Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 24 - 16 August 2018

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

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Thank you

I believe the above proverb is quite apt this week, in light of Wednesday's strike.

We would like to thank all students, parents/whanau and wider community for your support around the Nationwide Teachers' Strike.

The decision was not made lightly as we, as Teachers, together, with the Board of Trustees endeavour to 'Do the right thing' for all our tamariki/children and whanau/families.

We appreciate the disruption a strike causes for everyone. Our aim as educators is to provide ALL of our learners the best possible conditions in which to learn. It is increasingly evident the nature of 'teaching' has changed, as more and more the role of the teacher is being stretched and challenged.

We do hope the negotiations will be favourable for all moving forward, without further disruptions.

Thank you again.


I was away last week - Wednesday - Friday, visiting schools in Christchurch with thirty three other Principals from Taranaki.

I have not been to Christchurch, post the 2011 earthquake, so I found the sights, at times sombering.

I am grateful that we have not experienced such devastation here in Taranaki. The challenges that the community of Christchurch have faced over the time, have tested their resilience and tenacity over the years.

We visited several schools in mixed stages of repair or rebuild and had some very thought provoking conversations as a result.

I came back, being very grateful to being a member of the Inglewood Primary School and wider community.

While I found some interesting new ideas and some solutions to a few things as educators we have been quietly working on here at IPS, there was no hiding from the resounding sense of pride I felt around what we are trying to achieve here at IPS.

The trip affirmed to me what I always knew... I love being an educator here, so thank you all for assisting IPS to be a fantastic place to learn in and be a part of.

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Moni's Marvellous Message - Production

Our planned performance for the end of this term is going to be awesome.

Thank you to fabulous Emma Walker, Support Staff and Parents who assisted Emma to hold two seperate Cast sessions at the Mamaku Centre on Wednesday. I believe a fantastic time was had by all.

If you are keen to assist in some way, with our production, please see the staff where your child is placed within the school and offer you assistance....many hands make light work.

We are aiming to have the show length around 70 mins, but we have booked 90 min time slot to be safe.

We have booked the performance dates and times as follows:

Friday 21 September Dress Rehearsal (Kowhai Cast) ( we will invite Marinoto Rest Home) 1100 - 1230

Mon 24 Sept - Final Dress Rehearsal (Rata Cast) (Early Childhoods invited) 1300 - 1430

Ticket sales for the following shows will go on sale next week.

Tuesday 25 Sept Matinee Show 1100 - 1230 - Kowhai Cast

Tuesday 25 Sept Evening Show 1800 -1930 - Rata Cast

Wednesday 26 Sept Final Performance 1800 -1930 - Kowhai Cast

Tickets are $2.00 per child (IPS students do not pay) $5.00 Adult, $10.00 for a family of two adults and two children. - Tickets will be available at the Office from Monday 13 August


Weeks 4 -6 Be kind, be humble and strive to do your best -

Kia atawhai, kia ngawari, kia kaha ki te mahi i to pai

Happy Birthday

to Zaidyn Schoenmaekers, Lucy Hancock, Zephy Williams, Cameron Ker and Nautilus Williams who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Students of the Week

Bell Building Y7&8

Max Walker

For the many ways that you go above and beyond to be inclusive and sensitive to the needs of others.

Our school roll is currently 323.

The Inglewood Community of Learning is excited to present an opportunity to hear

Frances Valintine

Fern Lodge, Inglewood: 5.30 - 7.00pm

Thursday 30th August

Frances Valintine (CNZM) is a passionate educator and technologist. For over 20 years she has been committed to shifting education and business practice to respond to the future of work and industry.

This is an invitation for parents, teachers, employers or those with an interest in the future of education, to hear about where education is heading in the very near future. We look forward to seeing you there.

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When leaving a message it is important for our attendance records that you please leave a reason while your child is away eg; sick, appointment, holiday etc.

Spring Break

Just a reminder we have an approved Teacher Only Day Monday 10 September which will be a Spring break for whanau. Our staff will be involved in Professional Development this day. School will be closed for students on this day. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

PLEASE NOTE THIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY WAS BOOKED IN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR. At that time, we had no indication of a proposed Nationwide Strike for Teachers. Thank you in advance for you consideration.

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Sports/Group Photos - Wednesday 5 September

Please collect a prepaid envelope from the school office if you wish to order a photo.

Photos to be taken are:-

Netball, Interschool Netball, Rugby and Football, Hockey, Indoor Netball, PCT Challenge, Junior Kapahaka, Senior Kapahaka, Playground, Ground Crew, House Leaders, REACH, School Council, Sports Leaders, Year 8 Photo and ICT Techies.

Sports Information

Sports Uniforms: Thank You to all the students who have returned netball and hockey uniforms. As these seasons are now completed we would appreciate if sports uniforms for these sports could be returned to the office thanks.

Linkhorne Rugby & Burkhart Netball:

Intermediate Sports exchanges

Vs Stratford August 17 at IPS

Vs St Josephs at Hawera, August 20

Vs Bell Block away, 3 September

Vs Mangorei at IPS, September 7

Football and netball sports day at Stratford August 27.

REACH in the Community

Cooper Mullins in Moa iti heard about the big Superman being stolen from the Children's Ward at Taranaki Base Hospital recently and said to his Mum "That is really sad. Do you think they would like my Spiderman?" Cooper took his very own Spiderman up to the Children's Ward and donated it to them. I bet this made a lot of sick children in the hospital very happy. Well done Cooper for thinking of others and bringing them so much Hauora.

Car Boot Sale - Saturday 1 September

We have a number of items we are selling (desks, furniture, books, student desks etc. We are inviting stall holders to come in and participate in our sale morning Saturday 1 September here at IPS 0900 - 1300. $10.00 entry for cars selling their wares If it is wet, stalls can be held in our school hall. Please email to book a space or phone 06 756 8040.

Term 3 Calendar (This may change on a weekly basis)

Friday 17 August: Linkhorn Rugby & Burkhart Netball against Stratford Primary

Monday 20 August: Linkhorn Rugby & Burkhart Netball against St Josephs School Hawera

Thursday 23 August: 7's Rugby Tournament

Pita Pit Lunch Orders Due at the office by 11am

Friday 24 August: Pita Pit Lunch

Wednesday 29 August: School Cross Country

Thursday 30 August: School Cross Country PPD

Friday 31 August: Daffodil Day

Intermediate Speech Finals

Saturday 1 September: Car Boot Sale at IPS

Tuesday 4 September: Cluster Cross Country

Wednesday 5 September: Sports/Leaders Photo Day

Thursday 6 September: Pita Pit Lunch orders due at the office by 11am

Friday 7 September: Pita Pit Lunch

Monday 10 September: Spring Break Teacher Only Day

Tuesday 11 September: Cluster Football Tournament

Wednesday 12 September: Middle Team Speech Finals

Thursday 13 September: Junior Team Speech Finals

Friday 21 September: Production Dress Rehearsal

Monday 24 September: Production Dress Rehearsal

Tuesday 25 September: Production Performance 11am & 6pm

Wednesday 26 September: Taranaki Cross Country

Production Performance 6pm

Thursday 27 September: Pita Pit Lunch orders due at the office by 11am

Friday 28 September: Last Day of Term 3

Pita Pit Lunch

Monday 15 October: First Day of Term 4

Community News

The Stratford Volleyball Club is starting up a junior volleyball league running for 7 weeks. 17 October to 5 December, every Wednesday from 3.30pm to 5pm, TET Stadium Stratford, $10 per play for the season for years 6 to 8. For further information please contact Jane 0277746270 or Kylie 0278746786

IPS Clothing

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