Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Room 12 - Term 4 Newsletter 

 the essential bits!

Term 4 Activities

Written Language – Advertising, Persuasive Writing, Figurative Language and Poetry

Reading – Reading for meaning, inference, re-organisation and vocabulary

Maths – PR1ME Mathematics Programme

Big Idea–Enterprise - Consumers and Market Day - Entrepreneurs have a plan to be successful in their business 

Health & PE – Athletics, Swimming (when weather permits), Puberty and Hygiene - more information to come later in the term

Maori – Kapahaka and Maori Language - Legends, Instructions and Classroom Objects

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


With Athletics on Thursday, 15th November (Postponement Date is Tuesday, 20th November) this term, children will begin practising the different events that will take place from Week 1.  Children will rotate around each activity they will compete in on Athletics Day in the first 4/5 weeks of the term to ensure they are exposed to each event before athletics day. Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing to take part in these activities.

This year there is the introduction of an 800m race at the Inter-school event. We will be running this separately on Monday, 12th November at 1.30pm. This will be for those students who wish to run the event.

            Inter-schools Athletics

Those children who make it into the Inter-school team will compete on Tuesday, 4th  December at this event.

More information will come early in Term 4 regarding timing of the day and indicating if you are able to help out on our Year 5/6 Athletics day at Te Rapa Primary School.


Swimming will begin in the later part of Term 4, weather dependent. Further information will come home as we get closer to summer.

Up and Coming Events for Term 4

Parent Camp Meeting for Term 1, 2019: Thursday 18th October, 6:30pm in school Staffroom

Year 5 & 6 Athletics Day at School: Thursday 15th November    
                        Postponement Date: Tuesday 20th November

Book Fair: Week 6    Book Day: Wednesday 21st November

Whanau Evening: Wednesday 28th November 

Year 5 & 6 Disco: Wednesday 5th December 6pm-7:30pm

Interschool Athletics: Tuesday 4th December

Market Day: Tuesday, 11th December

Syndicate Big Day Out: Thursday 13th December,
                more information to come later in the term

Prize Giving – Monday 17th December