Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Welcome To Term 2 2022 in Room 17!

Welcome to the Year 7 & 8 Syndicate for 2022.


Kia ora koutou, and welcome back to Term 2.  We hope that you have all had a relaxing break and were able to spend quality time with family, as well as friends.  As we move into the winter months, we have another busy but exciting term ahead.  

Outlined below are major learning focuses for the term and key dates for syndicate events. 

 Focuses for Term 2 

 Mathematics - During the term the classes will cover the following Strands: Algebra,  Measurement and Geometry. Homework will differ from class to class; in order to focus on the needs of the students. 

 Writing - Students will focus on developing complex sentence structures and paragraphing.  Writing will also be integrated into our ‘Science’ inquiry, with informational reports and explanations with a point of view shared. 

 Spelling - Students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of spelling.  This includes spelling patterns, word origins, prefixes and suffixes as well as new vocabulary through our school wide Spelling Under Scrutiny Programme. 

 Reading - Researching and using keywords to locate relevant information will be the initial focus.  The skills of inference and reorganisation will also be covered during the term.  

 Inquiry - Through the curriculum area of Science, our Inquiry focus will be:   The Living World - How do living things survive in an ever changing world?  Underlying Concept: Survival of  species is dependent on creating sustainable environments. Context: Ecology and Evolution.  

 Physical Education - The term will see the students involved in developing knowledge and skills linked to a range of winter sports.  There will also be a focus on students developing their skills in preparation for Sports Camp later in the term. 

 Health - Early in the term, we will have a focus ‘Bully Free Week’, highlighting the way we treat our peers and ourselves. 

 ICT- Activities to develop skills using Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms and a range of apps that will enhance the students learning within our classroom programmes.  E-portfolios will continue to be developed, showing a snapshot of the students' learning and reflections. 

 Digital Citizenship - Our digital citizenship focus will continue from Term 1.                                                                                                                                                                Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T -  Each fortnight, a different aspect of H.E.A.R.T will be the focus.  One student, from each class, will receive the class award at the end of each fortnight.  We will begin the term with Honesty and finish off with Teamwork.     

 Motutapu Island Camp - 17th - 21st October 2022 (Week 1, Term 4) Applications for parents who wish to attend camp will be issued later in Term 2 and confirmed by the end of Term 2. The parent contribution for camp is currently being calculated and will be confirmed by the end of the week. We encourage families to start making small regular payments towards the cost of this camp or to set up automatic payments at the office anytime from now. Final payments will be due by Week 10 Term 3. 

 Key Dates for Term 2 

 Week 1 - Looking to Lead/PAL’s 

 Week 2 - PALs - House Leaders & Deputies/Young Leaders Day/Teacher Only Day Friday 

 Week 3 - Bully-Free Week/Whanau Hui 

 Week 5 - Full School Assembly 

 Week 6 - Queen’s Birthday Holiday Monday 

 Week 7 - Sports Camp Week 

 Week 8 - Matariki Holiday Friday 

 Week 9 - Tough Guy/Gal 

 Week 10 - Full School Assembly 

 We wish all our Te Rapa representatives all the best in the events they are involved in this term. Term 2 Reminders: Return all permission/health slips as soon as possible. Review classroom homework requirements and establish this routine for the term. Ensure you have clothing suitable for Physical Education (Shorts for Sports) Masks are optional in the classroom now, however they must be worn on the Tech Buses unless your child has an exemption. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to  contact your child’s classroom teachers through email, dropping into school or for longer discussions through appointments. 

Kind Regards,

Mr Joshua Louden