Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Welcome to Room 19 for 2019!
 I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer break and you are ready to delve into a year of awesome learning tasks, sports,culture, camps and leadership opportunities within our Te Rapa Primary School community. Keep an eye out for our Term 1 Syndicate newsletter and stationery list during the first few days of school.
Marian Conder 

Learning Areas


Understanding themes and characters in a shared class novel. The Whale Rider. We will also work through a series of shared readings to discover and learn about famous leaders to tie in with our Inquiry focus.


We will begin the year with the Big Idea of 'Belonging and Leadership'. Investigating what it means to belong to a group/community and the relationships between this idea and what it means to lead.

P.E. and Health

Beginning the year with the Kiwi Swim Safe programme will help ease our summer heatwave. We will be preparing for our swimming sports, scheduled for Wednesday 13th March. During this time we will also develop class cooperative skills through team building tasks.


Streamed math classes will start the year with an Algebra and Number refresher. Prime math classes will continue learning from this fantastic programme.


We are starting the year with vocabulary development tasks, sentence structure and biographical recount writing. Writing topics will be tied into our leadership Inquiry theme.


We will continue to develop knowledge of spelling patterns, word origins, sentence structures and new vocabulary. We will also be focusing on proofreading & editing skills.

Student Reflection

From Week 2 onwards you will see a student reflection on some classroom learning that is currently happening in our classroom right here. Check out this space soon!


Mrs Hoskin will be taking Room 19 for Spanish lessons over the course of the year.

Technicraft - Hamilton Junior High School
This year, Room 17 and 19 will be the first group, leaving school at 8:45am. Your child will need to arrive at school by 8:30am for the daily roll each Thursday in Term 1. Please make sure your child comes to school in covered shoes for technicraft due to health and safety regulations. Students travel by bus to Hamilton Junior High School for classes and return by 12pm.

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History For Kids

Important Dates

Orientation Evening - Thursday 14th February
Y7/8 Immunisation Education- Wednesday 20th February- 10am
PAT Testing Week 4
Full School Assembly - Friday 8th March
Swimming Sports –Wednesday 13th March
Class and Portrait Photos – Wednesday 27th March
Information Evening - Sexuality Education- (more information will follow soon) -Thursday 28th March
Top Schools Games- Sunday 7th April
Conferences Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th April
End of Term and Full School Assembly - 12th April