Spectacular Swimming

Room 10, as well as other classes at Wairakei Primary School, have been fortunate enough to take part in the Contact Energy swimming and water safety programme held at the AC Baths.

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Visitor from out of Space

While reading this book, Poppy, Jordyn-Lea, Patrick, Jack and Casey were very interested in what a scarecrow is and what they would be like in the real world, they wanted to create their very own scarecrow and find out.

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scarecrow from space as a wairakei student

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'...

Grayson is ready to fire

Authentic learning experiences in the classroom

When students are able to have a say in their learning and explore topics of interest, that they have a personal connection with, they are excited to learn.  We call this ‘student agency’.

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Room 2 Korean experience

We have learned some simple phrases, numbers, colours and even made traditional masks and fans.

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Mathematical Shops in Room 13

Many of us are finding it challenging to learn our facts to and within 10 and adding on or subtracting 10 (recalling basic facts help us in other areas of Mathematics).

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10. shopping with money

2018 National Anthem Video

This video is frequently played to begin our school assemblies and showcases the many learning opportunities that our students have taken part in over the last year.

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Expanding Yeast

Room 13 is learning how to think like scientists by observing our experiments and investigations and asking questions such as “I wonder what will happen if…..?”.

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2. practising observation skills and patience

Window Sprouts

Room 13 is learning that plants need certain conditions to grow. To help us learn we have been conducting an observation experiment with bean seeds.

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3. sprouts with direct sun