Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 10 - 6 May 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

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

Welcome back to Term 2

A very special welcome to our new children and whanau who have joined us this term. We are loving having you with us here at Inglewood Primary.

ANZAC Day 2022

Thank you so much to the children who represented IPS at the Inglewood ANZAC Day Dawn Parade. It was lovely to have fabulous ambassadors to lay the wreath and also to hear one of our former students (Head Girl of IHS) speak to those gathered,... we do remember them.

Exciting developments at IPS

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Pump Track Development - Expressions of Interest

Saturday last week of term 1, Morattis delivered us 100 cube (!) of clay - this is to build a PumpTrack! We are going to be constructing the track on the top field near the learners track.

This development is being led by our enthusiastic Crank Crew, Board Members, Chris Dallison and Sarah Lucas and Mrs Patterson.

We already have a few hands going up to help us - and a lovely offer of support from a local digger/loader driver who is going to help us shift the clay into position.

We are working on a final design at the moment - which is going to be exciting and challenging but will also accommodate new riders and those building confidence.

We are looking forward to this community-led development - and now we are asking who wants to jump in and help us.

We need:

● Passionate people to help with actual construction - this will involve using buckets, barrows, spades and shovels to shape and pack the track to the design.

● Anyone with previous experience in pump track riding, design and construction of bike trails.

If you know of anyone passionate about pump tracks, then shoulder tap them and give them my details!

We will create a working group and plan events to work on the track. Pump track building is a fun, energetic, physical challenge - and we will make sure there are scones and cuppas for all. Come join us and make new friends, get fitter and help us build an epic pump track here in our own community. Our first get together is scheduled for Saturday 28 May 0900-1300 - come along with your enthusiasm and a shovel ready to move some clay.

Contact Sarah at or on 021 1791242

What is a Pump Track?

A pump track is a circuit of rollers, banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by riders "pumping"—generating momentum by up and down body movements, instead of pedalling or pushing. It develops cardio fitness, muscle strength, risk taking, and best of all - spacial awareness skills and confidence - all while having fun

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

School Reach Goal Week 1-2

Week 1&2 REACH goal; Welcoming others with a smile and showing kindness

Te manāki i etahi atu ma te ataata me te whakātu atawhai

Students of the Week - Term 2 Week 1

School Roll

Our current school roll is 379.

This week we welcomed Carter Gamble, Mia Young, Stella Wellstood, Paisley Williams, Macaulay Saunders, Colton Nielsen, Jude Beretta, Caleb Oliver, Levi Oliver and Kaleb Jane to IPS.

Happy Birthday

to McKenzie Zame, Jaxon Lima, Blake Samways, Lilly Polglase, Isaac Jowers, Sophia Dettling, Miles Murphy, Asimina Fruean, Olivia Wanden, Iesha Wellington, Chester Wallace and Olive Wallace who are having birthday's this week.
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ParentLink AGM

Parentlink AGM Wednesday 25 May 7pm School Staff Room

Everybody Welcome

Calling for nominations for

  • Chairperson

  • Treasurer

  • Secretary

Please email any nominations to or come along on the night.

We have a number of our members leaving us next year due to their children leaving Primary School so new members are essential to keeping our group going to fundraise for the school and its students.

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School Photos

Whole school photos including class, individual and sibling photos will be taken on Monday 16 May. A flyer will come home with all students in the next few days. Sorry we are unable to include pre schoolers for the sibling photos. If you have any queries or would like a sibling envelope, please see the school office.

Scholastic Book Order

Scholastic book orders have been given to all students this week. Orders are due back to the office by Friday 20 May or alternatively you can order online.

School Lunch Menue for the next 3 weeks

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Community Notices

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Inglewood Squash Club Junior nights, Mondays from 9th May 2022 for term two.

3.45pm - 4.35pm for primary & Intermediate students, 4.45pm - 6pm for secondary students.

$2 per person, club members no charge

Non-marking shoes required.

Racquets and balls provided.

Contact Marlene Foreman ph7568178 for any further information.

Congratulations: Four years ago Michael Llewellyn was working part time at Inglewood primary school as a teachers aide. During his time here in Taranaki he was also working on a body of songs he had hopes of recording into an album.

Michael's time at Inglewood Primary school and the support from Karen and the Community really helped him find the confidence to follow in his dreams. 'I wanted to make my ways to Wellington, put together a band and release an album. My time in New Plymouth was the seed to this growth'.

Soft and bouncy, Michaels expertly crafted songs tell stories of his time spent living beneath the maunga. Releasing 'Oh My Darling', late last year he has since been able to tour the country playing shows and festivals.

Kicking off his first nationwide tour next Saturday, May 14 at the Little Theatre in New Plymouth, Michael Llewellyn with his backing band 'The Darlings' are returning to Taranaki for intimate one night only show :)

Tickets to his show, May 14 at the little theatre in New Plymouth can be found here :,-w/-Sophie-&-Julia-(Dr-Reknaw).utr

And if you like, take a listen to to his album 'Oh My Darling' here: :

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Term 2 Calendar of Events (Please note these may change on a regular basis)

Monday 9 May

Rippa Skills with TRC

Wednesday 11 May

Pouakai Suter & Tokamaru Wheatley Tech

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 13 May

Puke Haupapa White & Waiongana Iti Banks Tech

Wednesday 11 - Friday 13 May

Year 5 & 6 Camp to Vertical Horizon

Monday 16 May

Whole School Photos

Tuesday 17 May

Y7 & 8 Immunisations

Wednesday 18 May

Pouakai Suter & Tokamaru Wheatley Tech

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 13 May

Puke Haupapa White & Waiongana Iti Banks Tech

Monday 23 May

Rippa Skills

Wednesday 25 May

Pouakai Suter & Tokamaru Wheatley Tech

He Awhi Taonga Trip

ParentLink AGM - Staffroom 7pm

Friday 27 May

Puke Haupapa White & Waiongana Iti Banks Tech

Thursday 26 May

Board of Trustees Meeting - Staffroom 7pm

Tuesday 31 May

Rippa Rugby Tournament

Wednesday 1 June

Pouakai Suter & Tokamaru Wheatley Tech

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 3 June

Puke Haupapa White & Waiongana Iti Banks Tech

Monday 6 June

Queens Birthday - School Closed

Wednesday 8 June

Pouakai Suter & Tokamaru Wheatley Tech

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 10 June

Puke Haupapa White & Waiongana Iti Banks Tech

Wednesday 15 June

Pouakai Suter & Tokamaru Wheatley Tech

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 17 June

Puke Haupapa White & Waiongana Iti Banks Tech

Tuesday 21 June

7's Soccer Tournament

Wednesday 22 June

Inglewood High School Open Afternoon year 8 - 12.30 - 2.30pm

Friday 24 June

Matariki National Holiday - School Closed

Wednesday 29 June

Pouakai Suter & Tokamaru Wheatley Tech

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 1 July

Puke Haupapa White & Waiongana Iti Banks Tech

Wednesday 6 July

Pouakai Suter & Tokamaru Wheatley Tech

He Awhi Taonga Trip

Friday 8 July

Puke Haupapa White & Waiongana Iti Banks Tech

Last day of Term 2

Monday 25 July

First day of Term 3

2022 School Term Dates

Term 2

Monday 2 May - Friday 8 July 2022

Monday 6 June - Queens Birthday

Friday 24 June - Matariki Holiday

Term 3

Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September 2022

Monday 5 September - Staff Only Day

Term 4

Monday 17 October - Thursday 15 December 2022

Monday 24 October - Labour Day

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.