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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Te Taiao o Tamaki Hangouts

What a great morning we are having in LS2! Today our Manaiakalani schools are celebrating our cluster wide inquiry at Te Oro with presentations and performances. Not all of us were able to attend so the wonderful live stream enabled us all to be a part of the learning celebrations. We began by watching Glenbrae students present their inquiry. It was really interesting to see the learning other schools have been doing. When it was time for the PBS performance we all sat glued to our screens. 

 Listening to the Glenbrae students present their learning.

 Watching our own Panmure Bridge School performance.







Te Taiao o Tamaki: A showcase of learning in LS2










Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Sanujan's Animation


Sanujan created this wonderful animation to show one of the effects of throwing rubbish down our stormwater drains. A powerful message presented in a creative way. Great work Sanujan!

Monday, 3 April 2017

Kokako facts by Nazella

This inforgraphic is about the Kokako bird. The Kokako is a bird that can be found in the North and South island but it is very rare to see one. 

Kokako facts by Mia


To show our understanding of the Kokako Bird we made an info-graphic about it. We also added images to show the appearance of the bird.  Did you know that the Kokako bird prefers to leap then fly. I also didn't know that that it was a native bird to New Zealand. 

Camp collage by Javeylor


Last week LS2 went to cam, we had an amazing time with the fun activities and the delicious food. This collage showcases some of the amazing things we did at camp. I added pictures of archery, camp high ropes, scavenger hunt, our falls trip, high ropes, and the pools. My favourite activity was high ropes because it challenged me. 

Camp Collage by Savelina



This is a collage that my activity group made. In this collage their are photos of my activity group doing all the activity's. My group picked these photos because it shows all of the amazing activity's that we did. These pictures show that my group are having a lot of fun as well.

Kokako Facts by Savelina




This is my infographic about the Kokako bird. I learnt a lot of interesting facts that I did not know about this bird. One interesting fact that I learnt was that they often eat buds, nectar and invertebrates. I learnt about this bird because the camp that my class went to was named after this bird.

Photo Collage by Viva


This photo collage was about camp at Hunua Falls. Each picture shows the fun my group had at each activity.

Camp Brochure by Oh Hsen




This is my camp brochure. I worked with Josh to complete it. It couldn't fit on one DLO so we had to make two. This brochure required six panels and it had to have photos. One panel is different from the others. This is because we thought that the back deck was very useful and we did a lot of activities there Like aerobics and mini gamesTh

Kokako Infographic by Oh Hsen


This is an infographic on the Kokako bird. I worked with Fraidoon to complete it. The facts are really interesting, one fact that I did not include was that both North and South Island Kokako birds are really low in numbers. This infographic required Kokako's diet, habitat, predators, appearance, three interesting facts and attributed images. 

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Flying Kiwi... by Savelina

On the 23nd of March I was at camp. On that day we got to pick our most enjoyable activity that we had done. I got so excited my heart started pounding and pounding. It was beating so fast I felt like I'd been chased by thousands of dogs! The activities I got to pick from were Archery, High ropes, Orienteering and the flying kiwi. When Mrs Anderson told us about the flying kiwi I thought to myself 'What is the flying kiwi?' Then she told us what this was. I really wanted to do that, so I did!

When the instructors were getting me into the harness I checked if I felt really scared. As soon as the instructors clipped my harness to the rope I knew there was no going back. When the others in my group were pulling me up I regretted my choice on picking this activity. As I reached to the top my eyes were closed. I couldn't open them. I felt like my eyes were stitched to each other! When I finally opened them I could see a magnificent sight. I could see the beautiful trees and bushes. I could also hear the waterfall but as soon as I looked down my heart started racing again. I felt like I was going to fall.

Luckily as the others were lowering me down my heart started to beat slowly and slowly. When my feet touched the ground I felt like I wanted to jump up and down with happiness, but I played it cool even though my friends knew I was almost going to cry at the start.


Today I got to write a recount about something amazing that has happen.This was fun for me because I got to relive my moments from camp. This is a 5 min snapshot of one of my favourite moments at camp.

5 minutes of camp... by Fatongia

I didn't  think I would ever do the high ropes challenge because  I’m scared of heights.

The harness had to be tight so JR checked it for me that made me happy because I didn’t know how to do it. I felt nervous each step I took up the ladder my legs felt wobbly and my heart was racing when I stood on the log and looked down the people looked like ants, standing on the tall wooden  log I felt  like a giant. I heard my group saying  GO FATONGIA ! Dance but I was too shy to dance. I like seeing all the PBS cheating and laughing.

Finally it was time to sit on my harness so JR could get me back on the ground. I felt so happy when my feet were back on the grass.





Today I have to do five minutes writing about camp. I wrote about the high ropes at camp.

Can't believe they made us do this! By Mishaan and Javeylor



I felt very nervous in the dark. My heart was racing, we set off behind each other in a line.We walked very slowly step by step, with other shoulder in front of us for us to see.

We were greeted by the glow worm community. As each  step we took we got further along the pathway as we all grabbed on each other and came closer. I could feel mud going throw my shoes. Each time the light went out the chatter of insects got louder and the screams of classmates came closer.

As we tiptoed across the small  bridge Mrs A and Mrs C was taking a photo of a huge spider. Mrs C shone the light at the spider and Mrs A screamed when the spider came back and stared at us. We were so excited to see the lights back at camp until a cricket started heading towards us on the deck.        



Last week the year 7's and 8's went on camp to Kokako Lodge. This recount is about our night walk. The night walk was really scary when everyone turned their torches off and all we could see was the darkness coming for us.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Lyndon's big wedgie... by Lyndon


The harness got tighter by the second. It felt like the straps were trying to stop the blood flowing in my legs. The next thing I heard was the harness belt clipping on. My heart raced a little bit faster. I knew my adventure was about to begin.

I felt myself heading towards the sky, the wind passing over my skin while my feet waved goodbye to the earth below. I heard kids screaming and cheering while I hoped the giant wedgie the harness was giving me wouldn’t get any worse. It was too late, I was already at the top. I opened my eyes, everything looked ant size!

I began my journey back down. The wedgie loosening as my legs spread apart to give the ground a big old hug. As I unclipped the harness I could feel the blood once again rushing through my legs.

This is my camp recount story it is about well I cant tell you but read the story of what I was talking about (A) high ropes, (B) flying kiwi or (C) archery? See if you got it right by reading all the way to the bottom. I'm sure I felt and heard every thing that it says in the story.