Category: Olivia Graham

Cross country training

Cross country training is taking place here at Wairakei Primary School. We are very excited to compete in Week 5 on the paddocks of the neighbouring farm.

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Go the Chiefs!

The Chiefs senior rugby team of Wairakei Primary School have made a video to show how much we love rugby and the Waikato Chiefs! We have entered a competition to... Read more about 'Go the Chiefs!'...

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Epro8 Challenge at Taupo Intermediate

Each team was provided with an identical kit containing: metal rods, pulleys, a battery and cables. Read more about 'Epro8 Challenge at Taupo Intermediate'...

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Technology Challenge in Te Mihi

Two challenges were undertaken - one to build a catapult for a castle siege, the other to build the tallest tower for King Richard III. Read more about 'Technology Challenge in Te Mihi'...


Te Mihi Learning Community Term 2, 2016

Welcome back to the second term in the Te Mihi Community of 2016. We have a great term ahead of us and we are looking forward to spending time with... Read more about 'Te Mihi Learning Community Term 2, 2016'...

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Te Mihi Community Newsletter

Te Mihi Community welcome back to the first term in the Te Mihi Community of 2016.  We hope you have all had a refreshing summer break and are ready for another successful year.  We have a great year ahead of us and we are looking forward to spending time with your child helping and supporting them in their learning.  As a senior student they will have many opportunities to take on leadership roles and to become involved in the life of the school.

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Blue Light Village Fun Day

Today our senior school enjoyed a Fun Day around Wairakei Village. Activities were planned and designed by some of our Year 6 boys, guided by Chris Te Whare of Blue... Read more about 'Blue Light Village Fun Day'...

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Cool Catapults

In Room 1 we made catapults for our workshop. It was to measure accuracy and distance using tape measures and dot plots.

We made the catapults out of ice block sticks, plastic spoons, glue guns, thick cardboard cylinders, tape, bulldog clips, plastic containers, rubber bands, string, paper clips and anything else we could find to use. We were creative about how we made them. Some were more successful than others. It was fun to build them and test our inventions.

We tested the accuracy using bullseye dot plots. Overall, they were not accurate but some people did get bullseyes.

Our last step will be to make a dot plot of our distance measurements. Jack’s catapult went the farthest with 14.3m.

Written by Myles and Mrs Graham

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