Target Road School – Important Events – Term 3 2019
22 July Powhiri for Ningbo Haishu Students
25 July North Harbour PE Workshops begin Y1-3, every Thursday this term
26 July Powhiri for NZIIU Japanese Students
26 July School Assembly
29 July BYO Scooter + Helmet - Room 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
29 July 2019 9.15 Hearing and Vision Testing
31 July BYO Scooter + Helmet - Room 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17
1 August Rippa Rugby Tournament
2 August School Assembly – Room 13 + 14
4-10 August Cook Island Language Week
5-9 August Roopu Raranga with Ruth Port
7 August 9.00 9.00am New Parents Information Morning
9 August School Assembly – Room 15 + 16
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
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
26-29 August Year 5/6 Camp @ Tui Ridge Park
30 August Daffodil Day
2 September School Assembly – Room 12 + 17
4 September 9.00am New Parents Information Morning
6 September School Assembly – Room 7 + 6 + 4
9-13 Māori Language Week
12 September Rippa Rugby Tournament
12 September Teacher Aid Training Day
13 September School Assembly – Room 1 + 2
19 September Celebrating Diversity Day – International dress
19 September Celebrating Diversity Evening 5-8pm
20 September School Assembly – Room 3 + 5 + 8
27 September Loud Shirt Day – Anti-bullying
27 Last day of Term 3 - school finishes at 3pm
Message from the Principal
Haere mai koutou, welcome back everyone!
It ismy privilidge to be acting prinicpal for the next 12 months during Helen’s secondment. This is my eigth year at Target Road School and I have spent most of that time as a Year 1 teacher. In my third year of teaching I became the Junior Team Leader and in my sixth year I became an Across School Leader for the Kaipātiki Kahui Ako. This opportunity allowed me to spend two days a week exploring, learning and supporting other primary schools in the Glenfeild community. This year my full attention has returned to Target Road School as Deputy Principal and SENCO. I have learnt so much since starting at this incredible school and would like to show my appeciation to every student, parent, teacher, staff member, board member, member of our local community and member of senior leadership that makes up my school whānau.
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
What is the most important thing in the world? It is the people, it is the people, it is the people
I look forward to working alongside you all to ensure our tāmariki have the best possible opportunity to become independent learners who are courageous in their pursuits of learning; who know what to do when they meet barriers; persevere to improve and will support others to do the same. We want learners who will aim high!
As part of our work with the Kaipātiki Kahui Ako, our teachers have engaged in ‘Visible Learning’ profressional develpment. This is a series of workhops that unpack the most effective pedagogy, based on up-to-date, NZ research. John Hattie is the driver of this research and has designed a range of tools to support students, teachers and leadership teams to reflect on our current practise, identify areas for development and support each other to improve. The four key areas of Visible Learning are; Effective Feedback, Inspired and Motivaed teachers, The Visible Learner and Know thy Impact.
One of our goals has been to design a “Target Road School Learner Profile” which encomasses our school values and visions as well the aspects of Visible Learning that we encourage at TRS.
How can you help to develop a TRS Learner at home?
Ask you child about their learning, talk to them about their goals, levels, stages, next steps and strategies. Celebrate mistakes at home by viewing them as learning opportunities. Point out examples if how your child/ren show the 3 values in settings other than school. Use language from the TRS Learner Profile to have more in depth discussions about your child’s day at school. You can also use this list of questions after school to strengthen the connection between home and school:
Year 1 – 3 Classes have started a seriers of Physical Eduaction workshops, facilitated by Harbour Sports. Teacher and students enjoyed their first lesson on Thursday this week in the school hall. These sessions will be run every Thursday untill week 5 for Room 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Check out Class Dojo for more photos and videos.
Miss Cardno has been busy this week organising details for our Year 5/6 camp. Our students will be travelling by bus to Rotorua to enjoy three nights at Tui Ridge Park in Week 6 this term. There will be a Camp Pack coming home to all Year 5/6 whānau next week with more information. If you have any questions or queries, please talk to your child’s classroom teacher or email email@example.com
New Curriculum Concept: EXPLORATION
Junior School (Kiwi) Context: LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
Middle School (Pīwakawaka) Context: EXPLORERS WHO CAME TO NEW ZEALAND
Senior School (Tui) Context: NEW ZEALANDERS EXPLORING THE WORLD
Key Understaning: EXPLORERS SEEK NEW PLACES
Our Driving Question is: HOW DO WE EXPLORE?
Questions for Assessment:
EVALUATE THE IMPORTANCE OF EXPLORATION
SEQUENCE AN EXPLORATION
Glenfield Intermediate School
The Kaipātiki Kāhui Ako (Community of Learning) is led by Mark Whitford, the principal of Glenfield Intermediate School. We attend shared professional development (such as Visible Learning) with their staff, regularly meet with members of their senior leadership team, organise sports events and share a common language of learning. It is safe to say that stuents who leave Target Road to join the Glenfeild Intermediate whānau will experience a smooth transition to intermediate school and have the opportunity to grow on the skills they have developed in primary.
Glenfield Intermediate is zoned and fortunately majority of our students live within this zone. They share a bus with Glefield College that stops on Target Road and goes directly to Glenfeild Intermediate in the mornings and afternoons.
Check out their upcoming Open Night to see what you think...
Room 2's Student-led inquiry
As part of Room 2’s inquiry into Turangawaewae, each student investigated their personal pepeha. Whānau helped to fill in the blanks of this template and then the Year 1 students shared their pepeha at the whole school assembly. Many students across all year levels investigated their pepeha last term, ask your child if they can read or tell you theirs.
Ko _________ tōku maunga
Ko _________tōku awa
Ko _________ tōku kura
Ko _________ tōku ingoa whānau
Ko _________tōku papa
Ko _________tōku mama
Ko _________toku ingoa
Pepeha from Hayley Huang, Yas Hasan and Colin Harrison.
Pepeha from Daniel Aguilar, Darya Rogers, Erica Taylor and Minul Kalanchidewege.
Powhiri for international students
On Monday we welcomed 18 international students with E toru ngā mea and Tena koutou. Please practice these waiata at home.
Our International Students inlcude 12 Year 6 students from Haishu No. 2 Foreign Langauage School.
Target Road School students welcome new and international students on the first day of Term 3.
Room 8 and Room 18
Thank you Pam Rowlands for supporting the Y3 students in Room 8 for the last two weeks of Term 2 and the first two weeks of Term 3. Over the holidays we have moved the Room 8 enviornemnt to Room 18. This was to ensure all of our Year 1 and 2 classes are together.
Mr Kevin Cho is looking forward to opening a new New Entrant Class in Room 8 after spending the past term teaching alongside Rebecca Osborne in Room 5 and providing Classroom Release Time for other Year 1 and 2 classes. This class will open in Week 3 or 4 due to the rapid roll growth we have had this term.
Karen Johnston will be starting with us in Room 18 in Week 3. She is an experienced ECE teacher who is looking forward to filling her kete, growing her practice and transitioning into the primary sector. Pam Rowlands will continue to support Room 8 and Karen for one day per week this term. Haere mai Karen, welcome to our kura.
New Zealand Police - 105 Non Emergency
NZ Police recently launched a new non emergency number, 105. We’ve done this to make it easier to get hold of us in the event of non-urgent situations or ‘Things which have Already Happened’, which don’t require Police assistance immediately.
You can call us on 105 for all non emergencies, or you can go online at 105.police.govt.nz to report things like:
- Lost property
- Theft for a public place or car
- Intentional property damage
- Or to get an update or add info to a previous report
In the event of an emergency, always call 111 - Things that are Happening Now.
Planning the future of local parks - Auckland Council consultation on the Kaipātiki Local Parks Management Plan
Kaipātiki Local Board is preparing a local parks management plan to help it with the future management of local parks and reserves. The Kaipātiki Local Parks Management Plan will reflect what residents value about their parks now, and how they use them. It will also identify issues that should be considered as parks are managed and developed in the future, to make sure they meet the needs of future generations. Please visit http://aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/loveyourparks to tell us what you love about parks now, and how you’d like to use them in the future
Kiwi Conservation Club
Here are working links for each of the upcoming events: