2023 Year 7/8 Swimming Sports
The Year 7/8 syndicate had sunny but chilly weather for our swimming sports on Friday 17th March. All swimmers gave it their best efforts and everyone walked away proud of their achievements.
Room 19 won the class relay with Room 17 close behind. Matai were the winners of the house relay and Rimu second. The student vs Teacher/Parent relay was also a very close run battle with the teachers/parents eventually coming out on top.
Thank you to those parents and siblings who volunteered and helped our day run smoothly (and got in the pool for the relay).
Term One Learning Focus:
Reading - Guided Reading skills: Making connections, asking questions, identifying the main idea.
Writing - Revise writing skills, personal recounts and descriptive writing.
Oral Language - links to our Inquiry - Communicator, Contributor and Collaborator.
Māori Incorporating daily te reo Māori into the classroom, including learning a simple Pepeha. Teaching of te reo, tikanga and history throughout the term.
Mathematics Number will be the main focus for Term 1. More specific information will be available from your child's mathematics teacher from Week 2.
This year we begin again with the focus on “Belonging.” The focus for this will be developed over the next week or two.
ICT and Digital Technologies
Developing Google and other digital skills for the 21st century.
Health and P.E.
Kiwi Swimsafe swimming programme and team building games.
Tech Arts @ Hamilton Junior High School
Tech Arts will begin on Thursday 9th February. 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 Tech Arts will be split into year groups. Year 7’s will be 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 Term 1 and 2. Students travel by bus to Hamilton Junior High School for classes and Year 7’s will return by 11.45am.
Then the Year 8’s will leave at 11.50pm for Tech Arts and arrive back at Te Rapa at 2.50pm.
While your student is not at Tech Arts, they will be in one of the Senior Classrooms (it may not be their own) here at Te Rapa. They will be doing a variety of activities such as learning basic Spanish, Coding, Science, Music and Speech Craft.
If your child is absent on a Tech Arts day, please ring into the school office before 8:30am.
The first day of Tech Arts is Thursday the 9th February. Students will get further information from HJHS during this session. A Bus Code of Conduct will be sent home today with this notice, please discuss with your child and return to their homeroom teacher before Thursday the 9th February 2023.
Please make sure your child comes to school in covered shoes for Tech Arts. This is a health and safety requirement.