Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 15 - 8 September 2023

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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


Last Friday we said goodbye to Mr. Michael Bucksmith who taken up a position as a co-Principal within an international school in Vietnam. Mr Bucksmith loved his time here at IPS and this was reiterated in a surprise video from him that the students watched on Monday as part of our school assemblies. Inglewood Primary School is soo grateful for the time and care that he put into the staff, students and whānau. He was involved in soo many areas of IPS school life and has has such a positive impact upon the school kaupapa.

We will also be farewelling Mrs Koron Powell at the end of this term. Mrs Powell has won and accepted a position as a team leader at Motoura School in New Plymouth. Although we will be losing such a wonderful kaiako, we know that Koron will make a huge impact upon their kura as she has done here at IPS. We wish Koron the very best as she embarks on this new and exciting journey within her education career.

Staff Only Day

We will be having a staff only day on Monday 20 November. This is a ministry directive to undertake professional development around the curriculum refresh document.

Working Bee

We would love your help on Sunday 29 October from 9am to 12 noon to undertake a small list of jobs around the school. We look forward to seeing you.
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Staff Carpark

Our fabulous new staff car park will be opening soon. Moving the staff car park, will keep children safe walking to and from classrooms without vehicles driving around beside the hall and swimming pool area. Please note this is a staff car park only and all visitors and caregivers are required to park on the road. Thank you for keeping our children safe.
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Biking To School

Please talk to your children about biking to and from school safely. Especially the importance of stopping at a street and looking for vehicles before riding their bikes across. We have had a few phone calls lately from members of the community very worried about our children on their bikes. Thank you

REACH Goal Week 8

Demonstrate manners and show kindness to others.

Te whakāti i nga tikanga me te atawhai ki etahi atu

Students of the Week - Term 3 Week 7

Students of the Week - Term 3 Week 8

Students of the Week - Term 3 Week 9

Out of Zone Enrolments

Enrolment at Inglewood School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available on the school website or from the school office.

The application form for enrolment is available from the school website, or from the school office. Please note, that if the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot.

The board is now inviting applications from parents who wish to enrol their children at Inglewood Primary School for the 2024 School Year - The deadline for Out of Zone Enrolments for 2024 is Monday 30 October 2023 at 3pm. The board has determined that there will be up to 20 places available across all year groups. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Speech Finals

Congratulations to all finalists and winners at our recent speech competitions.

Year 8 - 1st Isobel Andrewes, 2nd Junior Pike, 3rd Mafa Fruean

Year 7 - 1st Cooper Marshall-Smith, 2nd Tayla Zame, 3rd Eli Hemi

Year 6 - 1st Nonoi Fruean, 2nd Rishaan Chetty, 3rd Phoenix Curry

Year 5 - 1st Scarlett Rose, 2nd = Jake Peach & Mila Minnear, 3rd Alex Clancy

Year 4 - 1st Charlotte Sandford, 2nd Mikah Nicholas-Nunez, 3rd Asimina Fruean

Year 3 - 1st Makayla Henderson, 2nd Olivia Wanden, 3rd Arlo Sandford

Year 2 - 1st Thea Daly, 2nd = Meila Fabish & Theo Northcott, 3rd Alyssa Dettling

Year 1 - 1st = Riaan Chetty & Promise Star, 2nd Khaleesi Charles-Wilson, 3rd = Teo Kim & Avah Chadwick

IPS Cross Country Results

Congratulations to everyone who participated in our School Cross Country. Special thanks to Cody and Mrs White for all their fabulous organisation of these days.

Little Fighters Trust - 1st Lewis Marriner, 2nd Carter Gamble, 3rd Lachlan Evans

5 Yr Boys - 1st Tane Quigley, 2nd Cane Joyce-Kennedy, 3rd Arlo Lund

5 Yr Girls - 1st Hannah Inwood, 2nd Piper Drake, 3rd Taylor Davis-Hatcher

6 Yr Boys - 1st Colton Nielsen, 2nd Theo Northcott, 3rd Liam Gillespie

6 Yr Girls - 1st Thea Daly, 2nd Porscha Byles, 3rd Sophie Barraclough

7 Yr Boys - 1st Boston Kedgley, 2nd Jax Wright, 3rd Oaklen Putt

7 Yr Girls - 1st Eve Ranford, 2nd Theadora Voss, 3rd Olive Wallace

8 Yr Boys - 1st Cory Gillespie, 2nd Zaden Miru, 3rd Jackson Riri

8 Yr Girls - 1st Alice Williams, 2nd Charlotte Curtain, 3rd Keira Quigley

9 Yr Boys - 1st Grayson Young, 2nd Marcus Byles, 3rd Oscar Howard

9 Yr Girls - 1st Miriah Byles, 2nd Amyah Ritchie, 3rd Mikah Nicholas-Nunez

10 Yr Boys - 1st Avu Pike, 2nd Caleb Oliver, 3rd Lakin Bailey

10 Yr Girls - 1st Scarlett Rose, 2nd Shardae Morrell, 3rd Harper Sampson

11 Yr Boys - 1st Ngatai Mason, 2nd Zaidyn Schoenmaekers, 3rd James Boyd

11 Yr Girls - 1st Lucy Williams, 2nd Sarah Tilby, 3rd Ava Lee

12 Yr Boys - 1st Junior Pike, 2nd Jack Howard, 3rd Isaac Jowers

12 Yr Girls - 1st Tayla Zame, 2nd Beibhinn Leslie-Ellis, 3rd Olivia Peach

13 Yr Boys - 1st Harper Bailey, 2nd Reid Dalliston, 3rd Cameron Catlin-Maybury

13 Yr Girls - 1st Hannah Williams, 2nd Jae Tilby, 3rd Amber Palmer

School Accounts

Thank you to the families that are continuing to pay by direct credit. Please ensure your student's accounts are brought up to date. Thank you

Touch Rugby

Notices have been sent home this week with interested students and emailed to all caregivers. These are due back by Friday 15 September. To ensure we register the correct numbers/teams please have them returned by this date. Thank you

An opening tournament will be held Sunday 8 October at the Inglewood Rugby fields by the Scout Den. This tournament marks the start of the normal season and will count for points on the table. Following Sunday, weekly games will be played on Tuesday afternoons from 330pm.


Yarrows Cookie Fundraiser - Thank you for your support of our Yarrows Cookie Fundraiser. ParentLink raised $2,550. You are awesome.

Household Products Fundraiser - Our next fabulous fundraiser is quality household products eg cling wrap, tin foil, baking paper and eco cleaning cloths. An order form came home with all students this week. Please return by Monday 6 November. All payments are to be made to the ParentLink bank account or cash handed to the school office. Thank you for your wonderful support once again.

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Yummy Stickers

Just a reminder to please keep collecting the Yummy Fruit Company stickers for our chance to win sports gear for our school.

You can purchase Yummy apples, either bags with cut-out labels or individual apples with Yummy stickers, at your local New World, Pak’n Save and participating Four Square stores.

Please return full sticker sheets to the school office. Extra sticker collection sheets are available from the school office.

This promotion runs till the end of term 3 2023.

School Roll

Our current school roll is 393

Welcome to Heaven Star, Promise Star, Koda Smillie and Matahi Tamati-Campbell who have joined us over the last two weeks.

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Happy Birthday to Koda Smillie, Lilliana Fowles, Ziggi Henderson-Toa, Hamish Richardson, Khaleesi Charles-Wilson, Ivy Towning, Alysha Coates, Noni Fruean, Emily Vickers, Limari Van Dyk, Anastasia Charles-Wilson, Avah Chadwick, Jae Tilby, Charlie Burkhart, Isla Browne and Asha Young who have celebrated their birthdays over the last three weeks.

School Lunch List For Term 3

Visiting Nanny

Nany visiting from Mangamuka, Northland who thoroughly enjoyed watching Kapahaka rehearsals and STEM.
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IPS Logo Clothing Sale

For the remainder of Term 3, we will be selling the following items at half price. There are a limited number in all sizes. Please pop in to the school office to purchase.

Showerproof Jacket was $30 now $15

Showerproof Pants was $$20 now $10

Fleece Jacket with Zip was $30 now $15

School T Shirt was $20 now $10

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Term 3 Upcoming Events

Friday 15 September

Puke Haupapa & Tokomaru Technology

Tatarakihi Festival


Wednesday 20 September

Pouakai & Waiongana Iti Technology

New Plymouth Schools Music Festival - TSB Stadium

Taranaki Cross Country - Hawera Racecourse

Jiu Jitsu

Thursday 21 September

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 22 September

Puke Haupapa & Tokomaru Technology


Last Day Term 3

Monday 9 October

First Day of Term 4

Sunday 29 October

Working Bee - 9am to 12 noon

Monday 20 November

Staff Only Day

2023 Dates

Term 3

Friday 22 September - Last day of Term 3

Term 4

Monday 9 October - First day of Term 4

Monday 23 October - Labour Day

Monday 20 November - Staff Only Day

Thursday 14 December - Last day of Term 4

Pending Enrolments for 2024, 2025, 2026

If you or you know of anyone, wishing to enrol their child at Inglewood Primary School over 2024 or beyond, 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


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We require Voting Place staff in the following locations on Saturday 14 October 2023:

Inglewood – 3 sites, Inglewood High School. Inglewood Primary School and The Inglewood Club.

The hours of work will be from 8:00 am until counting is finished – usually sometime around 9:00 -

10:00 pm.

There are a range of positions that involve staff in issuing ordinary and special votes. Other positions

are available for Voter Assistants and Voting Place managers.

Payment for voting place staff is scheduled at $28.08 per hour, inclusive of holiday pay.

Voting Place Managers are scheduled at the rate of $33.49 per hour, inclusive of holiday pay.

We also require staff for Advance Voting in Inglewood. This commences on 2 October and is open

every day up until Friday 13 October 2023. The Advance Voting will be open from 9:00 am – 5:00

pm daily.

Paid training will be given to all successful applicants.

Please apply at

Kind Regards

Ian McLauchlan

R.R. Manager

Taranaki King Country Electorate

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Inglewood Cricket Club - Junior cricket registrations

Inglewood cricket club junior cricket registrations are now open.

Friday night cricket (softball) - Years 3-6, 5.30pm starts, no gear required.

Saturday morning cricket (hardball) - Years 4-8, 9am starts

Subs just $20

Registration link below

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Kids Halloween Party - Friday 3 November at the Inglewood Club. All primary school kids are welcome. $5 entry. Snacks & Drinks available to purchase. 6pm to 8pm. For any song requests for the night text 0273150814.

Edventure School Holiday Programmes.

These holidays we are running our Edventure Everyday Programme in

New Plymouth @Fitzroy School

Inglewood @St Patricks School

5-13 year olds, OSCAR available, $50per day, themed days,

Arts, crafts, games and fun for everyone. Nature day, Wearable arts, Masterchef, wheels day and much more.......

Book now at

(Outdoors, Surfing, Dance and Sports programmes will be back in Dec/Jan)

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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.