Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 18 -- 20 June 2019

Our Mission:

Learning to think, to do, to be

Ako ki te whakaaro, ako ki te mahi, ako kia ora ai te mauri

Our Vision: To provide a teaching and learning environment where of those involved: demonstrate respect, expect the best, achieve through opportunity, communicate actively & feel good and safe


Ahakoa he iti kete, he iti nā te aroha - It is the thought that counts

Kia ora Whanau and Caregivers

Board of Trustees 2019 - 2022

I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members to the Inglewood Primary School Board of Trustees; Shaun Tee, Sarah Lucas-Broughton, Paul Edwards and Chris Gyde. These four members were elected together with Chris Dalliston after the votes were counted on Thursday. A total of 20% of our parent community voted. This low return of parental voting forms, resulted in much need experience and expertise being overlooked.

On Thursday after discussion with Chairperson Grant Kenny and the School Trustees Association a recommendation was made to co-opt back on to the Board of Trustees; Tash Allerby and Ray Smillie. This was passed unanimously by all five of the elected members, strongly indicating their commitment to the shared vision and continued progress here at Inglewood Primary School

Ray and Tash's expertise, advise and guidance, which they have actively demonstrated commitment to, during their time on the Board of IPS includes;

Ray has phenomenal knowledge and is currently heavily involved in our Asset Team; - Property and Finance

Property Projects underway which include;

· Hall upgrade (we are having to move two classes in the hall)

· B Block coverway roofing and remedial work

· H Block - Swimming Pool roof remediation

· A Block Hall Library and Library (old) new toilets

· Coverway over the area into the hall from the carpark

· Demolition of C & G Blocks - including data, security and power

· Rebuild of 6 new classes

· Driveway remediation


Ray understands the working budget and what is required in the many and varied aspects involved including;

Plant and replacement funds

Accrued Leave

Asset replacement

New Initiatives, including Bike Track, Playground

Tash also has huge knowledge and is highly active in her role as a School Trustee. Her expertise is in;

· Human Resources

· Health and Safety - this is a huge area

· Policy and Procedural Documents - all areas

· Cultural Responsiveness - including being on the Steering Committee for our Tomokanga

· Kahui Ako o Kohanga Moa -

Mr Grant Kenny as outgoing Chairperson of the Board of Trustees is holding an induction / information session for our new members to assist with the transition and readiness for the next BoT hui / meeting Wednesday 26 June at 6:45pm in the Staffroom.

As Principal I am excited to be working alongside seven dedicated people with a variety of skills, expertise and experience. Inglewood Primary School is in good hands and the future is positive with our Governing Board for the next three years.

I wish to formally acknowledge the commitment and dedication from Tracey Phillips, Lara Phillips and Sherryl Molloy who have been on the Inglewood Primary School Board of Trustees in excess of 9 years each.

Each of these members have given their own personal time in more ways that attending Board Meetings. Tracey has been a valuable member with her financial expertise, holistic view of education and Deputy Chair when needed. Lara has put in hours (too many to count) assisting with the fundraising for Parent Link and is the valuable Parent Link Liaison. Sherryl Molloy has been Staff Representative adding the voice of the staff through reporting and Hauora for all.

I must also make a special mention and extend a very large public thank you to the outgoing Board Chair Grant Kenny.

Grant has been highly involved and visible within the school over his nine years of service. Grant gives freely of his own time (often taking annual leave ) to meet the commitments of his position as Board Chair. Grant has supported the school with many and varied fundraising events including our recent Puke Haupapa Art Auction. Grant provided solid leadership and support during the traumatic loss of our Emma, whilst grieving personally for Emma as a close family friend.

Grant together with Ray Smillie have spent endless hours (too many to count) over the years working with myself to successfully liaise with Ministry of Education Property personnel to undertake and complete many property projects. Grant is a voice of reason and stability when reviewing and preparing various documents which are required.

Grant's commitment and shared understanding of the inner workings of the Structure and Systems of Inglewood Primary have been invaluable during external review undertaken by the Education Review Office. There are so many more reasons to thank and acknowledge Grant however, there really are not enough words.

In closing, I do wish to say, Grant your partnership, integrity and honesty has been much appreciated and will be missed, as will your sense of humour and inherent ability to bring joy and laughter - Board meetings will not be the same.


New Learning Spaces at IPS

We are well into the design of our new learning spaces thanks to the team thus far of Ray Smillie and Grant Kenny in conjunction with knowledge gained from visiting other schools and speaking with staff. The plan is to demolish the old C Block (R14 & 15 Hinuera Stone classes , North East) and G Block (old Rm 12 & 13 facing West toward the river). The toilet block will remain.

These four single cell classes are being removed due to asbestos, weather tightness and earthquake risks. The two new buildings are for six learning spaces to cover replacement of the demolished buildings, plus an extra two spaces due to roll growth.

Each of the two buildings encompass three learning spaces, break out areas, teacher resource area, laundry / cleaner cupboard, wet area including oven and benches are planned for each block.

Each of the buildings have planned sliding doors between various learning areas and indoor / outdoor flow together with three metre wide decks - some of which join the two blocks. The draft plans are for your viewing and comment in the office foyer.

Please feel free to come and have a look.

Wig Day raises money for Child Cancer Foundation

Our fantastic School Council organised the Wonderful Wacky Wig Wednesday. A total of . $239.10 was raised for child cancer foundation. Fantastic to see so many mullets, afro's, spikes, colours and all kinds of hair accessories. Great stuff staff and students of IPS.

Plastic Free Lunchbox Workshop Sponsored By Honeywrap

  • A small group of students are running a workshop to show you how to reduce the amount of disposable plastic in lunch boxes.

  • Thursday 27 June, at 3.05pm.

  • The workshop will take place in Room 10.

  • There will be a presentation on how to successfully pack an environmentally friendly lunch box.

  • Light refreshments available.

  • Prizes to be won - kindly donated by HoneyWrap.

  • It will take just 15-20 minutes.

  • Please email with any questions.

Plastic Free Healthy Lunchbox ideas

  • Here is my hot lunch recipe to keep your children warm this winter!

    It's cheap, quick to make, keeps those tummies full and freezes well. Grab a thermos from the warehouse and send the kids to school with a hot lunch.

    The beauty of this recipe is that you can sub the veggies for what you have lurking in the fridge.

    Potato and leek soup

    1.5kg potatoes, washed and scrubbed
    1.5 litres veggies stock, homemade is best
    3 leeks, white only
    3 celery stalks
    4 cloves garlic
    3 onions, chopped
    2 tsp mixed herbs
    1 tsp garlic salt
    1 tsp onion powder
    3 cups white beans
    1/4 cup nutritional yeast
    Dash of vegan Worcestershire sauce

    Chop all the vegetables.
    Put all the ingredients into a large saucepan
    Bring to the boil then turn down the heat
    Cook until all the vegetables are cooked and soft, around 25 minutes
    Take the saucepan off the heat and let cool for 10 minutes
    Use a stick blender or transfer the vegetables to a stand blender. Pulse until desired thickness is reached.

    Don't forget to book in for my dairy free cheese making class this Friday. Here's the link.

Help! Help! Recycled Bottle House

We need more clear 1.25 litre and 2.25 litre bottles. If you have an interest in assisting with environmental projects please contact Mrs Ritchie who would love some support. We have a lot of projects and the Enviro Crew work most Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes on projects. The bottle house will be worked on from 11 am - 2.45 pm Tuesday 9 April. If you are keen you are welcome to join the group at any time you can throughout this time.


Week 7-8

Make someone’s day by filling their bucket and considering everyone’s ideas.

Students of the Week

Naki Plumbing and Gas Y7 & Y8

Luke Phillips - For his work ethic, contributions to the environment, a fabulous sense of humour and his willingness to do anything to help. The consummate volunteer!

Our school roll is currently 355.

Welcome to Brayden Lund, Lucas Lund and Katana Haddon who have started at IPS this week.

Happy Birthday

to Charlotte Bennett, Patrick Howard, Pu'Eata Etimani, Dallas Barton, Azarlyah-Jay Millar, Casie Collins, Ava-Leigh Jonker, Hannah Webb and Jesse Hatcher who are celebrating their birthday's this week.


School Absence: If your child is absent from school for any reason, please leave a message on the school answer phone or use the School App. Please state name and reason why the child is away. Thank you

Lost Property: Please remember to check the lost property on a regular basis for anything your child may have lost. We are gathering a small collection already this term.

Photography Competition

We have some entries in this competition. Anyone can view these at the Inglewood Library until the 20th June. Judging takes place this morning sometime. Good luck to our students, some of the many form schools around the Inglewood area.


Next Meeting: Wednesday 3 July 2019 at 7pm in the School Staffroom.

Term 2 Calendar (This may change on a weekly basis)

Friday 21 June

Year 5 & 6 Interschool - Away to St Josephs New Plymouth

Tuesday 25 June

All Sausage Sizzle forms due to the office by 3pm

Wednesday 26 June

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch

Thursday 27 June

Inglewood High School Year 8 Open Afternoon 1-2.30pm at the High School

Monday 1 July

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

Wednesday 3 July

ParentLink Meeting - 7pm School Staffroom

Friday 5 July

Last day of Term 2 2019

Monday 22 July

First day of Term 3 2019
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Community News

Florist: Please support our local new florist at 121 Rata Street, Inglewood - The Love Bunch Florist. Stephanie Valentine has an amazing range of flowers for bouquets, arrangements, weddings and funerals. Phone 0272879780 or email

Kōhanga Moa Marae is in the news

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IPS Clothing

Please click on the link to order directly from our school website or pop into the school office.

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