Posts by Paula Farquhar

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Tūwharetoa Taiopenga Kapa Haka Festival

O-a-tia gave us the reason to attend the 2023 Taiopenga held in the Taupo. The song was worked on during the year and was sung for the first time by t…
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Village planting

It takes a village of many hands to prepare the ground for planting. That was the aim of the day. Every class was rostered on to help dig holes and to…
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Matariki Celebration day

The Whare Taiki groups rotated around the teachers over two days as part of the whole school celebration for Matariki 2023. Mixed ability and ages wer…
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Matariki Celebration at Wairakei Primary School

Matariki, also known as "the rising of the star constellation", is a significant time in the Māori calendar, as it marks the start of the Māori New Ye…
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Jumping June for our hearts

What started as a conversation has resulted in a whole school skipping event that took on an idea of every student learning how to jump over and throu…
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Low numbers does not mean we don't mean business

The interschool swimming team ventured off to the AC Baths to compete in the interschool Swimming sport. The initial team was 9 students who had enter…
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2023 A Tree for Every Child

‘A Tree for Every Child’ started as a way to overcome the removal of many of our shade trees along the boundary of the gully, a health and safety risk…
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R U In?

We are collecting names and details of families who are planning on joining Wairakei Primary School. R U IN? is an afternoon event for anyone who has …
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From there to here

Going to a conference and representing your school is a highlight. Being able to talk about the journey of learning for students and teachers with oth…
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Wairakei Primary School, Taupō, Board of Trustees 2022 election

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