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Our Virtual Learners

Participating in VLN has become a long-standing tradition at Wairakei Primary School - one of the many perks of being a Year 6. VLN stands for ‘Virtua…

Mathematical Repeating Patterns

Room 14 explored how to create repeating patterns and the attributes that are included in these patterns.
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Guided Reading

Learning to read is a complex task. When students have more than one strategy that they can use when they get stuck, then they have a feeling of succe…
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Dancemania Research Projects in Room 8

Room 8 took our dance learning to the next level by choosing a style of dance, completing a research project and making Slide presentations to share. …
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Summer Festival of Movement

That’s a Wrap!

Ahoy, me hearties, it lights up, music on, let's get our boogie on. Two performances of the Summer festival of Movement. These perform…
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Kapa Haka 2022

Kapa Haka is the name for Māori performing arts, kapa means to form a line, and haka is to dance. It is a powerful combination of song, dance and chan…

Money, Money, Money

If you are at Wairakei Primary School, Taupo, you may have heard some senior students mention that they are being ‘paid’ at school. You have not mishe…

Which way do we go?

How do we know where we’re going? We’d probably end up in Timbuktu if we didn’t know.
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SWOOP the Setting

Imagine you are an eagle - gliding gracefully across the landscape. What do you see with your sharp eyesight?

A mountain range? Peculiar cloud format…

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