A day in the life of Cindy

Cindy is one of our experienced teacher aides who has worked at Wairakei Primary School for 15 years. Read more about 'A day in the life of Cindy'...

Cindy and Room 5

How and why building optimism in our children is important

Belief that things are going to be okThe Oxford Dictionary defines optimism as….“Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something.”Neuroscience tells us that when we feel optimistic... Read more about 'How and why building optimism in our children is important'...

Belief that things are going to be ok

Is your child getting enough sleep?

There is an increasing number of students struggling to get through the school day due to tiredness. Read more about 'Is your child getting enough sleep?'...

Emotional Intelligence in Room 13

Emotional intelligence- “To recognize, understand and manage our own emotions. Recognize, understand and influence the emotions of others.” (Dan Goleman, 1996) Read more about 'Emotional Intelligence in Room 13'...

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Bricks Club fun

If you head down to the back of our hall on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes you will find one of our lovely teacher aides roaming a room with students working... Read more about 'Bricks Club fun'...

Cindy as facilitator

Celebrating our Teacher Aides

You may have noticed a small group of very busy women in our school doing one or all of the below… Read more about 'Celebrating our Teacher Aides'...

Building relationships with Jackie in Room 8

To praise or not to praise...

Research has shown time and time again, that quality praise from influential adults helps children develop resilience, grow in confidence and persevere because they believe they can do it (a... Read more about 'To praise or not to praise...'...

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Working Memory Matters

Working memory is where your child stores the information needed to complete a task.

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6.Working in groups helps share the memory load

What makes a good life? (in children’s words)

In October and November 2018, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children asked for the views of children and young people on what wellbeing means to them.

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Resilience

Although we celebrated their excellence in running, they were not necessarily our most resilient.

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