One Word Goal Setting

Words like ‘new’, ‘try’ and ‘trying’ are all inspired by our POWER virtue of Opportunity. ‘Kind’, ‘kindness’, ‘caring’, 'patient' and ‘helping’ stem from Respect and Whanau.

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South Africa Push Pin

Our inquiry started with a class brainstorm to record what Room 15 children knew about South Africa

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Big OE to Greece

We compared and contrasted, the differences in environments; educations; currency; history; parliaments/governments; demography and houses.

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Celebrating our Thailand Inquiry- Push Pin in Room 6

We each have a pen pal at Concordian International School in Bangkok, and we have all written letters to them asking questions about life in Thailand.

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Push Pin - Where in the World? Going Global

Research, investigation, inquiry, presentation and celebrations – this is how we engage our learners at Wairakei Primary School

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SPCA SVA

This meant we could fill small boxes with all sorts of goodies - origami, pictures, cards, bikkies - and deliver them to those we thought needed some cheer.

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Room 6's Trip to Thailand

We wanted to go on a trip to Thailand, but our budget didn’t quite stretch that far, so we did the next best thing… we arranged a trip to Thai Delight restaurant in Taupo.

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The Mexican Hat Dance

We are comparing and contrasting life in Mexico with our lives in New Zealand

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