Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Kia ora koutou, and welcome to Term 4. As we move into the summer months, we have another busy but exciting term ahead.  

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


  The focus will be on Statistics and Number.


Upon returning from camp, students will focus on recounts and then move onto creating short stories.  They will continue to develop their understanding and knowledge of complex sentence structures and paragraphing. 


 Our focus for Guided Reading is continuing to  discover common themes, sophisticated plots with hidden messages and meanings, and comprehending unfamiliar texts.    


Teachers’ have decided that the first 3 weeks will be used to complete our Arts Inquiry from Term 3.  From there, we will shift our focus to Careers. 

                                                                   The Arts                                                                   

 Compelling Question

How do The Arts teach us about Culture?

 Underlying Concept

The Arts open up ways for us to communicate why we think, feel and act as we do, demonstrating culture and  values.    


The cultures within our class.

 Physical Education and Health  

The students will participate in a rotation where they will have the opportunity to develop their athletic skills.  The rotations will include: discus, shot put, long jump, high jump, sprints.  We will also be beginning our daily swimming programme.


 A range of activities to develop skills using Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms within our classroom programmes. All classes are using technology as a tool to assist our learning on a daily basis. We will also continue to use our eportfolios to share our learning. 




 Each week, 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.     


Key Dates


Week 1 - Motutapu Island Camp

Week 2 - Monday 24 October: Labour / Thursday 27 October: Tech Arts / PCT Challenge / Friday 28 October: Tech Arts (catch up) 

 Week 3 - Wednesday 2 November: Looking to Lead / Thursday 3 November: No Tech Arts 

 Week 4 - Monday 7 November: Year 8 Leavers Photo / Wednesday 8 November: Whaanau Hui / Thursday 10 November: Tech Arts 

 Week 5 - Tuesday 15 November: WFPA Kapa Haka Festival / Wednesday 16 November: Year 7/8 Athletics Day (Postponement date: Monday 21 November) / Thursday 17 November: Tech Arts  / Friday 18 November: Full School Assembly / Year 8 Immunisations 

 Week 6 - Book Week / Thursday/Friday(catch up): Tech Arts 

 Week 7 - Tuesday 29 November: Looking to Lead / Wednesday 30 November: Northwest Interschool Athletics / Thursday 1 December: Tech Arts (Last class for the year) 

 Week 8 - Monday 5 December: Student Council Trip / Tuesday 6 December: Year 7/8 Big Day In / Wednesday 7 December: Whaanau Performance / Thursday 8 December: No Tech Arts and Year 7/8 Disco  

 Week 9 - Wednesday 14 December: Year 8 Leavers Dinner / Thursday 15 December: No Tech Arts / Friday 16 December: Full School Assembly. 

 Week 10 - Monday 19 December: Prize Giving & Reports go home / Tuesday 20 December: Last day of the year (finishing at 12pm)

Term 4 Reminders

  •  Please ensure your child has a spare pair of clothes for athletics training at school each day. 
  •  Please ensure your child knows what Tech Arts rotation they are so that they arrive on time, and to also wear appropriate footwear.  Rooms 19 and 21: to be at school before 8.30am / Tech Arts: 8.45am - 11.45am (est) Rooms 17, 18 and 20: Teach Arts (12pm - 2.50pm (est) 
  •  Please ensure your child has their swimming togs each day once swimming begins. If they are not swimming they require a note explaining why they need to be excused from the daily swimming programme.

 If you have any queries please do not hesitate to  contact me through email, dropping into school or for longer discussions through appointments.

Looking forward to another awesome term with Room 19

Mrs Allen.