Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Welcome to Learning in Room 19 

Term One 2021


  Reading - Guided Reading skills: Making connections, asking questions, identifying the main idea.



 This term the focus is on ‘How we learn’. This focus will be weaved through all learning areas where the students will use the learning assets to develop their skills of becoming lifelong learners with the ability to transfer these assets to any learning situation.  The five assets require the students to know when and what they do when: 

 They are researchers They are thinkers  

They are self managers They are collaborators They are communicators


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

P.E. and Health

Kiwi Swim Safe swimming programme and team building games.


Classes will be streamed and students in Room 21 will work on the PR1ME mathematics programme with other classes working from the Connecting the Strands resource.


  Revise writing skills and personal recounts.


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/Dance and Drama lessons here at Te Rapa.

Tech Arts  - Hamilton Junior High School
 All students must ensure that they have covered shoes, and our Year 8 students need to be at school by 8.30am for roll call.

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

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 1

Y7/8 Immunisation Education Talk from Public Health Nurse -  Wednesday 17th February 

 Orientation Evening - Thursday 18h February @ 5 – 6.30pm   

Year 7&8 Girls Self Defence Sessions -  Monday 22nd- Tuesday 2nd March 

 Class and Portrait Photos – Wednesday 10th March  

 Full School Assembly - Friday 12th March  

 Yr 7&8 Syndicate Swimming Sports – Tuesday 16th March 

 WFPS Swimming Sports (St Peters Cambridge) - Friday 26th March (TBC) 

 Immunisations - Tuesday 30th March 

 GOOD FRIDAY - April 2nd

 Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences - Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th April

 End of Term and Full School Assembly - Friday  16th April