Minecraft Education

We see Minecraft as a 21st-century learning tool that promotes creativity, collaboration and problem-solving with the only limit being the child’s imagination. Read more about 'Minecraft Education'...

Playground Designers in the Making

The children brought their personal experiences of playing on playgrounds to this activity as well as using the internet and books to research the topic and get inspiration. Read more about 'Playground Designers in the Making'...

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Making Mona Lisa Pop

Some of us had heard of his name and some of us had seen his most famous piece of art, the Mona Lisa. Read more about 'Making Mona Lisa Pop'...

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Getting the most out of parent interviews

Hearing how well your child is progressing, achieving their goals, and learning how you can support them in making academic and social progress, is an important and valuable process for... Read more about 'Getting the most out of parent interviews'...

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Wairakei Fantasy World

Children in the fantasy world group had to come up with ideas to transform one of the gardens. Main ideas were a volcano, race track and fairy houses. Read more about 'Wairakei Fantasy World'...

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A Tree For Me

At the beginning of each term students new to Wairakei Primary School plant a tree in one of our school gardens. Planting a tree creates a personal connection between that student and their learning journey at school. This can lead to children feeling important and valued. Providing an enriched environment where students feel valued promotes learning and the development of the whole child. 

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Marble Roll Game

A group of children from Team Poihipi took on the challenge of creating a game. Their task was to use straws and a paper plate to make a course for a marble to roll through. The children had to work together in pairs. They had to follow the rules.

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