Growing and Making Rewena Bread in Room 6

We thought the bug was really stinky, but we realised that this meant it was happy and it was alive.

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Racing into BMX passion

This experience gave them a chance to demonstrated their use of the Wairakei Power as well as their key competency Managing ourselves in a different environment and working alongside others to give it a go

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Racing into BMX passion showing Power2

Sand Monsters

In Room 9 we have been learning about catalysts required for some reactions to occur.

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sand snake Blake sciecne

Exploring Our Senses

Chrissy-Lee and Nathan had to tell us some describing words about what they were feeling

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Dancing Ghosts… Woooooo

After several demonstrations, the children learnt how to create static energy themselves, by rubbing an inflated balloon, vigorously, up and down their school polar fleeces.

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Visitor from out of Space

While reading this book, Poppy, Jordyn-Lea, Patrick, Jack and Casey were very interested in what a scarecrow is and what they would be like in the real world, they wanted to create their very own scarecrow and find out.

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scarecrow from space as a wairakei student

Te Huka Explosions

Students got to chose their “passion” from three different options. Our passion project was explosions. Our group had a science focus. Read more about 'Te Huka Explosions'...

Grayson is ready to fire

Authentic learning experiences in the classroom

When students are able to have a say in their learning and explore topics of interest, that they have a personal connection with, they are excited to learn.  We call this ‘student agency’.

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Expanding Yeast

Room 13 is learning how to think like scientists by observing our experiments and investigations and asking questions such as “I wonder what will happen if…..?”.

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2. practising observation skills and patience

Window Sprouts

Room 13 is learning that plants need certain conditions to grow. To help us learn we have been conducting an observation experiment with bean seeds.

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3. sprouts with direct sun