Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 19 -- 27 June 2019

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


Remember that it is the journey that the real learning occurs - the end product is just the bonus. Bexs Langton 2019
Kia ora Whanau and Caregivers

REACH / Puanga / farewell Mr Kershaw Breakfast

This morning our REACH Action Team with Mr Harland and Mrs May prepared and cooked breakfast for the staff. We love getting together as a whanau with our staff kids and whanau to eat together once a term. This time we also acknowledge Puanga, our Maor New Year and also acknowledge the work of Mr Kershaw who is leaving us at the end of next week to return to Highlands, teaching Y8s. We are having a Mr K week next week, so please make sure you pop in and see Ben.

Ben is teaching in Vicki's class for the week as Vicki is undertaking medical treatment for her arm she injured here at IPS a year or so ago.

Board of Trustees Retiring Members Assembly

Today our school farewelled Mr Grant Kenny, Ms Tracey Phillips, Mrs Lara Phillips and Mrs Sherryl Molloy as they officially left our Board of Trustees. The school students had made cards, prepared photo presentations and Mrs Ritchie had written a special poem for Mr Kenny. Our beautiful Kapa Haka group performed as did Panitahi. The Assembly was followed by a lovely morning tea.

Board of Trustees News

Mrs Tash Allerby has been elected Board Chairperson. We are delighted to have Tash leading the Governance team for IPS. Tash has strong experience in Human Resources, Leadership, Policy and Health and Safety areas. Tash is delighted to have the opportunity to lead the Board and has plans to utilize the strengths of each of the members to continue to strengthen and enhance the education of all members of Inglewood Primary.

Thursday Tash Allerby, Ray Smillie and Paul Edwards together with myself attended a property meeting with the MoE Property Team , Project Manager and Architects. The team discussed many projects which are being developed.

The main project is planning for an accommodating our ever increasing roll. Over the non-contact time, our water leak will be remedied, and our hall will be upgraded.

We are moving Mrs Michalea Krook and Mrs Stephanie Boyd's classes into the hall for the remainder of the year as we need to spread ourJunior classes out to accommodate our ever increasing role. Mrs Mel Zimmerman's class will move to Room 1 and Mrs Libby O'Connor will move into Room 2. These classes will have the shared space between the two classes and will still collaborate.

Mr Adams and Mrs Smith will move into the bigger space of Moa iti and we will make a plan for that space to be utilized for the benefit of all the New Entrants.

Plans are nearly finalised for the new six classes which are going to be built after the demolition of the older four classes which were known as C Block - ( Hinuera Stone ) and the back two classes (old rms 12 & 13. The toilet block will remain.

We are gaining a cover (archgola) type cover over the space by the carpark/hall entrance, which will be fabulous in the wet weather.

Puke Haupapa will get the verandah covered.

The toilets opposite Moa iti are being upgraded also.

Thank you all for your patience - our school is going to look tino flash indeed.

Sporting Success

Congratulations to Year 8 students, Jamari Hayward and Brayden Neilson who have both recently been selected in the Central Zone team for the upcoming Ross Brown zone. Both boys represent the Inglewood rugby club and our school team. Good luck boys for this tournament.

Also congratulations to Lucas Flay. Lucas recently won the Under 14 series for the New Plymouth Mountain bike club. This promising mountain biker has many events coming up and we wish him all the best for these upcoming events.

Help! Help! Recycled Bottle House

We need more clear 1.25 litre and 2.25 litre bottles. If you have an interest in assisting with environmental projects please contact Mrs Ritchie who would love some support. We have a lot of projects and the Enviro Crew work most Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes on projects. The bottle house will be worked on from 11 am - 2.45 pm Tuesday 9 April. If you are keen you are welcome to join the group at any time you can throughout this time.


Week 9-10

Make someone’s day by filling their bucket and considering everyone’s ideas.

Students of the Week

Naki Plumbing and Gas Y7 & Y8

Capri Peterson - For the time, effort and enthusiasm she pours in to her learning and the support that she gives others in collaborative situations.

Our school roll is currently 355.

Happy Birthday

to Seth Jones, Zane Brown, Ellah Foreman, Izzy Wilson and Luke Broughton who are celebrating their birthday's this week.


School Absence: If your child is absent from school for any reason, please leave a message on the school answer phone or use the School App. Please state name and reason why the child is away. Thank you

Lost Property: Please remember to check the lost property on a regular basis for anything your child may have lost. We are gathering a small collection already this term.


Next Meeting: Wednesday 3 July 2019 at 7pm in the School Staffroom. Everyone is welcome.

Thank You: ParentLink would like to thank all families that put in Anderson Pie orders. We appreciate your support and have raised approximately $2,000 to put towards projects around the school.

Thanks, Kirsty Leslie-Ellis Chairperson

Save The Eels Talk

When: Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Time: 12.30pm (Lunch Time)

Where: Room 10 IPS

What: Talk for Kids from Yr 1-8

Why: We have studied this for weeks now and we would like to share it.

Taking our research to the next level would be a great learning experience and actually using it would be a lot of fun.

We would love for you to come! If you would like to come please email

so we can see how many people will turn up.

We are going to talk to you and we will let you ask questions.

If there are any questions prior to the talk, please contact the Email above.

New Zealand Police

NZ Police recently launched a new non emergency number, 105. We’ve done this to make it easier to get hold of us in the event of non-urgent situations or ‘Things which have Already Happened’, which don’t require Police assistance immediately.

You can call us on 105 for all non emergencies, or you can go online at to report things like:

- Lost property

- Theft for a public place or car

- Intentional property damage

- Or to get an update or add info to a previous report

In the event of an emergency, always call 111 - Things that are Happening Now.

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

Monday 1 July

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

Wednesday 3 July

ParentLink Meeting - 7pm School Staffroom

Friday 5 July

Last day of Term 2 2019

Monday 22 July

First day of Term 3 2019
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Community News

Florist: Please support our local new florist at 121 Rata Street, Inglewood - The Love Bunch Florist. Stephanie Valentine has an amazing range of flowers for bouquets, arrangements, weddings and funerals. Phone 0272879780 or email

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IPS Clothing

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

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