Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Water Polo

Te Rapa has been a consistent presence in the Intermediate Waikato Water Polo competition.  We regularly make the semifinals and occasionally get into the finals.  Our senior team is the Te Rapa Turbos.
This year we are greatly impacted by the closure and refurbishment of Waterworld.  The competition has move to Hamilton Boys High School and training is now at school on Mondays, at lunchtime.

There are no school games in Term 2 as Waikato Water Polo run a competition mixing players from schools.  Intermediate Water Polo is split into 2 divisions depending on entries.  Games are played on Sundays between 3pm and 5.30pm.


Flippaball is based on Water Polo, but made easier.  It is open to Year 5 and 6 students although occasionally a strong Year 4 player will be selected.  Year 4 players are invited to play, as a team, in Term 4.  In Flippaball, players are allowed to stand on the bottom of the pool whilst passing or defending although they are not allowed to move with the ball, unless they are swimming.  This year Flippaball will only be played in Term 1 and Term 4 and will be played at Hillcrest Normal School in their outdoor pool.  It is important that a student wishing to play is tall enough to have their head above the water level.  

For any further information contact Mike McCurry, Room 12.

If you're not sure, come and give it a try!