Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 31 - 25 October 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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Week 1-3 - Celebrating success and standing upright like a Moa

Current Happenings at IPS

Kia ora whanau,

We have had an exciting start to Term 4 with lots happening. Some of the students have been involved in AWE Swimming at the Kaweroa Pools, learning a variety of swimming skills and techniques.

We have also had students involved in Tennis development, with very positive reports back from the tutor and students.

Our gardening crew have been busy planting potatoes, cabbages, cucumbers, pumpkins (giant and regular), courgettes, radishes and carrots. We are looking forward to seeing these grow over the next few weeks.

Our classes are getting ready for our Mini Market Gala next Friday . Please see below for further details.

Many thanks to the new students, staff and families who came to our Powhiri on Tuesday - it is nice to formally welcome you all into our IPS family.

The Powhiri was followed by presentations to students who achieved awards in both Cross Country and Speech events. Congratulations to all.

Farewell Mrs Helen Carswell

It is with mixed feelings we announce that Mrs Helen Carswell is leaving at the end of this year. Helen has been with our school for 9 years and has made a positive difference to all the students she has had in her care. We have been fortunate to have Helen with us at IPS as a Classroom Teacher and also a Team Leader of the Junior Team. We wish Helen all the very best for her new position as a teacher at St Joseph's in New Plymouth. Thank you, Helen, for all you have done and the difference you have made to many students and staff during your extensive time with us, we wish you and your family all the very best for the future.

Mini Gala / Market - 2 November 2018 3:30 - 5:30pm

Please come along and support our Mini School Gala / Market. We have a variety of stall and exhibitions. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the BBQ, Dunk the Celebrity (Staff or others) and Quick Fire raffles. This is an opportunity to raise funds while having some fun. We look forward to your support.
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Wanted New/Used Books

The Middle Team need your help. We need donations of new or used books for our book stall at the Mini Market Day. Please bring all donations to Rooms 14, 15 or 16. Thank you.

Students of the Week

Bell Building Y7 & 8

Dylan Bell

For his fantastic performance in the school production as Moni. You worked hard and did IPS proud, ka pai Dylan!

Our school roll is currently 335.

Welcome to Seth Morgan who has started at IPS this week.

Happy Birthday

to Seth Morgan, Tyrese Gear, Malia Walker, Charlie Hitchcock, Carly Edwin, Jack Skilleter, Ethan Farquhar and Hannah Cairns who are celebrating their birthday's this week.


Trophies: Please return all Spelling Bee and End of Year Trophies back to the office as soon as possible.

Book Club: Scholastic Bookclub Issue 7 orders are due back to the school office by Wednesday 31 October.

School Accounts will be sent home with all students this week. Please check your students bag. 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 Information

Touch Rugby: Thanks for the great support so far at a touch. The season has started well with some great touch being played. Note next Tues, Oct 30th they will be holding rep trials instead of games. This is for our tournament where we play Hawera, Waitara and New Plymouth. This year the tournament will be played in Hawera on Nov 17th. Uniforms will be supplied and players need plastic soled boots (no metal sprigs).

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Adult touch will still run at 6.30pm as normal

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

ParentLink News

School Mini/Gala Market: We will be selling steak sandwiches, sausages, drinks and cupcakes at the market next Friday. We would love all families to bake a slice, cake or muffins for our stall. Please deliver to the school office on Friday morning. Thank you.

Christmas Market: We are thrilled to announce the date of our Christmas Market for 2018. We are taking expressions of interest for stallholders now. Please visit our Facebook page for more details.

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Term 3 Calendar (This may change on a weekly basis)

Monday 29 October: HPV Immunisations

Wednesday 31 October: Road Patrol Training

Scholastic Book Club Issue 7 closes

Thursday 1 November: Pita Pit Lunch orders due by 11am

Friday 2 November - Pita Pit Lunch

IPS Mini Market / Gala - 3.30pm

Friday 9 November: Inglewood High School Year 8 Orientation Day

Year 6 Orientation Day

Monday 12 November: Hearing & Vision Screening

Tuesday 20 November: Road Patrol Appreciation Day

Junior Athletics Day at IPS

Wednesday 21 November: IPS Athletics Day

Thursday 22 November: IPS Athletics PPD

Friday 23 November: Junior Athletics PPD

Tuesday 27 November: Town v Country Athletics Day

Wednesday 28 November: Pukehaupapa Big Day Out

Thursday 29 November: Town v Country Athletics PPD

Friday 30 November: Panatahi Big Day Out

Tuesday 4 December: Senior Team Big Day Out

Thursday 6 December: Pita Pit Lunch Orders due at the office by 11am.

Friday 7 December: Year 8 Dinner Dance Celebration

Wednesday 12 December: REACH 100's Club Celebration Afternoon

Service Awards and Final Assembly details to be advised.

Wednesday 19 December: Last day of Term 4

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Community News

Inglewood Athletic Club

2nd Registration Night – 24th October 2018

Athletics Starts at 6:30 pm (Registrations open at 6.10pm)

New Athletic Track – Elliot Street

Everyone welcome from 1-year olds to seniors (Men and Women). Contact: Sandra Moratti Ph: 06 7566657

IPS Clothing

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