Fireworks in a jar

Room 9 rated this explosion 4 stars out of 5 stars for its success as an explosion.

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Aratiatia visits Taupo-nui-a-Tia College

Staff and students (previously of Wairakei Primary School) allowed us to tour the very well-equipped and productive Design and Innovation Centre, looking at learning in action

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Sharing is Caring

In Room 9 we have been practising being kind and caring - helping others by sharing what we know, being patient and understanding.

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Gorgeous Clay Owls Ticked all the Boxes

At the same time, students needed the opportunity to create something beautiful that they were proud of by exploring textures and shapes.

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Dancing with the Stars

One of the outcomes of this learning was that the children would be sharing their performance with local Kindergartens – experiencing community service.

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Taste testing for passions

Getting in close, stepping back for a wider angle shot and moving around your subject to shoot from different sides

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Clever Cookies Paint Beautiful Bears

They made the bears’ heads by covering the back of their fork in paint and then pressing it in a circular shape until there was no paper left visible.

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Collaborative Construction Challenge

Finn, Tom, Oscar and Isaac’s first construction held one skinny book but fell down quickly

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Model Planes

Students decided on the contrasting colours they were going to use and designs they were going to add to their model planes.

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Scrapbooking Memories

We discovered new-found perseverance, resilience, and pride in our work

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