Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 14 -- 23 May 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


This week's Whakatauki is one to consider when you are voting for your Parent Representative on our Governing Board of Trustees.

Hautū are the leaders in a waka that call the time to the kaihoe/paddlers and guide the waka to travel in the direction of their vision?

Kia ora whanau and caregivers

It has been an enriched week with lots of exciting learning opportunities in all levels of the school together with fun and laughter. We know fun and laughter is the best medicine when times are challenging.

As the Nation prepares for the biggest industrial action in the education sector - we are all experiencing the challenge of navigating this event. Our Board of Trustees have deemed that the school will be closed for instruction Wednesday 29 May as there will not be enough supervision for children. They have also coordinated with our Plumbers to utilise this day to apply a temporary fix to an urgent water issue to avoid any further disruption to our school community. We are hoping the major work will be undertaken in the July non-contact time. We all thank you in advance for your on-going support during this time.

We are delighted to see a number of parents and one longtime serving friend and former parent to our school, putting their hands up to Govern our school.

This role is hugely important and requires time and commitment to partner with myself and the staff in providing opportunity to all in our community to be warm, safe and happy as we engage in education learning opportunities here at Inglewood Primary.

Our Board of Trustees Parent Representatives also require a community lens as we are also member of our Kahui Ako o Kohanga Moa / Inglewood Community of Learning. Our Kahui Ako goal is to 'assist with all members standing upright here, and grow good citizens.

National Strike Day

You may have heard in the news recently that the NZEI and its members, along with the PPTA (secondary teachers) voted to hold a day of strike action, to be held on Wednesday 29th May. The Inglewood Primary BOT have decided, that due to this strike action that the school will be closed on Wednesday 29th May. We know that this may be an inconvenience to families but we will not be able to provide a safe environment for your children while strike action is underway.

Please note: The BOT have taken the opportunity while this strike occurs to undertake remediation work of our water supply. As a school we cannot operate without water. The Board has chosen this day to lessen any further inconvenience to our school community. Please note the school will be closed for all staff while repairs are carried out. Thank You for your consideration and understanding.

Kind regards

Grant Kenny

BOT Chairperson

Inglewood Primary School

Message from Taranaki District Health Board - Keeping measles out of Taranaki

Currently there are cases of measles in many parts of New Zealand and although our last confirmed case in Taranaki was in 2014, there is a chance we might get another case in the near future.

Measles is a highly infectious airborne virus which affects both children and adults. Immunisation is the best protection.

Measles is very disruptive for schools. It is a severe disease and most cases need to spend several weeks off school or work because they are so sick. About one in ten needs to be hospitalised.

The first symptoms of measles include a high fever, cough, runny nose and sore and watery ‘pink eyes.

This is followed by a blotchy rash.

It is most infectious just before people develop the rash. We strongly encourage our school families to ensure you are up to date with immunisations to ensure we are all protected against this serious, preventable disease.

By getting immunised we can reduce the spread of serious diseases, which benefits us all. Our priority is for people, especially children, who have not been vaccinated at all to get vaccinated.

One dose of MMR vaccine is effective in 95% of people. After two doses, more than 99% of people are protected.

Children who have not been immunised or who are immunocompromised may need to stay away from school until the risk of getting measles has passed.

For more information please visit:

Ministry of Health Website

Health Promotion Agency: Immunisation resources

Winning Year 5 & 6 Rippa Rugby Team

Well done to our Year 5 and 6 Rippa side 'The Bruising Boars' who have made it through to the Champion of Champions event held at the Race Course June 14. All our 4 teams finished in the top 2 in their grade at yesterday's cluster event. Our Intermediate team, 'The Wild Moa' ended up drawing the final with Norfolk in a hard fought encounter and the 'Dancing Goats' were beaten finalists in their grade. Thanks to all students and supporters for an enjoyable day.

Sporting Achievements

Congratulations Lucas Flay who won the third round of the Taranaki Mountain Bike Club Champs last weekend. He won all three races for under 14's. Awesome work Lucas!

Inglewood Sea Eagles

Good luck to the Inglewood Sea Eagles in their curtain raiser for the Warriors game this weekend. Go well boys, we're sure you'll do yourselves proud and enjoy the experience.

Upcoming Board of Trustee Elections - Reminder Nominations Close Noon Friday 24 May 2019

Nominations are invited for 5 parent representatives on the Board of Trustees.

A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters next week. You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself. Both parts of the form must be signed. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

Nominations close at 12 noon on Friday 24 May 2019 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate statement and photograph.

The voting roll will be open for inspection at the school from next Wednesday and can be viewed during normal school hours.

There will also be a list of candidates' names as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.

Voting closes at noon on Friday 7 June 2019.

Debbie Carter

Returning Officer

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 3-4

Remembering to use our manners at all times.

Students of the Week

Naki Plumbing and Gas Y7 & Y8

Te’neal Helms - For demonstrating leadership capacity, growth mindset for new learning and opportunities, skills as a fine artist and most of all great maturity and dependability to get things done.

Our school roll is currently 345.

This week we welcome Jahdeeze Penu-Robinson-Kingi to Inglewood Primary.

Happy Birthday

to Ella-Jayne Delves, Dahliarose Wheeler, Haylee Petherick, Kymanii Tautuku, Savanna Henderson-Toa and Max Walker who are celebrating their birthday's this week.


Next Meeting: Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 2pm in the School Staffroom.

Healthy & Plastic Free Lunch Box

Lunch Box Ideas

Cookies on the Go! (Simone Hayward)

Here's some easy to make adaptable breakfast cookies that are oil free, dairy free and egg free. The recipe is very adaptable, using any type of nut or seeds that you have. No nuts or seeds? Just use extra oats!

Not used to cooking without eggs, oil and butter; the cookies won’t be like the traditional cookie you’re used to. They’re not crunchy and light, they are soft, deliciously chewy and satiating. The dates give them natural sweetness, so no need for any extra sugar. If you’re introducing children to these cookies for the first time and you’re cutting back sugar intakes, add half a cup of dairy free chocolate chips.

Recipe: (Makes 10 large cookies)

  • 1/4 cup organic nuts or seeds (I used almonds & hazelnuts)
  • 2 cups organic dates (soaked in hot water for at least 15 minutes)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 1/2 cups jumbo oats (not quick oats)


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees, line a baking tray
  • Boil the kettle and soak your dates in a bowl
  • In a food processor or thermomix, blitz your nuts or seeds (not the flaxseed) until they’re small, but not ground and set aside
  • Add the dates to the mixing bowl along with the cinnamon and vanilla. Blend until nearly smooth. You might need to scrape down the sides of the bowl a few times
  • Add the oats and nuts/seeds to the dates. Blend until the oats are just mixed in, but still whole
  • With damp hands shape the mixture into tablespoon size balls and flatten slightly on the tray.
  • Cook on the top shelf for 12 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown and still soft.
  • Remove from the oven and cook on the tray for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before storing. Otherwise dig in!


  • Use any seeds such as sunflower or pumpkin seeds in place of nuts
  • If not using any seeds, add an extra 1/2 cup of oats
  • Add 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips for a sweeter cookie
  • You can leave out the flaxseed if you don’t have it
  • Make the cookies extra large and top them with ice cream, fresh fruit or chia jam for an extra boost of colour and nutrients
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or the freezer for up to 3 months

Here is the link to my next workshop which is on dairy free cheese, on 21st June at The Collaboration Pop up Shop in New Plymouth.

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Kiwi Aversion Training

We will be holding kiwi aversion training in Stratford next Saturday 25th May. This programme is designed to educate owners of the dangers their dogs can be to kiwi, and to teach them to avoid them if they ever come across kiwi. For more information about how the training works and why we do it please see the following link and check out the attachment for local info as well. Please note, participants must register by calling the DOC New Plymouth office.
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Term 1 Calendar (This may change on a weekly basis)

Monday 27 May - Friday 31 May

Intermediate Team Camp - Tui Ridge Rotorua

Wednesday 29 May

National Primary and Secondary School Teachers strike day. IPS closed for the day.

Friday 31 May

Year 5 & 6 Interschool - Merrilands School- 12.30 start.

Monday 3 June

Queens Birthday - School Closed

Queens Birthday 7 A Side Rugby comp at Sanders Park

Tuesday 4 June

Vision & Hearing

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch forms due to the office by 3pm

Wednesday 5 June

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch

Wednesday 5 June

ParentLink Meeting - Staffroom 2pm

Thursday 6 June

Year 5 and 6 exchange vs Mangorei School, at IPS 12.30 start.

Thursday 13 June

Pita Pit lunch order forms due at the office by 3pm.

Friday 14 June

Pita Pit Lunch

Monday 17 June

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

Friday 21 June

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

Monday 1 July

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

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

IPS Clothing

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

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