Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Room 13 Term 3

Welcome to Term 3 in Room 13. I hope that you have all had a relaxing break and are ready for another busy term with lots of fantastic performances as part of our Arts programme.

This term we will welcome Mr Jacob Kingi, a University of Waikato Trainee Teacher. He will be with us from Week 3 for 6 weeks. Please introduce yourself if you are in and around Room 13 when he starts. Jacob is a former pupil of Te Rapa and is looking forward to coming back in a different role.

Term 3 Activities

Written Language – Instructional Writing, Figurative Language and Narrative Writing

Spelling – Switched on to Spelling –Stage 2

Reading – Key Into Series, Guided Silent Reading and Blooms Taxonomy Tasks

Maths – PR1ME Maths Programme

Big Idea– The Power of Words - Our words have an effect on people – Context: Leadership

Friday Rotation – Involving Dance, Drama, Technology, Music and Simple Coding

Health & PE – Fitness games and Cross Country training

Maori – Kapa Haka and Maori Language: Calendars, Te Marae, Classroom Objects and Following Instructions

Competencies & Values – Learning Logs – Goal Setting, Reflecting on Learning 


In Term 3 the students of Room 13 will continue to have a fortnightly Home Learning Contract . 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. 






Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T

As part of our ‘Positive Behaviour for Learning’ school wide programme we will continue to focus on ‘Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T.’ this term. Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T. incorporates the school values we already have and is part of everything we do at school. This term we will continue to develop our class understanding of each aspect of H.E.A.R.T. as well as investigating well known New Zealander’s who display these values in the public arena. If you can think of any as a family; please share these with your child.

H = Honesty

E = Excellence

A = Aroha

R = Respect

T = Teamwork

Important Dates

·         31st July – ICAS English

·         1st August – Rhythm Interactive – Performance

·         7th/8th August – Conferences

·         10th August – Japanese Visit and Looking for Alaska Performance

·         14th August – ICAS Maths

·         20th August – NZ Playhouse Performance

·         21st August – Hamilton West Sports Exchange

·         23rd August – Kids for Kids Concert

·         24th August – Full School Assembly/Cross Country

·         30th August – Gymsports Festival

·         5th September – Netball Prize Giving

·         6th September – Hockey Prize Giving

·         14th September – Fraser High School Performance

·         18th September – Interschool Cross Country

·         20th September – Year 4-8 Disco