Carving up a good read

Room 10’s Lake Taupo reading group read the school journal article 'The Korero of the Waka'. This sparked their wonder about how people carve. Read more about 'Carving up a good read'...

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The Wonders of Poetry

Students have always enjoyed reciting and singing along to nursery rhymes. In class we have taken them a little further and looked at the language in some of the old favourites. Read more about 'The Wonders of Poetry'...

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Brilliant Pepeha

Learn about Grayson’s understanding about learning Te Reo Maori in his classroom. Grayson is explaining how pepeha is used in his learning. Read more about 'Brilliant Pepeha'...

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Geothermal Wonderland

During Geothermal Week, students are asked to explore Geothermal systems and what lies beneath… The challenge is to investigate and build a model of a Geothermal system, explaining how it... Read more about 'Geothermal Wonderland'...

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Matariki and Visual Art Fun

Entitled, ‘taking your pencil for a walk,’ students across year levels have explored shape and line. They have taken risks and used their pencils in different ways. Read more about 'Matariki and Visual Art Fun'...

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Dance Like Your Daddy

Dance Like Your Daddy by Megan Trainor was the song that thirteen students from Wairakei Primary School danced to at the Interschool DanceNZMade competition held on Wednesday August 3, 2022, at the Great Lakes Centre in Taupo.

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Art Critic

Classrooms are looking like galleries as students' work is displayed on the walls. Exploring the elements of visual art - colour, shape, line, tone, texture, value, form, and pattern has... Read more about 'Art Critic '...

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I See Pink Fluffy Elephants, What Do You See?

Room 2 has been learning about different types of art as part of our Move to Grow Inquiry. Read more about 'I See Pink Fluffy Elephants, What Do You See?'...

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The Kuia and the Spider

The Kuia and the Spider by Patricia Grace is a great book for integrating Tikanga Māori and te Reo across many of the curriculum areas. Read more about 'The Kuia and the Spider'...

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Exploring Art Elements

Lines were drawn on a piece of paper to show what the owl can see when it is flying over the countryside. Read more about 'Exploring Art Elements'...

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