New Building opening 2020

“The opening of these classrooms is not just great news for the staff and students here at Wairakei Primary School, it is great news for Wairakei and our contributing Taupo... Read more about 'New Building opening 2020'...

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How and why building optimism in our children is important

Belief that things are going to be okThe Oxford Dictionary defines optimism as….“Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something.”Neuroscience tells us that when we feel optimistic... Read more about 'How and why building optimism in our children is important'...

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Is your child getting enough sleep?

There is an increasing number of students struggling to get through the school day due to tiredness. Read more about 'Is your child getting enough sleep?'...

Engaging Games for Maths Learning - Room 15

Whenever I ask the students what they liked in Math they will generally talk about the games we play as a warm up at the beginning of the lesson or... Read more about 'Engaging Games for Maths Learning - Room 15'...

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Future Proofing - keeping our learners ahead of the curve

A big part of that, is encouraging our students to adopt a commitment to lifelong learning and acquiring the skills they will need to succeed in the future workplace, which... Read more about 'Future Proofing - keeping our learners ahead of the curve '...

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書道 Calligraphy

As well as fine motor skills, there are many other skills involved in handwriting. These include hand-eye coordination, muscle memory, posture, and use of the ‘tripod’ pencil grasp. Read more about '書道 Calligraphy'...

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Using your Yoyo

Ned’s Mindset shares that while yo-yoing is cool and simple, it’s not always easy. Everyone who learns to yo-yo will make mistakes along the way. Read more about 'Using your Yoyo'...

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5 ways to show our POWER values when moving

The school wide goal over the past three weeks has been to "move around the school as a class showing POWER". Read more about '5 ways to show our POWER values when moving'...

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