Design a Christmas tree

We had a wonderful opportunity to take part in the Towncentre Taupo Plywood 3D Christmas Tree Project. These recycled plywood boards were delivered to us ready for painting. A group of passionate designers and painters took on this challenge.

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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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Te Mihi Drama

As part of our Collaborative Learning goals, we wanted the children in the Te Mihi team to experience learning through their passions.

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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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Arty Technologists

We also learned that it is okay to change things as we go because when we start building we may realise that what we thought would work, doesn’t.

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William Retell

Chose to re-enact the story of William Tell. You can see Asti playing Carl, with the apple on his head

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Art for Maths in Room 6

We also had to make sure that our circle was symmetrical so that it would line up with the other quarters when printed.  When it was ready, we rolled paint onto our craft foam and then flipped it onto a piece of paper. 

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Room 6’s Passion Projects - Saving the World

We sifted through a container of Lake Taupo sand - that Mrs Thompson had scooped up from by the yacht club - and found a huge amount of plastic pieces.

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