Posts by Jenna Foley

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Winning the Party Vote

During the lead up to an election New Zealand’s political parties are easily identified by their logos. Each party’s logo is distinct to them, uniform…
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Hooking you in

When you pick up a new book to read, the first couple of pages are often the make or break - will the beginning pull you in enough to keep reading? Or…

Reaching Peak Strength

Two groups of Year 4-6 students were put through their paces by Aaron from Peak Strength. Using a variety of game and weight based strength exercises,…
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Out on Patrol

“Signs Out - wait please - check”


“Cross now please”
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Tu meke Tuatara

Do you know that the tuatara is New Zealand’s largest reptile and is often called our living dinosaur? Room 14 do!
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Recognising Student Leaders

In a full school assembly, we presented our Year 6 Manukura, Bus Monitors, Librarians and Road Patrollers with badges and hats to wear at school.
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Tackle5 Champions

Te Mihi students have been involved in a new Tackle5 initiative from the New Zealand Rugby Football Union. Supported by Josh Standen from King Country…
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A River Runs Through It

Wairakei Primary is lucky to have a number of streams that run through our local surrounding areas. Many of these streams ultimately feed into the Wai…
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Writing with a Purpose

Adults, when we sit down to write, do so for a specific purpose and audience. We write letters and emails to express our views, to apply for jobs or t…

Money, Money, Money

If you are at Wairakei Primary School, Taupō, you may have heard some senior students mention that they are being ‘paid’ at school. You have not mishe…

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