Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School


Term 4

Mr Hamish Marsh Rm18


Outlined below are major learning focuses for the term, important reminders and key dates for syndicate events.

Important Reminders

  • Camp meeting for Camp parents - Wednesday 16th October 5:30pm- Staff Lounge

  • Please ensure your child has a spare pair of clothes for athletics training at school each day.

  • Rm’s 18,20,21 need to be at school by 8:30 each Thursday, ready to leave on the bus for technicraft.
    Rm’s 17,19 depart from school at 11:45 for their afternoon session at Hamilton Junior High.

Focuses for Term 4

Mathematics - 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.

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

Reading - 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.  

Inquiry - 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.

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.

Art - With the Waikato Full Primary School and the Te Rapa Primary School Art competitions to enter, students are invited to enter their best pieces from over the year or can complete a new piece either at school or at home.

Culture - We will be welcoming and hosting 11 Japanese students into our classes over the next two weeks. They will experience our education system, our language and what it means to be a ‘Kiwi’. Our visitors will also share ideas and activities around their culture with our students, a worthwhile experience for all involved.                                                                                               

Key Dates for Term 4

Week 1   
Monday : Japanese Students Powhiri 
Wednesday: Camp Meeting for Parents Attending @ 5.30p

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