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


Mario

Hi I’m Mario and I’m 12 years old. My best subjects are maths, p.e, kapahaka and swimming.  My best achievement at school was coming first for high jump and backstroke.  My best achievements outside of school is making it in to two dance crews. In my family there is 6 of us.  My favourite sports and hobbies are rugby and dancing. In the future want to be a builder. I would also love to become a professional dancer.  

 

Grace

Hi I’m Grace and I’m 12 years old. I live with my Mum, Dad and younger sister. I have a dog called Skipper, she is a Cocker Spaniel.  My cat is called Kybe. My best areas at school are the arts and speeches.  My best achievements are getting in to the student council and ICAS writing.  My hobbies are dancing and surfing and I also have an interest in architecture.  My best achievements outside school are going on pointer (ballet).  When I leave school I would like to open a dance school and go surfing at Raglan.  

Jessie

Hi I’m Jessie and I’m 12 years old.  In my  family there are 5 of us. I am the oldest and have a younger sister and a younger brother. We love going to the beach and also like to try out new bush walks together as we are all pretty active! My best subjects are art, writing and p.e and my best achievements are becoming class leader,    winning the jump jam competition and           becoming a road patroller.  My favourite hobbies and sport are drawing, netball and touch rugby. One of my dreams is to go travelling, and I would one day like to become a doctor.  


Noah

Hi I’m Noah and I’m 11 years old. I have a family of four and my dad owns his own     company and works by day as well as a volunteer fire fghter for our town.  My mum works in town at Office Products. My best subjects at school are English and tech arts and best achievements are being on road patrol and making it in to the under 13 rep Waikato hockey team as well as getting multiple awards and trophies at hockey.  I love to play all outdoor sports, eg. Rugby, soccer, hockey as well as video games, swimming and riding my bike.  I would like to one day be like my dad as a volunteer fire fighter and also want to study hard to be a police officer.  

Bonnie

Hi I’m Bonnie and I’m 12 years old.  My best subjects are maths, I enjoy solving and correcting problems and the arts, I was chosen to be in the school production for         singing, dancing and acting. My best achievements are ICAS English and being chosen to be a student councilor. My best achievements outside of school are passing grade 3 piano with distinction and being in elementary 3 jazz.  My hobbies are reading, drawing, dancing, listening to music and creating music. I am an only child, my parents moved from China over 15 years ago and currently own a sushi store.  We have a puppy named Demi and I enjoy looking after her.  I would like to travel to many countries and learn about their   cultures & be able to make a living from something I love.  

Saphira

Hi I’m Saphira and I’m 12 years old. My best subject at school is writing.  I like it because I can express lots of feelings in the characters.  I also like reading. My best achievements would be getting the Kia Kaha award for Kapahaka in 2018 and 2019.  Outside of school I have achieved many awards in St John and my sports / hobbies are playing netball and doing art.  I have a great interest in being a St John cadet and doing community service.  My mum is someone that helps mum’s and their babies.  My dad builds fences and gates.  I have a younger brother and sister who both come to Te Rapa School.  My goal for the future is to get my grand prior award for St John and study at university.                     

Devyn

Hi I’m Devyn and I’m 12 years old.  My best subjects are reading and maths and my best achievements are being class leader in 2017 and 2018.  I was also a road patroller in 2018. I love playing netball and touch rugby and also enjoy swimming and reading. I have two sisters and two brothers. My parents are split and I spend most of my time living with my mum, stepdad, sisters and two dogs. When I leave school I hope to travel the world and then go to university and get a degree so I can become a lawyer.  

Drew

Hi I’m Drew and I’m 11 years old. I live with my mum, dad and older sister.  My sister goes to Fraser High School and plays water polo. My dad is a pattern maker and my mum is a loving stay at home mum. My best subject is p.e because I enjoy it and I like doing stuff outside and my best achievements are making the 2019 year 7 waimath team because it shows the progress that I have made, also receiving the intermediate boys swimming trophy in 2019 because I enjoy swimming. My best achievement outside of school is being invited back to the second Waikato hockey rep trials. My ambition is to play hockey for New Zealand and I want to be a well rounded person that gets along with everyone.  

Ashton

Hi I’m Ashton and I’m 12 years old.  I am great at writing and have been told so.  I am good at p.e and play lots of sport.  My best achievements at school are being invited to be a student councilor and being chosen to be a science roadshow ambassador.  My best achievements outside of school is having one of the fastest times on the bmx track near maeroa.  I enjoy climbing, biking, swimming, hockey, rugby, football and most ball related games.  My dad has been promoted to facility manager. My brother has been studying to be a marine biologist.  I am aspiring to be a businessman, zoologist or an engineer.  

Jessica

Hi I’m Jessica, I’m 11 years old. I live at home with my parents and siblings. We also have a dog. My extended family is diverse because my grandad is maori on my dad’s side, my great grandmother is from Solomon Islands and my soon to be aunty is from Colombia. My best subject is maths and my best achievement is becoming a student councillor. I enjoy playing board games and cards and also enjoy doing puzzles with my family. My best achievement outside of school is being in the talent show when my family went camping. When I leave school my ambition is to be a worldwide known chef. My dream is to be the next Nigella Lawson. 

Phoebe

Hi my name is Phoebe and I’m 12 years old. My mum is a teacher, my dad is a psychiatric assistant and my brother is in year 4 at Te Rapa School.  We also have a cute cat named Missy.  I love spending time with family and friends, having BBQs, swimming in our pool and doing karaoke. My best subjects are reading, the arts, health and p.e and my best achievements are winning the Akroyd Shield, highly commended kapahaka leader, kids for kids soloist and student councillor. My hobbies are cooking, swimming, singing, softball, netball and waterpolo. In the future I hope to continue with my passions for singing and kapahaka. I am not sure about a career yet but I'm curious about food & cooking.  

Sebastian

Hi I’m Sebastian and I’m 12 years old. My hobbies are Hip Hop, karate, soccer,  guitar, jazz, WB triathlon, round the bridges and athletics. My best achievements out of school is receiving the most promising dancer for hip-hop in 2018.  I enjoy doing p.e at school and my best achievements are 3rd place in 2019 for inter-school 100m sprints and receiving the intermediate boys athletic championship trophy.  My mum likes cooking and I like helping her. My dad likes to use the brazier and I light the fire.  We have one dog and two love birds. What I love about my family is when we go   camping.  My dream is to become a police officer and to help people to protect and serve them when and if they need it.  

Bella

Hi my name is Bella, I’m 11 years old and live with my       brother who is a year 5. My best subject areas are the arts and I also enjoy spelling.  My best achievements at school are becoming a student councilor and being in a dance trio in the school production. My best achievements outside of school is getting in to a dance class with one of my best friends. My favourite time is when I went to Canada to see my baby cousin.  My hobbies are playing hockey, dancing and singing. My dreams for the future are to go to Waikato University and then travel around the world especially to places like    England, France, Fiji, Bali and other places like that.  

Hayley

Hi I’m Hayley and I’m 11 years old. My best subjects are p.e, sports and maths. My best achievements at school are placing in interschool swimming, cross country, athletics and the triathlon. Also winning B grade 11 aside hockey.  My best achievements outside school are racing and placing in a regional swimming event and placing in lots of open water swims. Getting 1st in a overall 5km and 12km run.  My hobbies are swimming, running, biking, hockey and going to rugby games. As a family we enjoy going to the beach or on holiday. We love playing fun games together and having a good and enjoyable laugh. My aspirations are to compete in the Olympics for either swimming or running and to make the NZ worlds Junior open water team.  

Sophia

Hi I’m Sophia and I’m 12 years old. I live with my mum who grew up in Auckland and my dad grew up near Hamilton.  My brother and I have lived in Hamilton our whole lives.  My favourite hobbies are dancing, reading, writing, acting, baking and swimming. My best subject is the arts because you can express yourself, and writing because you can be creative and imaginative. My best achievements are getting offered to be a student councilor and getting the        librarian of the year trophy.  My best achievements outside school are doing four dances in my dance studio show last year. In the future I want to get in to the Royal NZ Ballet and one day own my own dance studio.  

Arden

Hi I’m Arden and I’m 11 years old.  My best subjects are maths because it challenges me and causes me to think and reading because I can visit great places without moving. My best achievements are winning a syndicate speech competition twice and being chosen to become a student councilor.  My best achievements outside of school are becoming a semi finalist for every waka ama national races in 2019 and attending Makoia Island Tiaha. My favourite hobbies and sports are reading, waka ama, playing strategy games and researching random facts. My family is built on respect, love and laughter. It’s about being confident in who you are and where you are from. To me family is about having open and honest conversations and being able to share in our success and support each other in our struggles. I would one day like to be a voice for the voiceless and make a positive change to our world. I would also like to help vulnerable communities.  

Jack

Hi I’m Jack and I’m 12 years old. I like to play              basketball and almost every other sport. I also like hanging with friends and walking my dog. My best subjects at school are maths, because I like solving problems and p.e because I love all sports.  My best achievements are being part of the winning team for Top School’s and sports camp and also the inter-school triathlon in 2018. My mum and dad have been hard working and determined parents all their lives. They have taught me life isn’t about myself, its about being kind and helpful. When I’m older I’d like to be a humble professional basketball player representing New Zealand.  

Tara

Hi I’m Tara and I’m 12 years old. My best subject at school is writing because I like to make up stories. My best achievement is becoming a student councilor and best       achievements outside of school is dancing since I was three years old. My hobbies are cooking, swimming, dancing and travelling. My dad’s family is from England and mum’s family is from South Africa. My mum and dad met in Israel while they were both travelling. My goals for the future is to become an entrepreneur and to travel the world so I can experience every culture. I would like to have lots of jobs when I’m older, like being a lawyer, chef and entrepreneur.  

Kayleigh

Hi I’m Kayleigh and I’m 11 years old. I live with  my mum, dad, my brother and my sister.  As a family we enjoy water sports, going camping and going to the beach. My best subjects are reading and p.e because I really enjoy them and I do quite well at those subjects.  My best achievements are receiving the Sir Peter Blake award, being selected as a student councilor and receiving the Smith Family leadership award. My best achievements out of school are completing the Piako triathlon, jazz classes up to intro 5 level and walking over the Auckland    Harbour bridge.  My goals are to become a NZ representative for sport and leadership and to   always do my best in everything I do.  

Aston

Hi my name is Aston and I’m 12 years old. My best subject areas are p.e and reading. My best   achievements are becoming a student councilor. My best achievements outside school are getting in to Hamilton Gold and Western Greens, where I was captain and got a sportsmanship award. Also making Waikato rep touch for 6 years. My family is very special to me. They are very competitive and always push me to my best potential, but they are always there for me. One of my favourite past times is Christmas when all my family came for a feast and I love diving in the mud with my rugby team. One of my ambitions is to make the All Blacks and win a world cup with them.  Also I want to make the under 18 NZ touch team.