Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 30 - 18 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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REACH Goal

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Celebrating success and standing upright like a Moa

Students of the Week

Bell Building Y7 & 8

Preston Valentine

For making the right decisions and having a mature attitude towards his learning.

Our school roll is currently 335.

Welcome to Maddison Mottram, Jasmine Tamihana, Verjane Ngapera, Sophie McDonald-Jones, Farhaan Faruk and Mason Lehndorf who have started at IPS this week.

Powhiri / Assembly

We have seven knew enrolments this term and one other new one to come in on Tuesday. We welcome any whanau / families of new students to our school from Week 2 Term 3 through to now to come along to our Powhiri Tuesday 1130. We will follow on with an Assembly where we will present Speech and X Country Cups and Certificates to major placegetters.

Happy Birthday

to Alexander Young, Zoe Nolly, Tewera Millar, Benjamin Broughton, Tayla Foreman, Makayla Quigley and Isobel Andrewes who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Welcome back to Term 4 2018

We warmly welcome returning and new students to Term 4 2018. We hope you enjoyed time with whanau / family and loved ones over the break. We have been blessed with the weather on our return to school and spirits have been high. Our first week back has been full of exciting and fun filled learning opportunities.


Yesterday Mr Kershaw and I spent some time with R2 students while Ms Zimmerman was teaching (releasing Ms Gibson). The students and teachers were delighted with the squeals and chatter of the kids holding and observing the worms. I must say there some hilarious explanations and ideas.... love, love love junior explorers.


Mr Sigurdsson has been working alongside the Mountain Bike Track Team this week as well. With the beautiful weather we have had, the team are right back into this project.


Over the break, Mr Harland and his son Matthew prepared our running tracks in readiness for Athletics, Ian and Sarah Broughton put up our Leaf Cutter Bee Hive (Stingless Bees) and our raised garden beds were weeded and prepared.


Our super gardeners, assisted me with planting seeds, seedlings and potatoes in our raised garden beds. We await with enthusiasm as these plants grow, ready to eat.


Today our Kapa Haka Students were in fine voice as they had their sessions - see our video clip of the Seniors practising. Check out the link on our Facebook Page

Giant Pumpkins - Inglewood First Pumpkin Festival

Our schools was given some Giant Pumpkin Seedlings this week in readiness with the Inglewood First Pumpkin Festival in March. If you missed out on a seedling, they are available from Hammer Hardware.

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. If anyone has a contact with Tegal - please come and see us as we would love some chickens to raffle off. - This is an opportunity to raise funds while having some fun. We look forward to your support.

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:


Weetbix TRYathlon New Plymouth Tuesday 26 March 2019. Please register online at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=31850 and nominate Inglewood Primary School. Any queries, please see the school office.

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

Monday 22 October: Labour Day School Closed


Tuesday 23 October: Powhiri / Full School Assembly - Hall 11.45am Speech & Cross Country Trophies will be given out.


Monday 29 October: HPV Immunisations


Wednesday 31 October: Road Patrol Training


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

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.
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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/