Celebrating our Thailand Inquiry- Push Pin in Room 6

We each have a pen pal at Concordian International School in Bangkok, and we have all written letters to them asking questions about life in Thailand.

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Push Pin - Where in the World? Going Global

Research, investigation, inquiry, presentation and celebrations – this is how we engage our learners at Wairakei Primary School

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SPCA SVA

This meant we could fill small boxes with all sorts of goodies - origami, pictures, cards, bikkies - and deliver them to those we thought needed some cheer.

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Room 6's Trip to Thailand

We wanted to go on a trip to Thailand, but our budget didn’t quite stretch that far, so we did the next best thing… we arranged a trip to Thai Delight restaurant in Taupo.

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The Mexican Hat Dance

We are comparing and contrasting life in Mexico with our lives in New Zealand

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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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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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ANZAC Day

In memory of those who gave their lives we created our very own Room 10 memorial.

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Keeping Our Baby Egg Safe

This was to identify that caring for something else (other than themselves) was a pretty big job

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