Posts by Paula Farquhar

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Matariki Celebration day

The Whare Taiki groups rotated around the teachers over two days as part of the whole school celebration for Matariki 2023. Mixed ability and ages wer…
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Matariki Celebration at Wairakei Primary School

Matariki, also known as "the rising of the star constellation", is a significant time in the Māori calendar, as it marks the start of the Māori New Ye…
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Jumping June for our hearts

What started as a conversation has resulted in a whole school skipping event that took on an idea of every student learning how to jump over and throu…
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Low numbers does not mean we don't mean business

The interschool swimming team ventured off to the AC Baths to compete in the interschool Swimming sport. The initial team was 9 students who had enter…
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2023 A Tree for Every Child

‘A Tree for Every Child’ started as a way to overcome the removal of many of our shade trees along the boundary of the gully, a health and safety risk…
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R U In?

We are collecting names and details of families who are planning on joining Wairakei Primary School. R U IN? is an afternoon event for anyone who has …
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From there to here

Going to a conference and representing your school is a highlight. Being able to talk about the journey of learning for students and teachers with oth…
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We want you on our Board

Wairakei Primary School, Taupō, Board of Trustees 2022 election
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I got my sign - It is finally here

Standing proud at the front of the school. And it looks amazing. My eyes drift towards it as I enter the car park (of course - whilst watching for stu…
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Tree for every Child

When a student plants a tree, it has a positive impact on the local environment and its community.That’s the thinking.

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