Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 17 - July 9 2021

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

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Term 2 Week 10 Reach Goal

REACH Goal: Keep your hands and feet to yourself.

Te Reo: Waiho oo ringaringa me oo waewae ki a koe anoo.

Happy end of Term 2

As we get ready to farewell our tamariki back to your care for the next two weeks, please remember to take care and enjoy some whanau time.

The winter bugs are hitting us all, so as per our Ministry of Health recommendations, keep up the sanitising and hand washing. We are asking if your children as unwell, please keep them home to rest and recuperate.

We are hoping the two week break will also enable our staff to distance from the bugs as well and be refuelled, re-energised and ready for Term 3. Staff will be at school at various times over the two week non-contact time undertaking various responsibilities and meetings, however you are more than welcome to use the school grounds for various outdoor activities.

Thank you

Many thanks to the security team who monitor our site throughout the break, your time is appreciated and valued.

New Buildings, Car Park relocation and Driveway upgrade

We are excited to announce that we are preparing the ground for three new teaching and learning spaces.

One will be a single space, like the one out the front of Panitahi (without the breakout space at the back) and this will be placed at the end of Puke Haupapa (Miro Street side). The swings will be removed.

There is a double teaching space going on the space where the portacoms were. This building is a replica of the learning space at the front of Panitahi, however a double. This will face out toward the new builds and will be inline with Te Moa (the hall) allowing for a gap for emergency vehicles to get through.

After the building are in, the driveway will be dug out and resurfaced (much needed). In conjunction with this, a new car park is being developed on the space where the tennis courts are, allowing for 22 vehicles and a pathway up to the main school area. This is a much needed project as the current placement of the carpark is not ideal in a school of our size.

All this work will commence from September through to Dec, which we are very excited about. At all times, we will follow strict Health and Safety protocols for the construction and worksite safety for all.

We are very excited by this progress as this will ensure we have the appropriate number of teaching and learning spaces within our kura for the number of children we are predicting we are going to have.

Enrolment Scheme - Message from BoT and MoE

As you may be aware, the Inglewood Primary School Board have been working collaboratively with the Ministry of Education to develop an enrolment scheme.

As part of the process we are asking for public submissions on the proposed scheme via the Ministry of Education website link below

All submissions are confidential and will be considered as part of the final report. Submissions close on 6 August.

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

School Photos

All children have been given a keycode to bring home. Please log on to and enter your child's unique code. You will be able to view and purchase photos from this area. All photos will be delivered to school after 25 July 2021. If any orders are place after this date you will need to pay postage.

Happy Birthday

to Jaxyn Adams-Wilson, Harper Bailey, Malek Ferguson, Eli West, Caitlin Roscoe, Ruby Marshall-Sith, Tahlia Marriner, Hannah Williams, James Boyd, Christopher Davy, Liam Hemi, Khalessi Schoenmaekers, Brooklyn Tubby, Sativa O'Brien-Johnson, Ava Baeyertz, Eva Jamieson, Charles-Jay Petherick-Walters, Tamati Taylor-Johnson, Cameron Catlin-Maybury, Connor Catlin-Maybury, Darien Lowcay, Jazmynn Bailey, Bailey Hatcher, Lara Antill, Cooper Marshall-Smith and Jordan Hemi who are celebrating their birthday's this week and in the holidays.

Current IPS School Roll - 392 Students

This week we welcome Boston Kedgley to IPS.

Students of the Week - Term 2 Week 10

Design The Future - By Jahmaine Pihama

If I could design the future, the world would have more homeless shelters for people that are less fortunate and more people to go out on boats and pick up every bit of rubbish they see in the ocean. And for people that own dog slaughterhouses to give all the dogs up for adoption and put them into dog shelters. More safe shelters in places where there are earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and tsunami so people could run to safety.

Also for anyone that has Covid to be taken to a special place to get special care and were people there were a mask but they get their own room and for family members to visit if they are wearing a covid mask and for the scientists to try see how maybe there could be a cure for it.

Racism to be stopped and no more homophobic talk or people and for every Friday once a month women and men to go around town with body-positive signs and posters and for every girl that isn't happy with there body to come together and celebrate and be given a poster to take with them so when they wake up the can look in the mirror and be happy with themselves. For girls to get taught how to protect themselves from anything they might come across one day and to get given a mini pepper spray that is illegal to take around.

For more animals to be rescued and for animals to get freed from the zoo and for monkeys to be legal around the hole world wide and for every almost extinct animal to be taken to a safe place that is massive where they can all be free and eat and live happy lives with their species. People can then come and see them but cannot bring food that is in a packet just to make sure that they don't litter.

For children that can't afford to go to school to be taken to a special academy where they can learn and if the parents can't afford food they can offerred a job there or where ever so they can get money to afford food. When the children grow up they can be put in high school and live just as much as a normal kid's life. For kids that are in juvy or foster care to be taken to good homes where the government to give the parents that are willing to adopt. The government also to check on the kids to make sure they are alright and are healthy and that they like where they are staying and are happy with the family and that they feel safe where they are. If they need anything they can just go to the government and ask and they will get what they asked for.

That is how I would make this world and our future a better place for people to live.


Kaitlin Tee performed at the recent New Plymouth Performing Arts Competition. She won 1st place for classical guitar in the under 12 solo section and came 2nd place for classical guitar in the under 14 solo section. Congratulations Kaitlin

Term 2/3 Calendar (This may change on a weekly basis)

Friday 9 July

Last Day of Term 2

Monday 26 July

First Day of Term 3

Tues 27 - Fri 30 July

Lets Go Cycle Skills

Friday 30 July

Kickstart Breakfast - Whole School

Monday 2 August

Year 5 & 6 Interschool

Tuesday 3 August

Year 8 Inglewood High School Enrolments at IPS

Wednesday 4 August

BoT Hui 6.45pm in the Staffroom

Thursday 12 August

Year 7/8 Interschool Sports Exchange Tournament Day

Tuesday 24 August

Kahui Ako Cross Country

Thursday 26 August

Year 8 Inglewood High School Enrolments at IPS

Monday 30 - Tues 31 August

School Closed (MoE Collective Days - Staff undertaking Professional Development

Tuesday 14 September

Panitahi Trip to Puke Ariki

Monday 20 September

Panitahi Trip to Puke Ariki

Tuesday 21 September

Panitahi Trip to Puke Ariki

Tuesday 28 September

Sports Photo Day

Friday 1 October

Last day of Term 3

Monday 18 October

First day of Term 4

Community Notices

Wanted to Rent

Lovely school family looking for a house to rent in the country. Suitable for dogs and a cat. Please contact the school office 7568040 or email for further information.
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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.