Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 21- 1 October 2021

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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

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

Congratulations ALL

Here we are at the end of Term 3 and we would like to thank you all for a fabulous term. Our time together was interrupted, yet strengthened with our latest COVID Lockdown. We are immensely grateful to you all and hope you all have some time with your whanau doing the things you love.

From our BoT



Message from the Board Of Trustees to All Parents and Caregivers of Inglewood Primary.


August and September 2021 have been a challenge to us as a school community. With 6 hours notice we were plunged into Level Four in a bid to safely manage the Covid 19 Delta Outbreak in Auckland. As a Board, we are reaching out to say a massive thank you to our whole school community. As our teachers, support staff and leaders pulled together to present a distance and online learning platform (which we think was exceptional under the circumstances) you, parents and caregivers, were left with the task of not only parenting, but helping your child or children adjust to a massive change in their lives.


We want to acknowledge those of you who continued to work in essential services, those who were working from home and those who had to also facilitate their children's care, learning and activities on top of everything else. It is not an easy task to provide the care and protection our tamariki need at any time - let alone during a pandemic, while you still have multiple other responsibilities, and you’re under a lockdown. You’re all amazing!

Reach Goal Term 3 Week 10

REACH Goal: Demonstrate manaakitanga

Be kind and caring, show respect to others, ourselves and the environment.

Current IPS School Roll - 398 Students

Happy Birthday

to Ella Gillett, Madison Cairns, Emily Munro, Kayden Robertson, Ella Pittwood, Osten Piddington, Coby Lund, Sophie Jones, Alivia Martin, Gideon Kingi, Abigail Whitmore, Kalaeis Semau, Zaden Miru, Molly Healey, Jude Hitchcock, Kaitlyn Henderson, Lilly Woller, Mason Lehndorf, Lakin Bailey, Sophia Turner, Jax Wright, Courtney Valentine, Tewera Millar, Alexander Young, Lydia-Rose Battersby, Isabella Macilquham, Olivia Benseman and Jahmaine Pihama who are celebrating their birthdays this week and in the holidays.

Students of the Week - Term 3 Week 10

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Panitahi learning this week.

We practiced our Tornado drill.

Waiongana Iti News

This week is an exciting week with it being the last week before the school holidays. The students have enjoyed participating and watching the speech finals. We were so impressed with the range of persuasive speeches that it made it really difficult to select who would be in the finals. Well done to all the students for presenting their speeches, it is not always an easy thing to do.


Congratulations to our speech winners:

Year 5-

1. Jordan Curd

2. Annabelle Edwards

3. Tayla Zame

Year 6-

1. Junior (Lesedi) Twala

2. Cameron Catlin- Maybury

3. Isobel Andrews


During the week, we continued on with our continent study looking at Asia, Africa and Europe. The students have chosen their area of focus and we have continued to research the different animals found within their chosen continent. Next term, we are planning to explore different countries, cultures and of course food. The students are very excited and cannot wait to.


Another fabulous week with a grand finale.

Today marked the annual event of Year 8s vs staff, this year in Basketball. The final was in favour of the staff (of course) Most people played with great REACH values, ALL people played with determination and a sense of fun.

Staff Only Day

A reminder that due to COVID L4 Lockdown restrictions, we have had to move our Staff Only Days which were planned for 30 and 31 August. We appreciate that having two days in Term 4 could be difficult, so we have just one of them planned. This is Tuesday 26 October, which follows on from Monday 25 October as it is Labour Day. We have been able to rearrange our visiting speakers to the Tuesday. we appreciate your support and understanding.

Touch Rugby Registrations

Hello from the Sports Team at IPS, below is a link to register your child for Touch this year.

There are 4 grades u8, u10, u12 and u14. The league is run for 6 weeks on a Tuesday starting in Term 4. The fees are $20. All other details are in the registration.

A reminder the U8 grade includes 5, 6 & 7 year olds.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOsNoXNrfQ2u8Zkg_WGX9FLIi9kYwpDR_SbTne12CRmcGWHg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Change in timetable Term 3 & 4

Due to hot lunches we are changing the timetable to suit a longer eating time in the morning block to cater for these meals;


9-11am - Learning Block

11-11:30am - Early Lunch PLAY

11:30- 11:50pm - Early Lunch EATING

11:50-1:30pm - Learning Block

1:30- 1:50pm - Afternoon PLAY

1:50- 2pm - Afternoon Tea EATING

2-3pm - Learning Block

Keyboard Music Lessons

Keyboard Lessons Available at school on Fridays! MusiqHub tutor, Jennifer Wall has spaces available for Year 3-8 students to learn in small groups of 3 during school time. Lessons are for 30minutes, the cost is $17 per lesson, payable by term. Please contact Jennifer on 027 227 4885 or jennifer.wall@musiqhub.co.nz to register your child’s interests or if you would like to know more.

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

Friday 1 October

Last day of Term 3


Monday 18 October

First day of Term 4

Whole School Assembly - 1pm


Monday 25 October

Labour Day


Tuesday 26 October

Staff Only Day - School closed to children


Wednesday 27 October

Lead Conference - TBC


Friday 29 October

Loud Shirt Day


Monday 1 November

School Assembly - 1pm


Friday 5 November

IPS Athletics


Monday 15 November

School Assembly 1pm


Tuesday 16 November

Kahui Ako Athletics Day


Friday 19 November

Year 8 Orientation Day at Inglewood High School for 2022


Thursday 25 November

Y3/4 Beach Education


Monday 29 November - Wednesday 1 December

Panatahi Rocky Shore Visits

School Assembly 1pm


Thursday 2 December

Y5/6 Beach Education


Friday 3 December

Dinner Dance - Year 8 Students


Wednesday 8 December

Puke Haupapa Big Day Out


Thursday 9 December

Y7/8 Beach Education


Friday 10 December

Pouakai Big Day Out


Tuesday 14 December

Service Award Assembly - Time to be confirmed

Prizegiving Years 0-4 - Time to be confirmed


Wednesday 15 December

Prizegiving Years 5-8 - Time to be confirmed


Friday 17 December

Last day of Term 4 2021

Community Notices

Inglewood Junior Tennis

Have a go day Sunday 17 October 1pm-3pm at Inglewood Tennis Club. Requets and balls provided. Please see the Inglewood Junior Tennis facebook page for more information or contact Maria on 0274138275.
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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.

https://www.inglewoodprimary.school.nz/shop/