Raranga Harakeke

It is great to try something new and a bit challenging. Room 1 started off with a bit of paper weaving, in preparation for some flax weaving - using the... Read more about 'Raranga Harakeke'...

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Wairakei’s Got Talent

This was the biggest turn-out yet. With multiple entries across Te Mihi and Aratiatia teams, it was a real extravaganza and a culmination to our inquiry called ‘Summer Concert’. Read more about 'Wairakei’s Got Talent'...

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Once Upon A Taniwha

The success criteria that the students worked towards for both of their own characters and the Taniwha were to have a title, interesting starter sentence, a character, setting, problem and... Read more about 'Once Upon A Taniwha'...

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Playing with Poems

We wrote some great Spring haiku poems with Mrs Young and painted blossoms on trees to make them look like Cherry Blossom trees. Read more about 'Playing with Poems'...

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Lights, Camera, Play time

Projection of our voices and clarity was important when performing our playKeywords: Performance, Plays, Reading aloud, building confidence, Read more about 'Lights, Camera, Play time '...

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Tick Tock Time

We have learned about different parts of time - miliseconds, seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, decades, centuries and milleniums. Read more about 'Tick Tock Time'...

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Christmas Trees for Taupo

We had another wonderful opportunity to take part in the Towncentre Taupo Plywood 3D Christmas Tree Project again this year. These recycled plywood boards were delivered to us ready for painting. All children at Wairakei Primary School were invited to submit their Christmas tree designs.

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Participating & Contributing Creates Stars

Room 11 knew there was a taniwha, Horo-matangi, in the lake. We also knew the waiata 'One Day a Taniwha' so we decided to create a dance item around it. Read more about 'Participating & Contributing Creates Stars'...

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Flower Art

The change of season from Winter to Spring was our inspiration. The concept was simple. Flowers - using colour, layers, and shapes. Read more about 'Flower Art'...

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Practise and Perseverance Pays Off

The next step was to have both groups practising together. This was a learning curve for some who had to work on learning what it meant to be an audience... Read more about 'Practise and Perseverance Pays Off'...

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