Passionate Performers

Passion Projects are a project-based learning experience where the group’s interests, strengths and passions are developed with guidance from the teacher.

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Te Huka Explosions

Students got to chose their “passion” from three different options. Our passion project was explosions. Our group had a science focus. Read more about 'Te Huka Explosions'...

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Slam Poetry in Room 6

We were very lucky to have a visiting poet, Te Kahu Rolleston, work with us.

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No-blow Balloons

Tapping into the children’s prior knowledge of mixing baking soda with vinegar prior to starting, connected the children to the lesson

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Round Rainbows

Learning in science is important to understanding the world in which we live in.

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Bingo

I sang ‘Like a letter box’ with a tight, barely open mouth. I then sang with an open, round mouth-‘Like a trout.’

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Cross-Country 2018

A cold and blustery day saw 34 Wairakei Primary School students from years 4, 5 and 6 make the trip to Spa Park to compete in the 2018 Inter-School Cross Country

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Nature at our door step, Resourse that inspires

Chris, the artist, talked about being a woodturner like being a surgeon.

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Fun Facts for Basic Facts

We have tried a variety of methods to help us remember. Flashcards, Basic fact booklet,  Mathletics live, Basic fact grids, Time Table families.

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