Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Welcome to term 4 in
Room 20

Term 4 is shaping up to be an action packed term.

Finlay Park Adventure Camp - 29th October - 1 November 2019

We had an action packed week. Great weather ... fantastic parent helpers ... enthusiastic students .... challenging and fun activities ... an awesome week of fun had by all.



We will be focusing on  components of Geometry, Measurement and Statistics to finish the year off. Prime math students are continuing to work towards completing their current book and will be completing another review before the end of the year. All students will also be reassessed on their basic facts and number knowledge before the end of the term.  All classes will also be completing the Moneytime programme which leads students through a range of financial literacy concepts as they develop an understanding of earnings, interest, loans and budgeting.



Students will be continuing to work on essay writing skills, developing paragraphs and supporting evidence. We will also look at report writing and finish off with letters.

Spelling and Word Work                                                 

 We will be using  Spelling Under Scrutiny resource.  

This will include:

Weekly spelling, vocab development, phonics, grammar & punctuation activities, spelling rules & testing


The reading focus will be the Availl Programme - Comprehension using subtitles, Critical thinking ( identifying bias, fact, opinion, perspective, relevance, validity) and Evaluation . Students will learn how to make informed decisions about topics using their texts.  


Our main focus for this term will be careers and digital technology. We will be exploring the future and how students can develop skills and knowledge that will benefit them, as they begin to plot out their future pathways.Image result for cross country image images

Physical Education 

 We will be preparing for Athletics Day which is in Week 5. We will focus on techniques for shot put, sprints, discus, long jump and high jump. Towards the end of the term we will be starting our summer swimming programme, focusing on survival skills.



A range of activities to develop skills using Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms within our classroom programmes. We using technology as a tool to assist our learning on a daily basis.

Our Values ...  Te Rapa HEART ... 

Honesty                 Excellence                      Aroha                Respect                          Teamwork

Key Dates for Term 4 

Week 1   

                   Monday : Japanese Students Powhiri

                    Wednesday: Camp Meeting for Parents Attending @ 5.30pm 

Week 2 

                 Wednesday: Amazing Race

                 Friday: Japanese Students Farewell                             

Week 3 

                  Monday: Labour Day

                  Tuesday - Friday: Year 7&8 Camp (Finlay Park)

Week 4 

                 Wednesday: Looking to Lead (School Councillors 9-12.40pm)

Week 5

                Tuesday: Yr 5-8  Athletics at Porritt

                Friday : Full school Assembly 

Week 6 - Book Week

                   Tuesday: St John working with Senior Classes (3 classes)

                   Wednesday:  St John working with Senior Classes (2 classes)

Week 7 

                     Wednesday :WFPS Athletics Day

Week 8 

                   Tuesday: Rainbows End for Student Councillors 

                    Wednesday: Yr ⅞ Disco

                    Thursday: Last Day of Tech

Week 9 

                    Wednesday: Big Day Out at Te Awamutu Pools

                     Friday: Full School Assembly

Week 10

                     Monday: Year 8 Leavers’ Dinner

                    Wednesday: School Prize Giving

                    Friday: School finishes @ 12pm

Please feel free to email me with any questions or queries during the term.
Mrs Nicola Allen
Email: nallen@terapa.school.nz