Catching Snowflakes

Warm jerseys, gloves, scarves and beanies were part of our daily wardrobe. We could see snow on the mountains behind Lake Taupō-nui-a Tia. Read more about 'Catching Snowflakes'...

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100 Days at School

We marked the days by collecting large ice block sticks. When we had collected ten of them we put them in a bundle. Read more about '100 Days at School'...

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Playground Designers in the Making

The children brought their personal experiences of playing on playgrounds to this activity as well as using the internet and books to research the topic and get inspiration. Read more about 'Playground Designers in the Making'...

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Wairakei Fantasy World

Children in the fantasy world group had to come up with ideas to transform one of the gardens. Main ideas were a volcano, race track and fairy houses. Read more about 'Wairakei Fantasy World'...

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A Tree For Me

At the beginning of each term students new to Wairakei Primary School plant a tree in one of our school gardens. Planting a tree creates a personal connection between that student and their learning journey at school. This can lead to children feeling important and valued. Providing an enriched environment where students feel valued promotes learning and the development of the whole child. 

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Marble Roll Game

A group of children from Team Poihipi took on the challenge of creating a game. Their task was to use straws and a paper plate to make a course for a marble to roll through. The children had to work together in pairs. They had to follow the rules.

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Poihipi Makeover- Nature World

The area outside Room 10 and 11 was in need of a makeover. The children in the Poihipi Team took up the challenge to create a child-friendly learning space in... Read more about 'Poihipi Makeover- Nature World'...

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Fence Panels

A team of 25 students designed, painted and attached six wooden panels to surround the newly transformed learning spaces outside Room 10 and 11.

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Beautiful Ngahura Leaves

The effects of time passing are part of our daily lives. Room 11 observed the passing of time when the seasons changed from Summer/Raumati to Autumn/Ngahuru. Read more about 'Beautiful Ngahura Leaves'...

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Room 10's Reconnecting and Testing Ourselves

The EOTC Day helped grow these friendships as children took part in a variety of activities that were new to them and challenged them in different ways. Read more about 'Room 10's Reconnecting and Testing Ourselves'...

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