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Let’s Get Physical, Physical

Rain lashes our classroom windows. Inside sixteen five-year olds are getting fractious as they try their best to listen to their teacher. What is a te…
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Red Brain, Green Brain

My question to the class was, “How can we increase energy to the Green Brain? What actions can we take?”
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GNS Science visit

Our keen geothermal scientists were thrilled to learn that two of our six power station entries had placed both third and highly commended in the GNS …

Jumping Fun: Paper, Scissors, Rock

Room 16 got introduced to an exciting version of "Paper, Scissors, Rock" that adds an extra layer of active engagement. Students jumping inside hoops,…
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Your Voice! Your Choice

How does the electoral process work? Room 6 took a look at the background behind the New Zealand elections process.
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Hooking you in

When you pick up a new book to read, the first couple of pages are often the make or break - will the beginning pull you in enough to keep reading? Or…
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We practised, we learned, we experienced success

Spellathon 2023 at Wairakei Primary School was a resounding success. Without fail, all students made progress and experienced success in their spellin…

Reaching Peak Strength

Two groups of Year 4-6 students were put through their paces by Aaron from Peak Strength. Using a variety of game and weight based strength exercises,…
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Micro:bit Slogans

Micro:bits are a valuable tool for enhancing student learning in digital technologies. These miniature computers give students the opportunity to lear…
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Learning from the Past to Protect the Future

Room 11 students are learning about how to keep taonga alive by being kaitiaki. Before they could do this, they had to learn about the taonga they are…

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