Te Rapa Primary

Te Rapa Primary School

Tops Schools 2019

Posted on 9 May 2019

Sunday 7th April was a beautiful day for 12 of our Year 7/8 students to represent our school in the annual “Top Schools Competition” hosted by Te Kowahi school.

Students met up at 8:30am at the venue and spent time getting to know the rules and the setup of the games.

20 schools enter the event (10 Year 5/ 6 teams and 10 Year 7/ 8 teams). The competition is based on the old “Top Town” regional events that use to be aired on TV during the 80s & 90s.

Teams compete in 10 events with 12 minutes to complete various tasks for each game. They are all very different and points can be accumulated by:

  • How much water can be filled up in a certain type of container.

  • How much distance can be made.

  • How many objects can be caught in the time given.

  • Sportsmanship & fairplay attitude

  • Working as a team.

Te Rapa Primary School continued their winning ways by being Top Schools Champions for 2019.

It was fantastic to see our student athletes show positive teamwork, willingness to give every their best and to exceed the challenges set before them. It was amazing day for them!!

Top Schools has been running for the past 14 years and Te Rapa Primary School has now won it or the 11th time. A massive accomplishment for all students in our school, past and present, who have competed in this wonderful event.

Thank you to all our families, staff, ex-students and friends of Te Rapa Primary School who came out to support us for the day. 

"The Wipeout event was my favourite because there was lots of laughter, falling over and getting soaked!!"


"I liked Wheelie Slippery because you had to go through lots of obstacles!"


"I loved the whole event because it was fun and competitive!"


"Catching Flies was great because it was easy and fun!"


"I loved the event where you had to keep as many footballs on a wheelbarrow while going through an obstacle course!"


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