Inclusive Education at Wairakei Primary School

Inclusive education means that all learners are welcomed by their local early learning service and school, and are supported to play, learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of life... Read more about 'Inclusive Education at Wairakei Primary School'...

Friendship

Parenting- the hardest job in the world

Mum timeDad timeIt is easy to compare our parenting style and our children’s behaviour with others.As parents, we so often second guess the decisions and actions we make as we... Read more about 'Parenting- the hardest job in the world'...

Having fun together

Supporting your children’s class placement in 2021

We all want children to feel excited about going to school and maybe don’t realise what an influence we, as parents, have on that. Read more about 'Supporting your children’s class placement in 2021'...

Happy to be at school.

A day in the life of Cindy

Cindy is one of our experienced teacher aides who has worked at Wairakei Primary School for 15 years. Read more about 'A day in the life of Cindy'...

Cindy and Room 5

How and why building optimism in our children is important

Belief that things are going to be okThe Oxford Dictionary defines optimism as….“Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something.”Neuroscience tells us that when we feel optimistic... Read more about 'How and why building optimism in our children is important'...

Belief that things are going to be ok

Is your child getting enough sleep?

There is an increasing number of students struggling to get through the school day due to tiredness. Read more about 'Is your child getting enough sleep?'...

Emotional Intelligence in Room 13

Emotional intelligence- “To recognize, understand and manage our own emotions. Recognize, understand and influence the emotions of others.” (Dan Goleman, 1996) Read more about 'Emotional Intelligence in Room 13'...

Oscar Sienna worked together

Bricks Club fun

If you head down to the back of our hall on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes you will find one of our lovely teacher aides roaming a room with students working... Read more about 'Bricks Club fun'...

Cindy as facilitator

Celebrating our Teacher Aides

You may have noticed a small group of very busy women in our school doing one or all of the below… Read more about 'Celebrating our Teacher Aides'...

Building relationships with Jackie in Room 8