Landmarks

As a class we researched the different landmarks within Aotearoa and discussed why that particular landmark was important to the area. Read more about 'Landmarks'...

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WOF (Writing or Fitness?)

As writing is a whole-school goal this year, teachers are looking for ways to give students multiple exposures to new skills. This means practising new learning in different ways. Read more about 'WOF (Writing or Fitness?)'...

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Te Mihi - Our Place

It was a chance to share our new knowledge about local Ngāti Tūwharetoa legends. Students were able to retell different stories about Ngātoroirangi, Horomatangi, and the Battle of the Mountains. Read more about 'Te Mihi - Our Place'...

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Ako in Action - DT PLD

Staff at Wairakei Primary School undertake PLD (Professional Learning and Development) in a range of areas at weekly staff meetings. Read more about 'Ako in Action - DT PLD'...

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Wai Challenges

The Key competencies participating and contributing, and thinking were extended. Students gained a lot of ideas by looking at each other's creations, and they had lots of questions. Read more about 'Wai Challenges'...

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Inspired by Jackson Pollock

Looking at Pollock’s works, we were touching on level 3 of the New Zealand curriculum in visual arts: investigating the purpose of images from past cultures and identifying the contexts... Read more about 'Inspired by Jackson Pollock'...

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Jay's Custom Cruiser

Art in the Park has allowed students to express a variety of ideas through 3D art works. Read more about 'Jay's Custom Cruiser'...

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Student Voice and Student Choice

Visual arts is the focus for the Te Mihi students in term 4 and the teachers decided that it was important to provide opportunities for choice. Read more about 'Student Voice and Student Choice'...

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