Touch Rugby 2020

The Wairakei WarriorsOn behalf of Wairakei Primary School, I’d like to send out a huge thank you to all the parents and caregivers that volunteered their time to coach or... Read more about 'Touch Rugby 2020'...

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Our Journey to Get There

On behalf of Wairakei Primary School, I’d like to say a big thank you to all of the children that participated and to parents and caregivers who came down to... Read more about 'Our Journey to Get There'...

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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'...

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Swim like a dolphin

To begin with, our qualified swimming instructors assessed what we could do in the water already. We learnt these skills through a variety of fun water games and activities. Read more about 'Swim like a dolphin'...

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Colour Monsters

This in turn leads to developing empathy and social skills. Emotions can be linked to physical sensations. Read more about 'Colour Monsters'...

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Building Resilience on the Ski Field

“Resilience is the capacity to recover from challenges or difficulties and continue to move forward. Although resilient people experience difficulties like everyone else, they are able to adapt and change... Read more about 'Building Resilience on the Ski Field'...

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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'...

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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?'...