Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 15- July 30 2020

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

Welcome to Term 3 2020

We are excited to be back and underway with all the adventures planned for this last half year.

Many, many thanks to you all for your ongoing support.

Nau mai haere mai whanau, welcome to all our new staff and whanau joining us this term.

T3 Powhiri

Yesterday we welcome to our school our new children and whanau, new staff and also members from New Horizons Aotearoa and South Coast Construction.

We are always grateful to have people working alongside us to provide opportunities for children and also construction as we get underway building our seven new teaching spaces.

New Horizons Aotearoa will be working with some of our Puke Haupapa children next Monday and every Monday following. The group will be designing and building predator traps and then learning how to place and monitor these traps within our National Park area.

Our South Coast Construction crew are here for the last half year building our teaching spaces and we also will be building a single space area near the front of Panitahi Block.

Pirate descriptions from Panitahi O’Connor

The pirate had one arm and one leg. He had one eye and an eye patch.

By Zane

She had hairy legs. She had holes in her clothes and rotten teeth.

By Ana-Maria

He had smelly breath. He was muscular and he smelled horrible. He had brown eyes. He was so tall and scary. His skin was like a rock.

By Adalee

I am a pirate. I have a hook. I have a peg leg because I got my leg cut off in a fight.

By Emily

The pirate has blackish teeth and brown eyes. He is thin. He has a golden earring, a red scar, a bloody scarf and a pistol. His name is Black Beard.

By Cooper

The pirate had a big boat. She had dark eyes and she had rotten teeth and grimy hair and smelly breath.

By Lusiana

The pirate had dark eyes, three fingers and one leg. She was muscular and really rich. She was the tallest in her crew. Her ship had zig zags and shapes on it.

By Nonoi

He was mean and hairy. He was ugly, smelly and dirty.

By Lewis.

She had ebony skin. The pirate’s scarf was dirty and reddish. She was lean. She had a sharp hook for her hand. She had a wooden leg. The pirate had a sword, ready to kill.

By Vanessa

Pirate Ship Official Opening

Monday 3 August 0930

Many thanks to our ParentLink, Board of Trustees and Mack Cook for planning, paying for and constructing our Pirate Ship within our Junior Playground area. The hip is a fabulous addition to our playground.

Mack will be here Monday 0930, with his family to officially open the Pirate Ship. We are hoping members from our BoT / Parent Link will be here also. The whole school is asked to dress up like a Pirate to mark the occasion.

Many thanks to Panitahi O'Connor's class for their fantastic writing - enjoy reading the snippets.

Students of the Week - Term 3 Week 1

Students of the Week - Term 3 Week 2

Birthday Wishes

Happy birthday to Jaxmynn Bailey, Bailey Hatcher, Jahziah Salisbury-Read, Lara Antill, Cooper Marshall-Smith, Jordan Hemi, Cooper Beale, Tayla Zame, Max Morgan, Kahnya Hemi, Ivan-Ray O'Carroll-Makiri, Caoimhe Leslie-Ellis, Joseph Tudor and Jaxon Nagel who have celebrated their birthdays over the last two weeks.

School Goal - Term 3 Week 1-2

Current IPS School Roll - 395 students

Welcome to Chasity Priest, Abigail Whitmore, Mikayla Henderson, Mason Hosking and Charles Petherick-Walters who joined us this week at IPS.

Scholastic Book Club

Issue 5 has been distributed to all students. Please return all orders to the school office by Monday 3 August. Thank you

New workspace for our tamariki

We have nearly finished preparing our workspace for our Whakairo (Carving) with Matua Moni raua Matua Barry to work with Tamariki creating a Waharoa and Teko Teko.

Also utilising the same space for our New Horizon Aotearoa Personnel to work with our tamariki creating predator boxes to utilise on Maunga Taranaki Predator Free Project.

These groups will be in the space on Monday 3 August.

Many thanks to Mr Ray Smillie and son Cole for laying the concrete floor. Ray also prepared the shed for electrical installation and bench installation. Mr Paul Edwards and Mr Paul Patterson for lining the walls of the space with plywood.

Thank you SD Electrical for the installation of power to the space.

Fun Science in Panitahi Bailey today

Ms Gibson was teaching in Panitahi Bailey today and as inspiration to an art activity around volcanoes, the children learned a little science as well
Volcano Eruption

Net Safe Sessions

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We are delighted to announce Net Safe Session for all staff and parents coming to Inglewood. The Sessions for Staff will be Tuesday 11 August 3:30 - 4:30 and then All Parents 7-8pm. The sessions will take place at Inglewood High School. All members of our Inglewood Community and surrounding Early Childhoods and Schools are invited. Please mark this on the calendar.

School Bus Safety

Earlier this year, prior to lockdown, Tranzit Coachlines worked with their drivers to develop two
videos about school bus safety and appropriate student behaviour on the school bus.

These videos are to reassure parents and caregivers that the school bus is a safe way to travel to school and help eliminate any concerns they may have, especially when their child (who
maybe as young as 5 years old) uses the bus for the first time.

The first video talks about a student’s first school bus journey (“Staying Cool on the School Bus”) and the second video is about appropriate student behaviour on the school (“Best Bus Behaviour”).
Staying Cool on the School Bus
Best Bus Behaviour

Drop Off and Pick Up

We really appreciate the positive actions and great modelling by parents during drop off to school and pick up from school times. We are at the gate every morning and afternoon and really appreciate the positive chats and appropriate actions of pedestrians and drivers.

Thank you for waiting at the pedestrian crossing, while pedestrians cross in the cold winter weather. We really value the effort of the children who diligently undertake their responsibilities as Road Patrollers in all weather. We are also very grateful to the parents who assist us with Miro Street Crossings as well.


Please remember to notify the office if your child will be absent from school. Please state your name, child's name and reason for absence each day. The Ministry of Education treats all absences without a reason as truant.Thank you

Staff Only Days to diarise please

The following days were designated Staff only days approved by our Board of Trustees last year.

Monday 31 August 2020 (week 7 of Term 3)

Tuesday 27 October 2020 (week 3 of Term 4)

Please lock these in as there will be NO ability to take students on these days.

The Government is considering an additional National Holiday, IF by chance one of our days is chosen, we will make another day for the Staff Only Day.

Senior Camp - Chocolate Fundraiser

We still have some chocolate money to be returned to the office. Please return as soon as possible to enable credits to be popped on your school accounts. If the chocolates or money are not returned by Friday 7 August, $72 will be added to your accounts. We have a few more boxes left over if you would like anymore to sell. Thank you
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IPS Uniform Sale - While Stocks Last

Hoodies $45

Fleece Jacket $30

Showerproof Jacket $30

Showerproof Pants $30

We have a limited number in all sizes. Please see the school office if you would like to purchase. These can be added to your school account and paid off throughout the year. Photos are at the end of this newsletter.

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

Tuesday 4 August

Year 8 Inglewood High School enrolments 2021 at IPS all day

Thursday 6 August

Pita Pit Lunch Order forms due at the school office by 3pm

Friday 7 August

Pita Pit Lunch

Tuesday 11 August - at Inglewood High School Hall

Netsafe Staff 3;30 - 4:30

Netsafe Parents 7-8pm

Friday 14 August

Senior Interschool Sports - Waitara East School

Monday 17 August

Whole School Assembly - 11am

Tuesday 18 August

Intermediate Sports Exchange

Thursday 20 August

Inglewood Primary School Cross Country

Thursday 27 August

Pita Pit Lunch Order forms due at the school office by 3pm

Friday 28 August

Pita Pit Lunch

Monday 31 August

School Closed - Staff Only Day

Tuesday 8 September

School Photos - PhotoLife

Monday 14 September

Whole School Assembly - 11am

Tuesday 15 September

Sports Photos

Wednesday 16 - Friday 18 September

Senior Team Camp - Vertical Horizon

Wednesday 23 September

Taranaki Cross Country - Hawera

Friday 25 September

Last day of Term 3

Monday 12 October

First day of Term 4

Monday 26 October

School Closed - Labour Day

Tuesday 27 October

School Closed - Staff Only Day

Community Notices


We’re looking for 25,000 people from all over New Zealand to help run the 2020 General Election. More specifically we are looking for people from your community to work in your voting places! Are you interested? We want staff to reflect New Zealand’s diversity, so our customers will see themselves, whānau and friends reflected in the election.

Do you: • have a strong connection to your community

• like helping others and providing a great customer experience

• want to be part of a supportive team and learn new skills?

Then this is a great opportunity for you to get involved. You don’t need election experience because you’ll be trained and supported to do a great job. There are lots of different jobs available and all of the work is paid.

For more information and to register your interest visit:

Inglewood Squash Club Juniors

Our Inglewood Squash Club Juniors starts again next Monday 27th July for 6 weeks (all sessions are free). See the attached flyer and click on the link to register.

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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.