Monday, 17 December 2018

Who Am I

This week, we have been given numerous amounts of challenges based on our smart digital learning. In this challenge, we had to get with a partner, and look through a presentation. On each slide of this 10 slide presentation was a picture of a famous person. What we had to do was find out who they were, where they were from, why they are famous, if they have a famous quote, and at least 5 facts about them. For this activity, I worked with Julian, and we had a whole heap of fun.

Summer Learning Journey: Week 1: Day 2 | Activity 2

Today, I completed activity 2 of week 1 for the Summer Learning Journey. For this activity, I needed to find 3 different New Zealand Sports Teams that included the word "Fern" in their name. Along with that, we needed an image of their team wearing their uniform next to the name. This activity was not too hard, although it was a challenge to find a third team as I was left for a solid 2 minutes searching for a team.

Summer Learning Journey: Week 1: Day 2 | Activity 1

Today, I completed the first activity for day 2, week 1 of the Summer Learning Journey. For this activity, we needed to write a blogpost explaining whether we would want to visit Tane Mahuta (The Lord Of The Forest). Yes I would want to visit Tane Mahuta one day. As it shows my respect for the native life in New Zealand. As he is the "Lord Of The Forest", and the size of the tree would be fascinating in a way. It is enormous in size, and I would want to see the peak towering over me.
Image result for Tane mahuta tree

Summer Learning Journey: Week 1: Day 1 | BONUS Activity

Today I completed the bonus activity for day 1, week 1 of the Summer Learning Journey. For this activity, you needed to fill in a footprint with different things that you should do to stay safe online. Why a footprint, well this symbolises our digital footprints. This challenge wasn't that hard although it was fun, and got my brain right to work.

Summer Learning Journey: Week 1: Day 1 | Activity 2

Today I completed the second activity for day 1, of week 1 of the Summer Learning Journey for 2018 and 2019. In this activity, we needed to describe Auckland, and where we live with different adjectives. This activity took very little time to complete. 

Auckland is a magnificent place. Known as the city of sails, with an attractive appearance, and great views, it can be called a great place to be apart of. I live in Pakuranga, and I love it there. We have elegant facilities, and great people in the community. I am always eager to get out into the community and see what I can do that's new to me, or exciting. I live right in front of the Tamaki River, and when the tide is up it's the best to go for a swim.

Summer Learning Journey: Week 1 | Day 1 | Activity 1

Today, I completed the first activity for day 1, week 1 for the Summer Learning Journey. For this activity, we had to go to the Fun Facts About New Zealand website, and find 3 interesting facts to blog. This challenge was fairly easy, but I found a few things out, while knowing the rest.

Fact 1: In New Zealand, you must drive on the left side rather than the right.

Fact 2: The largest city in New Zealand is Auckland, although it isn't that capital.

Fact 3: There are no snakes in the country.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Creating A Comic About A New Zealand Inventor

Today, the whole class did a a challenge in teams of 4. What was that challenge you may ask? To find a New Zealand inventor, and create a whole comic strip about that person and their invention. I decided to work with Julian, Ofa, and Joseph for this activity, and we wanted to create a comic about the first successful person to take flight Richard Pearse. We chose to use Google Drawing to create this comic and we had a lot of fun working together, and loving the turnout. After everyone had finished their comics, we had to find a few things out about the person and their invention. In the end, we found out that it was the 31st of March 1903 when Richard Pearse made his first attempt to fly. Although we did not find any information giving the date he succeeded.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Presenting Our Leader Speeches

For the past 2 weeks, the 2018 year 7's of Panmure Bridge school have been preparing a speech to show that they have the leadership qualities to make them the next leader for 2019. There are 4 roles that a year 7 can take responsibility of, the head student role, Manaiakalani leaders, the sports leaders, and the projector monitor.  I wanted to become head boy or just in case, Manaiakalani leader. This blog post shows an image of my presentation, and includes the entirety of my speech at the very end.

Head Boy Speech

Kia Ora koutou katoa, Ko Toku ingoa ko Jack, Whakaaro ahau he tika ahau mo te upoko
ākonga rangatira. My name is Jack, and I believe that I have the leadership qualities to make
me your next head boy or Manaiakalani leader for 2019. Ever since my first year at this
school, I have looked up to each and every school leader, whilst it was the head students that
I looked up to in particular.

Seeing them present every week allowed me to see them as role models that I could follow.
I believe that the head student role shows trust, and I think that I hold that trust from both
students, and staff. Being trustworthy is a reputation I am proud that I have earnt. Trust is
not something that you can ask for, you work for trust, and gain it overtime. Without trust,
you are limited in what you can do. Without trust you cannot be seen as a good leader.

I try hard to always follow our CARE values and am always happy to take on responsibility.
I enjoy learning and always try my best to set goals for myself so I can try to move my
learning to the next level. I think that these qualities make me a great leader. Leading by
example is one of the most important parts of being any leader, and I think that I hold that
trait well.

I have taken part in both the Summer and Winter Learning Journey multiple times. I have
been a part of different teams that involve different challenges and activities. These teams
involve our athletics team, and the Robotics team representing our school. I have been
available to help both my teachers, and my peers by helping to make a movie for the
Manaiakalani film festival, presenting in assembly on behalf of the head students. I have
taught Tamaki College students how to draw using Google Drawing. I have taught LS2 how
to draw using Google Drawing, and am now helping design different images for the 2019
LS2 Website. I am capable of being an ambassador for Panmure Bridge School, or a part of
the Digital Showcase team, and with all of this experience and teamwork I would make a
great leader in 2019.