Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 20 - 9 September 2022

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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

Kōhanga Moa ata whiwhia, Kōhanga Moa ata rawea, Kōhanga Moa atakura

Haumi e huimi e taiki e

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

Moe moe rā Genevieve

A tribute to Genevieve

It is with a heavy heart, we now share that our beloved Genevieve Barrington, passed away in the loving arms of her parents, Jo and John Sunday 21 August 2022. Genevieve has been with us here at IPS over the past four years. During this time Genevieve has taught us many things including: spontaneous love and affection, resilience, determination, joy and laughter, just to name a few.

As a staff we are deeply saddened by the loss of Genevieve from our world here at IPS. We share this poem, which one of our staff wrote, when we had no words:

G = glittering

E= eager

N = nimble

E = easy going

V = valued

I = inspiring

E = expressive

V = valiant

E = elated

We have respected the wishes of the family by not sharing this news publically until now. Our hearts are with with Jo, John and Ana at this time and forever more.

moe, moe rā Genevieve

arohanui o te whānau

Farewell Ms Tracy Turner

We regret to inform you that Ms Tracy Turner has won a position at St John Bosco, starting at the beginning of Term 4 2022, teaching Year 1 & 2.

Tracy has been a bright, bubbly and enthusiastic member of our IPS School Staff for the past ten years.

Tracy has added value in our Junior and Middle School areas as well as our Leadership Team.

Tracy has brought fun and laughter to the life of all tamariki she has taught and engaged with over the years. Tracy is a lover of dress up days, having fun while learning, organising social events for staff together with a genuine care of our young people.

I am sure you will join with us as a staff in wishing Tracy all the best for her new, exciting journey.

Tracy your heart and commitment to our young people has not just been between the hours of 8-5, five days a week. You are often seen taking a vested interest in our young people, even after they have left IPS, continuing to be there to guide and support them as and when needed - this is a true gift of yours Tracy.

Tracy, we will miss you and we do thank you for your loyalty, passion and drive you have given to ALL over your ten years here at IPS - all the best for the next chapter of your life journey story.

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Welcome Mrs Mel Lyndsay

With the news of Ms Turner leaving us at the end of the term, we have worked hard to find a hardworking, enthusiastic, kind and caring teacher to join our team for Term 4 2022.

We are delighted to announce that Mrs Mel Lyndsay will be teaching in Pouākai Whanau Hub.

Mel is very excited to be joining our IPS Team for the remainder of the 2022 year.

We will arrange a meet and greet time for Pouākai parents to meet Mel early next term.

We know your children are in good hands as Mel has had some teaching time with us here at IPS in the Junior School last year and Mel has had very successful teaching time at Norfolk School this year.

Welcome to IPS Mel

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Pump & Flat Track Official Opening - Monday 12 September 1000

We are delighted to be able to officially open our Pump Track next week. We apologise for the late notice, however we wanted to make sure one of the main designers and creators, Jonty was able to attend before he leaves Taranaki to head down to the South island.

We have a huge list of acknowledgments, first and foremost our former and current tamariki who have worked over the years with various staff and BoT members, working on a design for the track. The tamariki can be immensely proud of themselves and they have left a valuable legacy here for all to enjoy.

We also must acknowledge the effort of our Board of Trustees Members Sarah Lucas, Ray Smillie and Chris Dalliston for their contribution and tireless work behind the scenes on this project.

Our heart felt gratitude is also extended to: Downers, Morattis, Cole Smillie, Jason Avery and Terry Long (Sport Taranaki), Jenna Rowe Mountain Bike Committee Member, Andrew Georgeson, Jonty (main designer and construction specialist of the track), Farmlands, Upland Quarry, Nathaniel Benefield and Liz Beck NPDC, Vicki Ritchie, school staff, current and former students of IPS involved in this project.

School Reach Goal Week 7-8

Worry about your own game. (Think about your actions & doing the right thing.)

Me painga mo tāu ake kēmu.

Students of the Week - Term 3 Week 6

Students of the Week - Term 3 Week 7

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School Roll

Our current school roll is 392. Welcome to Kolio Apelu and Khaleesi Charles-Wilson who has joined us at IPS.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to Khaleesi Charles-Wilson, Ziggi Henderson-Toa, Hamish Richardson, Jarix DeBruyn, Ivy Towning, Alysha Coates, Nonoi Fruean, Archie Wallace, Chloe Malyon, Emily Vickers and Anastasia Charles-Wilson who have celebrated their birthday's over the last two weeks.

Seasons For Growth Programme

If you wish for your child to be involved in a Season Programme, please email

Pending Enrolments

We are getting ready to plan for 2023. If you or you know of anyone, wishing to enrol their child at Inglewood Primary School, please get them to email the Office with the child's name, date of birth, parent's name and contact number, so we can put them on our pre-enrolment list. This is for both IN ZONE and OUT of Zone Enrolments

Term 4 2022 Out of Zone Applications

Enrolment at Inglewood School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available on the school website or from the school office.

The board is now inviting applications from parents who wish to enrol their children at Inglewood Primary School starting within Term 4 2022.

All applications must be received by 3pm Monday 19 September 2022 for Term 4 2022. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, it will be held on Wednesday 21 September 2022. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

The board has determined that 20 places from Year 1-8 are likely to be available for out-of-zone students within Term 4 2022. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the year should notify the school to assist the school to plan appropriately.

The application form for enrolment is available from the school website, or from the school office.

Please note, that if the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Details relating to the next enrolment period Term 1 2023 will be published December 2022.

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Yummy Stickers from Fruit

Please return any sheets with stickers on to the office by Friday 23rd September.

It’s easy to play! Just purchase Yummy apples from your local New World, PAK’nSAVE or Four Square supermarket, collect the individual Yummy apple stickers and cut-out labels on Yummy apple bags or punnet barcodes. Then take them along to your participating school for your school’s share of $200,000 sports gear!

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Age restrictions for social media platforms

As more of our students engage with online activity and social media, it is important to remember that there are age restrictions with many of the apps and games that your children are using. Here is a little reminder of what some of these age restrictions are.

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Community Notices

Inglewood Athletic Club AGM

Sunday 11 September


Elliot Street, Inglewood

All Welcome

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Term 3 Calendar of Events (Please note these may change on a regular basis)

Monday 12 September

Pump Track Opening - Whole School Assembly

Wednesday 14 September

IHS Technology - Suter & Wheatley

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 16 September

IHS Technology - White & O'Caroll-Makiri


Tuesday 20 September

Kahui Ako Cross Country

Wednesday 21 September

IHS Technology - Suter & Wheatley

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Sparky the Kiwi visiting

Friday 23 September

IHS Technology - White & O'Caroll-Makiri


Monday 26 September

Whole School Assembly

Vision & Hearing Testing for Year 7 only

Tuesday 27 September

Photolife Team/Group Photos

Wednesday 28 September

IHS Technology - Suter & Wheatley

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Taranaki Cross Country

Friday 30 September

IHS Technology - White & O'Caroll-Makiri


Last day of Term 3

Monday 17 October

First day of Term 4

2022 School Term Dates

Term 3

Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September 2022

Monday 5 September - Staff Only Day - No School

Term 4

Monday 17 October - Thursday 15 December 2022

Monday 24 October - Labour Day

Thursday 15 December - Last Day of School

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.