Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School


Kia ora te whaanau, and welcome to Term 2! 


Kia hiwa ra 

Kia hiwa ra 

Ko Mataatua te waka 

Ko Putauaki te maunga  

Ko Rangitaiki te awa 

Ko Ngati Awa, Ngati Niue, Ngati Hamoa ngaa iwi  

Ko Te Pahipoto te hapu 

Ko Kokohinau te marae  

Ko O Ruataupare te wharenui 

Ko Raihi Hunia tooku matua 

Ko Nancy Hunia tooku whaea  

Ko Isaako Hunia tooku ingoa 

Noo reira, teenaa koutou, teenaa koutou, teenaa raa tatou kaatoa. 

I would like to take this opportunity to send my well wishes, and aroha to one and all.  I hope that you are well, and staying safe through this unprecedented time.  To my Room 20 whaanau, thank you for support throughout this raahui and distance learning. 

For our nation and Te Rapa School community, the end of Term 1 did not end the way we are use to.  Aotearoa has never been through such an ordeal, more so our tamaiti with distance learning.  A time shared by all, and an experience that will have a definite impact in our nation’s history and that of our tamariki.  

Getting back into the swing of things, and school life for many, will not be the same.  However, my first priority is the safety and well-being of my students.  My Room 20 whaanau!  Easing back into Term 2 will be slow but steady, with a focus on our Te Rapa H.E.A.R.T values.  The value of AROHA (love) as our main kaupapa.  

Ngaa mihi ki a koutou, 

Mr Hunia

Learning plan for the remainder of Term 2   

Mathematics - We will be staying in our homerooms for the first few weeks, with a focus on Statistics.  From there, our main focus will be on number and measurement.  Students in Room 17 will continue with Prime Maths.   

Writing - Students will develop their ability to use complex sentence structures with accuracy as well as pivotal tools to enhance their writing.  Later in the term, the focus will be linked to our Inquiry topic.   

Reading - Class novels with a focus on personal responses to the text and characters. 

Spelling - Developing knowledge of spelling patterns, word origins, sentence structures and new vocabulary.   

Physical Education - Winter Sports skills and fitness.   

Inquiry - Through the curriculum subject of Science, our topic will be on the Physical World.  The Big Idea will be Energy and the context will be Electrical Circuits.  The Deep Understandings will be: There are physical forces as well as sources of energy that affect our everyday lives, some of which we can harness and use.        

TechArts @ HJHS 

Students will return to Tech Arts on Thursday 21 May 2o2o.  Whaea Keri from Hamilton Junior High School has put a number of new health and safety procedures in place.  Upon arrival, her team will share these procedures with our students.  All seniors must ensure that they have covered shoes, and our Year 8 students need to be at school by 8.30am for roll call.   

School Sports Teams 

As we receive up to date information during Level 2 from the different sporting codes, we will pass this onto you.  It is our understanding that most codes have a phase approach, and will work with the schools to meet the needs of the students.

Key Dates:

    • Week 6:  Tech Arts Begins
    • Week 8:  Queen's Birthday - Monday 1 June, 2020
    • Week 10:  Year 7 and 8 Immunisations
    • Week 11:  Looking to Lead - Student Council
    • Week 12:  Parent, teacher conferences. 


Whaaia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuuohu koe, me he maunga teitei. 

Pursue excellence – should you stumble, let it be to a lofty mountain.



Please feel free to email me with any questions or queries during the term.

Mr. Isacc Hunia 
Email: ihunia@terapa.school.nz