Full Steam ahead forTokarewa Programme

The Tokarewa programme is an initiative that encourages students to show the school POWER values of Pride, Opportunity, Whanau, Excellence, and Respect. Read more about 'Full Steam ahead forTokarewa Programme'...

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Six Bricks

A group of teachers sit nervously waiting for the Six Bricks - professional learning to start. Sitting in front of us are six different coloured duplo bricks. Read more about 'Six Bricks '...

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Poihip’s PMP

The Poihipi Team teachers completed some professional development during the summer holidays. Now several weeks later, both Mrs Parkes and Mrs Griffin feel the programme has been a great success. Read more about 'Poihip’s PMP '...

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Senior STEM Experiences

This means that over a week, I am in and out of different classes from juniors to seniors. Read more about 'Senior STEM Experiences'...

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Quick60

Her enthusiasm and the students' readiness to start their daily lesson, tell me that Quick 60 is something they enjoy coming to. Read more about 'Quick60 '...

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Terrific TALES Programme Supports Tamariki

TALES is designed to run in the last few weeks of each term and supports groups of students transitioning from the end of the term to the term break. Read more about 'Terrific TALES Programme Supports Tamariki'...

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The Magic of Rainbow Reading

Headphones on and strange looking pens at the ready, they tap the ‘magic dots,’ more commonly known as ‘reading dots’ and hey presto! The students have started their Rainbow Reading session. Read more about 'The Magic of Rainbow Reading'...

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JourneyBegins

When working in a Year 5 class, I was shared an example of building a picture in a reader’s head and to ‘show not tell’ when we write. Read more about 'JourneyBegins'...

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Taupo School Bus Service Helpful update

Wairakei Primary School, Taupo, bus routes. In order to simplify payments and ensure consistency that all students using the school bus service were identifiable the 2015 local transport committee introduced a tag systems to be implemented in 2016.

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