Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School


Welcome back to school in Term 2

Welcome back to all our families for Term 2. I have my fingers and toes crossed for a more settled term, where everyone is at school and healthy.

Thank you to all the parents who came in for interviews last term. It was great to see you for the first time this year, meeting some of you for the first time and seeing some familiar faces.


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Te Rapa HEART

HEART continues to be a focus for us here at Te Rapa Primary School.

 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.    

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Wearing Masks

Staff and children in Year 7 & 8 have the option to wear masks at school in the Orange Setting.  
All children are required to wear a face mask on the Technology buses on a Thursday when travelling to and from Hamilton Junior High School.

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Literacy

Writing: Students will be focusing on developing complex sentence structures and paragraphing. This will be integrated into our Science Inquiry with Information Reports and Explanations with a point of view shared. 

Reading: Researching and using keywords to locate relevant information will be the focus to begin. We will continue to develop the skills of inferencing and reorganisation at the appropriate level. 

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Mathematics

 This term the following strands will be covered: Algebra and Geometry and Measurement based on your child's need. 
Maths homework will differ depending on your child's class. 

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Inquiry

This term our Inquiry will be based around the Science Curriculum. 

The Living World: How do living things survive in an ever changing world?

We will continue to weave the Learning Assets through our daily learning, especially in Inquiry. 



Physical Education and Health

 The focus for Term 2 is Ball Sports. Children will experience touch rugby, hockey, softball and football for six sessions. 

Those children who have been selected for Sports Camp will train in specific sports during PE time.


 ICT  

A range of activities to develop skills using Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Draw 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.    


Tech Arts

Tech Arts continues this term, with the children moving to a new rotation. 

Please make sure your child comes to school in covered shoes for Tech Arts. This is a health and safety requirement.

The students receive specialised teaching in the following areas:  

 *Food - Design and Evaluation; *BioTech - Body Products, Digital Imagery & Product Labelling; *Hard Materials - Design Process; *Visual Art. *Electronics - DV.

This year we will be going to TechArts in class groups. Rooms 19 & 21 will leave at 12pm for Tech Arts and arrive back at Te Rapa at 2.50pm. 

Key Dates for Term 2

Week 1 - Looking to Lead (Student councillors)/PALS Course (House Leaders)

Week 2 - PALS Course (House Leaders), Young Leaders Day (Student Councillors), Teacher Only Day Friday

Week 5 - Full School Assembly

Week 7 - Sports Camp Week

Week 9 - Tough Guy/Gal

Week 10 - Full School Assembly

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 Miss Curtis 

 tcurtis@terapa.school.nz