Kia ora koutou, 

Welcome back for what is going to be a fantastic year! I hope that everyone has enjoyed their summer break, and managed to get in some quality time with whaanau as well as friends. 

It is an exciting time for the Year 7’s, as they enter the senior school and for our Year 8’s who begin their final year at Te Rapa. I look forward to building relationships with my students, encouraging them to reach their full potential and watching them grow into amazing individuals. If you are up for a challenge, relish an opportunity for responsibility, love being part of a team, and look for success in the smallest of places - then you have come to the right place. 

Over the past few years, I have labelled Room 20 ‘Ngaa Waewae Kaikapua’ which means, adventurous person, risk-taker, one with fanciful ideas, dreamer. My interpretation of this whakaaro is one of endless possibilities. I look forward to providing my class whaanau with countless opportunities for success, however big or small, all the while enjoying the best seat in the house!

Mauri ora!

Student Council Representatives

Bottom photo, left to right: 

Andrena Baretoka, Eledon Ing and Braydi Smith

Student Ambassador Representative

Sienna Bishop

House Leader Representatives

Top photo, left to right: 

Niamh Marsh, Priscilla Paki and Dion Benson

A stationery list, and other notices will be sent home on Tuesday 7 February. 

During Term 1, students are encouraged to wear a hat and use the sun lotion provided in class.

Swimming lessons will commence in week 1. If your child is not participating, a note is required. Please make sure all items are named. 

Tech Arts starts in Week 1, and runs every Thursday. Year 7s are reminded to be at school before 8:30am. Closed shoes are required. 

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me at: 

Mr. Isacc Hunia
Room 20 Teacher