Week 5 Term 2

Thursday 30 May 2019
School Contact Details: 444 8493 or 021 08408820
If your child is going to be absent:
Important Dates
Term 2 so far....
Weeek Event Community Information
27 – 31 May
Welcome to our Student Teachers
R3- Michelle Dickson
R11- Julie Kim
29 May 3.30pm at TRS– Parents of Year 6 students – Parent meeting with Mark Whitford, Principal Glenfield Intermediate
7  10-14 June Kahui Ako Sports Day Y5/6
Parents of New Entrants information Morning Wednesday 12 June  9.00 am
School Disco Friday 14 June 
17- 21 June
BOT meeting 17 June 5.30pm
Kaipatiki Kahui Ako Free Kathryn Berkett sessions –
Please let the office know if you would like to go.
For parents. Held at
Glenfield College
5.30-7.00pm- focusing on 5-9 years old
7.30-9 pm -Navigating Adolescence
24-28 June
Friday 28 June
Kaipatiki Kahui Ako Matariki Festival
TRS Kapahaka & Culture groups performing at Windy Ridge School 9.30- 2.30pm
1-5 July
Reports home Tuesday 2 July
Last Day of Term 2 Friday 5 July
School finishes at 3.00pm
TERM 3 Starts Monday 22 July
STOMP Dance Company

This starts next week! We are all a bit excited and very much looking forward to this starting at our school.

They will be here on Monday and Tuesday for the rest of the term. As Monday is Queen’s Birthday this weekend, STOMP will start on Tuesday next week.

Siyanna from STOMP will be visiting with us, and will be teaching the children different hip hop dance routines, which they will then present to you at the end of the term, for a fun and energetic family night. We can’t wait!

The cost of the programme is $10. If you have already paid, then thank you. You can still pay at the office, or via internet banking. Our bank account details are:

Account name: Target Road School

Account number: 12-3109-0012404-00

Reference: Student’s name, Room number, Stomp

Here’s a little bit more about our instructor…

Siyanna began her dance training at 2 years old and has since developed an education in a wide variety of dance styles.

At twelve years old she successfully auditioned for the Royal Family, which led her to two bronze HHI World medals and a spot competing on season one of Jennifer Lopez’s TV show, ‘World Of Dance’. She competed with dance crews Bubblegum, Duchesses, Royal Family Varsity and Mini Request as well as guest performing with Sorority, and dancing alongside the Royal Family.

She has since trained under many influential urban and Hip Hop choreographers in LA, New Zealand and Australia, such as Jojo Gomez and Kyle Hanagami. She has also attended regular dance camps including Asia Camp and Arena Dance Camp.

Our Lost Property is OVERFLOWING!

Have you lost something? Can’t find it in the classroom? Maybe your ‘lost item’ has made its way to the old dental clinic. It’s open before and after school, so don’t forget to go and check it out.

Just a reminder about naming your child’s clothing. If it’s named, it does make it a lot easier to try and get it back to the right owner, if it does go walkabout. Thank you for your help in this.

New Art Work from Ako Resources

Have you seen our fantastic new signage that has sprung up around the school? We have awesome new room signs, that also double to indicate what teams we belong to, and we have our stunning school values signs up outside the ESOL room, near the school office.

KIWI Year 1 and 2
PĪWAKAWAKA Year 3 and 4
TUI Year 5 and 6
Teachers' Strike 29 May

Thank you all for your support on Wednesday the 29th of May. The TRS Kaiako were out in full force on Queen Street walking with primary and secondary teachers from across Auckland and beyond. We are confident that the Government heard our message/s loud and clear and will continue to negotiate our collective agreement with our needs in mind. A special thanks to the teacher aides who came to support us too. We continue to do our best at Target Rd School to ensure our funding is used as effectively as possible and that our students are at the heart of the decisions we make. Teacher health and wellbeing is also a priority and we are very lucky to have such experienced, flexible relievers who we rely on every day to support our school.

Roopu Raranga

Last week our Gateway Whanau group went with Whaea Ruth to Waipapa Marae to teach Raranga (weaving) as part of a Brain research initiative. The children that went were all beaming when they got back as they had such an awesome day teaching the older students. Here’s what some of them had to say…

‘I loved teaching them. They were really good at it and understood it really easily. It was way easier than teaching the Year 4’s’ Sarah

I liked that they gave us really nice feedback at the end. They liked that we were really patient with them. They were really proud of how confident we were at teaching them.’ Anahera

‘It was easy to teach them. It was easier than the little kids because they listen more. It was cool, we got a tshirt and $10 in an envelope at the end.’ Shyloh

‘It was cool because my Koro and Kuia came. We were teaching people to weave. It felt kind of normal teaching them because they (the students) are the same size of my brother.’ Kingstyn

We would like to give special thanks to parents, caregviers and our Koro Norman and Kuia Hotere, who provided tautoko (support) to our Gateway Whanau Group.
Samoan Language Week

Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa celebrates the third most spoken language in New Zealand. In 2019, it started on Sunday 26 May. and ends on Satruday 1 June.

The Samoa Language Week theme for 2019 is:

‘Lalaga le si’osi’omaga mo se lumana’i manuia’

‘Weave an environment for a better future’.

Please see the link below to a Maori Television item on the importance of retaning Samoan as a native tongue

A few words you may wish to know are:

Tālofa - Hello

Tofa - Goodbye  or Fa for slang

Malo - Well done

Fa'afetai - Thank you

Fa'amolemole - Please

Here  is a traditional Samoan pattern your children may wish to colour in. 

The proposed amendment to the zone can be viewed on the schools website
Members of the community are invited to make comment regarding this proposed enrolment scheme amendment in writing to:
Board of Trustees
Target Road Primary School
80 Target Road
Totara Vale
Please address your comments in writing to the Board of Trustees by 9 June 2019.
Learning from Room 11

Below are stories and poems Mrs Patterson would like to share from Room 11.

In the monring I was woken up by the warm blazing sun. I rushed outside to play with my giraffe, but was disapppointed because my friend has escaped from the rope. I was worried because the giraffe could have been angry or sad because of something I had done. I had to investigate. Suddenly a plan popped into my head. I made a notice and wrote in big words 'LOST PET'. I was so confused, how could something terrible happen like this. I galloped to the field she was not there. I climbed up something and some hooves began to halt me. Clickity Clack Clickity Clak. I was so surprised that she came back. Swish, swish goes her tail. My face lit up with happiness. Then we played hide and seek. I heard her munching on leaves, so I found her. Then we rushed home.

Maria Abdelhafez

Autumn Leaves
Crunch, crunch crackling.
Leaves crunching on the footpath.
Swish, swosh wind hits twigs.

Maria Abdelhafez

Thin brown hair with spots.
Dig holes, walks fast and jumps up.
Cute little tails.

Ella Siena

Yellow and black eyes.
Creeping through the long grass, roar.
Sharp claws, sharp teeth, fast.

Fiona O'Brien

Wild Birds
Birds have scary claws.
Where there are bright balck shadows.
Leaves flying from trees.

Charmone Van Heerden

Hot boiling lava.
Volcanic rock blakc with holes.
Scary crushing stones.

Dangerous lava
Spewing hot boiling black stones.
Active explosions.

Kaia McDonald 

Warm rain white in sky.
See through droplets help plants grow.
Freezing rain crying.

Diana Nadi
Learning from Room 15

WALT use descriptive words to describe ourselves.
This week we have been learning how to describe ourselves so someone could identify our photo by our caption. We have tried to add WOW words or words that create a strong image. These are Jess and Zav’s captions:
I am a girl, I have dominant blue eyes, and golden long hair that is a bit frizzy at the front. I have my ears pierced but never change the earrings. I have a cat and an older brother. My hair is also never down, it is in a medium ponytail. I have too many freckles too count and I am a year 6.
I’m the tallest in the class, Year 6 and I have black hair. I sometimes put gel in my hair and it’s also short. I come from Auckland, New Zealand. I love playing games online to entertain myself. I am a male, with light brown eyes and one sister that I love very much with my life. I’m afraid of heights, small spaces, very dark rooms and clowns.
Room 12 Self Portraits

Please visit the School Office like Sana McDonald did to view Room 12's  beautiful artwork proudly dsiplayed by Mr Offner.
Voting Papers have been sent to parents and caregivers by post.

Please post or return your Voting papers to the Returning Officer in the envelopes provided by noon 7 June 2019. A box for hand-delivered Voting Papers  is located in the School Office.
The raffle tickets for the beautiful artwork donated by Shannan Blanchet are now on sale.  Each ticket will cost $2.00 or 3 for $5.00.  This is on display in the office foyer.
The second prize is a $50.00 Countdown voucher. Tickets will come home for you to purchase or you can buy them directly from the office. The raffle will be drawn on the last day of the term Friday 5 July.
School Office -appreication

Fa'afetai to all the Student Leaders who helped Miss Shelley in the School Office last Friday to distribute notices for parents and caregivers. Well done!

Extra special mention also goes out to Serenity Wilson, William Parker and Zoe-Bates Wellington for their outsanding assistance last Tuesday with Sushi Orders and showing great school values. Ka pai! Malo!
School Office puppy

Well, actually she is Miss Shelley's Neopolitan Mastiff x Labardor.

Ko tona ingoa Tumatauenga (Tu). 

Her name is Tumatauenga (Tu) which means God of War but she is very gentle.

Here is Tu with Student Leaders Nataliah Usei-Scully, Zoe Bates-Wellington, Kingstyn Te Maro-Norman, Miss Shelley and William Parker.
Measles in Auckland Schools

Please read the important information notice below from the Auckland Rgional Public Health Service regarding mesles. 
Vist the Auckland Regional Public Health Service webpage below for translations of this notice in Tongan, Samoan, Mandarin, Maori, Hindi, Cook islands Maori, Niuean and Sign Language.
Nude Food

Here are our Nude Food winners this week:

Thiseni Wijesooriya Patabendige   R8   3rd card
Hannah Burkitt  R7
Jordan Wu   R4   3rd card
Andrew Wong   R7   2nd card
Nathan Nicholls   R4   2nd card
Rafaella Candari  R4   3rd card
Piper Ewen   R8    3rd card
Victoria Sung  R8   3rd card
Miguel Pangan   R8   1st card

The students that did not receive their Nude Food Certificates last week will receive them tomorrow.


Raranga/Weaving with Ruth Port

Beginners Weekend Workshop
Covering the basic skills of weaving & tikanga 
June 15th and 16th
9am – 4ish at Target Road School
$140 includes harakeke
Students will produce 2 items of weaving
Waikawa basket and a
Waikawa kete, great for shopping.  Images above.
Please register with Ruth at or ring 0226816317
Spaces are limited to 10
Duration (25 July - 6 August 2019)
Students aged 15-17 years
Students are based at Target Road School
1 student per home
$480.00 for 12 nights
NZIIU are looking for kind & caring families to host Japanese students. Families need to transport them to & from school each week day during school hours. The group has planned activities daily except weekend.
For further information, please contact:
Robyn McLeod on 027 368 7503 or 
Angela O’Shea on 027 481 6574
Glenfield College 50th Reunion

Tickets are still available for Glenfield College 50th Reunion. Please follow this link to get yours. Due to catering purposes, the final day to get a ticket for this will be Saturday 1st June. Please make sure you have got yours by that date. Thank you.
An Evening with Kathryn Berkett  Wednesday 19 June 2019 Glenfield College 

Don't miss this opportumity to hear Kathryn Berkett an inspirational Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics practitioner talk about helping 5-9 year olds make good decisions and how to navigate the adolscent years from 10 upwards.

Please contact Mathilda or Shelley in the School Office by Tuesday 18 June 2019 if you wish to attend. Thank you.
NZ Chess Federation's 2019 Auckland Girls' Chess Championship.

The tournament is being held in week 9 of the second term on Friday, 28 June 2019, from 9.00am - 2.30pm at:
Mt Albert War Memorial Hall,
751-761 New North Rd
Mt Albert Rd.
If you have any queries regarding the 2019 Auckland Girls Chess Championship please contact:
Viv or Bob Smith - mobile 021 1623342 (Viv), 0274 786 282 (Bob), email:,  or
Bruce Pollard,  Waitakere Chess Club Captain, email:, mobile 0274 358 674
or go to the New Zealand Chess website for information and downloads.
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