Jnr and Snr playgrounds

Copy and paste the acknowledgement from the site here

Monday, 25 November 2013

Poplet Stormwater and Wastewater

Using Te Ara 3

Using Te Ara -
The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
3. Manukau Harbour

L.I. Develop our knowledge of Auckland and the Tamaki river
Familiarise ourselves with an online NZ encyclopaedia

Use this link to open Te Ara
Enter Tamaki river into the search box and use the Harbours and wetlands page to answer these questions.

What two adjectives are used to describe the Manukau Harbour?
It is wide and shallow

What landforms are common in the harbour?
Wetlands and Rivers

What two things about the Manukau Harbour have led to shipwrecks?
Its entrance is prone to swells and shifting sandbars – the cause of many shipwrecks.

What was the worst shipwreck on the Manukau bar?
On a fine day on 7 February 1863 the HMS Orpheus – carrying naval stores – approached Manukau Harbour. Seeing it was off course to cross the bar, the onshore signalman motioned to change direction. But the warning was too late, and the ship ran aground. As the sea got heavier, it began to break up. Lifeboats were swamped. With the crew clinging helplessly to the rigging, the ship’s masts fell one by one into the sea. Of the 259 people on board, 189 drowned. It remains New Zealand’s worst maritime disaster.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Top 10 Careers by Isabella

Top 10 Careers
These are my top 10 careers recommended by Career Quest:

  1. Secondary school teacher
  2. Cafe/Restaurant Manager
  3. Brewer
  4. Air Force officer
  5. Customs Officer
  6. Events Manager
  7. Exhibition Technician
  8. Navy Officer
  9. Private teacher/tutor
  10. Environmental Engineer

By Isabella

The 3rd floor bedroom by Isabella

The 3rd Floor Bedroom
It all began when someone left the window open

“Hey! Who left the Window open?” There once lived a girl named Emily, she lived in an apartment. She was on the 3rd floor, there were 20 floors.

One hot day Emily wanted to go to the beach with her friends but her parents said “No, Emily you can’t go with your friends”. Emily was so angry, she said to her parents “You’re the worst parents ever” It was time for breakfast, when Emily went to the kitchen her sister didn’t know what was happening so she opened her window.

When Emily went into her room she saw that someone had opened her window and there was a bird camouflaged to look like her wallpaper. Emily thought that since her parents wouldn’t let her out then she would sneak out. What Emily didn’t think of was that she was on the third floor. Emily saw the ladder below her outside, but the ladder was too short so if she got to the bottom she would still have to jump.

Emily packed her stuff for the beach and before she left she locked her door so her parents couldn’t come in. Emily packed her bag and she threw it out the window but luckily it was just her bag and she was lucky that her expensive perfume didn’t break. When Emily climbed down the ladder, she got to the bottom of the ladder, she saw that it was a long way to jump, so she climbed the tree that was next to the ladder.

Emily finally got to the beach. She saw her friends there, they were all    together playing touch. Emily had a fun time at the beach but she knew that sneaking out wasn’t the right thing to do. So she asked her friends to drop her off at her house. When she got to her house she went up the tree then up the ladder and when she got inside she saw her parents inside her room looking worried.

When Emily confessed about everything she told them that it all happened when someone left her window open. Her parents forgave her but she was still grounded. Emily had a fun time at the beach. She was still happy to see her family even though she was grounded. Emily had an interesting day but it ended up with a happy ending.


Thursday, 14 November 2013

Bridges along the Tamaki River

The Conductor by Isabella


L.I. - The use of simile and metaphor in a poem

Read the poem

Complete these sentences:
A simile is... something that compares another thing √
A metaphor is... something that is straightforward √
Identify the simile - Like a bird he flaps for take-off √
Identify the metaphor - flock of flutes

Think of an everyday activity that has someone does e.g. washing the dishes.

Washing the dishes

Write your own poem describing the actions of the person using a mixture of simile and metaphor.  Keep it simple and short.

Washing the dishes

Swish swish
Cleaning the plates shiny clean
With my soapy sponge

Swish Swish
Dishes are as clean as they’ve ever been

WOW! Those plates are sparkly like the shimmering water at night

All the dishes finished
Now I can relax