Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Leadership at Te Rapa Primary

Student Councillors - Future Leader's Programme

Each year, approximately 14-20 Senior students are selected by the staff to be on the Student Council. This group are similar to the Prefect system adopted by secondary schools. These students act as role models for the rest of the school as well as taking on positions of responsibility such as office duty, canteen duty, organising Discos and Socials, and acting as guides for visitors. They are Year 8 students who are groomed to be future leaders and are expected to be positive in their attitude.  They can be recognised in a Student Council polo shirt, with a badge.

We also groom future leaders through many other programmes from as young as Year 5. 

Responsibilities include House Leaders and Deputy Leaders, PTA Ambassadors, Road Patrollers, Peer Mediators, Librarians, Photographers etc.

Meet The Team


Hi I’m Lazar and I’m 12 years old. My dad is a structural engineer but currently works as a painter. My mum stays at home and cooks delicious meals and bakes a tasty bread. My family and I go to the beach and do some drone fishing. My best subject at school is math because it's easy and fun to learn. My second is writing because you can make up stories. My best achievement is being respectful to all and being a role model to junior and most important, show Te Rapa HEART. My best achievement outside school is catching a large red gurnard. My other achievement is jogging 3km in 12 minutes. My favourite sport is soccer because it’s a team game and involves a lot of running. My goal is to become a dentist or work at Nasa. My dream is to have a little house on a mountain with animals such as goats, sheep, dogs cows and horses.

Hi I’m Israel and I’m 12 years old. I live with my mum, dad, sisters and my brother. My dad is on the BOT and works at Fonterra and my mum is the glue of my family. My favourite subject is maths because it’s something that I’m good at. My best achievement is being selected for sports camp,             achieving HEART awards and being an Early Words mentor and best achievement outside school is MVP for rugby and making the Waikato basketball team. Outside of school I love to play all sports especially rugby and basketball. In the future I’d like to become a future leader to make a difference in the world.  

I’m Lucah and I’m 12 years old. I am a big brother to two little sisters. We like to play outside, watch movies and go for walks around our neighbourhood. My best areas at school are Art and Sport and my best achievements are being in the speech finals and sports camp. My best achievements outside of school are getting into Waikato under 14’s Touch team and Golden Spoon runner up in 2019. My favourite past times at school are sports camp, normal camp and interschool athletics. When I leave school I’d like to become an All Black or an animator or a touch rugby player.   


My name is Daniel and I’m 12 years old. My mum is an interior designer and my dad is studying to become an electrician. I quite enjoy Chemistry because I get to mix a lot of chemicals together and Math because it’s easy to grasp and understand formulas. My best achievements at school are being placed 3rd in high jump in 2021 and being becoming a Student Councillor. I have been able to build up my social skills and have a big confidence boost since 2020. I love to play cricket and softball with friends. I’d like to get into a good high school and leave school one day feeling proud of myself for knowing that I did the best I could.   

Hi I’m Georgia and I’m 12 years old. My best subject areas at school are writing (speech) and P.E. My best achievements are winning the citizenship award (2021), and 3 times top placings in speech finals, netball and waterpolo awards.  My best achievements outside school are competing in the Weetbix Triathlon and 3 times competing in the Round the Bridges race. My hobbies are swimming, netball, waterpolo, baking, art, reading, writing and animals. I live with my mum, dad and my little brother, my dog Ziggy and Heidi my cat. My mum works in admin and my dad works for Dairy Goat Co-Op. My cat and dog don’t like each other. In the future I would like to be a professional netball player. I would also like to do well in university.  

Hi, I’m Claire and I’m 11 years old. I live with my mum, dad, sister and  my brother. My family and I enjoy camping at Ohope and spending time at the beach. My grandparents have a sheep and beef farm. Our family enjoy going on bush walks. My favourite subjects at school are Art and P.E. My best achievements are       being a speech finalist and placing 3rd in the Year 7 speech finals, receiving Citizenship awards and placing 2nd in the Year 7 girls cross country. My best achievements outside school are passing Jazz exams with great marks. Last year I received Honours in my Jazz exam and doing the Auckland Skywalk around the Sky Tower. My favourite hobbies are Jazz, waterpolo, netball, cricket, camping, swimming and going to the beach. My ambition for the future is to become a culinary chef.            

I’m Darcy and I’m 11 years old.  My best subject areas are Maths and reading. My best achievements are getting the Year 5/6 Maths award, representing the school in swimming, Epro8 and sports camp. My best achievements outside of school are baking for my family, looking after our pets and being a committed football player. I was awarded Most Improved Player in 2020. My favourite past times are football, scootering, swimming and gaming. I live with my mum who works in merchandising retail stores and my dad works as an engineering project           manager. I have a younger brother. I have 2 cats named Asha and Mother. My ambitions are to use my time at school to learn as much as I can to give myself a good education for the future.  


Hi my name is Joseph and I’m 11 years old.   My best subjects at school are Maths and Reading because they are really fun and interesting. My best achievements are being top Year 3 and 4 in Mathematics and also winning against Hamilton West in sports. My best achievements outside school are beating Hamilton Christian School’s best soccer team and learning how to do martial arts. I live with my dad who is a kind person and he always looks out for others. My mum is a Chinese interpreter and my sister is 18 and thinking about going to university. My dreams are to be good at soccer or have a good job to work at. My goal is to get in to a good university. 


Hi my name is Nathan and I’m 12 years old. I have a brother who goes to Hamilton Boy’s High School. My mum is a freelance writer. My dad works at Cloudland providing I.T support. My brother and I own 2 guinea pigs called Fredrickson and Hampton. My best subjects at school are Reading, Writing and Art. My best achievements are placing in the top 10 in cross country, receiving the Lynette Ferry Memorial Trophy in Year 4 for English. My hobbies are riding my bike, playing video games and reading books. In the future I hope to get in to a good school and get a job in a scientific field such as a neurologist.  

Hi I’m Harthyliah and I’m 12 years old. My best subjects at school are Maths, P.E., spelling and Performing Arts. My best achievements are receiving an Arts award, flippaball, being a Kapa Haka leader, representing sports camp and interschool athletics. My best achievements out of school are performing, public speaking and doing a paper run. My dad and brother have their own arborist business. My mum works at a packers factory. My eldest sister is in her last year at uni and my other sister is in her last year at high school. My hobbies are playing volleyball, singing, Church, family time, and hanging out with friends. My goal is to become a teacher in the future as I love helping out people and being around kids.  

My name is Jamie and I’m 12 years old.  I live in a family  of four. Me, my brother who is 10, and our parents. We love spending time at the beach and out on the water with other friends and families. In our family we play lots of sports and love hanging out in the sun. My best subjects at school are Maths which I quite enjoy and sports, especially swimming sports and athletics. In 2020 I won the Sir Peter Blake Young Leaders Award. I was a PTA ambassador as well in 2021. My best achievement outside of school is when I won the Round the Bridges 2km run for 2017 7-8 girls race. In 2018 my soccer team won Team of the Year. In the future I would love to represent New Zealand as a professional netballer or a qualified coach.   

Hi I’m Eva and I’m 11 years old. My mum does coding and I.T for her job and has done this for 25 years. She enjoys triathlon. Dad used to run a print shop until covid and now he is a student at uni. He wants to be a high school teacher. My sister goes to Fairfield High School. I have a pet cat, Toby and a rabbit, Loppy. My best subjects are Writing  -  because there are many different techniques such a fiction, non fiction, and Reading because I find it easy and fun. My best achievement at school is getting a high distinction and Principal’s award for ICAS English and winning a trophy for swimming. I enjoy drawing pictures and comics as well as writing stories and swimming and hopefully waterpolo. In the future I want to go to university and help people with my job.  

Hi my name is Anya and I’m 12 years old. My family is made up of mum, dad, my brother and I. We also have a cat and rabbit. We do lots of fun  activities together and often spend time with our grandparents. I enjoy spending time with them and learning about past experiences from their childhood. At school my favourite subjects are Writing, specifically speeches, team sport, specifically netball and Literacy, specifically Reading. My best achievements are winning a highly commended for photography at the Waikato Science Fair and Year 7 Academic Achievement in 2021. My best achievements outside of school are winning ribbons ranging from 1st to 4th at horse riding events and various placings at Rythmic gymnastic competitions. My top ambition is to represent NZ at the Olympics for dressage. I would also like to start my own charity in supporting animals.  



Hi I’m Emma and I’m 12 years old. I live with my parents and younger brother. We often go on holidays, mostly to Matarangi or Whangamata. I also have extended family who live nearby and I like to spend time with them as well. My best achievement at school is being recognized and thought about for the Student Council. My best  achievements outside of school are winning the Weir Rose bowl football tournament and a national football tournament. My best subjects are Maths and sport and my favourite hobbies are playing football and spending time with my family. My ambition is to play football at a higher level and hopefully for New Zealand.  

My name is Bridget and I’m 12 years old.  My mum works at St Paul's Collegiate School and my dad is a builder. My sister is in her second year at Dio. I love all my family to the moon and back! My favourite hobbies and sports are playing  cricket, gymnastics and my interests are ballet, piano and singing.  I have achieved some merits in gymnastics and ballet. At school my favourite subjects are Reading  -  I love to read in my spare time and learn new things and Writing  - a passion that I’m definitely good at. My best achievement at school is probably the productions and class leader which I  enjoyed doing and loved being a role model to younger kids. In the future I want to be a graphic designer and maybe a lawyer too. As a side job I want to be a dog trainer for fun. I dream to write inspirational speeches to the world.  

 Hi I’m Peighton and I’m 12 years old. My dad is a store manager at Matamata New World and my mum is a credit controller. I have three sisters, one brother, three nieces and one nephew. I love spending time with my family and doing fun activities. My best subjects at school are Maths and P.E and my best achievement was being accepted into the sports camp team. My best achievement outside of school is working with my dad to help him with promotional material. For hobbies I enjoy playing netball which has been a big passion of mine. In the future my aspiration is to be a professional sportswoman and represent my country. I want to become a future worker for Foodstuffs, as my dad has been a huge inspiration to me throughout my life. I want to eventually own a supermarket.  


Hi I’m Kyla and I’m 12 years old. My dad works for himself as a plasterer and in his spare time he likes to fix and sell motorbikes. My mum works as a prison guard and my sister works at a restaurant. I have a 9 month old French bulldog named Paris. My best subjects at school are sports and Spelling. My best achievements are going to sports camp in 2021 and being considered as a student councillor. My best achievements outside of school is receiving a award for Jazz in 2020 and being awarded the passion and dedication trophy in 2021. I love to dance, play sports, spend time with my friends and go to the lake with my nana and poppa. This year I want to work hard on my dance and get into the competition squad. 


Hi I’m Jada and I’m 12 years old. I think my best subjects at school are Art and sport. My best achievements are making the sports camp team and being considered as a student councillor. My best achievements outside of school is staying motivated and focused over the 2 years during the pandemic. I enjoy playing netball and hanging out with my friends in my spare time. My dad is a custom service manager at Mitre 10 and my mum is an office manager at Riverlea Group. My sister works 2 jobs and the other sister is 14 and attends Girls High. I have a fabulous French bulldog named L.A. One of my goals for the future is to make the top netball team this year and make the sports camp team as well.