Posts by Olivia Graham

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Our Virtual Learners

Participating in VLN has become a long-standing tradition at Wairakei Primary School - one of the many perks of being a Year 6. VLN stands for ‘Virtua…
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Enviroschools’ Hero Project

An “environmental, action-based programme” has provided a unique opportunity to a specialist group of our senior students. This programme, facilitated…

Mathematics Every Day

This crucial curriculum area, featuring numeracy and algebra at its core, backed by the strands of measurement, geometry, and statistics, provides stu…

Students as Teachers

Learning around persuasive writing and statistics by working on a P.P.F.P.P - ‘Past, Present, Future Passion Project’. Students chose their passion, t…
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Geothermal Wonderland

During Geothermal Week, students are asked to explore Geothermal systems and what lies beneath… The challenge is to investigate and build a model of a…
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Hey, it's a Hologram

A three-dimensional projection which can be seen without using any special equipment, viewed from any angle. As the mini-projector moves around the di…

Rising to Success: Epro8 2022

A week-long technology challenge using materials and tools from the Epro8 Technology Challenge, normally an event we attend in person, competing again…

Fitness fans

“Come into my team!” It is the familiar cry of the class game, students quickly forming a team with friends, fearing they will miss out and be exclude…
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Animal Battle Bots

Most animals living on earth are hunted by predators, and many species have developed defence mechanisms. Students learned about different types of de…
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Chromebook POWER

Students have become acquainted with new class members, new routines and, for many, a brand-new teacher as well as brand-new Chrome books. The Kiwi re…

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