Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 37 - 6 December 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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Growing good citizens and standing upright like a Moa

We would like to thank the many, many people who contribute to 'growing our young and not so young to be good citizens together with being able to 'stand upright like a moa'. The many and varied learning opportunities, school events, fundraising events, community events and celebrations, all contribute to the growth of all.

The week just gone has been filled with many such events, Team Big Day outs, Athletics, Indoor Netball, Christmas Night Market. Marae Working Bee, Dinner Dance practices and setting up the town hall, Dinner Dance event itself, preparation for the Inglewood Christmas Parade Float, preparation for end of year assemblies, Kahui Ako o Kohanga Moa BoT, and Leaders review day are just a few of the happenings which assist with growth and again, we extend our gratitude to the many people who give of their time, garden, baking, expertise, laughter and friendship.

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REACH 100 Club Celebrations

Wednesday 1200 - 3pm, all welcome

2019 Term dates

We can now confirm the 2019 school dates.

We are starting Friday 1 February with our Learning Partnership Day. We held this earlier this year and it was a huge success with positive feedback from families.

We ask that you go on to a link we will share with you Tuesday 18 December, once the 2019 classes are announced on Monday 17.

From the link you will be able to book a time to meet with your child's teacher on the Fri.

We are very thankful to the parents and families who can accommodate coming to an interview and then taking their child home to allow all teachers the day to meet with their student, families separately. If you do require your child to be at school for the day, please let us know.

Week 2 starts Monday 4 February where all students will be together with their respective teachers. Don;t forget that Waitangi Day is Wednesday of that week, and that is a Public Holiday.

Please see below for the term dates - all families will each receive a magnet for their fridge, courtesy of our wonderful Parent Link Team -.

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Week 6-10 - Yes you can, achieve your goals.

Students of the Week

Bell Building Y7 & 8

Erini Fruean

For showing her REACH values in every situation. You are an amazing role model. Keep being you!

Our school roll is currently 342

Happy Birthday

to Mya Hitchcock, Tillie O'Carroll, Alexis Robinson, Daniel Mace, Zane Hewald, Walker Gallichan, Alex Watts, William MacKenzie and Gabriel Howard who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Wanted - Inglewood Christmas Parade

Inglewood Primary are looking for a float/truck or ute and driver for the local Christmas parade. If anyone is able to help, please see the school office.

School Production Videos

A copy of the School Production is now available to be purchased from the school office for $10. If you wish to purchase a video of either the Rata Cast or Kowhai Cast production, please bring a USB 16gb drive in an envelope with $10 and which cast you would like.

Sports Information

Weetbix TRYathlon New Plymouth Tuesday 26 March 2019. Please register online at and nominate Inglewood Primary School. Any queries, please see the school office.


School Accounts - We appreciate the families who continue to make regular payments on your account. Please ensure all accounts are brought up to date by the end of term.

Absentee Line: When leaving a message it is important for our attendance records that you please leave a reason why your child is away eg; sick, appointment, holiday etc.

Sports Uniforms: Please return all sports uniforms to the school office. Thank you

Christmas Raffle

Our Christmas Raffle is coming up? Once again there will be a school-wide contest to see which class can bring in the most items. These must be consumable to be counted, nothing expired, no dented tins and nothing opened.

Now for the 4th week -

Everyone to bring something delectable that comes in a packet to put in our world famous hamper treat!

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

Friday 7 December: Year 8 Dinner Dance Celebration

Pita Pit Lunch

Wednesday 12 December: REACH 100's Club Celebration Afternoon

Thursday 13 December: Intermediate Big Day Out

Monday 17 December Junior Final Assembly Year 1 - 4 students - 5:30 - 6:30

Tuesday 18 December Service Assembly 2 - 3pm

Tuesday 18 December Thank you afternoon Tea 3:30 - 4:00

Tuesday 18 December Senior Prize Giving Year 5 - 8 Students - 5:30 - 7pm

Wednesday 19 December: Last day of Term 4 - School closes 1200 midday

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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

Parent Help

Parent Help is a non profit organisation supporting parents to build resilient and positive families/whānau. We run a freeconfidential parenting Helpline for parents and caregivers. The Helpline is available from 9am – 9pm, 7 days a week providing advice, support and practical strategies on any parenting challenge.

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IPS Clothing

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