Take a look at what we have been up to and the successes that some of our students have had.
Top Schools is an annual Waikato Schools event that is hosted by Te Kowhai school and is competed amongst Primary & Full Primary Schools.
20 schools enter the event (10 Year 5/ 6 teams and 10 Year 7/ 8 teams). The competition is based on the old “Top Town” regional events that use to be aired on TV during the 80s & 90s.
Teams compete in 10 events with 12 minutes to complete various tasks for each game. They are all very different and points can be accumulated by:
How much water or sand can be filled up in a certain type of container.
How much distance can be made as a team within the time given.
How many objects can be caught in the time given.
Sportsmanship & fairplay attitude
Working as a team.
Positive attitude from both the team and their supporters.
Top Schools has been running for the past 14 years and our Te Rapa Primary School Year 7/8 teams have now won it for the 11th time. A massive accomplishment for all students in our school, past and present, who have competed in this event.
Top School Game winners in: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
Our team this year placed 7th in the first round facing some tough competition.