At our school we endeavour to develop the whole child and part of that development relates to co-curricular activities. 

We offer a number of sporting and cultural activities, together with a series of education opportunities outside the classroom. 


Enviroschools is based on five guiding principles.

Empowered Students are enabled to participate in a meaningful way in the life of Eastern Hutt School. They are supported to take action for real change.

Learning for Sustainability recognises the types of teaching and learning that foster student empowerment, decision-making, action and sustainable outcomes. 

Māori Perspectives honours the status of tangata whenua in this land and the value of indigenous knowledge in enriching and guiding learning and action. 

Respect for the Diversity of People and Cultures acknowledges the unique gifts, contributions and perspectives of individuals and groups, reinforcing the need for participatory decision-making.

Sustainable Communities act in ways that nurture people and nature, now and in the future, to maintain the health and viability of our environment, society, culture and economy. 

Garden to Table

Garden to Table is a charitable trust that supports primary and intermediate schools and kura to take learning out of the classroom and into the garden and the kitchen. Garden to Table schools teach thousands of kiwi kids knowledge and skills that have a transformative and lifelong impact on their hauora — wellbeing — and on the world around them. 

For more information on Garden to Table, see their website: https://gardentotable.org.nz.

The Garden to Table process is:

Grow: Develop practical lifeskills alongside awareness of sustainability and environmentalism.

Harvest: Hard work and patience pays off with a sense of achievement.

Prepare: Develop skills for cooking meals from scratch.

Share: The age-old ritual of sharing food.

Kapa Haka

Lunchtime Activities

Apart from free play on the school grounds we have a range of structure lunchtime activities including Lego room, board games club, movies, arts + crafts, book club and tech club. 

Education Outside the Classroom

Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) is an important part of school life at our school.

The interactions that take place while students are involved in learning outside the classroom are rich opportunities for implementing many aspects of the NZ Curriculum. 

The experiences students have together beyond the classroom are important not only because of the learning that occurs for each individual student but also for the shared experience that teachers can draw on afterwards for further learning opportunities.


Kevin Cho (aka Mr C) and Abbi Cardno (Miss Cardno) are our PE and sports co-ordinators.

Abbi is in charge of in-school sports tournaments and events (like Rippa and Kāhui Ako sports

days), and Kevin is in charge of sports teams representing our kura outside of school (like

basketball and netball).

We offer a range of sporting opportunities throughout the year:

Opportunities will be shared with classes and on our Hero app.

If you have interest in supporting our kura by offering coaching or know of opportunities we can

get involved in please get in touch with Kevin or Abbi via email:

Kevin Cho—kevinc@target.school.nz 

Abbi Carno—abbic@target.school.nz 

This year we have teams representing Target at rippa rugby, miniball, flippa ball and netball.

We appreciate supportive, positive parents who give up their time to coach and manage our teams.

We couldn't do it without you!  

Rippa Rugby

Years 3–4 and 5-6 boys and girls

Time of year: Terms 2,3

Venue: Kaipataki Park

(Lead - Abbi Cardno)


Years 1 – 6

Time of year: Terms 2 and 3

Venues: Pinehurst School 

Go to the netball North Harbour website

It could be either venue depending on which team your child is in.



(Lead Kevin Cho)


Years 4 – 6

Please get in touch with the school of you would like to coach or manage a Basketball team.

Interschool Sports Tournaments

There are 5 other schools in the Kaipatiki Kāhui Ako who participate:

Target Road School, Windy Ridge School, Bayview Primary School, Marlborough School, Manuka Primary and Glenfield Primary. 

(Lead Kevin Cho)

Cross Country

Years 4 – 6

Time of year: Term 3

Venue: Kaipatiki Park

(Lead Kevin Cho)


Ages 8 – 11

Time of year: Term 4

Venue: Target Road School + Takapuna Athletics Stadium

(Lead Abbi Cardno)

Rugby League

Years 5 – 6

Please get in touch with the school of you would like to coach or manage a Rugby League team.


Years 5 – 6

Please get in touch with the school of you would like to coach or manage a Rugby team.

Soccer / Football

Years 5 – 6

Please get in touch with the school of you would like to coach or manage a Soccer team.

Flippa Ball

Years 3 - 6, Sundays at the Millennium Pools all year round.