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Mr Wong

Wednesday 10 November 2021


You know who Roald Dahl is, but do you know who Mr Fox is? Do you know why he is under stress? Watch this book trailer made by LS1's own Hector to get a taste of what awaits in Fantastic Mr Fox.

This film is a book trailer. The purpose of book trailers is to increase awareness of a book and entice people into reading it. Book trailers was the theme for Panmure Bridge School's 2021 Manaiakalani Film Festival films.

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

 "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."

- J. R. R. Tokien

And one of the things you could be doing while in lockdown is reading The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.

This film is a book trailer. The purpose of book trailers is to increase awareness of a book and entice people into reading it. Book trailers was the theme for Panmure Bridge School's 2021 Manaiakalani Film Festival films.

Monday 15 March 2021

Mihi Whakatau

A Mihi Whakatau is a kind of formal greeting. It introduces oneself to visitors as well as welcoming visitors.

The mihi whakatau begins with stating where everyone is currently situated. In the case of the example below, the speaker is situated where the nearest mountain (maunga) is Maungarei and the nearest river (awa) is Tamaki. The local people (iwi) that historically own the land where the school is, are called Ngati Paoa.

After stating the current location, the speaker introduces themselves by saying how they are to be addressed, where their ancestry is from and how they came to be here. The example shows that the speaker's family name is Wong. Mr Wong's ancestry is from Guangdong in China, but his family came to live in Auckland (Tāmaki Makaurau).

Lastly the mihi whakatau formally welcomes visitors to the current location.

Mihi whakatau are a formal greeting that can be used when a full pōwhiri is not necessary or too long for the circumstance.

Monday 14 December 2020

Inquiry | Persuasive Presentation

Today, the companies presented their shelter design to bid for the building contract. We presented a slideshow that included information about the shelter design, materials and benefits.

Before presenting, each company focused on timing our presentation and practicing our lines so that it was within two and three minutes. They added onto and changed some parts of the script to make it longer.

What was expected from each company was to persuade the representitives of Panmure Bridge School that our shelter is best for the certain natural disasters. They needed to include eye contact, clear presenting and the reasons why their shelter is best.

After that, each company presented our model and presentation to the class and representitives (Mr Wong and Mr Ogilvie). 

In their blogpost, they gave information about what they did and what was required in each presentation, the feedback they were given, what they did well and what they could improve. They also talked about is they were able to win the building contract and what they could've changed to potentially win the contract.

LI: to present our design and bid for the building contract.

Friday 11 December 2020

Maths | Quiz Results

Mr Ogilvie's maths groups took their partner's maths quizzes and recorded their results.

For the first quiz (the 20 questions quiz with questions based around additon, subtraction and fact families), one person times how long their partner takes to answer all 20 questions.

For the second quiz (the 15 questions quiz with questions based around all other maths knowledge), one person answers all of the 15 questions and then checks their answers.

In their blogpost, they talk about their results and their times.

Mr Ogilvie's maths groups enjoyed taking their partners quizzes and testing their maths knowledge.

LI: to use knowledge to test knowledge.

Thursday 10 December 2020

Writing | Film Creation

Mr Wong's writing groups applied their knowledge of screenplays, scripts and storyboards to finish filming their movies. The previous week, everyone from Mr Wong's writing groups split into their groups to choose one movie to film.

Two of Mr Wong's writing groups had completed filming and were onto editing. The remaining of his writing groups began filming the footage of their movies and then started editing.

The requirements of the movies were that it had to be more than 30 seconds long and less than two minutes short. The movies had to be filmed in the most effiecent way possible to save time, and the sooner that each group finished their movies, the sooner they could be presented.

Mr Wong's writing groups enjoyed filming and editing their footage and finalising their movies.

LI write a short story that can be made into a film.
LI: to convert a story into a screenplay (script) and storyboard.
LI: to film a screenplay.