Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Leadership at Te Rapa Primary

Student Councillors - Future Leader's Programme

Each year, approximately 14-18 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, Road Patrollers, Peer Mediators, Librarians, Photographers etc.

Meet The Team


Hi I’m Harry and I’m 12 years old.  As a family we enjoy camping, fishing, motorbike riding and going to the beach.  My best subject areas at school are writing, (Merit ICAS 2018).  I have done well at tech particularly woodwork and soldering.  I believe I am good at project work. My best achievements at school are receiving two principal awards, certificate of citizenship award in 2017 and for my contribution as assistant coach for my brothers soccer team. My hobbies are soccer, futsal and I like going hunting and fishing with my dad.  In the future I’d like to join the national futsal league, play for the All Whites and coach professionally.  Study to become a journalist or plumber.


Hi, my name is James and I’m 12 years old. My best subject areas are math, p.e/sport, technology, science and philosophy.  Achievements are becoming a class leader, road patrol, gaining a distinction in maths in year 5 and 7, being chosen as a student councillor, representing school at sports camp, inter-school and cross country.  My best achievements outside school are playing in a Waikato Rep team for hockey and placing 3rd for BIC State Championships for sailing. When I leave school I’d like to represent NZ in hockey.


Hi I’m Hana and I’m 12 years old. My best subjects at school are sports / p.e, swimming and I really enjoy my arts and drama. My best achievements are competing in cross country and athletics, being class leader and helping staff out, e.g in the canteen. My best achievements outside of school are rock climbing competition, weetbix triathlon and helping my family and friends.


Hi I’m Samantha, I’m 12 years old. I have a cat and 3 goldfish. My best subjects are in the arts but mainly visual arts because I love doing it.  My best achievements at school are doing touch, miniball, netball and        gymnastics.  My best achievements outside of school are coming 6th, 5th and 4th at multiple rhythmic  gymnastic competitions. My favourite past time is being in the ‘Reach for the Stars’ school production with Mrs Shearer. When I leave school I’d like to be in a job with animation or fashion designing with my friend, also open a shop for the clothes we create.


Hi I’m Hayden and I’m 12 years old. My best subjects are maths, p.e and swimming. My best achievements was getting first in inter-schools high jump and getting the athletics trophy, also the citizenship or achievement awards. My goal for the future is to go to the     Commonwealth Games for my sport and my dream job is to become a police officer.


Hi my name is Libby, I’m 12 years old. I have a cat called Harry and Beau is our 10 month old puppy. 

My best subjects are Maths, I simply adore solving a good maths problem and Writing, I have a vivid imagination. My best achievements at school are getting most improved tornadoes player and getting the academic achievement award in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018. My favourite sports are irish dancing and hockey. My interests are reading, I can’t put  a good book down! I like expressing myself through visual arts. When I’m older, I’d love to have a bach in Kerikeri, be a       bestselling author / chocolatier / irish dancer with a schnauzer, a golden retriever and 2 tabbies.


Hi I’m Isak and I’m 11 years old. I have a pet canary whose name is Arrow.  

When I am older I want to join the military and serve the country in the best way I can. 

My best subject areas at school are Math and Writing and my best achievements are         becoming a student councillor, MVP for          cricket and fairplay for hockey. My hobbies are reading and spending time with my family.


Hi I’m Fynley and I’m 12 years old. 

My best subjects at school are writing (as I have always been creative with ideas and words) and p.e. because I have always loved sports and being active.  Winning a poem competition in year 4, coming 2nd in a speech competition and coming first in a speech  competition are my best achievements at school. My best achievements outside of school is becoming the GKR karate national champion 3 years in a row and being selected to be in a 2018 rep rugby team.

My hobbies and interests are playing rugby with my mates, going to karate tournaments and eating ice cream! 

I hope one day I might be able to have a chance to  become a member of the Chiefs rugby team.


Hi I’m Tyniah and I’m 11 years old.   

At school my best achievement is actually being selected for student leadership and my best achievement outside of school is riding a horse and going to gradings for MMA.

My favourite hobbies and interests are trying tug of war and having a go motorbiking.

My ambition is to get good grades, have a job that I love and I am going to save up money for when I need it in the future.


Hi my name is Katelyn and I’m 11 years old.   

My best subjects are p.e because I’m very good at sport and spelling because ever since I was little I have worked on letters and sounds.  My best achievements at school are getting in to interschool cross country and swimming sports, also getting into the sports camp team.  My favourite past time is coming 2nd at Olympic hopefuls waterpolo tournament because I loved the excitement and the feeling of achievement.  In the future I would love to become a teacher as I enjoy helping others.  I would also like to become a goalie for the Football Ferns.


Hi I’m Jack and I’m 11 years old. I enjoy motocross, reading, tennis, rugby, hunting, fishing and water sports. I am interest in wild animals. I am good at writing and enjoy putting together stories. I have also done well in reading and inquiry. My best achievements are being shortlisted for a student councillor role, proudly being class leader for Mr McCurry and going to sports camp. Coming 3rd at the Junior Motocross championship and being chosen for the Western Greens representative rugby team are my best achievements outside of school.  In the future I would like to own a business. I would also like to be really good at motocross and rugby.


Hi I’m Daniel and I’m 11 years old. My best subject is maths and best achievements is getting into sports camp because I really love sports and they say the food is great.  My best achievements outside school are being the mascot for under 20 football NZ v Portugal and representing Waikato in football. I love a lot of things including football, shooting, drone flying, coding and video games.

I have 2 cats, one grey called Cosmo and a ginger called Rimu. My ambition is to become the student councillor of the year because it will have a good impact on me to know that I can become an even greater leader.


Hi I’m Monique and I’m 11 years old.  My best subjects are maths, writing and reading and best achievements are receiving the Sir Peter Blake award, Librarian award, 2016 B grade water polo winner and becoming a student councillor.  My best achievements outside school are most improved player 2016 Waikato Waterpolo, 2018 division 2 qualifier for swimming, zonals qualifier for swimming.  My hobbies are reading, drawing, waterpolo, swimming, watching t.v, playing with my neighbour.


Hi I’m Ethan and I’m 12 years old. I have a pet cat called Viggo.  I enjoy spending time with my family in the outdoors and like to go camping, fishing, boating and water skiing.  My best subjects are reading and writing.  I also enjoy presenting  speeches.  My best achievements to date is coming 1st in the Year 7 speech finals and being able to represent Te Rapa at the inter-school competition.  I’m really proud of the achievement I made when I gained my brown belt with black stripe in karate  -  not too far from black belt!  I have the desire to see some of the world and visit some of the ancient ruins in Greece, Italy and Egypt.


Hi I’m Ryan and I’m 11 years old.  I like playing soccer and futsal because I’m good at passing and getting the ball of the other team.  My best achievements outside of school are coming first in a soccer 7th grade tournament by winning every game.  My best subjects are sport, because I’m good at running and maths because I enjoy working things out. 

My ambition is to be able to confidently talk in front of crowds, to get a job that makes me decent money and a job that I like.


Hi I’m Freya and I’m 12 years old. Reading and writing are my strong points at school and subjects I totally enjoy.  My best achievement was getting the first ever Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T Teamwork award in 2018.  I’m very proud that I passed my jazz exams and levelled up to Elementary 3 and got the end of year class certificate last year.  I enjoy reading as a hobby, and I also enjoy Jazz dancing, (which I’ve been doing for 10 years), water skiing, writing and drawing.  With my family I like to go camping, fishing, boating and water skiing.  I’d love to see some of the wonders of the world  -  the Pyramids, Stonehenge, Colosseum and the Taj Mahal.  I’d also like to learn to speak Italian. 


Hi I’m Charlotte and I’m 12 years old. 

My best subjects at school are Maths and Art and my best achievement is when I won the Sharratt family trophy for Maths.  I’m also quite proud of winning the Art competition in 2017 and 2018.  

My best achievements outside school is winning $20 in a Writing Competition in Year 2.