Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 11 - 3 May 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


“Integrity is doing the right thing when no-one is watching"

Bell Building Y7&8 Student of the Week

Pypa Ward

Always having a positive can do attitude and completing every task to the best of her ability


Weeks 2-3 Welcoming and being inclusive to all.

Kia ora whanau Kei nga maunga, kei nga awa, o nga hau e whā, tenā koutou, tenā koutou, tenā tātou katoa

We welcome all previous and new whanau to our kura from Term 2.

We also have new staff starting this term as follows

Taryn Pearce is our new teacher in R3

Karla Rosewarne teaching Friday (even weeks) linked to R3.

Rangi Adams teaching Tuesday and Wednesday linked to R1 and R3

Craig Field 3rd teacher for Senior Team Mon, Tues, Wed until 1230

Thursday Craig is releasing Jules or Clint for Special Needs planning 0900 - 1230 and then takes our Sensory Pod 1310 til 1500

Rachel Marshall Smith is back each teaching each Wednesday as a SENCo - we are very excited to have Rachel back after her extend time away on leave for personal reasons. - Welcome back Rach.

Kay Wallace is teaching in R9 on a Friday while our fabulous Whaea Marcelle is completing her last placement.

Whaea Marcelle is coming in on a Friday to ensure the continuity of our Kapa Haka troops - Many thanks to Andrew Georgeson Norfolk School for their flexibility in releasing Whaea.

Cody Huta is linked to Juniors in the mornings as a 'Significant Adult'

Tony Bracegirdle and Michael McMillian “ Significant Adults “ for the Middle Intermediate Team. Toni Mon, Tues and Michael Wed, Thurs, Fri

We are very fortunate to have these talented people joining us here at IPS to assist in our student to adult ratio in our varied learning opportunities.

Vicki Ritchie is currently on Study Leave, however is back facilitating some of the Maths Sessions with her selected students. Brooke Gibson is Acting Associate Principal and oversees the 0-4 teams.

Chrissie Mannex is still on extended leave. Mia Midgley is assisting with the sports co-ordination.

We will be having a Powhiri for all our new tamariki, staff and whanau Monday 7 May 1130 in our school hall. Following the Powhiri we will celebrate our Swimming achievements and Weetbix Tryathlon participants along with our Students of the Week.

We will hear reports from our various sports happening throughout the week and have a waiata or two. We would love to see you there.

Seesaw - Most of you will now be aware of our journey to utilise the app seesaw to share learning between home and school. Thank you to those who have provided feedback to our staff. It is pretty addictive and we are very excited about the increased home-school partnerships. Our E-Learning TEam of Alice Smith, Clint Frost and Matt Sigurdsson are working behind the scenes to ensure success for all.

Kahui Ako o Kohanga Moa

Rosey Mabin is our new Lead Principal for the May to end of April year ahead. Rosey will work alongside other leaders to continue to strengthen our Kahui Ako o Kohanga Moa (inglewood Community of Learning) to enable our children, students, young adults to 'Stand Upright" as an Inglewood Citizen.

Our next key date is the 19th of June where we have a community focus on Internet safety and etiquette. There will be a session in the evening for all our community - we will share more details next week.

Principals Blog

I am learning how to effectively write a blog to share with you, As a learner I am happy to receive constructive feedback / feedforward

Intermediate Mountain Bike Day

A group of keen students who had met the success criteria to attend the Mountain Bike Trip today were pretty excited about their venture. Many thanks to the parents who assisted take bikes and bike along with Mr Sigurdsson and the students from Puke Haupapa.

A further group who were remaining behind enjoyed an afternoon of fun and activities.

Happy Birthday

to Heidi Dudli-Koch, John Van Burgsteden, Alex Van Burgsteden, Capri Peterson, Tara Doherty and Scarlett Choi who are celebrating their birthday's this week.


Scholastic Book Club order Issue 3 closes at the school office on Tuesday 15 May.

Our school roll is currently 308.

This week we welcomed Skyla Daymond, Scarlett Rose, Adalee Bond, Ava-Leigh Jonker and Santiago Joyce Bopp to Inglewood Primary School.

Bus Transport

It is very important if your child is not going to be travelling on the bus after school to please let the school office know by ringing 06 756 8040 or email We take a roll call every afternoon for safety purposes.

Sports Information

Netball: Netball began this week, and teams did very well in their opening round of matches.

All Year 1-6 teams play Monday nights and the Intermediates play Saturday.

Draw for this week:

Year 7/8 two games at 11am and 3pm this Saturday at the New Plymouth courts.

Year 1/2 Tui and Kea play at 3.45 at the Inglewood High Gym

Year 3/4 Magic and Pulse play at Trimble courts at 3.45

Year 5/6 Rata and Rimu play at Trimble courts at 4.45

7 a- side Cluster Football: This event is open to any student from Year 5-8 and sign ups have begun. This is held at Karo Park, May 17. We expect a large number of students to be involved, and would appreciate any help with being able to manage a team during the day of this event. Please let Mr Kershaw know if you are able to assist.

PCT: The Intermediates have been training hard for the annual Police Competency Training event coming up next week. Again we have a number of students involved in this event. Permission slips and information has been sent home this week with students involved.

Year 5/6 Interschool Competition: On the 15th of May the Year 5/6 Interschool competition begins with a home match Vs Tikorangi School. If anyone is able to help out with coaching a football, netball or rugby team for an hour on a Wednesday afternoon please let the office know.

ParentLink News

Help Needed: ParentLink has been asked to help the Inglewood Junior Rugby Club out for their season preparing sausages, hot drinks and juice for after the Saturday morning games. Please let the school office know if you can help even for an hour.

AGM Meeting: Our next meeting is Monday 7th May at 7pm in the school office and is our AGM. Everyone welcome.

Big Projects for 2018 - Y1 / 2 - Junior Exploratory / Playground - Thank you to Adam Young who came along and discussed options for our Pirate Ship. You will see next to our wharf a sprayed outline of the size of our ship, yet to be built. We looking for builders, handy people who have skills to assist with building our "Pirate Ship" for our Junior people. - If you think you can assist, please contact Karen Patterson. We would like to hold a working bee once we have all our timber sorted.

Cycle Track on the back half of our property. We are working with Nathaniel Benefield from the New Plymouth Council to develop our Bike Track. At the moment there is safety fencing along the back of the school boundary as earth works is happening over in the new sub-division of Hodge park.

Fundraising - Kutu Kombs Does your child have kutu living on their head? Or would you like to prevent these little insects from finding a new home? Kutu Kombs is a local initiative which is delivering natural headlice solutions.

The Kutu Komb is the bestselling kutu AND egg removal comb. Micro-grooved teeth allows for better removal of even the tiniest kutu. It is perfect for head checks. We have also developed a natural solid shampoo is loaded with Neem Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil and essential oils of Citronella, Tea Tree, Lavender and Thyme. All of these oils actively deter or kill kutu while the castor oil soothes the scalp. Our solid shampoo can be used as a preventative and is made right here in Inglewood by Be Natural Soap.

Check out our products on facebook – Kutu Kombs. To order, email on, or text message 0211791242. We will deliver around Inglewood or meet you at school with the product and an invoice which can be paid on receipt.

Kutu Kombo $28. Kutu Komb $18. Shampoo Soap $12. For very ten kombos sold, we will donate one to the school. Sarah Lucas and Crystal Hilton

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

Monday 7 May

ParentLink AGM - 7pm in the school office

Thursday 10 May

Middle Team Camp

Friday 11 May

Middle Team Camp

Tuesday 15 May

Interschool Y5/6 v Tikorangi School

Thursday 17 May

Cluster 7 aside Football - Karo Park

Pita Pit Lunch Orders To Be At The Office by 11am

Friday 18 May

Pita Pit Lunch

Thursday 31 May

School & Sibling PhotoLife Photos

Friday 1 June

Interschool Y5/6 v Frankley School

Monday 4 June

Queens Birthday Weekend - School Closed

Thursday 7 June

Pita Pit Lunch Orders To Be At The Office by 11am

Friday 8 June

Pita Pit Lunch

Tuesday 19 June

Interschool Y5/6 v Mangorei School

Vision & Hearing Testing

Wednesday 20 June

Photoboard Competition Boards Due

Tuesday 26 June

Photoboard Competition Prizegiving

Thursday 28 June

Pita Pit Lunch Orders To Be At The Office by 11am

Friday 29 June

Pita Pit Lunch

Friday 6 July

Last Day of Term 2

Monday 23 July

First day of Term 3