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Singing Playground Comes to Wairakei

Once a week you will find a group of keen singers taking part in a new initiative called Singing Playgrounds™.
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Poihipi Learning Adventures

Poihipi have taken learning beyond the classroom for its inquiry Kaitaki - Call to Action karanga ki te mahi. Each class has explored native flora and…

How Lucky Can You Be?

Luck - Success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions:  "it was just luck that the first kick went in". Oxford …

Math Is Fun

When we make learning fun and hands-on, students often grasp maths concepts more easily and make links to their learning. The goal for this maths acti…
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Room 14 Eco Warriors

Room 14 focused on becoming eco warriors by learning about the dangers facing the Earth due to pollution and climate change.
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Ready to Write - Room 16

Phonics and letter formation are taught in Room 16 before students in the classroom start writing. I have been fortunate to work with a group of six g…

Sweet Treats for Our Feathered Friends

Calling all nature enthusiasts and bird lovers! Room 9 has taken a delightful plunge into the world of caring for our native birds by creating a speci…
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Use Your Voice to Rap

Rapping is a way for people to express themselves and make sense of the world. It involves speaking or chanting rhymes that are often set to a beat. T…
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My Nest is Best

Room 16 wants more Pīwakawaka and Tūī to live in and around their school.

2023 Athletics Champions Achieve Three in a Row

The pathway for success started with athletics training sessions in Term 3, leading up to the Wairakei Primary School Athletics Day. For some, that da…
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Cam’s Wallabies

Cameron Moore is a Rotorua teenager who identified a problem in his local taonga and created a technological solution to protect the taonga.
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Future Volcanologists

The school is fortunate to receive a kit from House of Science every fortnight. The purpose of these kits is to empower teachers to raise the scientif…

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