Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 35 -- 28 November 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

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Thank you for the smiles, kind words, emails, impromptu coffee deliveries, cakes, and actions. We are grateful for your kindness and support.

Nau mai haere mai, talofa ,koutou

This is the looking forward to time

Wow, just wow, where have these thirty seven school weeks of 2019 gone? Over the year there have been many highlights, lows, learnings and celebration within our teaching and learning opportunities here at IPS. We are grateful each and every day of our diverse community of BoT, Staff, Students and whanau as we know the collective strength and sense of community holds us together as a team within the wider community of Inglewood.

Our Mission Statement at IPS is Learning to think , to do, to be. Ako ki te whakaaro, ako ki te mahi, ako kia ora ai te mauri.

Our Mission is shared as signage at our entrance way, throughout each classroom and our documentation. Our Mission is very important to us all here at IPS as it links closely with the New Zealand Curriculum, Te Whaariki, Positive Behaviour for Learning, Tataiako, Kahikitia and other guiding documents we have.

Our Mission provides us strength to work towards our Vision, which is “to provide a teaching and learning environment where of those involved: demonstrate respect, expect the best, achieve through opportunity, communicate actively & feel safe and happy.”.

This statement in short are our REACH values, which we also hold dear and work hard at each and every day to model and achieve. We are conscious we have enrolled many new students and families this year and for some of you these two guiding statement will be new, so we will highlight more of this this information within the newsletters for 2020.

We take this time to thank all parents and members of our community who positively support our school, BoT, Staff, Parent Link and Students. "Positive People achieve Positive Results" We value our shared pride in all wee do and thank those of you who continue to advocate for our school and wider community.

We welcome Ms Ashleigh Blackwell

Ashleigh is joining our team here at IPS for 2020. Ashleigh will be working alongside Mrs Stephanie Boyd and Mrs Michaela Krook within the Waiongana iti Team. Ashleigh is an enthusiastic beginning teacher who is very excited about starting her teaching career at IPS. Ashleigh has travelled extensively and enjoys the arts, especially dance and drama. We are sure Ashliegh will be welcomed to our Inglewood Community with care and warmth.
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Taranaki Tu Mai Competition comes to Inglewood

Softball, Kapa Haka, fun, games and stalls - Saturday 30 November

We are fortunate to experience the Taranaki Tu Mai event here in Inglewood this year. There are eight Taranaki iwi coming together from around the country and overseas to compete in Softball, Rugby, Netball, Touch and Kapa Haka.

The two venues for the fun filled competitive day are Inglewood Primary and Inglewood High School. The event starts around 10:00am and goes through to 3:30pm. We here at Inglewood Primary will be having our Mega Slide, and Pool in operation.

We are inviting anyone who would like to register their interest in having a car boot stall (outside only) to email We will also be sending plates home to fill for a cake stall. If anyone is able to assist with the running and organisation of this day, please ring school 7568040, we would gratefully accept your assistance.

The jobs on offer are;

Sausage / Steak Sizzle

Mystery Bottle Table

Pool Monitor

Mega Slide Operator and Monitor

Raffle Table

Panitahi Z Students visiting Marinoto

Panitahi Z visiting the Residents at Marinoto Rest Home today. They did our Kura and community proud. They made cards for each resident and shared them, did beautiful singing, read to them and played snakes and ladders and Go Fish. They modelled our school REACH values with pride and filled everyone’s buckets.

ParentLink News

A huge thank you to the many supporters of our Parent Link Christmas Night Market. The Inglewood Town Hall was a buzz with the many visitors and stall holders enjoying a festive evening of shopping. Thank you to the Parent Link Crew nd parents who behind the scenes, who donated and organised food to be made into sandwiches , savouries etc, stalls drinks and of course the ever important time to set up and pack down on the day.

Thank you all so very much - we are grateful to have such a generous community.

Black & White Dress Up Day

Friday 29 November dress up in black and white to support our amazing support staff in Our Fair's Fair Pay Equity Campaign.
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REACH Goal for Week 8-10

Be happy and kind and caring.

REACH Celebration

We would like to celebrate REACH at home. Please email the school office at or drop in to the office a wee note including the information below.

REACH At Home ………………………… has displayed the following Inglewood Primary School REACH value/s at home or community.


Please write the details of what you observed:

Name:…………………………………………………………………………. Date: ……………………………………...

Happy Birthday / Ra Whanau

to Tyrell Broadmore-Ashby, Renee Conrick, Kade Allardice and Jiraedo Blackhall who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Our school roll is currently 395.

Students of the Week - Term 4 Wk 7

Naki Plumbing and Gas Y7 & Y8

Skyler Woodham - For facing challenges with positivity and being a kind and considerate member of our team.

Attention: Parents of 2018 Year 8 Graduating Students

ATTENTION: Parents of 2019 graduating Year 8 students.

Yes you are expected to dance on the night! Avoid the stress and extra perspiration.

Last Chance for this opportunity. You will have a great time and enjoy celebrating with your child/children next Friday if you are armed with the confidence of the dance steps.

1830-1930. The last session was cancelled due to low numbers so don’t miss this one. Contact the office or

(My final dance: lesson free of charge!)

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Taranaki Track & Field Champs Year 7 & 8

On Tuesday Representatives from our school went to this even at TET stadium

Year 7 girls

Kaitlyn Antill: 2nd 400m, 2nd 800m, 4th 1500m

Anahera Martin: 3rd High Jump, 3rd Long Jump, 6th 100m,

Pippa Sutton: 13th Shot Put 14th Discus

Ayla Gyde: 18th Shot Put

Year 7 Boys

Charlie Mitchell: 7th 100m, 16th High Jump

Kurtis DeBruyn: 6th Discus, 15th High Jump

Alex Van Burgsteden 7th Long Jump, 9th Shot Put

Year 8 Girl s

Hayley Storer: 5th 400 m 5th 200 m, 6th100 m

Erini Fruean: 2nd Discus, 7th Long Jump

Te'Neal Helms: 13th Discus

Year 8 Boys

Jamari Haywood 6th 100 m, 14th 1500m, 12th Discus

Max Walker: 8th Shot Put

Reef Ward: 8th Discus

Brayden Neilson: 3rd High Jump, 6th Long Jump

Curtis Doherty: 10th 800m, 10th 1500m

Nicholas McDonald: Long Jump 3rd, 5th 400 m, 11th High Jump

100's Club Celebration

A lot is planned for this fabulous day. Your child should bring home an invitation.

When: Wednesday 11 December From 1200

Where: Dell, pool and fields.

What: Fun requiring togs and old shirt (cover from sun), water guns, nerf guns, towel and awesome attitude for adventure.

We would love

End of Year Assemblies – All at the High School Hal

Wed 18 Dec: Service Assembly 1300

Service Awards, the announcement of students nominated for awards.

Year 0-4 Final Assembly1800-1900

Awards and celebrations.

Thurs 19 Dec: Year 5-8 Final Assembly1800-1900

Presentations, awards, farewells, raffle and celebrations.

School Involvement and Achievements for 2019

As we come to the end of the year we like to ensure we have all the details of your child’s achievements over the year. If your child has competed at national level in any sporting or cultural field, we want to know. This is especially important when considering nominations for awards. We cannot act if we do not know. Send a list of your child’s achievements to the office, including the grade or placing, the date/s and the event or competition. Or email Thank you.

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Important Information for Parents / Whanau

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.

Sports Uniforms: Please check your cupboards, under beds, drawers etc for any sports uniforms that belong to the school office. We have a lot not returned. Thank you

School Accounts: Please ensure all accounts are brought up to date by the end of the term.

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Urgent Housing required

We have a family within our Inglewood Community who are in URGENT need of rental accomodation. If you know of a rental or anyone who is able to assist with URGENT housing, please phone 0221564778

Whanau Wish Lists

Currently teams have been looking at entertainment and organisation for next year. We would love to have donations of any games, especially from year 5-7 families to supply the classrooms. Some of the games include Monopoly, Uno, Othello, Draughts/Checkers, battleships etc. Perhaps family or extended families no longer use some of these and are happy to send them along to school.

Dinner Dance

Flower Donations: Yes it’s that time again. We would love any of the following in good condition at school on the morning of Thursday 5 December. Please name any buckets you bring. We would love any of the following: Clivia, Bird of Paradise, frangipani, Hydrangeas, Alstroemeria, Hibiscus, ladder fern, palm leaves.

For Sale 1996 Kubota L4300 Tractor

For Sale 1996 Kubota L4300 Tractor, with cab and air conditioner,
approx. 7600 hours, turf tyres, 4wd and manual transmission.

2008 1 Trimax procut series 3 mower (double).

These two items have been used over the last 10 years to mow the school
grounds of the 6 local Inglewood Primary Schools and have been
maintained regularly.

They are sold on an as is where is basis and can be viewed at Inglewood
Primary School between the hours of 9.30am and 2.30pm. Please phone the
Inglewood Primary School Office first.

All offers are to be put in writing and sent to the Mowing Group
administrator Fiona Mace at before 12 December 2019.

Thank you Ballance Agri Nutrients

Ballance very kindly pays their employees to volunteer their time in the community. Earlier this month two wonderful volunteers helped cut up some firewood for our school. Your support is truly appreciated.

Food Scraps

Thought about feeding our pigs Marmite & Toast? You have a new scrap bin from the council that would be handy for you to bring along when you are walking your child/children to school. Wow farm life and experiences at our door.

We will readily take these scraps.

We are proud to be Smoke Free

We all have a right to quality air. Thank you for respecting this and enforcing this.

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

Friday 29 November

Pouakai (Middle Team) Big Day Out

Black & White Dress Up Day

Monday 2 December

Full School Assembly - 11am

Thursday 5 December

Senior Big Day Out

Friday 6 December

Year 8 Graduation Dinner Dance - Inglewood Town Hall

Monday 9 December

Full School Assembly - 11am

Thursday 12 December

Pita Pit lunch orders due at the office by 3pm

Friday 13 December

Thank you helpers lunch - 12.30pm Staffroom

Pit Pit Lunch

Junior Big Day In

Intermediate Big Day Out

Monday 16 December

Full School Assembly - 11am

Tuesday 17 December

Meet the 2020 teacher - 2pm

Wednesday 18 December

Service Award Assembly - 2pm

Final Junior/Middle Assembly - Time to be confirmed

Thursday 19 December

Final Senior/Intermediate Assembly - Time to be confirmed

Friday 20 December

School finishes at 12noon

... nga mihi koutou

Regards Karen & Staff

Office – 7568040 Fax – 7566060 Mobile – 0274 - 961654 Dental – 7568041

Email – Website:

Community Notices

Food Bank Appeal - Monday 2 December - Get your donations of non-perishable food items to your gate or in your letterbox. Listen for the sirens and support those in need with what you can spare.

Access Bars for Youth

Contact Victoria Bond to book your child's spot. Phone 0279259057.

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2020 School Term Dates

Please note the school will be closed for Waitangi Day Thursday 6 Feb and also Friday 7 Feb 2020, enjoy the long weekend whanau.

Term 1:
31 January - 9 April

31 January - Learning Partnership Day

6 February - Waitangi Day

7 February - School closed

6 March - School Closed Teacher Only Day

9 March - Taranaki Anniversary

Term 2: 28 April - 3 July

(Note Monday 27 April - Anzac Day mondayized)

1 June - Queens Birthday

Term 3: 20 July - 25 September

Friday 4 September - Teacher Only Day - School Closed

Term 4: 12 October - 18 December

26 October - Labour Day

27 October - Teacher Only Day - School Closed

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IPS Clothing

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