TRS School Newsletter

Week 3 Term 3

Friday 9th August 2019

School Contact Details: 444 8493 or 021 08408820
If your child is going to be absent:
Target Road School – Important Events – Term 3 2019
Week 3
 4-10 August Cook Island Language Week
 7 August 9.00 9.00am New Parents Information Morning
 9 August School Assembly – Room 15 + 16
Week 4
 12 August BOT Meeting 5.30pm
 13 Target Road School Cross Country
 14 August Year 6 visit to Glenfield Intermediate
 16 August School Assembly – Room 11 + 18
Week 5
 20 August Kaipātiki Kāhui Ako Cross Country
 20 August Year 3 Museum Trip
 21 August Year 4 Museum Trip
 21 August Year 6 visit to Wairau Intermediate
 23 August School Assembly – Room 9 + 10
Week 6

 26-29 August Year 5/6 Camp @ Tui Ridge Park
 30 August Daffodil Day
 2 September School Assembly – Room 12 + 17
Week 7

 4 September 9.00am New Parents Information Morning
 6 September School Assembly – Room 7 + 6 + 4
Week 8

 9-13 Māori Language Week
 12 September Rippa Rugby Tournament
 12 September Teacher Aide Training Day
 13 September School Assembly – Room 1 + 2
Week 9

 19  September Celebrating Diversity Day – International dress
 19 September Celebrating Diversity Evening 5-8pm
 20 September School Assembly – Room 3 + 5 + 8
Week 10

 27 September Loud Shirt Day – Anti-bullying
 27 Last day of Term 3 - school finishes at 3pm

Principal Message

Kia orana whānau. I would like to take some time to appreciate the kaiako (teachers) who make our school such an incredible place to work and learn everyday. Our staff is currently made up of 13 fully registered teachers, 6 provisionally registered teachers, 9 teacher aides, 4 specialist teachers and 6 regular relievers. This team works together like a well oiled machine. They support, collaborate, challenge, mentor, coach, inspire and motivate each other to do their very best mahi. With the help of our incredible support staff, I am proud to say that we offer our tāmariki the very best learning opportunities at Target Road School. As Acting Principal, I could not ask for a more dedicated, passionate, positive, dynamic, open-minded and hard working group of people to work with. This week we welcomed Karen Johnston in Room 8 to our TRS whānau and Kevin Cho (a.k.a. Mr. C.) who has officially opened a new Year 1 class in Room 8. We currently have 402 students on our roll, which is growing every week.


Classroom Teachers

  • Room 1 - Y1 - Amy Williamson
  • Room 2 - Y1 - Krysta McDonald (trained in ECE)
  • Room 3 - Y1 - Rosie Gallie (In School Leader of Wellbeing)
  • Room 4 - Y2 - Karen Mackay
  • Room 5 - Y1 - Rebecca Osborne (Year 1 and 2 Team Leader)
  • Room 6 - Y2 - Stephanie Mills 
  • Room 7 - Y2 - Janelle Harris (Choir and Knitting club)
  • Room 8 - Y1 - Kevin Cho (ECE trained)
  • Room 9 - Y3 - Katrina Taylor
  • Room 10 - Y3 - Madeleine Jones (Year 3 and 4 Team Leader, and literacy resources)
  • Room 10 - Y3 - Whaiora Hotere
  • Room 11 - Y4 - Colleen Patterson 
  • Room 12 - Y4 - Ben Offner
  • Room 13 - Y5/6 - Michele Morris (Art and PE resources)
  • Room 14 - Y5/6 - Elle McGibbon (Year 5 and 6 Team Leader and Acting Deputy Principal)
  • Room 15 - Y5/6 Hannah Davenport (Table Tennis)
  • Room 16 Y5/6 - Melody Clampitt (STEAM)
  • Room 17 Y4 - Clara Joung (Netball)
  • Room 18 - Y3 - Karen Johnston (ECE trained)

Specialist Teachers

  • Nadine Hoskins - ESOL 
  • Ruth Port - Roopu Raranga
  • Ray Chen - Music, Writing acceleration, Cultural groups
  • Andrew Majar - Maths acceleration
Support Staff
  • Teupoko le Mouton
  • Donna Parsons
  • Christine Rose
  • Rachael Davey
  • Nia Helu
  • Mila Mionnet - Masutti
  • Babie Montecarlos
  • Charlotte Locke
  • Ruby Ali
  • Lauren Rogers

Nude Food Cards this term

We have decided to continue using Nude Food Cards as a way of encouraging environmentally friendly lunch boxes. Thank you to all of the parents who go the extra mile to ensure their child/rens food is nude. This initiative brings significant awareness to the sustainability of our planet as well as reducing the litter at our school. From now on, once a Nude Food Card is completed (with 20 clicks), teachers will email Miss Cardno and she will celebrate their success by publishing a photo in the newsletter. We will no longer hand out certificates at the assembly so WATCH THIS SPACE and remember to share the school newsletter with your child/ren.


Cross Country 

If you have any time on Tuesday the 13th of August (next week) to support us with the cross country, please email We are looking for parents/caregivers to stand at certain parts of the course to encourage our students and ensure they know exactly where to go on the day. We ask that all children come to school in their uniforms and to ensure they have a spare change of clothes. The course will be muddy and there is potential for rain so please make sure your child has running gear, a warm jacket or towel to wrap themselves before and after the race as well as a nutritious lunch and a bottle of water. It is up to students if they want to wear shoes while they run. If for any reason your child cannot participate, please let their classroom teacher know. Everyone is welcome to come along and watch.

Approximate times will be: 

9.30am = Year 4 / 10.00am = Year 5 and 6 / 11.40am = Year 1 / 12.10pm = Year 2 / 12.30pm = Year 3.

Hot Dog Fundraiser

Next Friday, Room 13 will be cooking up a storm in our kitchen for any students who would like a frankfurter in a bun. All proceeds go towards our Year 5 and 6 camp at Tui Ridge Camp in Rotorua. Orders can be made at the office from Monday morning. The last orders will be 3pm Thursday. $3 per hot dog.

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Staff PD Workshop 

Harbour Sports came in on Monday afternoon and worked with the staff around different and fun ways we can develop our students fundamental skills (for example: balancing, jumping, throwing and catching). What better way to learn than a bit of extra working out for the teachers doing a health challenge this term. 


Exploring Planet Earth and Beyond in Room 9

Room 9 have been learning about the Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon in 1969.  It was their 50 year anniversary recently. Mrs Taylor was 2 years old at the time!  We learned about the Mission, the three astronauts, the bag of rubbish left on the moon (and is still there!),  the 50 year old footprints that can still be seen on the moon!, the Saturn V rocket having 5 parts to it, with only the Command Module left to land in the ocean (splash down).  We are so excited to explore! We designed and made our own rockets! Room 9 are now "Space Cadets!".


Learning Through Play in Room 7

Room 7 have been getting stuck into learning through play this term, and are having lots of fun in the process. Many students have enjoyed making shops. They collected play money and toys to simulate different foods and have made a toy and book shop, a smoothie shop, and a bubblegum shop. Miss Harris looked at their amazing shops but was not able to tell what they were selling or how much she needed to pay. That's when they realised they needed signs! The signs included what was sold at the shop and how much it would cost, as well as a separate open/closed sign. 

Today Andrew, Somany, Queenie and some other students decided to make a restaurant. They put together a full menu, and signs telling you where to go. They even had a notebook and pencil to take orders with! 

The play in Room 7 this week has allowed for us to think about using our literacy and numeracy skills in real and meaningful ways and it has been incredibly fun.


Physical Education with Year 1 and 2 students

Every Thursday the Kiwi Sports team from Harbour Sport come to support us with developing our fundamental movement skills. This week was our 3rd session. So far we have practiced running, jumping, landing, swinging, balancing, crawling, hand eye coordination and rolling.

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