Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Room 12 - Term 3


Monday, 23rd July 2018

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Welcome back to Term 3 in Room 12. I hope that all families have had a wonderful holiday and the children are well rested and recovered from any illnesses that were around at the end of Term 2.          

Term 3 Activities

Written Language – Instructional Writing, Figurative Language and Narrative Writing

Spelling – Switched on to Spelling –Stage 2 

Reading – understanding the hidden text – inferencing, referencing the text

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/Te Reo Maori: Calendars, Te Marae, Classroom Objects and Instructions

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

Cross Country

With Cross Country this term, it is expected that all students have appropriate clothing for running.  This will mean that they should not wear long trousers. The use of footwear is optional. Cross Country training will be compulsory and students will need signed notes from parents excusing them from physical activity if they are un-fit to participate. Cross Country training will begin in Week 1 so please ensure your child is prepared for this by having the correct gear at school every day. 


It is expected that students have the required stationery at school every day and if certain items run out, break or go missing, students must organise to have these replaced as soon as possible. Please check that your child has everything they need.

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 – Inter-school Cross Country

•    20th September – Year 5-8 Disco