Passionate Performers

Passion Projects are a project-based learning experience where the group’s interests, strengths and passions are developed with guidance from the teacher.

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Bingo

I sang ‘Like a letter box’ with a tight, barely open mouth. I then sang with an open, round mouth-‘Like a trout.’

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Delectable Dazzling Dinosaurs

We also learnt that dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago, before humans even existed! Our minds found it hard to comprehend exactly how long ago this really was.

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Fireworks in a jar

Room 9 rated this explosion 4 stars out of 5 stars for its success as an explosion.

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Aratiatia visits Taupo-nui-a-Tia College

Staff and students (previously of Wairakei Primary School) allowed us to tour the very well-equipped and productive Design and Innovation Centre, looking at learning in action

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Sharing is Caring

In Room 9 we have been practising being kind and caring - helping others by sharing what we know, being patient and understanding.

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Gorgeous Clay Owls Ticked all the Boxes

At the same time, students needed the opportunity to create something beautiful that they were proud of by exploring textures and shapes.

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Dancing with the Stars

One of the outcomes of this learning was that the children would be sharing their performance with local Kindergartens – experiencing community service.

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Taste testing for passions

Getting in close, stepping back for a wider angle shot and moving around your subject to shoot from different sides

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