Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 20 - 5 July 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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Kia ora whanau Kei nga maunga, kei nga awa, o nga hau e whā, tenā koutou, tenā koutou, tenā tātou katoa

The world watches and waits ...

Our thoughts are with all the families and associated personnel who are connected to the team of young boys and their coach caught in an underground cave in Thailand. I cannot but help think of the skills and attributes of the trapped team and coach which they clearly have utilised in the time of being underground. Resilience, determination, grit, empathy are some of the words which spring to mind. I know we are all wishing them all the best and hope for a safe recovery for all involved.
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Our Mid YEar 50s REACH Celebration

We are having a fabulous day of fun-filled REACH Activities today. REACH is in everything we do here at IPS. REACH goes beyond our school gates also as we go about our day. Thank you everyone for supporting, reinforcing our REACH values at home and in the community.

Welcome to new staff

Term 3, We are excited to welcome Karla Gibson to the teaching team as an ORS Specialist Teacher for one day a week. Karla has extensive experience in teaching and learning and will be a valuable addition to our team. We are also pleased to welcome Izaak Ryan to our Support Staff Team. Izaak will mainly support staff and students in the Puke Haupapa Team - welcome Izaak.
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Intermediate Mountain Bike Trip T2

Wednesday Mr Sigurdsson and a group of fantastic parents took a large group out to Lake Mangamahoe to experience the beautiful track and vista our Taranaki region has. The group were highly motivated and excited. The reports back from the students were full of "i didn't think I could do it, but I did", "I so want to do that again!". The powerful learning opportunities our students are being provided and assisting them to gain skills and attributes as they develop in to fine you Inglewood Citizens who are able to "Stand upright here".

End of Term Disco

Our fabulous Puke Haupapa Whanau (Intermediate Team) led by example yesterday (as they do) and organised End of Year Discos for Junior, Middle and Senior Teams, before they rocked out moves of their own at the final one last night. All proceeds from the Disco go towards the Y8 Graduation Dinner Dance at the end of the year. Thank you to all - Kiwi kids are rocking it, rocking it, here at IPS.
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Production planning is underway

Aotearoa welcomes the Lorax is our planned performance.

Thank you to the parents who have put their names forward to assist. Thank you also to those who attending the meeting last night. We were able to sort through our stockpile of costumes, which was a big job.

Emma Walker has met with us and will add her flair of expertise to the ideas we have to bring our Aotearoa flavour into the theme of the Lorax.

We are holding a full interested parent meeting, Monday 30 July at 7pm in the staffroom for those that can attend. We would like all people who have indicated their support to attend so we can allocate roles and areas of support.

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

We have tentatively booked the performance dates and times as follows:

Friday 21 September Dress Rehearsal ( we will invite marinoto Rest Home) 1100 - 1230

Mon 24 Sept - Final Dress Rehearsal (Early childhoods invited) 1300 - 1430

Tuesday 25 Sept Matinee Show 1100 - 1230

Tuesday 25 Sept Evening Show 1800 -1930

Wednesday 26 Sept Final Performance 1800 -1930

We will let you know when tickets are available and how much they will be in Week 1 Term 3

Thank you to the following so far...

Script Writing - Heidi Baker, Emma Walker,

Set Design - Brooke Gibson and Students

Dance Choreography - Ellie Hitchcock, Emma Walker

Music - Marcelle Messenger, Luke Kennedy , Matt Sigurdsson Michael Mc Millian and Students

Casting and Character Coaching - Heidi Baker, Emma Walker, Ellie Hitchcock

Prop making / finding - Karla Gibson, classes and students

Costumes - Sorting existing - mending - making - fitting - Rebecca Farquhar, Adrienne Brown, Hayley Gillett, Trudi O'Regan, Lisa Zame, Rachel Gillett and students

Ticketing - Debbie Carter & Mia Midgley

Sound and Lighting - Nick Hitchcock with students

Back Stage - John Harland, Parents and Students

Thank you

Thank you all for a fabulous, exciting term and we look forward to seeing you all back, along with our new whanau in Term 3


Weeks 8-10

Speaking nicely, manners and following instructions from adults.

Happy Birthday

to Preston Valentine, Floyd Armstrong, Zarnielle Daymond, Eli West, Tjay Lomax, Caitlin Roscoe, Hannah Williams,Tahlia Marriner, Emily Choi, James Boyd, Nyrelle Ritchie, Brooklyn Tubby, Jayden Sands, Isabella Pepperell, Ava Baeyertz, Connor Catlin-Maybury, Cameron Catlin-Maybury, Bugsy Read, Malek Ferguson and Darien Lowcay who are celebrating their birthday's this week and in the holidays.

Students of the Week

Bell Building Y7&8

Zoe Nolly

For her amazing positive attitude towards her learning and for being a kind, caring friend.

Our school roll is currently 316.

Welcome to Malek Ferguson who started at IPS this week.

Room 15 - Suspension Bridge Writing

Pupils Crossing a Damaged Suspension Bridge, Lebak, Indonesia

Rickety click clack, the bridge is wobbling like crazy. Basically my whole class are trotting on the broken rotten bridge. Yuck, Yuck!! My mouth tastes like the rotten air around us. Am I going to make it to school on time this morning?

My feet are trotting along the smelly, rotten, broken bridge. My hands shaking like an enormous earthquake. Ahhhhh! I tried to hold onto my best mate Ruby, but I didn’t have a very strong grip since today was such a frosty day. I peeked down underneath me and saw the sicky disgusting green water swiftly flowing past the riverbank.

By McKenzie Zame

My feet stung like thousands of knives stabbing into them. Bamboo drifted across the water like boats zipping past. I can’t wait to get of this bridge I thought bitterly. Why don’t we just walk on the wood? But we all knew the answer to that - the wood is falling apart. Arrrrrr!

I thought I hate this journey, I hate hate hate this journey. I was halfway across the bridge when… it suddenly flipped! There were too many people on one side of the bridge. People were falling into the murky water. Oh no! I tried to grab my friend, but I missed her arm. My heart was beating like a rabbit thumping the ground ten times again and again. Where was my little brother? I saw him float past. I grabbed his hand. “Hold on!” I screamed. His hand was slippery like ice. It was too hard to hold on. HELP!!!!! he yelled out to me. I slowly made my way back to the village in the rainforest. I told some adults about what had happened. Some went to flip over the splintery bridge above the murky water. More went to the beach to see if any kids had drifted down there. There was a storm coming in. I hoped we would find my fantastic school friends and my brother before the storm arrived…

By Ava-Leigh Jonker

Sports Information


Draw for this week:

Year 7/8 team play this Saturday at the New Plymouth courts on Court 11 against Sacred Heart Red at 10am.


Preston and Courtney Valentine and Noah and Reid Dalliston competed in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Regionals in Wellington last weekend. Preston won Bronze, Courtney won Gold and Noah and Reid Dalliston placed 4th. Congratulations to you all.

Matthew Tee placed 2nd in the Classical Guitar Solo Under 12 years Performing Arts Competition in New Plymouth on 30 June. Congratulations Matthew.

Charlie Wade has been selected for the Taranaki Under 10 Football Rep team. Charlie also won a Bronze medal in his first Junior Pakour GFA Competition held in Waitara last weekend. Congratulations Charlie.

Skyler Woodham and Breeze Woodham have been selected for the Taranaki Under 12 Girls Football Rep team. Congratulations girls.

PCT Challenge

Earlier this term 20 Intermediate students took part in the Police Competency Training course team challenge. Mr Sigurdsson trained these young athletes very hard and had them fizzing for the event. All 5 teams went very well, and all made the top 12 teams of the event, which included teams from a number of Intermediate aged students. The semis went down to a nail biting finish and resulted in Inglewood having 2 of the fastest times recorded. The team of Journi Manser, Pypa Ward, Preston Valentine, and Mitchell Mace had a final run and in a sensational finish completed the obstacles the quickest, winning by a narrow margin over Mangorei school. This was the sixth time over the last 12 years IPS have been crowned champions. Well done to those 4, but also all the competitors who trained hard and performed exceptionally well.

Ross Brown Tournament

Congratulations to Mitchell Mace, Pypa Ward, Nicky McDonald and Brayden Neilson, who have all been selected in the upcoming Ross Brown rugby tournament held in late term 3 and will represent 'Central Taranaki'. This tournament has been a feature of primary school rugby for many years, and over the years some great players have played in this tournament. All 4 play for the Inglewood rugby club and no doubt will train hard and aim for selection into the Taranaki Primary School team.


We would love any old bikes (of any condition and size) that our community would be happy to donate to Inglewood Primary School.

IPS Clothing

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

The New Plymouth District Council are holding a Welcome to the District event for newcomers - and you are your family are invited!

If you have moved to the New Plymouth District from elsewhere in New Zealand or overseas, come along and meet the Mayors, Councillors, community board members and other new residents. Wednesday 25 July, 5.30pm at the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. Email by Friday, 20th July 2018 to confirm.

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

Friday 6 July

Last Day of Term 2

Pita Pit Lunch

Monday 23 July

First day of Term 3

Tuesday August 28: School Cross Country

Tuesday September 4: Cluster Cross Country