Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Welcome to an exciting and adventurous Term 4 in the Year 7 & 8 Syndicate. 

A summary of our learning plan for Term Four is outlined below


 The reading focus will be linked to our Motutapu Island Camp and also our Inquiry for the term. We will look at  Critical thinking ( identifying bias, fact, opinion, perspective, relevance, validity) and Evaluation . Students will learn how to make informed decisions about different topics using their texts.



Through the curriculum subject of  Social Science.

Our main focus for this term will be The Human Impact on our Environment. We will also be exploring career pathways linked to protecting our amazing natural environment here in New Zealand. 


Incorporating daily te reo Maori into  the classroom. Teaching of te reo, tikanga and history throughout the term.

P.E. and Health

We will be preparing for Athletics Day which is in Week 5. We will focus on techniques for shot put, sprints, discus, long jump and high jump. Towards the end of the term we will be starting our summer swimming programme, focusing on survival skills.


Classes will be streamed and students in Room 17 will work on the PR1ME mathematics programme with other classes working from the Connecting the Strands resource.


 Students will be working  on Explanation & Essay writing skills, developing paragraphs and supporting evidence. We will also look at some Narrative & Poetry Writing.


We will be developing our knowledge of spelling patterns, word origins, sentence structures and new vocabulary. We will also be focusing on proofreading & editing skills.

Thursday Rotations

On a Thursday you will be split into year groups to attend Tech Art and Science/Music/Spanish lessons here at Te Rapa.

Tech Arts  - Hamilton Junior High School
 All students must ensure that they have covered shoes, and our Year 7 students need to be at school by 8.30am for roll call.

The Year 8's will leave at 11.50am and return to Te Rapa at 2.50pm

Camp - Motutapu Island - Term 4 19-23rd October 2020

Link to Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp Website

Parent/Teacher Contact

You are welcome to contact me through email nallen@terapa.school.nz or phone message. If you would like to visit you are welcome to drop in before or after school (Wednesday - Friday) .However, I would advise you to make an appointment for lengthy queries.

Key Dates for Term 4 

Week 1

Preparation for Senior Camp 

Week 2  

Senior Camp - Motutapu Island                           

Week 3  Monday 26th October: Labour Day 

Looking to Lead (Student Councillors 9am - 12:40pm) Week 4                   

Arts Performance: The Minstrel

 Week 5                    

Wednesday 11th November: Yr 7/8 Senior Athletics Day                

Friday : Full school Assembly  

Week 6                     

Looking to Lead (Student Councillors - Time to be confirmed)                   

Formal Dance Lessons begin                  

Swimming Instruction may start this week (weather dependent) 

Week 7                       

Wednesday 25th November :WFPS Athletics Day 

Week 8                     

Tuesday 1st December - : Rainbows End for Student Councillors                      

Week 9                      

Wednesday 9th December - : Big Day Out/In                     

Friday: Full School Assembly 

Week 10                      

Monday 14th December -: Year 8 Leavers’ Dinner                    

 Wednesday 16th December - : School Prize Giving                     

Friday 18th December - : School finishes @ 12pm