Kia ora koutou,
We find ourselves once again in level 4. A place we did not wish to be in, but for the benefit of all of Aotearoa and all of us, a wise and cautious decision. What this means for us as a community is that we prioritise whānau and our school community. As I am sure you are already doing, please take the time to talk with your tamariki and reassure them. As a kura we are already planning what level 4 looks like for us. We do need to give time to all of our kaimahi, staff, to gather thoughts, spend time with their own tamariki and plan before we commence distance learning. We shall be using ClassDojo as the main point of contact so please check in regularly and pass information on by text or phone to others.
We are anticipating that distance learning will begin on Thursday. Kaiako, class teachers will be posting daily on class dojo from Thursday at 9 am.
Abbi Cardno is working throughout the evening to ascertain more information regarding camp which was due to happen next week. She will be updating those whānau concerned as she learns more. I urge all of you to follow the guidelines so we can all return to our kura once we are back at level 2. At level 4 we are unable to allow hard learning backs or devices to be picked up from school. As we learn more we shall be in contact with those whānau that may need these.
Please look after yourselves, stay well and keep in touch.
Welcome to Target Road School
At Target Road School we aim to provide an inclusive learning environment where all learners have multiple opportunities to aim high and achieve. We want learners to know how to improve their learning and to be given the opportunity to do this. We want learning to be connected across the curriculum so that learners can link the learning they gain in one area to that of others and we want learners to achieve high levels of success.
We value and respect all cultures and believe that it is important for us all to continue to learn about who we are; to seek knowledge about where we have come from; to find out about the histories that have helped shape us and to share this with each other.
We value partnerships in learning with you and your child and want to develop effective home/school partnerships with you to help us to understand better how we can meet your child’s needs. We want to connect with you to work together to achieve the best we can for and with your child. We want you to talk with us and build a learning relationship that will support your child to achieve their best.
We want learners to take charge of their learning and approach it with a desire to know more, do more and want more.
We have teachers who are committed, on-going learners themselves; who recognise their responsibility of leading learning and who will inquire rigorously into their practices for improvement. This helps to ensure that the teaching and learning programmes we design are carefully considered, evaluated and put into practice.
We will use the NZ Curriculum Standards information in Literacy and Numeracy to support and drive learning across the curriculum ensuring that we report to parents and students on progress and achievement in relation to these at least twice each year.
We believe in success for all at Target Road School; in providing a curriculum that is connected, relevant and challenging for our learners.