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Jumping June Wairakei Style

How to get a community skipping? Host a skipping event where there are four stations, lots of parents, invited guests and a huge number of skipping ro…
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Term Two Celebration of Learning

Poppers popped, catapults fired and bridges were built during Poihipi’s Celebration of Learning.
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2024 Tree for Every Child

A Tree for Every Child is a Wairakei Primary School native tree planting initiative. Every student attending our school plants a tree in their first y…
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Crazy Catapults

Room 15 students constructed catapults to move pompoms through the air. They were learning how to be an engineer. With their imaginative fluro vests a…
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Thinking like a scientist with an eye for fashion

Room 1 has been learning to think like scientists, testing the properties of different materials to identify them and observe how they act. Students w…

Searching for the Right Angle

Whether they are acute or obtuse, the world is full of angles. Students in Room 3 put their observational skills to use as they discovered a variety o…
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As Easy As Turning On The Lights

Room 8's inquiry focused on electricity, examining both how it reaches the power outlets in our classrooms and homes and its positive impact on human …
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Discovering Conductivity with Microbits

The class have been diving into the world of digital technology and science, starting with the basics of circuits and then extending our learning into…
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Exploring the Evolution of Technology: A Journey for Parents

Room 11 embarked on a journey through time, exploring the evolution of technology. From the early days of electricity to today's sleek gadgets, the st…

Making a Splash

After a hiatus, school swimming sports returned with gusto and saw our Year 4-6 students competing in a number of races at the AC Baths, with many lit…
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Improving Vocabulary through Picture Books: A Teacher's Perspective

As a teacher to help expand students word bank, I've started using picture books in our daily lessons. Picture books offer a wonderful opportunity to …

Skipping Through Numbers

Room 16 students have been focused on building a strong foundation of number knowledge.

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