Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 10 -- 11 April 2019

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

Kia Ora IPS Community

As the first term draws to an end, we'd just to thank all the parents and caregivers who have supported us in any way this term. This could be accompany your child's class on a trip, coaching a sports team or providing transport, or manned our road crossings. We also thank the parents that take an interest in their child's learning and well being, discuss their day, sit and talk, make lunches, find their lost sneaker, togs or jacket and just being a mum, dad or caregiver. As I know being a parent can be tricky at times, especially as the days become cooler, motivation drops, routines change and getting the kids up and ready becomes that little bit more difficult. We appreciate all that you do as parents.

This week we farewell Sherryl Molloy from IPS. Sherryl has contributed so much to us and the wider community throughout her 33 years at IPS. She has held numerous positions, and has been the staff rep on the BOT for many years. She will be greatly missed, as her experience, calmness and expertise in her role as special education coordinator is outstanding. A special assembly and morning tea were held earlier this week for Sherryl and we wish her well for her retirement- safe in the knowledge she is just a phone call away.

We also farewell Karla Gibson from her role as a specialist ORS teacher over this past year. Karla has brought a wealth of knowledge and skills to this position and we thank her for all that she has done in her time at IPS.

Also this week, Mr Ben Kershaw announced he has accepted a position in the leadership team at Highlands Intermediate and will be leaving at the end of term 2.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rachel Marshall- Smith, who will take over over Sherryl Molloy's SENCo responsibilities from the beginning of Term 2. Rachel has much experience in this role and we value her expertise in this position. We are also pleased to appoint Wendy Williams to specialist teaching role within our ORS programme. Wendy is currently at Stratford Primary, has strong ties to our school and community and will be a fabulous addition to our staff.

We also welcome Michaela Krook to our staff. Michaela will be part of our specialist teaching programme on Tuesday's and doing classroom teacher release. Michaela has done some class teaching this year and has made quite an impression with our students and staff.

Enjoy the Easter holidays, drive carefully and we look forward to seeing our wonderful IPS tamariki Monday April 29 for term 2.

Nga mihi


Week 9-11

Doing the right thing at the right time (stepping up and leading - meeting expectations/following requests)

Students of the Week

Naki Plumbing and Gas Y7 & Y8

Nyrelle Ritchie for the thought, resilience, determination and pride she demonstrates when faced with challenges.

Our school roll is currently is 333.

Congratulations to our appointed House Leaders.

Rata: Jack Morgan, Abigail Roguski, Nathan Gillett

Kauri: Nyrelle Ritchie, Mya Hitchcock, Luke Richardson

Kowhai: Brayden Neilson, Anahera Martin, Rhianna Chard

Miro: Erini Fruean, Daniel Mace, Amber Storer

Happy Birthday

to Reid Dalliston, Daniel Pearce, Alistair Engelbrecht, Charlie Mitchell, Scarlett Rose, Tyler Birkett-McCarvill, Blake White, Bradley West, Kassie Flowers, Reagan Leylander-Lucas, Skyla Daymond, Xavier Rawiri-Gear, Olivia Peach and Stephanie Nunes-Vaz who are celebrating their birthday's this week and in the holidays.

Class & Sibling Photos - Monday 13 May

PhotoLife envelopes have been handed out to all students this week. Please check your students bags. If you wish to have a sibling photo taken, please collect and envelope from the school office. Each envelope is individually printed with each student's name, class and code. Please return one envelope for each child. All envelopes with money are to be returned to school by Friday 10 May. Thank you.

Lost Property

We have a large amount of lost property at school. Please check the plastic bin in the hall foyer for your child's belongings.

Plastic Free Lunch Box

What will your convenience cost us in the long run and our children’s children?

Here is an example of the costs involved for items you may be paying way more for than needed and being a big contributor to unnecessary landfill. These snippets are giving you a lead in as we move to litter and plastic free lunch boxes. Yes, there are other ways that are cheaper, healthier and actually just as convenient.

If you have some excellent ideas and would like to contribute to this project with ideas or promotions, contact Vicki Ritchie

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Cycling/scootering to School

What a great way to travel. Travel safely by ensuring your child knows the expectations and can follow the road rules. Helmets are essential and if cycling to school you as parents should have signed a permission slip allowing them to do so. Contact the office if you have not yet completed this form. Students are expected to dismount their mode of travel at the patrolled sites, walk them to and through the gates and the rest of the way to the bike shed. Scooter racks are planned to be built at the back of the school in the future, along with the development of the cycle track.

What is your child worth?

We have many parents who value their children by teaching them the importance of safe road crossing. This means they actually use pedestrian crossings and the Kea Crossing. Thank you for modelling positive behaviours.

A number of parents show great disrespect and negative models of behaviour by crossing the road to vehicles without using the crossings, offloading children in the bus stop and getting them out on the road. Hospitals and morgues are never places of convenience – our crossings are not out of the way and we man them for your convenience and the safety of your children. What is a second or two more? Worth the life of a child?

Recycled Bottle House

Yes, we need more clear 1.25 litre and 2.25 litre bottles. If you have an interest in assisting with environmental projects please contact Mrs Ritchie who would love some support. We have a lot of projects and the Enviro Crew work most Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes on projects. The bottle house will be worked on from 11 am - 2.45 pm Tuesday 9 April. If you are keen you are welcome to join the group at any time you can throughout this time.

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Chocolates: A reminder to keep selling those yummy Whittakers Chocolates and return the money to school.

Organic Grapes: $5 per kg. Please contact the school office for orders.

Pine Cones: Please see the school office if you would like to order a bag. $5 each.


Next Meeting: Wednesday 15 May 2019 - 7pm in the School Staffroom

Anderson Pie Orders were sent home with all students this week. This is an awesome fundraiser to stack up your freezers ready for winter. All orders to be returned to the school office by Thursday 9 May. Thank you for you support.

Considered being a BOT member?


When we arrived at the marae we went through the process of a pōwhiri. We were called on by Mrs Patterson, Whaea Marcelle replied with another call. We walked into the room and sat on some seats and mattresses, we listened to some talking then Matua Rumatiki sang a waiata.

After Mr Frost talked, we all sang Whakataka te Hau then went outside for some kai. We ate our food and all played impossible tag. Next we did the weaving. We all took two pieces of paper to weave paper hearts. I did the dishes and moved the seats, then we walked back to school and ate our lunch.

Natalia said “I want to go back again it was fun”. It was a great day, I really want to go back too.

By Ava-Leigh Jonker, Waiongana iti M, Year 5

Term 1 Calendar (This may change on a weekly basis)

Thursday 11 April

POD Trip

Pita Pit Lunch orders to the office by 3pm

Disco - Junior & Middle Team 12.30pm

Disco - Senior Team 5.30pm

Disco - Intermediate Team & Surrounding Schools 7pm

Friday 12 April

Pita Pit Lunch

Last Day of Term 1

Monday 29 April

First Day of Term 2

Pouakai Assembly 12noon

Monday 6 May

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

Tuesday 7 May

Powhiri - Welcome new staff & students

Thursday 9 May

Anderson Pie Orders Due at the school office

Monday 13 May

Whole School Photo Day - Please ensure all PhotoLife envelopes are returned to the office by Friday 10 May.

Wednesday 15 May

Art Auction - Intermediate Team

ParentLink Meeting - Staffroom 7pm

Thursday 16 May

Anderson Pie orders to be collected by 3pm

Monday 20 May

Full School Assembly - 11.30am

Wednesday 22 May

BOT Meeting - Staffroom 6.45pm

Rippa Rugby Cluster - TET Stadium

Thursday 23 May

Rippa Rugby Cluster - PPD

Monday 27 May - Friday 31 May

Intermediate Team Camp - Tui Ridge Rotorua

Tuesday 28 May

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch forms due to the office by 3pm

Wednesday 29 May

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch

Monday 3 June

Queens Birthday - School Closed

Tuesday 4 June

Vision & Hearing

Friday 5 July

Last day of Term 2 2019

Monday 22 July

First day of Term 3 2019

Free Guitar Lessons - Starting Tuesday 30 April

This year we have applied for hours for classical guitar lessons again. Should your child be interested in attending these free ‘half hour lessons’ to be held on a Tuesday afternoon at 3.15 – 3.45pm and 3.45pm – 4.15pm, please contact the office to enrol. Students will be grouped in ability/age groups. Limited places. Lessons will be for a 30 week period (excluding school holidays) and will be held in our school library. For ages from: 8yrs – 13yrs. All students will require their own guitar to enable practice at home etc. While the 1/2hr lessons are ‘free’, there will be a charge of $10 to cover the cost of photocopying etc.

Teacher only day Monday 15 April

The first Monday of the school holidays we are hosting Tamsin Hanly. Tamsin is an Auckland University lecturer, and is the author of a series of books that teach NZ history to school students across various curriculum in order to more effectively meet school-wide Treaty obligations. The world views and knowledge bases of tangata whenua and pākehā will be explained and significant historical events will be explored from both these perspectives. Tamsin will be able to identify some practical ideas, activities and strategies to engage students of all ethnicities in these concepts in order to deepen their understanding of our past.

For the first part of her day session- 8.30- 10.30 members of our school community are welcome to attend.

Congratulations Courtney

Courtney last weekend competed in Auckland at the No Gi Nationals, and won Silver. There Jiu Jitsu club place 10th our of 72 teams.

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Community News

Kids Day: Wednesday 17 April 9.30am to 3pm at the Mamaku Centre for kids 5-12 years old. The story of Jesus, activities, drama and games. Details and registration

Florist: Please support our local new florist at 121 Rata Street, Inglewood - The Love Bunch Florist. Stephanie Valentine has an amazing range of flowers for bouquets, arrangements, weddings and funerals. Phone 0272879780 or email

IPS Clothing

Please click on the link to order directly from our school website or pop into the school office.

Please note all Polo Shirts will be $15 for Term 1 2019 - get in quick.

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