Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Kia ora and welcome to term 2, 2022

As much as possible, I hope that you and your child/ren had a relaxing break.   

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


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 requirements of the students. 


Students will focus on editing to make their writing more informative to read. Writing will also be integrated into our Science inquiry, with informational reports and explanations.


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.


As much as possible, the texts read will be reports, explanations and about our Inquiry topic.  

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. 


Our Inquiry focus is:   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 and Health

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

Digital Technology

There will be 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.                                                                                                                                                           

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.   




Whilst it is not compulsory, those students who choose to wear masks indoors will be supported in doing so.

Tech Arts @ Hamilton Junior High School 

 Tech Arts will begin on Thursday, 5th May. The students receive specialised teaching in the following areas:  

Food - Design and Evaluation

Bio Tech - Body Products 

Digital Imagery & Product Labelling

Hard Materials - Design Process

Visual Art


This year we will be going to Tech Arts in class groups. Room 18 will be the part of the first group to attend, leaving school at 8:45am. Your child will need to arrive at school by 8:30am for the daily roll each Thursday from Week 1. 

Students travel by bus to Hamilton Junior High School for classes and Rooms 18 will return by 11.45am.  

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 1

Week 1 - Looking to Lead/PALs 

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

As you will be aware there may be changes due to Covid-19 as the term progresses. 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me through email.