Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Room 13 Term 3

Welcome back to Term 3.  I hope you have all had a wonderful time with family and friends over the break and you managed to catch some sun while it was around. This term sees us busy with the following events outlined below. We hope that you are able to join us whenever possible.

Term 3 Activities

Written Language - Narrative and Poetry

Reading – Focus on Narrative and Poetry within this, also looking at Plays

Maths – PR1ME Mathematics Programme

The Arts - Art stimulates the mind - a focus on Visual Arts Rotation (Paper Mache, Chalk Pastel and String Art, Tiki Art and Aboriginal Dot Art)

Maori – Kapahaka, Maori Language – The Body/Clothing, Food, Instructions or Calendar

Arts – Friday Rotation involving Dance, Drama, Music, Science, Technology and Simple Coding

Health & PE - Large Ball Skills


This term we are very excited to be preparing for our production ‘The Bigger Picture’. Many of our students in Year 5 & 6 are already part of groups rehearsing for this show. The Production will take place at The Clarence Street Theatre on Wednesday the 25th and Thursday the 26th of September. There will be a number of practises during students break times but this will also become part of our in class Arts focus for Term 3. When students are not rehearsing for our show they will re-join their class for a number of different Arts activities. We look forward to updating you through the school newsletter with more information about ‘The Bigger Picture’.

Home Learning

In Term 3 the students of Room 13 will begin a fortnightly Home Learning Choice Board . The children have input into the optional activities so please be encouraging them to complete these as some of them are designed to benefit you. Whether it is helping cook dinner, doing chores or even give you a relaxing massage! The items listed on the contract with a   next to it are ‘Must Do’ activities and need to be completed and signed by a parent/caregiver

Important Dates

  • Wednesday 31st July and Thursday 1st August - 2pm Finish

  • Wednesday 31st July and Thursday 1st August - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences

  • Monday 5th August (pm only) and Tuesday 6th August - Sports and Cultural Photos

  • Wednesday 7th August - Hamilton West Sports Exchange held at Te Rapa Primary School

  • Friday 23rd August - Full School Assembly

  • Tuesday 3rd September - ICAS Digital Technologies

  • Wednesday 4th September - ICAS Science

  • Wednesday 4th September - Netball Prize giving, 3.30pm in MPR

  • Tuesday 10th September - ICAS Writing

  • Wednesday 11th September - ICAS Spelling

  • Monday 16th September - ICAS English

  • Tuesday 17th September - Interschool Cross Country (team to be confirmed)

  • Wednesday 18th September - ICAS Maths

  • Wednesday 25th September - Production Evening Performance #1

  • Thursday 26th September - Production Evening Performance 

  • Friday 5th July - Full School Assembly