Tackle5 Champions

Te Mihi students have been involved in a new Tackle5 initiative from the New Zealand Rugby Football Union. Supported by Josh Standen from King Country Rugby Union, students who play Saturday rugby and students giving it a go for the first time, practised their tackle rugby skills

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I will remember the tackle five tournament because I really enjoyed it. I learnt new skills and tried a sport outside of my comfort zone.

Our students were also lucky enough to have a run around with the Hurricanes Under20 team when they were in Taupō for their Super Rugby Tournament.

On Wednesday June 7, four teams of students travelled to Turangi to represent Wairakei Primary School at the first ever King Country Tackle5 Tournament.

I enjoyed Tackle5 because it was very fun because you get to run with the ball and you get to jump on the tri line.

All teams did exceptionally well with Wairakei 3 and 4 competing against each other in the final. Wairakei 3 came out victorious and were crowned the King Country Rugby Tackle5 Year 5/6 Boys Champions.

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Jenna Foley

My journey in education has taken me down many different paths including teaching in an Area school, urban English and Welsh schools, small semi-rural schools and in a purpose built Innovative Learning Environment.

Teaching at Wairakei Primary School allows me to use so many of the skills I gained in these different settings - as well as acquiring so many more. I consider myself a life-long learner and continuously strive to build on my knowledge of teaching and education in order to create the best possible outcomes for students.

In my spare time I enjoy playing netball, reading, getting out and about with my two children and making the most of what this area has to offer.


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