Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 22 -- 8 August 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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Week 3-4

Use the right voice and right tone at the right place and right time.

Te Reo: Whakamahia te reo tika me te tangi tika i te waahi tika me te wa tika.

Nau mai haere mai, talofa koutou

Kia ora Whanau and Caregivers

Our school roll is currently 371.

This week we welcome Hezakaiah Taitoko and Braxton Ward to Inglewood Primary School.

Happy Birthday / Ra Whanau

to Jamari Hayward, Kairi Ellis, Samuel Aitken, Ella Falconer, Ana-Maria Jones, Levi and Khanye Kingi who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Welcome back Ro

We are very excited to have Rowena Taylor back with us here at IPS. Ro has a wealth of knowledge and talents and is here to assist us within the classroom setting.
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Students of the Week - Term 3 Wk 3

Naki Plumbing and Gas Y7 & Y8

Rhianna Chard - For involving herself in all aspects of school life. Keep pushing yourself to try new things, you are a credit to IPS!

Our Tamariki are loving our latest Fundraising Purchase

Earlier this year we purchased a hand bike as part of providing resources to ensure equity and access to all students improving Health and Fitness.

We are very grateful to the group of schools who supported the fundraiser at the latest LEAD 2019 Conference last Friday by way of purchasing Pizza's for Lunch, which raised $...... We are also very grateful to whanau / families who purchased recent photos through Photo Life recently as we raised 4.... We are still looking for other donations to assist with the full purchase price of the handbike, so if you know of any business who may be looking to support EQUITY in education, please get them to contact us here at IPS.

Equity and equality are two strategies we can use in an effort to produce fairness. Equity is giving everyone what they need to be successful. Equality is treating everyone the same. Equality aims to promote fairness, but it can only work if everyone starts from the same place and needs the same help

Year 6 Debating Competition

Year 6: Speakers in order Noah Dalliston, Ethan Farquhar, Caoimhe Leslie-Ellis and Malia Walker who will be the timekeeper.

Moot: Why school libraries are outdated.

When: Monday12 August 9:30am start.

Where: Library

We wish them well for the debate. May the talk be with you!

Intermediate Debating Success

The competition against Norfolk School was a huge success with our students performing with confidence and gaining much from the experience, thinking on the hoof, to come up with rebuttals against the oppositions argument.

Year 8: Erini Fruean won best speaker, and Rhianna Chard second best speaker and the team took the win, with Cameron Ker the third team member. Thanks to Amber Storer who was the time keeper for this round.

Year 7: Matthew Tee won third speaker with the team narrowly losing to Norfolk. William Young and Capri Peterson also spoke really well with great maturity, especially working as a team. Maddison Tubby was the time keeper.

We are exceptionally proud of the way the students supported each other and our Year 6 team eagerly took notes and are excited for their turn on Monday.

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National Day of Support for Principals

The teachers and support staff of Inglewood Primary School are joining with their colleagues all over the country today Friday 9 August to call on the government to give primary and intermediate principals a fair deal. And we need your support as we stand up for our principal and all principals.

Teachers recently won pay parity with their secondary colleagues, because a teacher is a teacher, regardless of the age of their students. But the government refused to give primary and intermediate principals parity with principals of comparably sized secondary schools, or any support for growing workloads. In small schools, principals are doing a complex job but often without any extra support, and while teaching as well. And these principals are often paid less than some teachers in large schools.

We're calling on the Government to do the right thing by principals. It's only fair.

Today 9 August, we are dressed in green. Thank you for supporting the principals of Aotearoa, who do such a vital job leading the teaching and learning in our schools.

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Taranaki Lead

As you know, we were delighted to be part of the Taranaki Young Leaders Conference last Friday. The students and adults were inspired in so many ways. The opening performance from the West Town Kapa Haka group was outstanding. The organisation of the Lead Committee, ably lead by Allen Mazengarb was superb. Our student attendees took various phrases from the day and utilise the messages as they go about their day. The theme for the day was "it's what is on the inside which counts" We were privileged to have former pupils; Jessica Mehana and Parris Mason together with our staff member Michael McMillian and local Inglewoodian Erica Perry speak on the day amongst the line up. Enjoy the pics below.

Garden Projects

It is quite nice to have a couple of cold crisp evenings to assist with eliminating winter bugs for human, animal and plant life. We are looking forward to potting up seedlings in readiness to have plants in our gardens.

We have had suggestions fro our staff that we could build a gate stall to assist with selling the produce when ready at the gate. If you would love to come and help staff and students with this project, pop into our kura and touch base with one of our fabulous support staff team and let's make this happen.

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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.

Help! Help! Recycled Bottle House

We need more clear 1.25 litre and 2.25 litre bottles. If you have an interest in assisting with environmental projects please contact Mrs Ritchie who would love some support. We have a lot of projects and the Enviro Crew work most Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes on projects.

Safety Around Buses

Thank you to all those that park in the appropriate places and walk their students across the Kea Crossing. Look out, we will be catching those ‘being good’ on random days. WE LOOK FORWARD TO CATCHING YOU.

We can have up to 9 buses call through our bus stop and school zone with 4-5 stopping to drop off students.

Do not drop your students off in this space. Feel free to drive around the block or drop them off in Hinau Street.

We pass on vehicle details to the Police of those who put our students’ safety at risk. Don’t be one of them! (Parking/stopping in a bus stop (even if you are sitting in the car and only stop for a moment) is a ticketable offence of $60)

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

Monday 12 August

Debating Year 6 comp Monday in the Library 0930

St. John training

Full School Assembly - 11.30am - weather permitting outside Panitahi - (Junior Area)

Tuesday 13 August

St. John training

Kapa haka rehearsal Norfolk 9am

Wednesday 14 August

Methanex Quiz - Year 7 & 8 - The Plymouth (ballroom)

St. John training,

Kāhui Akō o Kōhanga Moa - Board of Trustees Beer and Pizza information evening 1730

MoE Property Workshop

Thursday 15 August

Pita Pit lunch orders due at the office by 3pm

Seniors trip Puke Ariki/Len Lye,

Kapa haka training Y 7 & 8

Friday 16 August

Pita Pit lunch

Kapa haka training Y5 & 6

Thursday 22 August

Hell Pizza lunch orders due at the office by 3pm

Friday 23 August

Tatarakihi Kapa Haka Festival

Hell Pizza Lunch

Monday 26 August

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

Tuesday 27 August

Inglewood Primary Cross Country

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle forms to the office by 3pm

Wednesday 28 August

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle lunch

Friday 30 August

Inglewood Primary Cross Country PPD

Tuesday 3 September

Cluster Cross Country

Whanau Hui 1730

Thursday 5 September

Hell Pizza lunch orders due at the office by 3pm

Friday 6 September

Hell Pizza Lunch

Monday 9 September

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

Thursday 12 September

Pita Pit lunch orders due at the office by 3pm

Friday 13 September

Pita Pit Lunch

Tuesday 17 September

PhotoLife Sports/Group/Team Photos

Monday 23 September

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

Tuesday 24 September

7 aside Football Tournament

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle forms to the office by 3pm

Wednesday 25 September

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch

Taranaki Cross Country

Thursday 26 September

7 aside Football Tournament PPD

Friday 27 September

Loud Shirt Day

Last day of Term 3

Monday 14 October

First day of Term 4

... nga mihi koutou

Regards Karen & Staff

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

Email – Website:
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Community News

Kōhanga Moa Marae Working Bee - Sunday 11 August 0800 - 1200

Kia ora Whanau, please come along to our local Marae Sunday 11 August between 0800 - 1200 to assist with inside cleaning and outside grounds maintenance - many hands make light work. Please support our local Marae - 50 James Street Inglewood.


: 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
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IPS Clothing

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

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