Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 11 - 13 May 2022

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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

Nau Mai Haere Mai, Talofa, Faʻafeiloaiga, Bula, Talitali fiefia

Week 2 and a light dusting of our first Snow for Winter

It was fabulous to wake up to a light dusting of snow on our beautiful Maunga Taranaki this morning. It is a timely reminder to ensure your tamariki have the appropriate clothing for the chiller days. If you are struggling to provide wet weather gear, warm gear and or need some assistance with hotties, beanies, gumboot etc, drop us a line and we are able to help you out.

All the best to the happy Year 5 & 6 Campers

What a beautiful start to the Year 5 & 6 Camp at Vertical Horizon yesterday. We hope the weather continues to shine and the fun and games are enjoyable for all - oh and a bit of learning too. Thanks heaps to the Staff and Whanau who have ensured that this camp go ahead for our tamariki.

Book Launch - Pincer's New Shell Home

We are super proud to announce the Book Signing Launch of Pincer's New Shell Home created with the The Rock Pool Writers Collective, Indigo Feasy, Olivia Benseman, Alice Williams, Grayson Young & Daxtyn Ferguson.

We are immensely grateful to: Mrs Robin Drake, Mrs. Diana Neild - author, Mr Rangi Adams - their class teacher, and Mr Dave Gunson – illustrator , to name a few for their encouragement and expertise. Thank you to the staff who have assisted in behind the scenes as well.

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Thanks to Sarah Lucas- Broughton for working with the Crank Crew today. Sarah and the crew got things rolling as they investigated soil composition and did a test. The team also looked at radius and essential design elements.....

Sarah said "Great bunch of kids. They made a good human pump track. Leant about crests and troughs and sine waves, we can't wait to start building."

Pump Track Development - Expressions of Interest for May 28

We are looking forward to this community-led development - and now we are asking who wants to jump in and help us.

We need:

● Passionate people to help with actual construction - this will involve using buckets, barrows, spades and shovels to shape and pack the track to the design.

● Anyone with previous experience in pump track riding, design and construction of bike trails.

If you know of anyone passionate about pump tracks, then shoulder tap them and give them my details!

We will create a working group and plan events to work on the track. Pump track building is a fun, energetic, physical challenge - and we will make sure there are scones and cuppas for all. Come join us and make new friends, get fitter and help us build an epic pump track here in our own community. Our first get together is scheduled for Saturday 28 May 0900-1300 - come along with your enthusiasm and a shovel ready to move some clay.

Contact Sarah at or on 021 1791242

What is a Pump Track?

A pump track is a circuit of rollers, banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by riders "pumping"—generating momentum by up and down body movements, instead of pedalling or pushing. It develops cardio fitness, muscle strength, risk taking, and best of all - spacial awareness skills and confidence - all while having fun

Pending Enrolments

We are getting ready to plan for 2023. If you or you know of anyone, wishing to enrol their child at Inglewood Primary School, please get them to email the Office with the child's name, date of birth, parent's name and contact number, so we can put them on our pre-enrolment list. This is for both IN ZONE and OUT of Zone Enrolments

School Reach Goal Week 1-2

Week 1&2 REACH goal; Welcoming others with a smile and showing kindness

Te manāki i etahi atu ma te ataata me te whakātu atawhai

Students of the Week - Term 2 Week 2

School Roll

Our current school roll is 378.

Happy Birthday

to Jake Healey, Eli Hemi, Logan Savenye-Coppen, Jake Peach, and Jaron Meijer who are having birthday's this week.
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ParentLink AGM

Parentlink AGM Wednesday 25 May 7pm School Staff Room

Everybody Welcome

Calling for nominations for

  • Chairperson

  • Treasurer

  • Secretary

Please email any nominations to or come along on the night.

We have a number of our members leaving us next year due to their children leaving Primary School so new members are essential to keeping our group going to fundraise for the school and its students.

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School Photos

Whole school photos including class, individual and sibling photos will be taken on Monday 16 May. Sorry we are unable to include pre schoolers for the sibling photos. If you have any queries or would like a sibling envelope, please see the school office.


New Plymouth Basketball started this week. Please check the times and dates. Parents will need to be there to supervise their children and help on the sideline where they can. These are the game times for the season. If your child is unable to attend their game please let your other team members know. The Year 7&8 team was given their draw last Friday at school. We look forward to the season!


Wednesday 22 June 2022, 12.30pm - 2.30pm

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Scholastic Book Order

Scholastic book orders have been given to all students this week. Orders are due back to the office by Friday 20 May or alternatively you can order online.
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School Lunch Menue for the next 3 weeks

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Community Notices

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Congratulations: Four years ago Michael Llewellyn was working part time at Inglewood primary school as a teachers aide. During his time here in Taranaki he was also working on a body of songs he had hopes of recording into an album.

Michael's time at Inglewood Primary school and the support from Karen and the Community really helped him find the confidence to follow in his dreams. 'I wanted to make my ways to Wellington, put together a band and release an album. My time in New Plymouth was the seed to this growth'.

Soft and bouncy, Michaels expertly crafted songs tell stories of his time spent living beneath the maunga. Releasing 'Oh My Darling', late last year he has since been able to tour the country playing shows and festivals.

Kicking off his first nationwide tour next Saturday, May 14 at the Little Theatre in New Plymouth, Michael Llewellyn with his backing band 'The Darlings' are returning to Taranaki for intimate one night only show :)

Tickets to his show, May 14 at the little theatre in New Plymouth can be found here :,-w/-Sophie-&-Julia-(Dr-Reknaw).utr

And if you like, take a listen to to his album 'Oh My Darling' here: :

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Term 2 Calendar of Events (Please note these may change on a regular basis)

Wednesday 11 - Friday 13 May

Year 5 & 6 Camp to Vertical Horizon

Monday 16 May

Whole School Photos

Tuesday 17 May

Y7 & 8 Immunisations

Wednesday 18 May

Pouakai Suter & Tokamaru Wheatley Tech

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 13 May

Puke Haupapa White & Waiongana Iti Banks Tech

Friday 20 May

Loud Shirt Day - Dress in Pink, Gold Coin Donation

Monday 23 May

Rippa Skills

Wednesday 25 May

Pouakai Suter & Tokamaru Wheatley Tech

He Awhi Taonga Trip

ParentLink AGM - Staffroom 7pm

Friday 27 May

Puke Haupapa White & Waiongana Iti Banks Tech

Thursday 26 May

Board of Trustees Meeting - Staffroom 7pm

Tuesday 31 May

Rippa Rugby Tournament

Wednesday 1 June

Pouakai Suter & Tokamaru Wheatley Tech

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 3 June

Puke Haupapa White & Waiongana Iti Banks Tech

Monday 6 June

Queens Birthday - School Closed

Wednesday 8 June

Pouakai Suter & Tokamaru Wheatley Tech

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 10 June

Puke Haupapa White & Waiongana Iti Banks Tech

Wednesday 15 June

Pouakai Suter & Tokamaru Wheatley Tech

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 17 June

Puke Haupapa White & Waiongana Iti Banks Tech

Tuesday 21 June

7's Soccer Tournament

Wednesday 22 June

Inglewood High School Open Afternoon year 8 - 12.30 - 2.30pm

Friday 24 June

Matariki National Holiday - School Closed

Wednesday 29 June

Pouakai Suter & Tokamaru Wheatley Tech

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 1 July

Puke Haupapa White & Waiongana Iti Banks Tech

Wednesday 6 July

Pouakai Suter & Tokamaru Wheatley Tech

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 8 July

Puke Haupapa White & Waiongana Iti Banks Tech

Last day of Term 2

Monday 25 July

First day of Term 3

2022 School Term Dates

Term 2

Monday 2 May - Friday 8 July 2022

Monday 6 June - Queens Birthday

Friday 24 June - Matariki Holiday

Term 3

Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September 2022

Monday 5 September - Staff Only Day

Term 4

Monday 17 October - Thursday 15 December 2022

Monday 24 October - Labour Day

Before and After School Care

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IPS Clothing

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