Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 25 - 26 November 2021

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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

A huge congratulations

A huge congratulations to Rangi Adams, Marcelle Messenger Ashleigh Blackwell and Katherine Banks who graduated as Fully Registered Teachers on Friday evening at the NZEI celebration dinner. Each of these teachers has their own story of tremendous success and contribution to Education. We are extremely proud of you all.
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Construction equals progress

We have had an exciting couple of weeks here at IPS, preparing for the three modular spaces to be installed onsite. We have had under-boring machines, ditch digging machines, cranes and parts of the modulars comin and also Tricky Trees here to trim back and mulch a couple of areas, so we can get the buildings into the correct space. All the tamariki (and adults ) have enjoyed watching and learning about the various machinery.

IPS Athletics Day

We had a beautiful day down at the TeT on Tuesday. We were so proud of all the children who gave their best and ,many many school records were broken.

We will share the details of the events next week.

Tennis Finals held today

Today our Tennis Competition was held and the finals were hotly contested. The results so far are Rowan and Carter playing off for first and second place. Darian and Noah will play off for third and fourth place tomorrow. Congratulations to Carter Lucinsky who won the Year 7 & 8 Tennis Cup.

Students of the Week - Term 4 Week 5

Students of the Week - Term 4 Week 6

Reach Goal Term 4 Week 5-6

REACH Goal: Demonstrate manners and show kindness to others.

Te Reo: Te whakaatu i nga tikanga me te atawhai ki etahi atu

ParentLink News

Wear Your PJ's: PJ Day is coming for all students at IPS. Wear your PJ's to school on Friday the 3rd December and bring along a non-perishable grocery item for our Parentlink Christmas Raffle. Thanks for your support from the IPS Parentlink Committee. A raffle sheet will be sent home with all families this week. Please check your child's bag.

New Members: We are also needing some new members for our group of fantastic fundraisers for the school better known as the Parentlink Committee. Our next meeting will be in the New Year (late January). We will be building up to our Annual School Gala at the end of March so many hands make lite work. We are also on the lookout for a new Treasurer. If you are interested in joining us please contact Kirsty on 021 404 430 we would love to have you join the team.

2022 Structure

We are currently working through this process as a BoT and Leadership Team.

We can confirm we will have the following teaching spaces:

1 x New Entrant class

3 x Year 1 & 2 classes

4 x Year 3 & 4 classes

4 x Year 5 & 6 classes

4 x Year 7 & 8 classes

Once we have finalised staffing we will advise as to where staff are going.

L2 COVID Restrictions

Like many schools we are having to advise you of end of year events which are affected by COVID restrictions..

Prize Givings will be held at IPS through the school day as our numbers are too large to have with parents/caregivers, there will sadly be no parents in attendance - we will video and take pictures.

Dates are :

Monday 13 Dec 10-11am - Pouakai Year 3 & 4

Monday 13 Dec 12-1pm - Panitahi Year 1-2

Tuesday 14 Dec 10 - 1am Waiongana iti Year 5 & 6

Wednesday 15 Dec 12 - 1:30pm Puke Haupapa Year 7 & 8

Current IPS School Roll - 406 Students

Happy Birthday

to Bryson Gyde, Jaeda-Marlie Williams, Adam Maul, Noah Madden, Leah Theobald, Makaira Byles, Boston Rei, Janae Rolls, Louis Trim, Jay Jay Langdon-Williams, Renee Conrick, Jac Cade and Jiraedo Blackhall who are and have celebrated their birthday's over the last two weeks.

Panitahi News

Amazing writers and readers from Panitahi Adams.

Pouakai News

Pouākai Smith worked alongside Bex Langton with the Beebots and the Edison robots. We loved using the different codes for the Edison’s to make them clap activated or stick within a boundary. We moved the Beebots around mazes that we made up on the carpet and had to see if we could code the Beebots through the maze on the first try. We have some budding Rocket Lab apprentices in the making!

Pouākai have been learning basic coding skills lately.

Here we created Pouākai Palace. A village with shops. We had to ask others to do some errands by writing some instructions. Such as “Could you please go to the Bee Bank and get $100 out. Then go to the Pet Shop to buy Puppy. On your way home, treat yourself to a fluffy at the Cafe.” The team then had to work out the programming of Beebots to complete the tasks.

We had so much fun.

Waiongana iti News

This week in Waionganaiti Iti we have been learning to write instructions. We have started by writing instructions on how to make a milo. Then we had to follow our instructions precisely. This was a lot of fun as a lot of students were not specific on where to put the milo or how much milk to use. They soon learnt that writing instructions for how to make a milo was tricker than they had thought. However, we had loads of fun.

This week, we have also been doing some origami. The students have enjoyed making different sorts of objects. Some of our students even made a basketball court.

New Student Management System Edge Mobile App

This week we have started using a new Student Management System called 'Edge'. The Edge App has some amazing functions. Some of these functions will not be available until 2022 and we will keep you posted when these can be accessed. In the meantime, please download the app and begin by sending all student absences through the app. Please also delete the "School App" as we will no longer be using this. Any queries, please pop in to the school office or email

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Mitre 10 Garden Makeover

Mitre 10 is currently running their BIG Pumpkin Contest and have a $250 Garden Makeover up for grabs for the school with the most students entered. Our school is currently coming in joint first place with 2 other schools - but there can only be ONE winner!

HURRY IN and buy your pumpkin plants and help our school win a Garden Makeover.

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Term 4 Calendar (This may change on a weekly basis)

Friday 3 December

Dinner Dance - Year 8 Students

Monday 13 December

10-11am - Pouakai Year 3 & 4

12-1pm - Panitahi Year 1-2

Tuesday 14 December

10 - 1am Waiongana iti Year 5 & 6

Wednesday 15 December

12 - 1:30pm Puke Haupapa Year 7 & 8

Friday 17 December

Last day of Term 4 2021

Community Notices

Surf lessons for kids and teens!

My name is Karine Bödeker and I offer surf lessons for kids and teens at Fitzroy beach. I am a certified level 1 ISA surf coach and owner of New Plymouth Surf School.

Surfing is a great way for kids to learn about the ocean and gain new skills. Children from 7 years old can learn how to surf in a safe and fun way. For the kids surf groups, there is one instructor per 4 or 5 children, depending on the conditions. Therefore I am able to provide personal coaching for every little surfer. The kids surf lessons are always held in the white water waves, close to the beach. My goal is to make your kids happy and introduce them to surfing in a safe way. The lesson is approx. 1 hour water time and it takes almost 1,5 hours in total. Wetsuit and surfboard are included. Cost: $45 per person per lesson. Location: Fitzroy beach.

To book a lesson, please get in touch with Karine Bödeker 0273075842,

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Edventure Holiday Programmes Dec21' & Jan22'

These holidays we have a range of holiday programmes to cater for every child. Spaces limited, OSCAR available. Based at Fitzroy School.

Book now at

- Edventure Everyday - Arts, crafts, fun and games, 5-13 yr olds. $45/day Dec 16-24. Jan 10-28

- Edventure Outdoors - Head offsite, activities including archery, snorkelling, tramping, surfing etc 8-13 yr olds, $75/day Dec 20-22, Jan 24-28

- Edventure Surf School - Surfing lessons, water safety, SUP. 8-13 yr olds, $75/day. Jan 24-28

- Edventure Sports - Drills, skills, modified games and different sports. 5-13 yr olds. $45/day Jan 17-21

- Edventure Dance Academy - Dance, yoga mindfulness. 5-13 yr olds $55/day Jan 17-21

via Zoom.
Eight one hourly sessions, weekly at a time convenient to you, available
Topics covered include Communication, Empathy, Setting Limits, Quality
Time, Consequences, Choices, Redirection, Give and Take, Problem
Behaviour, Praise vs Acknowledgement, Time In vs Time Out, The Pause,
Erickson’s Stages of Growth, Personality Types and how it affects your
children. WINZ funding assistance where eligible.

Edventure Holiday Programmes - Support Local.

We have got two more holiday programmes to add to this summer's list of fun activities of School Holiday Programmes. Both of these are run in conjunction with local organisations "Academy of Dance Taranaki" and "East End IRB Cew." Based at Fitzroy school, OSCAR available, 5-13 yr olds. Also check out our other programmes including outdoors, sports and our Everyday programme and BOOK NOW at

- Edventure DANCE ACADEMY, Taranaki 5-13 yr olds $55/day

- Edventure JUNIOR SURF @Eastend, Taranaki 5-13 yr olds $50/day

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.