Week 9 Term 2

Friday 28 June 2019
School Contact Details: 444 8493 or 021 08408820
If your child is going to be absent:
Important Dates
Term 2 so far....
Week Event Community Information
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
Learning Plans
Your child’s Mid- Year learning plan will come home on Wednesday 3 July.
These are a record of the learning progress and achievement your child has made across the curriculum this half year and includes their next steps. It records their progress in relation to the New Zealand Curriculum with particular emphasis on Reading, Writing and Mathematics. These key areas are the main part of the learning plan as these are vital for them to be able to successfully access the rest of the curriculum.
On the back of the document your child's learning reflection is recorded and some possible ways you can continue to support them in their learning at home. Please talk with your child about their plan and their learning journey.
The curriculum expectations are also housed on the back of the plan to give you more details about the expectations against the curriculum.
  • 40 weeks = Year 1 (Early Level 1 of the New Zealand Curriculum)
  • 80 weeks = Year 2 (Level 1 of the New Zealand Curriculum)
  • 120 weeks = Year 3 (Early Level 2 of the New Zealand Curriculum)
  • Year 4 = Level 2 of the New Zealand Curriculum)
  • Year 5 = Early Level 3 of the New Zealand Curriculum)
  • Year 6 = Level 3 of the New Zealand Curriculum
When you receive these please talk with your child’s teacher if you need any further clarification or if you wish to discuss anything in the plan.
Farewell & Best Wishes Mrs Templeton
Mrs Templeton has resigned her role at Target Road School. We wish her all the best in her new role and thank her for the work she has done here.
Staff Changes at Target Road School
Mrs Varney has been seconded as the Project Director for Tautai o le Moana a joint initiative approved by the Minister with New Zealand Pasifika Principals Association, The Ministry of Education and New Zealand Principals Federation. This secondment is for one year and starts in Term 3 2019 ending at the end of Term 2 2020.
Daisy Macgregor will be Acting Principal at Target Road School from Term 3 2019 to the end of Term 2 2020.
Elle Mcgibbon will be Acting Deputy Principal for the next year. Miss McGibbon will also continue her classroom teaching role in Room 14.
Abbi Cardno will be Acting Deputy Principal and SENCO for the next year.
Senior Leader Roles: Team Leaders for Years 1/2 – Rebecca Osborne; Years 3/4 Maddeleine Jones and Years 5/ 6- Elle McGibbon
International Students visit
Next week we have a group of students, teachers and parents visiting from Ningbo, China.
The students will be here for a cultural and learning experience with our school for the last week of the term.
We will also have students visit from both Ningbo and Beijing in Term 3.
Target Road School students have a strong connection with international schools and grow from the connections and learning they experience when they have the opportunity to learn with and from learners from around the world.
Many thanks to Mathilda and Abbi for your great work in helping to make these experiences possible.
Book Week
Thank you all for supporting our Book Week. The colourful book parade last Friday was a wonderful opening for the Book Fair in our library. It is great to know the school sold over $3300.00 worth of books and had a number donated back to our school library.
 Many thanks to the awesome promotion and book-energy Shannah Blanchet, our Resource Officer, put into this very successful event.

Below are some of the imaginative costumes worn by students, and Shannan, acting as their favourite book characters.
Learning from Room 10

Room 10 have been doing their own individual inquiries. We looked at how bees work in a community and all have their own jobs to do. We had to write three open questions and then research to find the answers. We then worked on creating our own communities bring everything we have learnt about Turangawaewae together.
Issy Musso, Kate Zhu, Quinn O'Malley, Rowen Van Heerden and Jooa Lee display their work below.
Roopu Raranga visit to Waipapa Marae 

As you may recall the Roopu Raranga was invited by Auckland University to assist in a Brain Research workshop run at Waipap-Auckland University Marae.

Students had the opportunity to pass on their skills in Raranga at the workshop by teaching others drawing from their knowledge base. Below are photos of the wonderful experience
Netball update on the Taniwhas

The Taniwhas had a really challenging game on the weekend which saw the girls tested in both halves. Bayfield took an early lead which they held until half time.  The Taniwhas showed some great resilience and team work and ended up winning the game 12-10. Players of the day went to Shyloh Udomsak and Fionnuala  Free for exceptional team work and defending the goal.
Target Stars Netball

The Stars finished grading UNDEFEATED winning the last grading game 7 - 2 against Hobsonvile Stars. Player of the day went to Piper Ewen for her absolute dedication playing when she wasn't feeling well. Miguel Pangan also played an outstanding game defending lots of goals.
Request from our Music Kai Ako Mr Chen 

Te ahiahi pai parents, caregiveers and whanau,
Our school is currently in need of drums for the school music learning programme. If you have drums that you can donate to the school such as snares, toms and bass drums, we would be grateful if your child can bring them to the school hall next week.

Mihi koe
Disco 14 June
Miss Cardno wanted to share a few photos from the disco...from the stage..... besties Tangiwairua Poharama and Alysa Wilson                                                         Xavier Kepa.                                       

Library Fundraiser

Tickets for the Library Fundraiser have been sent home with students.
The prizes will be drawn on the last day of the term on 5 July so you still have time to purchase tickets and continue to support the Library.

Showing great School values in the School Car Park

We are aware of the inadequacy of our School Car Park and are grateful for the cooperation of the School Community for keeping our students, staff and whanau safe. 

This is a gentle reminder to please show respect for others by not parking across a driveway.

谢谢     ありがとうございました     고맙습니다       Faafetai       Malo 'aupito   Meitaki   Mihi koe    Thank you

Kaipatiki Kahui Ako Matariki Kapahaka Festival Windy Ridge Primary School Friday 28 June


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 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.

TOTS to TEENS Magazine

JULY/AUGUST ISSUE digital magazine is available here

In this issue, we ask the question “Is my child entitled or do they understand their rights?” We also look at education issues for parents – why our children should all learn to code, and how predicting endings and outcomes of stories is an important life skill for children to learn. Help your kids engage both the left and right brain with our 5 simple brain games. We have a lovely story on using horses for children’s therapy for physical and mental well-being. We also look into grommets, one of the most common surgical procedures, and give parents a better understanding of what’s involved. To help with the consequences of reduced sunlight and close-quartered activity of sick children, we have three delicious lemon recipes, and five ways to supplement your family’s diet to get through winter unscathed. We have plenty of amazing prizes to win, holiday ideas to help entertain the children, and a kids’ fun page to enjoy.

Bake it Better for Starship – a nationwide bake-sale for Starship children
Do you like baking? Do you like eating baking? At the Starship Foundation we do, which is why we’re running Bake it Betterfor Starship.
Almost every kiwi is connected to someone who’s been through Starship and we’d love you to take part in Bake it Better for Starship this July. Our nationwide bake-sale is an easy way for New Zealanders to get behind the work our national children’s hospital does for the children and families we know who have a Starship story.
Throughout July we are encouraging anyone and everyone to don their aprons and join in – you might hold a bakesale at your school or share your baking at home with your family and friends. Whether you like to bake sweet, savoury or healthy treats, every little bit(e) counts.
The money you raise will bring better health and brighter futures to our children by funding new equipment, vital training and research at Starship. To help you make your bake-sale a success we have tips, recipes, posters and bake sale ideas all available at

There are five easy steps:
1. Register now at  
2. Activate your donation page
3. Start baking
4. Sell your baking
5. Donate money to Starship  
Easy as pie.


Caitlin and Eloise’s story

Caitlin loves to bake. She’s only seven years old, but she can whip up a delicious batch of cupcakes in an afternoon, and her mini blueberry muffins are a treat for the whole family. In fact, bake day has become a bit of an occasion in the McFadden household with Nana and Grandad, as well as Granny, indulging in Caitlin’s homemade goodies. When Caitlin heard about Bake it Better for Starship, she jumped at the chance to get involved in support of her little sister, Eloise.
Eloise has several congenital heart defects and her condition also affects her liver. At eight weeks old, she had her first open heart surgery with two more operations before she was 18 months-old and extended stays in Starship’s heart ward.  
In total, she has spent more than six months in hospital. She’s known to the staff and now she is three, on scheduled visits she is greeted with smiles and hugs, and general amazement at how well she looks and how big she has grown.
This July, Caitlin is going to take part in Bake it Better for Starship, to raise money and do her bit to help her little sister, Eloise.

Polish Heritage Trust Museum
125 Elliot Street, Howick 2014
Auckland, New Zealand
Museum Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 - 4    Sunday 12 - 5
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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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