Week One at Wairakei Primary School

My intention is to add to this blog, sharing information about Wairakei school. This week I thought I would introduce myself to you. Read more about 'Week One at Wairakei Primary School'...

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Word Wall

The Huka Falls is a special place in Taupo. The white in the rapids looks like foam. Nearly all of us recognised this photo as a place we had been too.

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Here is the start of our Word Wall in Room 14.

N is for Nurse

Arose much-animated conversation about the role of nurses, illness, injuries, caring for the sick, sick soldiers, sick children

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1.Florence Nightengale arrives

Room 10 Matariki Learning

Room 10 learnt about Matariki. We discovered that Matariki is a cluster of stars that appear in mid-winter each year to signify the start of the Maori New Year.

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Equal Sharing

Amelia’s definition of equal sharing is: “it means that if I have 10 stickers my friend and me get the same amount if I share them between us”. Read more about 'Equal Sharing'...

4. Molly shared 24 cubes between 4 people

World of Maths

The activities that were provided allowed students to engage in thinking mathematically and statistically in a range of meaningful contexts. Read more about 'World of Maths'...

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Tracks - Making a Mark

The students planned, designed and modified their tracks so that they met the design brief of having bridges, jumps, trees, tunnels, tracks, bends, and a water feature.

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Planning and designing

Sand Art

Room 8’s Sand Art as a part of Making Our Mark - an inquiry using hands-on experiences to build fine motor skills. Read more about ' Sand Art'...

Completed artwork

Badminton Room 8

Room 8 students were developing and applying rules and practices in badminton games and activities to promote fair, safe, and appropriate participation for all.

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Spell-a-thon Assembly

There is also a student from each syndicate who received either a soccer ball or a netball. Read more about 'Spell-a-thon Assembly'...

Spelling champions