Wonderful world of writing

Mrs O’Sullivan modelled how we could look at different parts of our dinosaur and use the words “like or as” to create a picture in the reader’s mind.

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Dancing Ghosts… Woooooo

After several demonstrations, the children learnt how to create static energy themselves, by rubbing an inflated balloon, vigorously, up and down their school polar fleeces.

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Spectacular Swimming

Room 10, as well as other classes at Wairakei Primary School, have been fortunate enough to take part in the Contact Energy swimming and water safety programme held at the AC Baths.

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Visitor from out of Space

While reading this book, Poppy, Jordyn-Lea, Patrick, Jack and Casey were very interested in what a scarecrow is and what they would be like in the real world, they wanted to create their very own scarecrow and find out.

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Te Huka Explosions

Students got to chose their “passion” from three different options. Our passion project was explosions. Our group had a science focus. Read more about 'Te Huka Explosions'...

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Authentic learning experiences in the classroom

When students are able to have a say in their learning and explore topics of interest, that they have a personal connection with, they are excited to learn.  We call this ‘student agency’.

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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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