Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 24 - 11 November 2022

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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

REACH Goal: Actively saying and doing the right thing (bucket filling)

Te kī me te mahi tika (peika whakaī)

Nau Mai Haere Mai, Talofa, Faʻafeiloaiga, Bula, Talitali fiefia

Kōhanga Moa ata whiwhia, Kōhanga Moa ata rawea, Kōhanga Moa atakura

Haumi e huimi e taiki e

Well, it is hard to believe that we have just completed four weeks of term 4. The weather has been great and it has been such a pleasure to see students using our new pump track. With the new driveway completed, teachers and whanau are no longer suffering from the bumps and humps previously there. Please remember that the speed limit along our new driveway is 5km. We had a great day at Athletics this week with students seeing success across the many events. We look forward to participating in the Kahui Ako athletics next week. As the weather begins to get warmer a reminder to ensure your child has access to a sun hat to protect them from our harsh sun. Have a wonderful weekend.

Ngā mihi maioha

Phillip Reade

Acting Principal

Lots of remembering our historical moments over the past two weeks...

28 October and the NZ Wars

October 23rd, 2019, By Dylan Owen

Who doesn’t love Labour Day? First celebrated in 1890, the fourth Monday in October (28 October this year) marks the first long weekend holiday after what seems an unending winter. Its origins are now part of our mythology. Thanks to Samuel Parnell and his one-man strike, our 8-hour workday is another New Zealand world-first.

However, another event, now commemorated on 28 October, has increasingly been in the news. Its memorable title — Te Pūtake o te Riri, He Rā Maumahara — lies at the heart of our history, our cultural identity, and what we must remember.

Remember remember 5th November ... (NZ History)

On 5 November, about 1600 volunteers and Constabulary Field Force troops marched on Parihaka. Several thousand Māori sat quietly on the marae as singing children greeted the force led by Native Minister John Bryce. The Whanganui farmer had fought in the campaign against Tītokowaru (see 9 June) and viewed Parihaka as a ‘headquarters of fanaticism and disaffection’. Bryce ordered the arrest of Parihaka’s leaders, the destruction of much of the village and the dispersal of most of its inhabitants. The Sim Commission which investigated these events in the 1920s was told that women were raped by troops, with some bearing children as a result.

Pressmen, officially banned from the scene by Bryce, were ambivalent about the government’s actions, but most colonists approved of them. Te Whiti and Tohu were detained without trial for 16 months. The government managed to delay for several years the publication in New Zealand of the official documents relating to these events.

Armistice Day (NZ History)

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month was the moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front in 1918, following the signing of an armistice. The signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany was celebrated in many cities and towns around New Zealand.


The Kāhui Ako athletics day is being held next Tuesday 15th November from 9.30am-2.30pm. This is a great opportunity for the students to be part of a community event, amongst other schools.

Year 0-3 will be participating in Tabloid events on the outer fields of the TET Stadium, for the morning. They will be transported to and from school by bus.

Year 4-8 will be participating in the athletics events inside the TET Stadium, Inglewood. They will be walking to and from the venue.

This event is for ALL our students to attend and participate in. If you are attending the event to support your child please let your class teacher know. If your child will NOT be attending school on this day, please let your class teacher or the office know.

There will also be a bbq available to purchase a sausage. Unsure on the cost of these as yet.


Whānau teachers

If you are available to help on an event, please get in touch with Mrs White or Mrs Bailey

If you are leaving us...

We are in the process of organizing our 2023 year ahead. If you know your family are moving or leaving us, could you please let us know as soon as possible. This doesn't include Y8s of course.

Pending Enrolments

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

Out of Zone Application For Enrolment

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 board is now inviting applications from parents who wish to enrol their children at Inglewood Primary School starting within Term 1 2023.

All applications must be received by 3pm Monday 21 November 2022 for Term 1 2023. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, it will be held on Wednesday 23 November 2022. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

The board has determined that 30 places from Year 1-8 are likely to be available for out-of-zone students within Term 1 2023. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the year should notify the school to assist the school to plan appropriately.

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. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

A further ballot for Term 1 2023 will be published January 2023.

Karen Patterson


IPS Athletics Ages 8 - 13

IPS Athletics was a wet start but ended up a fabulous day!! We had excellent participation on the day and some excellent results, including 20 IPS records being broken! Because of a late start we ran out of time for relays, which will be run in one of fun end of term days.

Thank you to all of our parent helpers and High School helpers on the day. Cannot run a successful event without you. A reminder that Kahui Athletics for everyone is on Tuesday 15th November and our Intermediate Champs team head to the Taranaki Championships on Thursday 17th November we wish them all the =best in their events.

IPS Athletics Ages 5-7

It was awesome to see our junior children having lots of fun during our junior athletics today. We are really impressed with how they got involved and gave everything a go. It was a good day and the children said they had lots of fun! Thank you to everyone that came and supported their children and to the helpers for their amazing effort.

Kahui Ako Year 8 WITT Tour

Last week our Year 8 students joined other Kahui Ako Schools and attending an open day at WITT. What an amazing opportunity for our tamariki. We are very privileged to have learning connections with WITT.

Panitahi Spelling Bee Results

Congratulations to all our students who competed in the Panitahi Spelling Bee finals.

Year 1

1st - Violet Pennington

2nd - Paisley Williams

3rd - Alyssa Dettling

Year 2

1st = Mikayla Henderson & Olivia Wanden

2nd - Jackson Baker

3rd - Lily Brooking

Scholastic Book Club

This week Issue 8 has gone home to all students. Please complete online or return forms to the office by Thursday 1 December. Thank you

Students of the Week - Term 4 Week 3

Students of the Week - Term 4 Week 4

School Roll

Our current school roll is 396. Welcome to James Leckie and Lucas Muir who have joined us at IPS.
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Happy Birthday to James Leckie, Amber Palmer, Isabelle Benseman, Raven Thompson, Matthew Boyd, Shay Ewans, Euan Eveleigh, Ezjahn Thomson, Lewis Marriner, Jonathan Brooking, Te Wairemana Jones, Milar Minnear, Jurnee Elliot, Sofia Allerby, Kadence Gear, Isabella Hornell, Boston Baker, Hendrix Maaka-Cox, Jacob Ewans, Jax Suter, Porscha-May Byles and Campbell Dolding-Goodwin who have celebrated their birthdays over the last two weeks.

Spring Cleaning

It’s time!!!! Can all uniform that has been issued over our winter sports season is to be returned to school.

Singlets, tees, netball dresses, jackets, rugby tops can be dropped off to Puke Haupapa White in exchange for a little thank you for bringing it in promptly!

ParentLink News

Christmas Raffle: The Parent Link is happy to be able to do our Annual Christmas Raffle for 2022. As per previous years we are taking cash only for this fundraiser.This year we are doing things a little differently and would love for you to donate one or two goodies over the next few weeks. Donations can be left at the school office or with the classroom teacher. All donations need to be non-perishable and/or not expired.

Week one (30th October to 4th November) - we are looking for you to donate a tin of something. Please think outside the box.

Week two (7th - 11th November) - snacks and nibbles.

Week three (14th - 18th November) - something sweet and yummy.

Week four (21st - 25th November) - a little bit of Christmas. Something like a decoration, Christmas cake, Mince Pies etc.

Each school family will receive a sheet with 15 Raffles to sell. Raffles are $2 each. Money and sheets are due back to the School Office by 3pm on Friday the 25th November. The raffle will be drawn on the 30th November. We will have two Grocery Raffles up for grabs. Good luck and thanks for your continued support.

Fundraising Ideas: If you have any suggestions of what you would like the ParentLink for fundraise for in 2023, can you please email these suggestions to

Juicies Fundraiser: As we near Summer, Parentlink are running a Juicies Fundraiser. Order forms went home with all students last week. Please return to the school office by Friday 25 November. Cash and online bank deposit to 15-3946-0385697-00.

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Term 4 School Lunch Menu

Below are the school lunch menus for the next four weeks. These will roll over to the following four weeks.
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Community Notices

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This Christmas morning on Newstalk ZB – it’s The Star of Christmas singing competition… on The Crazy Kiwi Christmas Kids Show! The grand prize? The opportunity to professionally record any Christmas song with Nathan King, lead singer of Zed. You’ll be treated like a star – with return flights for two to Auckland (if you’re out of Auckland), hotel accommodation, and a music studio tour. If you can sing, and are under 13, email your audition singing a Christmas song to or call 0800 843 864 before 12th December. Then tune into Newstalk ZB on Christmas morning from 6am to see if you’ve won!

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Term 4 Calendar of Events (Please note these may change on a regular basis)

Wednesday 23 November

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Beach Education - Year 3 & 4

Thursday 24 November

Beach Education - Year 5 & 6

Friday 25 November


Beach Education - Year 7 & 8

Wednesday 30 November

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 2 December


Year 5-8 Tough Kid Challenge

Year 8 Dinner Dance at IPS

Wednesday 7 December

Thank You Morning Tea - 11am

Service Assembly - 12pm

Year 0-2 Final Assembly - 3:30pm - Held at Inglewood Primary School Hall

Thursday 8 December

Year 3-8 Final Assembly - 6pm - Held at Inglewood High School Hall

Friday 9 December

REACH Celebration Day

Monday 12 - Wednesday 14 December

Big Day Out Week

Thursday 15 December

Last Day of Term 4 School Finishes at 12pm

2022 School Term Dates

Term 4

Monday 17 October - Thursday 15 December 2022

Monday 24 October - Labour Day

Thursday 15 December - Last Day of School

2023 Dates

Term 1

Monday 30 January - Learning Partnership Day

Tuesday 31 January - Full classes resume

Monday 6 Feb - Waitangi Day

Monday 13 March - Taranaki Anniversary Day

Thursday 6 April - Last day of Term 1

Term 2

Monday 24 April - First day of Term 2

Tuesday 25 April - Anzac Day

Monday 5 June - King's Birthday

Friday 30 June - Last day of Term 2

Term 3

Monday 17 July - First day of Term 3

Friday 1 September - Spring Break School Closed

Friday 22 September - Last day of Term 3

Term 4

Monday 9 October - First day of Term 4

Monday 23 October - Labour Day

Last day of Term 4 to be confirmed

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.