Kindness Clouds

Our driving question is: How can we help meet the needs of our local Wairakei community? Read more about 'Kindness Clouds'...

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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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Beeswax Wrap

Shannon took us all on a tour of the Taupo Recycling Centre, came into class to talk about rubbish, and also brought everything we needed to make beeswax wraps. Read more about 'Beeswax Wrap'...

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Rubbish Reactions

Room 1 looked at photos of different parts of the world showing huge amounts of rubbish gathered in one area. Countries such as India and Mexico really shocked us. Read more about 'Rubbish Reactions'...

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One Word Goal Setting

Words like ‘new’, ‘try’ and ‘trying’ are all inspired by our POWER virtue of Opportunity. ‘Kind’, ‘kindness’, ‘caring’, 'patient' and ‘helping’ stem from Respect and Whanau.

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South Africa Push Pin

Our inquiry started with a class brainstorm to record what Room 15 children knew about South Africa

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