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, Road Patrollers, Peer Mediators, Librarians, Photographers etc.

Meet The Team

Hi I’m Sebastian and I’m 12 years old. My family is made up of myself, my sister who is in room 15. My mum who is an occupational therapist and my dad is a book keeper. We moved to NZ from England almost 4 years ago. My best subject at school is maths because I've been chosen for Waimaths and I won a trophy. My best achievement was winning Yr 5/6 Mathematician in 2019. My favourite past times are football, futsal, Scouts and gaming. My ambition and goal for the future is to get a good job that I will enjoy.   


Hi I'm Kynan and I'm 11 years old. I am the oldest of 3 awesome children. I have 2 sisters and 2 awesome parents. We like going camping while my cat stays in a luxury hotel. My best subjects at school are Maths and Reading because I like it as well as I'm good at it. My best achievements in school are getting chosen for Student Council and being chosen for Sports Camp. In my spare time I like going to the Beach Hop car shows, go karts, playing any sort of sport and hanging with my family. My ambition for the future is to become an All Black and a farmer. My hobby will be building cars.

I’m Shoji and I’m 12 years old. I live with my amazing parents and younger sister. We’re a bit of a relaxed family. My best subject is Maths but I enjoy reading and writing the most. I like reading adventure stories and military biographies. I think my best achievement is winning the Sports trophy during 2020. Besides that I was rather ‘ordinary’. I enjoy karate, computer gaming, reading and am starting cricket this term. I have a strong interest in the military. Best achievements outside school is participating in multiple Karate tournaments. My dream job is working in the military. I’d like to be a part of the NZSAS as a marksman / sniper. I have a strong feeling of supporting NATO, the UN and its allies in combat. 

My name is Ryan and I’m 11 years old. I am from a half Tongan, half European family. I live with my mum, dad and two younger sisters. We are a very close family and support each other with everything. My best subject areas at school are Art, sports and Writing. My best achievements are being PTA ambassador and coming 3rd in speech finals. My best achievement outside of school is learning how to spike a volleyball without hurting my shoulders. My hobbies are playing basketball, volleyball, art and watching movies and spending time with family.  My dreams for the future is to play in the N.B.A for the legendary Boston Celtics.

Hi I’m Kiana and I’m 12 years old. My best subject areas at school are Maths, Writing and Art. My best achievements are winning the Sir Peter Blake award, Student of the Year, most athletic girl, swimming and speech champion. My best achievements outside school are gaining Coaches Player for football and Directors Star for Jazz. My dad is a carpenter and my mum is a midwife. I have 1 older half sister and 1 older half brother. I have 1 younger sister and a tabby cat called Tommy. In the future I would like to become a vet and help animals in need. I would also like to be a professional footballer.

Hi I’m Georgia and I’m 12 years old. I live with my family who are amazing. I have a sister called Charli and a dog called Lexi. She can have many names, aka ‘my baby girl’.  My mum and dad are both bankers. We spend a lot of time in Whangamata as my Nonnie and Dada have a beach house there. My best subjects are math and reading and best achievements are most valuable player for netball 3 years in a row. My favourite past times is playing netball and cricket. My ambition is to get in to a great college so I can learn to be a vet or doctor. I love helping animals and people.                

I’m Vancouver and I’m 12 years old. My best subjects areas are reading and writing and my best achievements are being in the Epro8 team that got past the 1st round and being short listed for student council. My best achievements outside of school are going on a 20 km hike across the Tongariro crossing and completing it. My favourite past times are playing games on my laptop and play station. Me, my mum and brother live in Ngaruawahia and I have 2 guinea pigs and 3 chickens.  Every weekend I go to my dads house by the Hamilton gardens. In the future I want to be successful in whatever I put my mind to and live a good and happy life.   

Hi my name is Connan and I’m 12 years old. At home I live with my mum, dad, sister, dog and two kittens. My mum’s a nurse and my dad’s a p.e. teacher. My sister Libby is a year 10 student. My best subjects at school are P.E., Maths and reading, and best achievements are winning the certificate of achievement in 2018, class leader 2019, athletics certificates and cross country.  My best achievements outside school are winning the coaches award for cricket and most improved player for soccer. I love to play soccer, hockey and cricket and I also like to read and hang out with friends. When I’m older I’d like to be an NFL star, a policeman or in the army. I’d like to graduate from university.

Hi my name is Hunter and I’m 11 years old. In my family I have 2 brothers, 1 sister and my mum and dad. My dad works here at Te Rapa School and my mum works at Fonterra. My best achievements at school are gaining a place in cross countries each year and swimming sports champion in year 5/6. My best subjects are Writing, Art, Maths and P.E.  My best achievements outside school is placing 4th in the 2021 Maori basketball tournament. I enjoy playing hockey, touch, cricket, basketball, tennis and swimming and also playing the piano.  One of my goals for the future is to get an        optometry degree at university or play lots of  different sports.

Hi I’m Hannah and I’m 11 years old. I live with my dad who is an analytical scientist, my mum who works in the school office and two older sisters.  We have a dog called Trixie. My best subject areas at school are speech writing and Art and best achievements are getting into the finals for speeches in year 5, 6 and 7. I do not belong to any activities outside of school as I enjoy being at home. My favourite past times are drawing and photography. My goals for the future are to improve my drawing skills. I would also like to become a lot more confident in public speaking.

My name is Isla and I’m 12 years old. I have two older brothers that are ex Te Rapa students and a younger half brother that lives in Waihi. I also have four step siblings on mum's side and two on my dads side. My best subjects areas at school are Writing and Reading because I think I’m very creative. My best achievements have been getting the citizenship award and the Heart award for aroha and honesty. My favourite past times have involved doing judo, netball, touch, baking and travelling with my family. I have learned to play the recorder, flute and the piano. In year 13 I want to be a prefect, then go to culinary school to become a chef, then I want to travel the world.

Hi I’m Lucas and I’m 12 years old. I have a blended         family. On my mums side there is my mother, step-dad and older sister. On dads side I have my father, my step mother and my older step brother and sister. I am the youngest on both sides. At school my best subject is Maths. I really enjoy doing basic facts. I also enjoy reading a good book. My best achievements include being short listed to be a student councilor and placing really well in cross country events. Outside of school my achievements are basketball, sailing with my family and getting really good at surfing. My hobbies included playing hockey and doing drama when I was younger and performed in plays. When I leave school I want to work with computers and become a computer engineer. I also want to design and make my own custom surfboards.  

 Hi I’m Alex and I’m 12 years old. My mum is the manager at the netball centre in Hamilton and my dad is a graphic designer.I have two brothers and they both attended Te Rapa and were both student councilors. My best subject areas are P.E and Maths and best achievement at school was getting into sports camp last year but we didn’t get to go because of covid. My best achievement outside of school is my football team winning the under 12 federation league. My favourite sports are football, squash, waterpolo, indoor football and I like fixing bikes. My ambitions are to follow through with my sports and get a great education to set me up for the future.

Hi I’m Corbyn and I’m 11 years old. I think my best subjects at school are Reading, Writing,   English, Technology and Maths. My best achievements are being chosen to be a student councilor, getting the year 4 literacy award and the excellence in writing award, 2020. My best achievements outside of school are being able to perform a dance and sing in front of 60 people at Excite Academy. My mum is a marketing manager and dad is a direction driller. They’re not together so I have one week at each house. At my dad’s I have a 4 year old brother called Chase and at mum’s I have a dog and two cats. My goals for the future are to do as well as I can in high school and accept every leadership opportunity available.  

Hi my name is Jana and I’m 12 years old. I have 2 siblings, my brother Isaac and my sister Karlien. We own a pet bird and love Jack Russell dogs but haven’t found it possible to own one. We have a giant tree with a treehouse that my dad built. My best subjects at school are Writing and most Art. My best achievements are being involved in the kids for kids choir and the school           production. Also, I got MVP in netball. My best achievements outside of school are mostly to do with gymnastic competitions. My favourite past times are netball, tree climbing and reading the bible. My dreams in the future would be to start my own business / shop.

My name is Sienna and I’m 11 years old.  My mum works  at school which I love, my dad works at Virbac and loves riding bikes. We love to take family holidays. We have a dog named Buddy and an adorable cate called Evie. At school I enjoy Maths because I like solving problems. I also like Art because I love being creative. My best achievements are receiving a number of HEART certificates and in year 4 I was in the poem finals. Outside of school my achievements are gaining a distinction in my ballet exams and receiving the musical theatre award for 2020. I love dancing and started dance class when I was 3. I also love listening to music and going to the theatre. My dream is to continue dancing and learn how to go on pointe. I would like to work with younger children.