Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Leadership


Leadership at Te Rapa Primary

Student Councillors - Future Leader's Programme

Each year, approximately 14-18 Senior students are selected by the staff to be on the Student Council. This group are similar to the Prefect system adopted by secondary schools. These students act as role models for the rest of the school as well as taking on positions of responsibility such as office duty, canteen duty, organising Discos and Socials, and acting as guides for visitors. They are Year 8 students who are groomed to be future leaders and are expected to be positive in their attitude.  They can be recognised in a Student Council polo shirt, with a badge.

We also groom future leaders through many other programmes from as young as Year 5. 

Responsibilities include House Leaders and Deputy Leaders, Road Patrollers, Peer Mediators, Librarians, Photographers etc.

Meet The Team


Nichaiah Boynton

Hi I’m Nichaiah and I’m 11 years old.  My best subjects at school are reading, because I like learning new words and p.e because it keeps me fit.  My best achievements at school are making sports camp and receiving a citizenship award.

My favourite hobbies are playing rugby, swimming and playing with friends and my best achievements outside school is getting the Fair Play award for rugby.

My family is a pretty busy one.  We always enjoy the time we spend together.  We really enjoy getting out and about, spending time with friends and having a laugh.

My ambition is to one day become a professional rugby player.


Bailey Young

Hi I’m Bailey and I’m 12 years old.  In my family I have my dad, Kerry, my mum, Tracey and my sister Jamie, oh and of course Charlie our cat!  My dad works for a company called Allnex which is a flooring company. My mum works at JA Russell which is an electrical company.  We also have 5 cows.

My best subjects at school would have to be p.e. because I love the adrenaline when I run.  Also, I love math because I find it fun and challenging. My best achievements are getting to be a student councillor.  My best achievement outside of school is getting my black belt in aikido / karate, also being the 2nd in my dojo to do so.  My goals for the future are getting a trade and maybe getting in to accounting. I am lucky because a lot of people don’t know what they want to do early and I do.


Riley McCracken

Hi I’m Riley, I’m 11 years old and live half the time at my mum’s and the other half at my dad’s.  My siblings are Kynan, Isla and Stanley. My pets at my mum’s house is messi the cat and at my dad’s house we have Monty the dog.

My best subjects at school are p.e and reading and best achievements are getting selected for student council and coming 2nd  2 years in a row at the inter-schools triathlon. My best achievements outside school are getting highly commended in my NZ speech exam.

When I leave school I would like to travel to foreign countries and learn about ancient civilizations and have a career involved in sporting, e.g personal trainer, physiotherapist.


Kayden Barker

Hi I’m Kayden and I’m 11 years old.  I am one of three kids in my family. My mum’s name is Abbie and my dad’s name is Shane.  My other sister’s names are Bianka and Payton.

My best subjects at school are p.e. because I love most sports and writing because I like to create things, e.g. stories.  My best achievements outside school are becoming a student councillor and intermediate boy’s athletics champion. My best achievements outside school are 2018 U12 Boy’s Red Waikato touch Most Improved Player and U45kg invitational Hamilton Gold Team event winners 2017.  My hobbies are sports, racing and fishing. My dreams are to represent NZ in a sport, preferably rugby. I also would like to own a flash house



Kade Su'a

Hi I’m Kade and I’m 12 years old.  My dad works at Te Rapa School and my mum works for farming and agri.  I have two sisters who both work at Macpac. Nivanah is pregnant and is doing a teaching degree and Keana is doing a law degree and my brother Jake doesn't work.

My best areas at school are p.e and maths.  I like p.e. because it’s outdoors and I learn new skills. The reason I like maths is because I’m learning everyday.  My best achievements at school are Year 7 interschool x-country, athletics, swim team and Year 6 interschool x-country, swim team and speech finalist.  My favourite past times are riding dirt bike, wake boarding, mtb, basketball and gaming.

My best achievements outside school are Hamilton A’s rugby, Gwyn Shield, Western Greens.  2016 undefeated 12th grade champions.

When I leave school my goals are to get a scholarship to America for basketball and make the NBA.  My other plan is to become a Police Officer because I always want to know what cops are doing when they speed past.



Jordan Davies

Hi my name is Jordan and I’m 12 years old.

My mum is a teacher at Fairfield College and my dad works in IT and loves music.  My sister, Talia is at university and Ashleigh is a year 12 at Fraser. My best subjects at school are art and maths.  I enjoy these because they challenge me and there is always more to learn. My best achievements outside of school are winning motorcross races in school holidays.

My interests are netball and going to a netball tournament was thrilling and challenging.  My goal for the future is to complete high school, go to university and get in to med school.



Jack West

Hi I’m Jack and I’m 12 years old.  I live with my mum, dad and sister and I am the youngest of 3 children.  I Have a brother called Robert who is a lawyer in Auckland and a sister called Helena who went to Te Rapa and who is now studying at Wintec.  My favourite hobbies and interests are holidaying with family, biking, swimming, playing tennis with family and playing family games.

My best subjects at school are p.e, reading and writing and my best achievements are getting in to sports camp, 1st place yr 7 boy for speeches and receiving the class responsibility award last year.  My best achievements outside school are getting 2 gold and 1 bronze medal at trampolining nationals and winning a tennis tournament.

When I leave school I would love to be an Olympian trampolinist for NZ.  I would love to travel and then study to be an aeroplane pilot that takes passengers around the world.



Kaitlin Thorrold

Hi I’m Kaitlin and I’m 12 years old.  My dad, David, is the boss of all the overseas offices except for China for Monkfruit Corp.  My mum is an amazing stay at home mum. My little sister Mikayla and little brother Max both attend Te Rapa and my older brother, Alex is an ex student who now goes to Boy’s High.

My two best subjects are writing, for which I have won two trophies and a short story competition, and spelling, I have been chosen for the Great Waikato Spelling Bee 3 times.  My best achievements are winning the short story competition in year 7 and getting in to student council. My best achievements outside school are performing with the Russian Ballet and getting my 1st pair of pointe shoes.

I enjoy all types of dancing, singing, acting, writing stories, reading, swimming in the pool and being with my friends.  My goals are to do my best in everything I do, get good grades in my exams, graduate from university and make a difference in people’s lives, even just a small one.



Nikolas Wilson

Hi I’m Nikolas and I’m 11 years old.

My best subjects at school is p.e.  I love p.e. because sport is a big thing in my life.  Maths I don’t love but over the years I have figured out I’m actually good at it.  My best achievements at school is being nominated to be a student councillor. My second best achievement is going to sports camp.  My best achievements outside school is at my rugby club (Te Rapa) and winning a trophy every year.

In my spare time I love to play sports such as rugby, basketball, rugby league etc.  My interests are watching videos to improve my sports.

In my family I have my mum Gill who works at Te Rapa School, my dad, Scott who runs his own business.  My sister Jamie who is an ex Te Rapa student and my brother Adam, who is also an ex student.

My future ambitions are to become a personal trainer.  This is because I want to keep fit while I’m older and because I want to help people keep in shape.



Emily Schriner 

Hi I’m Emily and I’m 12 years old.  My have 5 people in my family. My dad works at Hill Laboratories.  My mum works in the canteen at school. I have two sisters called Caitlin and Hannah.  I also have 3 pets, a frog called Big Boy, a rabbit called Cocoa and a dog named Trixie.

My best subjects are reading, I enjoy reading to learn and develop writing skills and art, I enjoy a chance to show my creative skills.  My best achievements at school are getting my art framed, getting in to 2017 interschools for swimming and becoming a student councillor.  My best achievements outside school are doing x-race with dad, doing the Hauraki Rail Trail and biking to waterfalls. My hobbies are doing roller skating, swimming, doing nature walks to see amazing views, drawing and soccer.

In the future I would love to work with animals and work with the environment.  I would also love to work at a zoo.



Stevie-K Morgan

Hi I’m Stevie-K and I’m 12 years old.  I grew up with a household of 15 children.  I personally have 2 sisters and a brother. Also, 2 brother-in-laws, 2 god brothers and a sister-in-law.  My best subject areas at school are reading and math. They both come easily for me. My best achievements at school are getting chosen to lead a karanga and kapa haka group, and being in the Hamilton Netball Academy.   My best achievements outside of school is getting a home run playing baseball with my family. I really enjoy swimming and I have a weird interest of trying to learn my whakapapa (family tree). In the future I wish to continue to play netball as a magic silver fern.  I can do that if I work hard, focus and try my best.



Kirsty McKay

Hi I’m Kirsty and I’m 12 years old.

My mum’s a teacher and my dad is a paramedic.  My nana is also a teacher and my poppa drives trucks.  My sister enjoys touch and netball and my brother enjoys hockey and gaming.

My favourite areas at school are reading because I like getting lost in a good book and writing because I like writing short stories.  My best achievements at school are making class leader, year 7 netball team, peer mediator and making the speech finals. My best achievements outside school are getting 2 pb’s in swimming at club night.  My goals are to do well at high school then I would like to be a primary school teacher.



Julia Sharratt

Hi I’m Julia and I’m 12 years old.  I live in a family of 4 which includes my mother, Vanessa, my father, Graydon, and my sister Caitlin.  My parents are originally from South Africa but I grew up in NZ. I have a love for writing and literature and a talent for maths.  My best achievement at school is placing 1st in all speech finals so far and having a main role in the school production. My best achievement outside of school is having the highest score in Jazz Introduction 5 in NZ and receiving a distinction in all ballet exams so far.  I am very passionate in all types of dance as well as singing, music and drama. In the future I would like to be part of a musical cast which includes dancing, singing and acting and to travel the world and explore new places.



Mya Pilcher

My name is Mya and I am 12 years old.  I have three sisters who are Summer, Harmony and Kayla.  Harmony lives in Brunei and Kaylas an accountant. My mum works at NZSTA NZ School Trustees and my dads a boat mechanic at Tristam  Marine.

My best subjects are reading and p.e. and my best achievements at school are becoming a student councilor and getting the service award.  My best achievements outside of school are competing at Nationals for cheerleading and winning our grade in netball.

My favourite hobbies and interests are playing netball, hockey, dance and cheerleading.

My dreams in the future are to travel the world, become a professional dancer and be a policewomen.



Sophie Wullems

Hi I’m Sophie and I’m 12 years old.

My best subjects at school are dance, drama and reading.  My best achievements at school are becoming a student councilor, also being a class leader.  My best achievement outside school is receiving a few trophies for dance but the best is Most promising entertainer 2017 for drury lane dance.

My favourite past times and interests are  dancing and reading whenever I can.

I have a younger brother named Jackson and mother and father called Pam and Phillip.  I also have a pet cat named coco.

When I leave school I would like to be a dance tutor and help children to dance.  I would also like to travel the world but mainly the islands



Alexa Wilkinson

Hi I’m Alexa and I’m 12 years old.  I have an older sister, Danika who is 16 years old.  My mum is a tutor for Wintec and owns 4 salons and my dad is a paint  assessor for Dulux. Our grandparents live above us.

My best and favourite subjects are maths, because I like a challenge and also spelling.  My best achievements at school is getting in to student council this year. My best achievements outside of school is catching my first fish which was a snapper in Marlborough Sounds in Blenheim.

My favourite hobbies are dancing (hip hop) and reading in my spare time.  I also love cooking.

My dream is to travel to Venice before it goes under water.  My goal is to save enough money to do all the things I’d love to do.




Oliver O'Connor

Hi I’m Oliver and I’m 12 years old.

My dad is a lecturer and an accountant.  My mum leads the year 3/4 team here at Te Rapa Primary.  My brother Jack is in year 6 and loves his rugby and his goal this year is to get the Sir Peter Blake Award.

My best subjects at school are p.e. and maths.  I just adore solving maths problems. My best and most proud achievement at school is getting the Sir Peter Blake award and becoming a student councilor.

My best achievement outside of school is making it in to the U45kg Western Greens team for 2 years and learning to surf.

My favourite past times are learning how to surf and winning the final for 11th grade rugby in 2016.

My goals for the future are to become a NRL player, be a good man and citizen, live a healthy life and get my dream job.



Gwyn Williams

Hi I’m Gwyn and I’m 12 years old.

I have a brother Jack, three sisters, Kaiya, (2 steps) Erika and Jess.  My mum, Ana works at school. My dad’s name was Mark but he died in 2009.  Now I have a step dad named Shane and he is a welder. I have a dog Tia and a cat Jet.

My best subjects at school are writing, because I like making mythical stories and p.e. because I love sport and I’m very energetic.  My best achievements inside school are road patrol monitor, elite Kapa Haka 2016, sports camp 2017 and school production 2017. My best achievements outside school are Gould / Bowers cup rugby reps 2016, Gwynne shield rugby reps 2017 and getting player of the year for rugby 2016.

My favourite sports, hobbies are rugby, building, softball, running and inventing.

When I leave school I want to be a police officer or I want to play for the Crusaders super rugby team, because I want a physical job.