The Wairakei Way

Wairakei Primary School’s Power 4 Learning team, made of teachers’, support staff and board members, have introduced a POWER song, titled ‘The Wairakei Way’ to the school. This POWER song was written in collaboration with Matua Lawerance, Whaea Margo and adapted by Melissa Issaccson. 

Wairakei Primary School’s  POWER values are important to all  teachers’, students’ and the wider community, and ‘The Wairakei Way’ reminds everyone of these values. POWER has been the school values since 2009, Pride, Opportunity, Whanau, Excellent and Respect and the team have added POWER for Self, Others and Environment.

The Wairakei Way was developed to kick start POWER 4 Learning at the start of 2020, and to spark enthusiasm throughout the school. It reminds all of the school  to keep trying hard, aspire to be the best learners they can be, and focus on being a POWER citizen now and in the future. 

Wairakei Primary School is excited to share the POWER song with the whole community. Song audio available here and practise the song, then come along and join us singing ‘The Wairakei Way’ in our assemblies. 

Power is the Wairakei way

P.O.W.E.R we say

Values guide us in our day

Watch us as we learn and play

Inspiring our beliefs and behaviour too

POWER for our learning every single day

To be the best we can in every little way

POWER for our environment too

Positive people, we want to be

POWER we give to others just like you and me

Important to carry all this through

We know we are lifelong learners

But we need the POWER too

Power is the Wairakei way

P.O.W.E.R we say

Values guide us in our day

Watch us as we learn and play

Inspiring our beliefs and behaviour too

So I’ll aim for the highest star

Watch my learning travel far

Yeah………………

So goal setting is for me

Helps with who I want to be

Yeah……………….

Power is the Wairakei way

P.O.W.E.R we say

Values guide us in our day

Watch us as we learn and play

Inspiring our beliefs and behaviour too

Ooh hoo ooh hoo

Hoo ooh ooh

Wairakei way

Ooh hoo ooh hoo

Hoo ooh ooh 

Wairakei way!

Music by Matua Lawrence Studio 42 and Whare Margo, adapted by Melissa Isaacson. 

Key Words: Values, POWER 4 Learning, Pride, Opportunity, Whanau, Excellence, Respect, POWER 4 Self, Others and Environment 

2020WairakeiWay