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In the Footsteps of Nature

Room 5 embarked on a fascinating journey, exploring the native animals of New Zealand and diving deep into the complex world of conservation. The jour…
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Procedure Writing

Teaching the skills required for any type of writing is important before students can do it on their own. Procedure writing is no different. The I do,…
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Spellathon - Books, books, books

What a success our Spellathon was! With just under $10,000 raised during our 2023 Spellathon the purchase of books and resources is underway.
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What do the students think?

During our ‘Your Voice, Your Choice’ inquiry in Term 3 this issue was forefront in the eyes of the students as a key political policy. Many students w…

Meaty Mathematics

Wairakei Primary School teachers have been learning how to get their students to engage in meaty mathematics tasks.

Data Dilemma

Learning to read and use a calendar is an important life skill. Room 4 have been interpreting a calendar and realise that they need to have a good und…
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Tūwharetoa Taiopenga Kapa Haka Festival

O-a-tia gave us the reason to attend the 2023 Taiopenga held in the Taupo. The song was worked on during the year and was sung for the first time by t…
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Hidden Treasures: Room 5's Native NZ Species Hunt

Room 5 have been researching, gathering facts, and crafting informative reports about Native New Zealand species.
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Winning the Party Vote

During the lead up to an election New Zealand’s political parties are easily identified by their logos. Each party’s logo is distinct to them, uniform…

Combining Patterns and Culture

Room 13 learnt about beats, loops, teamwork, and rhythm whilst working with Māori rākau to create a short musical piece to Tutira mai. Māori used thes…
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Towel poe

Towel poe, too rang e, why rack ey.

Can’t recognise these? These are place names we say all of the time! What if it was written as Taupō, Turangi or …
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

‘A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words’ was first used by Henrik Ibsen in 1906.  

It still applies today.

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