Steaming Ahead

Students looked at examples of geothermal power stations. As a group they investigated, described what they looked like and thought about the link of the names to our own school... Read more about 'Steaming Ahead'...

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World science

The wide range of hands-on experiments provided great opportunities to to make scientific predictions about what might happen and encouraged us to have deep discussions about what we observed, and Read more about 'World science '...

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Digital Circus Aratiatia Style

Half of the children were able to work with Edison robots creating code to solve a problem. They then needed to debug their code to have the robot achieve their goal. Read more about 'Digital Circus Aratiatia Style'...

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Epro8 Challenge 2021

An inter-school science and engineering competition, Epro8 hosts over 10,000 students from 800 schools throughout New Zealand. Read more about 'Epro8 Challenge 2021'...

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Eye-Opening Technology Experiences

At Wairakei Primary School during the ‘Our Place’ inquiry we have been looking into the Nature of Technology strand. Read more about 'Eye-Opening Technology Experiences'...

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Learning journey

Independent learning journeys were introduced to the students of Room 1. We were aiming to give the students agency in their own learning. Read more about 'Learning journey'...

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Aratiatia Critter Catchers

We had planned tasks as a learning journey activity this week, some children had used these to entertain themselves and their friends on the way there and back. Read more about 'Aratiatia Critter Catchers'...

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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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