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Chromebook POWER

Students have become acquainted with new class members, new routines and, for many, a brand-new teacher as well as brand-new Chrome books. The Kiwi re…

Vision and Mission

Wairakei Power Station was commissioned in 1958 and Wairakei Primary School followed not long after on September 7, 1959. Our school history and cultu…
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Positive Positional Language

Learning about positional language - under, in, on, in front of, between. To learn positional language effectively,  ‘hands on’ learning experiences a…

Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork

What is the dream in Room 9 for 2022?  

To apply teamwork skills in a variety of different settings. 
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Quick60

Students look expectantly at Penny Fischbach as the Quick 60 lesson is about to begin. Her enthusiasm and the students' readiness to start their daily…

Bugs for Breakfast

The Captain Marvel reading group read an interesting article in School Journal Level 2 May 2017. The story opened their eyes to the possible benefits …

Applying for Lifelong Learning Experiences

Growing lifelong learners is a mission of Wairakei Primary School. Applying the skills learnt within the classroom to real-life situations is a valuab…

Manic about Maths

Maths is all around. Everywhere we look, maths can be seen or used. Room 10 has been exploring a variety of different mathematical aspects. We have lo…
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Terrific TALES Programme Supports Tamariki

TALES is designed to run in the last few weeks of each term and supports groups of students transitioning from the end of the term to the term break. …

Website Superstars

Aratiatia has spent the term researching the history of everyday items. We investigated and researched the problems solved by the creation of these it…

Discovering Quoits

Room 13 used the game across several curriculum areas. The first was Physical Education. Quoits uses the whole body and encourages balance and  eye an…

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