Category: Joanne Burch

Sports tasters

Now is the time to sign your child up to a winter sport, either with a school or a local team.

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Junior School Athletics Display

The children have been practising their jumping, throwing, running and dribbling skills, over the last few weeks and are showing the new skills they have learnt, to the parents, during this display

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Reading Recovery

When I was 6 I did Reading Recovery with Mrs Koorey. She helped me to read better. We wrote lots of stories. Now reading and writing is fun

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Tips for starting the new school year

The first day back to school can be an anxious time for children and parents alike. Read more about 'Tips for starting the new school year'...

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Push Pin - Where in the World? Going Global

Research, investigation, inquiry, presentation and celebrations – this is how we engage our learners at Wairakei Primary School

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Steaming into School

Wairakei Primary School runs ‘Steaming into School’, a preschool programme for children from 4.5–5 years, providing children and their parents/caregivers opportunities which promote a smooth transition to school.

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S.T.E.M – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is important because it infiltrates every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Read more about 'S.T.E.M – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths'...

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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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Working together for the best for our children

Parent-Teacher discussions can raise anxiety levels among both students and parents. However, this interview can be highly beneficial to your child’s school year success.

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