TRS School Newsletter

Week 5 Term 3

Friday 23rd August 2019

School Contact Details: 444 8493 or 021 08408820
School e-mail:

 Upcoming Events – Term 3 2019
Week 5
19th - 23rd
 19-23 August - Roopu Raranga with Whaea Ruth Port
 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 18 + 9 + 10
Week 6
26 - 30th
 26-29 August - Year 5/6 Camp @ Tui Ridge Park
 30 August - Daffodil Day - Yellow mufti day
 30 August - School Assembly – Room 4 + 6 + 7 + ESOL
Week 7
2nd - 6th
 4 September - 9.00am New Parents Information Morning
 6 September - School Assembly – Room 1 + 2 + 3 + 8
Week 8
9 - 13th

 9-13 September - Māori Language Week
 9 September - Board of Trustees Hui @ 5.30pm
 12 September - Rippa Rugby Tournament
 12 September - Teacher Aide Training Day
 13 September - School Assembly – Room 13 + 14 + 15 + 16
Week 9
16th - 20th September
 19  September - Celebrating Diversity Day – International dress
 19 September - Celebrating Diversity Evening 5-8pm
 20 September - No School Assembly 
Week 10
23rd - 27th September
 27 September - No School Assembly  
 27 September -Loud Shirt Day – Anti-bullying
 27  September - Last day of Term 3 - School finishes at 3pm

Principal's Message

Kia ora, Mālō e lelei, Talofa lava, Kamusta, Anyoung, Nǐ hǎo, Konnichiwa, Namaste, Bula Vinaka, Ayubowan, Hola, Ciao, Bonjour, Zdrastvuite. One of the most amazing benefits of working at Target Road School for the past 7 and a half years is everything I have learnt from the children and their families about different parts of the world. We are proud to represent a global community and use this cultural diversity to deepen students understanding and thinking at any given opportunity. Our school is currently made up of 42% Asian (Chinese, Indian, Korean, Filipino, Japanese, Afghanistan, Indonesian, Sri Lankan and more), 20% NZ European, Pākehā and other European, 16% Māori, 9% Middle Eastern, Latin American, African, South African, 9% Pacific (Tongan, Samoan, Fiji, Kiribati, Niuean, Cook Island, Tokelauan and more) 3% in the "other" category. SO HOW LUCKY ARE WE?!

To celebrate our learning this term, as well as the rich diverse culture we have at TRS, we have decided to hold an event in Week 9 of this term - and you are all invited!

So please have a think about how you can contribute to this fun and important community event.
What attire could your whānau dress in? Don't be shy! Students are also encouraged to wear clothes representing their cultural identity at school on this day - we will have a parade in the hall from 9-10am if you would like to come along.
What unique food or beverage could you make and sell on the night? We would love for the children to try new foods and experience tastes and cuisine that they may have never experienced before. Take home the profits or donate them to the school - the choice is yours! It will be dinner time so bring along cash to purchase kai from the food stalls. 

There will also be our three TRS Cultural Groups proudly performing throughout the evening. And classrooms will be open between 5-5.30pm for students to show-off their learning to family and friends, with the support of their teachers.


Camp fundraising - Hot Dog Lunch

Thank you Room 13, Ms. Morris and Miss Cardno for organising and delivering over 300 hotdogs to our hungry students for lunch on Friday. What an awesome way to show our support for the Year 5 and 6's who lave for camp on Monday. Kia ora parents for getting behind our fundraisers. We appreciate your support so much. 

Wairau Intermediate Visit 

On Wednesday the Year 6's went to Wairau Intermediate for a visit. We had so much fun doing all the different technologies. We did Music, Art, Wood tech, Metal tech and Food.


Room 2 Practicing Gratitude 

Room 2 along with the whole junior school have loved having Harbour Sports come into school each Thursday for the last five weeks to facilitate their FunSkills programme. This week Room 2 decided to thank them by making them a card, showing what their favourite part of the Funskills programme was or to show their appreciation. A big thank you again to Johana, Jamie and Mayu for facilitating such a functional and fun programme for our Year 1 and 2 classes.



Exploring Environments in Room 3

For the Term 3 and 4 this year, the junior school are "Exploring Through Play." Room 3 has a lot of knowledge about places they would love to explore. Using our photos and digital images of the places we would like to explore we have created some fun, perceptive artwork. Check these out in the office foyer!

If you could explore anywhere, where would you go? 

Miss Amy's 101st Birthday Party

On Friday August 16th, Miss Amy celebrated her 101st birthday. All week Room one created a fun party environment by cutting strips of coloured paper and gluing them into paper rings to make paper chains. We also decided we needed a pin the tail on the Wonkey Donkey, so we created and painted a donkey as well as everyone making their own tail to pin. On the day, in the afternoon, we played musical chairs, musical statues and ate more cake, all together around our beautiful table. 

Miss Amy loved celebrating her biggest birthday yet with 20 of her best friends...




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Takapuna District Cricket Club - U11 Girls

Girls love having fun with their friends and that is our focus for this new Girls Under 11 Cup (8-10 year olds) competition that we have introduced this season.


Tennis Family Fun Day

Invitation - To School Staff & Students!

Tennis Monsters are holding the BARFOOT & THOMPSON TENNIS FAMILY FUN DAY on SATURDAY 31 AUGUST from 12 MID DAY.

We are offering FREE tennis coaching for both kids and adults alike, along with other fun activities for the whole family!


Edventure Survivor Camp

Aongatete, Sept 30th - Oct 4th 2019

8-13yr olds

$495 - OSCAR available

Calling all whānau who are struggling with the school holidays and juggling work commitments. Our camps are a week long and run by teachers so that you have the peace of mind that your children are well looked after, learning and most importantly having fun!  

We have an amazing week lined up with bush walks, archery, rock climbing, team building and confidence activities, orienteering & night activities. A typical "Kiwi Outdoors" camp with an emphasis on mountain safety and survival skills. Based at Aongatete Lodge- near Katikati.

More info or 02102241576


Becroft Park Tennis Club

We have our Junior Registration on Saturday 31st August 10am-midday

  • There will be Games & Activities, a sausage sizzle and snacks
  • Come and try us out, we are a small family friendly club who will welcome your participation
  • We have 3 qualified coaches who run a 20 week summer coaching programme every Sat morning

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