Posts by Jenna Foley

Money, Money, Money

If you are at Wairakei Primary School, Taupo, you may have heard some senior students mention that they are being ‘paid’ at school. You have not mishe…
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Urban Planning - making decisions for the community

Driving through Taupo at the moment you don’t have to go far to be caught up in the big changes that are happening in the town centre. We looked at th…

Mastering the Basics

As students move through school, the mathematical knowledge required to solve more complex maths problems increases. Often a hurdle to progress is gap…

Matisse

Over the period of a few days I had the opportunity to work in a Year 1-2 class, a Year 3-4 class and a Year 5-6 class. I chose Matisse as the integra…
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Lake Taupo and the Waikato River - an investigation

The inquiry focus was around water and we live in the perfect place to investigate it. We started by identifying what we already knew about water and …

Hands on in Mathematics

With our school fun run we fundraised to buy new mathematics equipment to use across the school. Our aim is  to have more practical equipment. We want…

Leading the Way

Student leadership is fostered and developed across a variety of different contexts. Our students are always eager to be a part of these leadership op…

Vision and Mission

Wairakei Power Station was commissioned in 1958 and Wairakei Primary School followed not long after on September 7, 1959. Our school history and cultu…

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